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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.

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Wilson-Wood Foundation

Thank you!! Thank you!!  A huge thank you to the Wilson-Wood Foundation for their generous donation of $20,000 to provide scholarships for children to attend our Dream Oaks Camp Program.

Murray Foundation

A huge thank you to the Murray Foundation for providing a generous grant to replace 4 AC units and purchase a sunshade for our playground!!   

What’s Happening @ DOC


We are excited to announce our summer schedule has been finalized.  You can find this under the program tab on our website.  New this year, we will be offering day camp during all sessions throughout the summer as an option.  Residential scholarships are available for families that qualify.  Limited spaces and scholarships for day camp are also available.  

SUMMER APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE.  Download one quickly using our quick links box.

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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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