Kathleen Giorgio, Executive Director
Kathleen Giorgio has been Executive Director of Dream Day since March, 2007. Giorgio is a Masters-level Social Worker with experience in clinical, community, and organizational settings. After receiving her Bachelors in Social Work from Providence College in 1997, Giorgio gave a year of service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in San Diego. Giorgio achieved her Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston College, with a clinical practicum experience at the intensive Stone Center Counseling Program at Wellesley College.
Moved by the unique social challenges faced by Cape families, Giorgio relocated to the area in 2003.She has worked in a range of settings on the Cape, providing more focused youth and family assistance within public schools and also in community youth development.
Today, as Dream Day Executive Director, Giorgio seeks to carry out founder Margaret Kennedy’s incredible vision and commitment to families: providing a ray of Cape Cod sunshine to sick children and their families. With the backing of a supportive Board of Directors, a talented camp staff, and a dedicated base of community loyalty, she is proud of the accomplishments met in recent years. Giorgio welcomes more families, more opportunity, and more SUNSHINE in years to come.
Sarah Phenix – Camp Director
Sarah is originally from Centerville MA and is currently living in Brewster MA. Sarah is a 3-time cancer survivor who had her start at Dream Day in 1993 as a Dream Day Camper, when camp was housed at the Riverview School in Sandwich. She is currently working on her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University in CT, which she will receive in May 2013. Other than Dream Day, Sarah has been a camper at Hole in The Wall Gang Camp in Ashford CT, Victory Junction in Randleman NC, and Dartmouth Children’s Museum Circus camp in Dartmouth MA. Sarah has been working at Dream Day on Cape Cod for 5 years; this will be her second summer as Camp Director.
“Having a place where these children can be just children, and the families can have fun together; and being able to see the smiles on their faces is the best feeling in the world. That is what makes Dream Day so special.”
Christopher Brewer - Assistant Camp Director/Facilities Director
Christopher is originally from the town of Hanson on the South Shore but is currently living at Camp Nan-Ke-Rafe as our on-site facilities caretaker during the off-season improving and maintaining camp for the upcoming 2013 summer. Christopher is also currently attending Cape Cod Community College for an AA in Environmental Studies. Christopher has been a camper at The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp in Ashford CT, The Double H Ranch Hole in The Woods in Lake Luzerne NY, and the Victory Junction in Randleman NC, and will now have been with Dream Day on Cape Cod for his fourth year. Some of Christopher’s interests include sports, fishing, woodworking and carpentry, auto and engine mechanics, and a passion for the outdoor recreation of Dream Day’s programming. Christopher was born with Severe Hemophilia Type A Factor VIII Deficiency, a bleeding disorder that inhibits the production of one specific clotting factor in the liver essential to the clotting process.
“Being able to be a part of Dream Day and the goal we set out to accomplish has always been a strive of mine because being able to experience camps as a kid and then transition into a leadership position doing what I loved so much as a kid has really been a dream come true.”
Christine MacArthur, Administrative Assistant