Candlelight Ranch offers two FREE Camp Dreamcatcher sessions each summer. These camps are not open to the public and are for specific groups limited to 15 participants ages 6-18. Campers participate in customized experiential programming that meets their diverse needs and goals including a combination of science, nature activities and ecotherapy.
We currently offer Camp Dreamcatcher FREE of cost to all campers. We believe that these programs are vital to providing a much-needed service to children who have experienced abuse and neglect while building confidence to connect with others and nature. We welcome the opportunity for Corporate Sponsors who share our passion for promoting health and helping us heal the hearts and create joy for the children we serve.
Everyone who participates in Camp Dreamcatcher greatly benefits. The children develop self-confidence, feel empowered, and connect to Mother Earth and to one another. Camp Dreamcatcher builds life affirming trust, traditions, and community.Camp Dreamcatcher Counselor
At camp I learned to be myself.Camp Dreamcatcher Participant
Camp Dreamcatcher benefits at-risk children by providing:
- outstanding therapeutic, educational and recreational opportunities to children ages 6-18 who have been involved in the foster care system or are survivors of abuse
- an opportunity to participate in nature in active ways, testing their abilities and engaging in new activities constructed to challenge and support knowledge and awareness, of themselves and their environment;
- a positive, natural and inclusive environment that allows all children to participate in outdoor programs otherwise inaccessible to them due to financial, mental, accessibility, or physical disadvantages
- Increased confidence in creating social and nature connection