Our goal is to bring a ray of sunshine into the lives of families with children with life-threatening and/or serious conditions. Nevertheless, camp is just that: camp!! We love our little rustic space in the woods and hope that you will too. Each family will have their own small, modest cabin – cabins have electricity and also a small fridge. Bathrooms are located in a separate building. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served daily – along with plenty of fresh and tasty snacks.
The campground includes a dining hall, screened-in porch, and fully equipped kitchen. The camp also has a centralized bathhouse with showers, including a handicap bathroom and six showers. We have an office building that staffs a full-time Director, 8 family cabins with bathrooms, 4 staff cabins, and a first aid station. The campground is adjacent to Rafe Pond, which is the setting for many of our waterfront activities. We also boast our own archery range, low ropes course, outdoor theater, large multi-sport field, and accessible playground.
Our talented camp staff will put together a simple programming schedule – again, emphasizing the laid back spirit of Dream Day – you can expect arts/crafts a couple times during the week, trips to the Park’s pond daily for swimming and canoeing, exploring the waterfront to meet our turtle friends, a nightly campfire, a trip to Barnstable for a whale watch, and a trip to the beach one day. We’ll have plenty of games around camp for all to play – from board games to hide and seek. We have an all access playground on the premises too, that younger children and families will enjoy.
Nature education is an important element to our program. After all, it is hard to ignore the beauty that surrounds us here. Lots to explore in our neck of the woods!
Our goal is to offer your family respite and a time to enjoy the company of one another. Dream Day is a family camp and ongoing parent supervision is critical – particularly for children under 8. Our programs are designed with the entire family in mind. Having said that, please keep in mind that all programming is optional! If your family would like to take a pass on any of the activities we offer, that is fine! We’ll always just need a head count or meals and ask that you let us know.
Dream Day’s Cape & Islands Week is sponsored by the United Way of Cape Cod and the Islands. Cape & islands Week is a day-camp version of our family camp. It has occurred each summer since 2011. We are happy to host many speicial local groups including but not limited to several local public schools, Cape Cod Challenger Club, Kennedy-Donovan Centers, Latham School, Cape Cod Collaborative, and DY Sped PAC.
Still have questions? Ask Camp Director Dave Hudnall at dave[at]dreamdayoncapecod[dot] org