Where the things that make us different make us beautiful
The mission of the Foundation for Dreams is to celebrate the abilities and develop the strengths of children with special needs and chronic illnesses ages 7-17 by collaborating with families to provide individualized result-based goals, family support, and recreation in a camp environment.
We offer a variety of unique programs specialized to meet each child’s needs and strengthen their abilities. Each activity is strategically adapted to target specific, individualized goals that produce a more comprehensive skill set and productive behaviors.
Step 1: Print & Complete Annual Enrollment Registration
Step 2: Print & Complete Medical Forms (Dr. signature required)
Step 3: Print & Complete Session Sign Up Form for either Summer and/or Weekend
Step 4: Review Checklist & Submit all forms with a $50 deposit for each session desired.
If you share our passion for making a difference in the lives of others, we invite you to join our team! There are many opportunities, including paid staff positions, to get involved and help create a special place where campers can have an incredible, empowering camp experience.
Our main program, Dream Oaks Camp, has historically received funding through individual and corporate gifts, grants, and special fundraising events. Read on to learn more about some of the ways you can support us.
Direct Public Support
Please consider being a sponsor for our program or events by making a financial contribution. Any amount you contribute makes a difference! In addition, you can become a corporate sponsor or consider setting up a program where gifts are matched by an employer.
Fundraising events are an excellent way to support our life-changing programs. Additionally, fundraisers promote our organization to more families and individuals across the state.
Aside from financial gifts, you may also assist us by making in-kind donations. Other ways to help include annual appeals, workplace giving or remembering us in your will.
Our Generous Partners
We would like to thank our dedicated partners for their benevolent support. If not for their contributions, it would not have been possible for us to do our work.
Bank of America Client Foundation
United Way of Manatee County
Manatee County Children’s Advisory Board
Mary Parker Foundation
Synovus Bank of Florida
William G. and Marie Selby Foundation
Tropicana EnAble Group
Herman E. & Helen H. Turner Foundation Trust
Edward E. and Lillian H. Bishop Foundation
Jerome and Mildred Paddock Foundation
Sarasota County Foundation
Publix Super Markets Charities
Manatee Community Foundation
NDC Construction Company
Emerson Process Management
Service Club of Manatee County
Rita B. Lamere Memorial Foundation
Cablish & Gentile CPAs, LLC
Lakewood Ranch Community Fund
Entre Nous Club
Manatee Memorial Foundation
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