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An Evening for your Senses – this Saturday from 4-7pm atCape Cod Museum of Art – featuring a spectacular panel of author guests: Elin HilderbrandHeidi Jon SchmidtSally Cabot/Sally Gunning, Nan Rossiter, Linda Conti, Don Davidson/Olaf Nordstrom, Carol McCleary, and Wendy Shreve. 

Join us to sample fine wine surrounded by beautiful art, and meet some incredible Cape Cod authors. 

$10/at the door

Complementary hors d’oervres provided by Oliver’s, Yarmouth Port.

After several months of anticipation, the 2013 dream day staff arrived at nan-ke-rafe, ready to rock! Most of us staff members spent the cold winter months looking for new craft ideas hilarious skits we could perform, and singing the moose juice song to ourselves as we counted down the days til Dream Day! When our first group of families arrived on Sunday we could hardly contain our excitement, not even the long stretch of rain we had could get our spirits down. We had a great first campfire in the dining hall where we initiated our new staff members with some icky sticky skits that involved spaghetti in hair and bananas in armpits. The week was filled with turtle races, archery competitions, and some super intense pie eating contests including the staff , kids and even some excited parents. Some spiderman moves were seen as many of our campers flew across the boulder wall demonstrating their strength and perseverance. Laughter could be heard around Nickerson park during all of our activities, especially paint the counselor, which left a few of our staff members looking like the newest additions to the blue man group! Flax pond and Crosby landing offered some much needed cool down time later in the week when the sun came out and our beach wheel chairs were a huge hit! At our final campfire, our campers blew us away with their acting talent and even brought the staff to tears with a surprise thank you skit. Although we were sad to see the first week families go, we know the memories we had will last forever and that the friendships forged between the families are sure to last a life time. We are so excited to welcome a new crowd for session 2!

written by [rockin nurse!] Emily

We are in the thick of it right now: pouring through applications, setting up camp service days, interviewing staff, and more!

Families – there is still time to send in your applications! Send it our way VERY soon. And remember, we tend to have an active waiting list, so even if the week you are interested in is presently full – hold tight. There just may be an opening soon. 

Volunteers – May is a GREAT time to reach out to us. April finds us busy placing families and finalizing staff. 

 

 

Think Summer!

It is application time! We are now accepting applications for summer 2013 – click here to download your application today: http://dreamdayoncapecod.wordpress.com/about/families/

Bringing a ray of sunshine into the lives of seriously ill children and their families is our everyday mission here at Dream Day. To that end, we are convinced that our little nook in the back woods of Brewster, Massachusetts might be the sunniest spot on Cape Cod.

 

Since 1993, we have been offering families a bit of respite, a lot of fun, and the space and place to create joyful memories with one another: to disconnect from hospitals and to reconnect with one another. Families come from across the Cape, Commonwealth, and greater New England to attend camp, at no cost to them, and they laugh and play, they run and they swim, they sing and they craft. Simple family fun.: Simple soul-healing family fun. Diagnoses among Dream Day children range from leukemia, brain tumors, neuroblastoma, HIV, along with various childhood conditions that might render a child medically fragile. The week together is for that sick child, and also for his or her siblings, and also for his or her loving parents. It is for everyone.

                                           

The cost of bringing one family to camp is $1600. All Dream Day services are provided at no cost to the family. Dream Day relies entirely on the support of individuals, businesses, civic groups, and foundations in order to make these family dreams a reality. We need your help. Today we ask for your support so that we can continue giving seriously ill children and families the opportunity to come to camp.  Every bit helps.

Donations can be made online at www.dreamdayoncapecod.org, or via mail.

Our goal is to bring a ray of sunshine into the lives of seriously ill children and their families. Thank YOU for being a ray of sunshine to us. 

Feeling so blessed after another fantastic Dream Day Holiday Weekend. Many thanks to Sarah Phenix and Christopher Brewer and their amazing camp staff, the generous Clarion Inn Cape Cod, and the awesome awesome awesome Dream Day families who made the trek! Our hearts needed a weekend of love, magic, and holiday spirit and that’s just what we got.

December 14th – 16th

Download the application below and send it our way ASAP!

DD Holiday Wkd 2012 Family Application-1

We are excited to announce that this year’s annual Holiday Weekend will again be held at the Clarion Hotel [formerly All Seasons Motel] in South Yarmouth. We are grateful to owner George Abbott and his staff, for their continued support and partnership.

The goal of Dream Day’s Holiday Weekend is like all Dream Day events: fun and respite for the special families we serve. A light schedule of programming is offered, including a special holiday party on Saturday from 12 to 3pm. Dream Day activities are family-focused and we remind families that supervision is essential for safety and all-in-all family enjoyment. Please note that for the 2012 Dream Day Holiday Weekend, we can allow immediate family members only. We do not service extended family. Siblings must be youth age 18 and under.

It is our goal to bring a ray of sunshine to seriously ill children and their families.   In an effort to continually reach new families, Dream Day limits attendance at Holiday Weekend for more than two years.  Thank you for your understanding and consideration in helping us meet our priority of offering our special program to as many families as possible.

Family arrival is on Friday, December 14th anytime after 3pm. A casual pizza dinner is offered poolside Friday. Saturday is the annual family party – complete with lunch, entertainment, and Santa! Saturday evening, families enjoy downtime on their own – and can explore the area for dinner and also relax back at the Clarion. Continental breakfast is served both Saturday and Sunday mornings. Family departure and checkout is 10:00am Sunday morning.

Please contact Director Kathleen Giorgio with any questions or concerns, via email at dreamdayoncapecod@gmail.com or 774-994-7346

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