What a Weekend!

Fresh off another magical holiday weekend! Special thanks to Clarion Inn Cape Cod – owner George Abbott has donated dozens of rooms to our families for over a decade and we are so grateful. This year, 16 families attended and swam and crafted and donut-ed and bowled and smiled and swam some more.

Extra big thanks to Z Donut Co, Nauset High School Key Club, Ryan Family Amusements, and Hearth n Kettle South Yarmouth. Clarion Inn staff was warm and welcoming as ever. And a shout out to Dream Day counselor staff: Steve, Morgan, and Dina volunteered for the weekend and brought the fun.

Sending love to Dream Day families and volunteers near and far this holiday season! 12313510_10153100365825806_5964899153523498909_n

 

 

Art, Words, and Wine 2015!

Just us for a special evening for your senses: Art, Words, and Wine 2015!

Tuesday, August 25 from 4-7pm

Don Davidson, Jean Fahey, Lisa Genova, Sarah Anne Johnson, Dwight Ritter, Kim Roderiques, Barbara Eppich Struna, Jack Yunits

Cape Cod Museum of Art

Special Q&A with the Authors from 4-4:30pm

$10 at the door – Complimentary hors-d’oervres provided by Oliver’s, Yarmouthport

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Cape Cod Bay Bass & Blue Fish Tournament 2015

Get ready for the BEST ANNUAL fishing tournament on the Cape! 29 years and going strong!

JULY 10 and 11, Sesuit Harbor, East Dennis

Click here for application!
Fish Tour. Application 2015

It’s almost time!

Camp Director Dave has moved to camp and work is in full swing! Camp begins in less than a month and we are SO excited!

Our spring has been chock full of service day facility preparation, program planning, and staff hiring. Just wait until you meet this 2015 staff: top notch!! Stay tuned here to hear directly from Dave about all that he has in store for you!

Looking ahead, expect awesome camp support events over the coming months:

JUNE – the annual Tour da Cape Boston-to-Brewster bike ride occurs June 5th

JULY – the great Cape Cod Bay Bass & Blue Fish Tournament

AUGUST – twenty runners take on the Falmouth Road Race as part of the Numbers for Nonprofits program

and later in the month; ART, WORDS, & WINE – a fabulous event at Cape Cod Museum of Art

SEPTEMBER – Dream Day Open Scramble Golf Tournament at the Ridge Club

OCTOBER – DreamBIG Yogathon held in partnership with Power Yoga of Cape Cod at Cape Cod Sea Camps October 4th

Nun Run 5k run/walk – October 17th in Chatham.

So you can Ride, Fish, Run, Sip, Tee, Om, and Walk for Dream Day!

Exciting News!

We are thrilled to announce the hire and appointment of full-time permanent Camp Director David Hudnall. Many families met Dave at this year’s Holiday Weekend.

Dave has been a part of camp since childhood where he grew up attending 4-H camps all over the state of Georgia. He began his career in camp in Maine where he led and directed a wilderness trips program out of Poland Spring that included back country hiking and camping as well as whitewater canoe trips. He honed his skills as an experiential educator teaching character development for The Leadership School in Maine and science based curriculum for The Outdoor School in Texas. From there Dave moved to the Catskill Mountains of New York State where he oversaw the Group and Family Programs at the largest YMCA camp in the country.
Dave will live at camp with his wife, Mackenzie, and daughter, Stella. Dave met his wife at camp in Maine and being the true camp loving person he is married her at camp in New York. The Hudnall family will welcome their second child, a boy, in April. They truly believe that camp is the best place to raise a healthy, happy family.
As 2015 marks Dave’s tenth year in the camping industry he is excited to return to Dream Day on Cape Cod as their full time Camp Director. He was the seasonal Camp Director for the summers of 2010 and 2011. Dave spent several years during his early childhood in and out of the hospital due to a condition known as Pectus Excavatum which required several surgeries. Because of this Dave knows what a treasure Dream Day is for our campers and their families. He is eager to grow the camp’s program offerings, get to know the families, and provide “a ray of sunshine” to all of our campers.
We are thrilled to have Dave and the entire Hudnall family. Such great things ahead for Dream Day!

Thinking Summer

We are in a deep freeze here on the Cape and so we have decided to think about warmer days ahead. Both the FAMILY application and the STAFF application have been posted!

If you are a family that has a child that has a medical condition within our eligibility criteria and you are looking for a magical week of fun and family, then we hope you apply today! Click here to download the application. The application process is rolling.

If you are seeking a summer job or internship, and your interests include making people smile, being silly, small nonprofits with BIG heart, and small people with BIGGER hearts, then Dream Day might be your ideal spot! Click here to learn more and to download an application. 

Soon enough we’ll be roasting marshmallows and hanging tie-dye shirts up to dry. We feel warmer just thinking about it!

 

Week SEVEN

It’s hard to believe that the final week has come and gone. Week seven was full of good times and large smiles all around.On Monday, we started off the afternoon with the egg drop contest. Campers are told to build a contraption that will sustain an egg’s fall from the top of the playground. Then, if their egg survives the first drop, we slingshot the eggs down the tall hill into the field. Campers are given one uncooked egg, and supplies like coffee filters, straws, corks, and newspapers to protect the egg. At the end, all of the surviving eggs are taken out of their encasement and put into the slingshot. Every kid loves watching eggs splatter across the field!

Later in the week we had the first, and last, bullseye during archery. Aaron, one of our campers, showed off his skills by hitting the center of the target. Abby, our director, promised that any camper who hit the bullseye was allowed to dump a bucket of water on her head at campfire. When Thursday night rolled around, Abby prepared herself to be soaked by Aaron. But instead, he showed how kind he truly was and dumped the bucket of water off to the side, not on Abby’s head. Thankful for his mercy, Abby gave Aaron a huge hug! It’s times like these we remember how great it is to be working with such wonderful kids. 

Week SEVEN was entirely sponsored by Ronald McDonald House of Eastern New England. Thank you, RMH ENE!

On behalf of the entire Dream Day Staff, we would like to thank everyone for making the Summer of 2014 so incredibly special. Thank you to all of our helpful volunteers, we couldn’t have done it without you! And of course, thank you to all of the families who joined us for a spectacular season. Lastly, good luck to all of the amazing people running for Dream Day at the Falmouth Road Race this Sunday, August 17th! 

We can’t wait for Dream Day 2015!

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