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  • Who Are We

    Dream Oaks Camp is a nonprofit organization which provides therapeutic camping programs for children ages 7-17 with special needs and chronic/terminal illnesses. Dream Oaks Camp is located in Bradenton, Florida on beautiful Manatee River. We provide year round residential and day sessions for children with varying ability levels (both physical and developmental) and chronic/terminal medical conditions including: (but not limited to) autism, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, developmental delays and cancer patients. Our goals are to provide a special place for children and give them the opportunity to bond with others, build steps toward a greater self confidence, as well as strengthen activities of daily living and life skills, while providing respite services to parents and/or caregivers.

  • Our Mission

    The mission of Foundation for Dreams, Inc. is to offer an exceptional camping experience for children with special needs and chronic illnesses ages 7-17. Our unique programs focus on each child’s abilities, and are specifically designed to strengthen their social skills, self-esteem and independence in a safe, barrier-free environment.

Oaks Event

Blood Drive


Please consider giving blood.....Your gift has twice the power....When you donate blood on Feb. 12th at one of the designated locations, an anonymous supporter of the Foundation for Dreams will donate $100 to the Dream...

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Shamrock 5K


Please mark your calendars!  If you are interested in sponsoring this event, call us!!

What’s Happening @ DOC

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  • Summer Sessions are now posted!!
  • Camp Applications are available under the quick links box or the program page.  
  • We are beginning to accept 2015 summer staff applications.

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Dream Oaks News

Posted: 01/21/15 11:10:17:AM

Thank you to Publix Supermarket Charities for awarding us a grant to provide scholarships for children that want to attend DOC!!!

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Posted: 01/21/15 11:08:48:AM

We are thrilled to have been awarded a grant from the Marshall E. Rinker Foundation to provide scholarships to families that want their child to attend Dream Oaks Camp!!


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Posted: 01/21/15 11:07:16:AM

Thank you!!  Thank you!!!  We want to thank the LWR Community Foundation for awarding Dream Oaks Camp $5,000 to provide grants for children from the LWR area to attend Dream Oaks Camp!! 

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Posted: 01/21/15 11:04:11:AM

A huge thank you to the Bank of America Client Fund for awarding us with a $12,000 grant.  This grant will provide partial and full scholarships for children to attend the Dream Oaks Camp program.

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Posted: 10/15/14 12:04:41:PM
The Foundation for Dreams is featured in this months Nextgen Family Magazine on page 78 & 79.
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