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The 2015 camping season provided a fun recreational and educational experience for our Dreamers. They began with two weeks of day camping in the city at Bronzeville Lighthouse Charter School followed by a week at the Lutheran Outdoors Ministries Center in Oregon, IL.
The program started every morning with an introductory exercise followed by yoga when the Dreamers learned ways to relax and learn a new discipline before engaging in morning and afternoon activities.
Nature hikes, canoeing, archery, fishing, swimming, dance and performing arts, and campfires were just a few of the activities offered during overnight camp. The week culminated with the group camping in tents and cooking dinner over a wood fire. Enjoying a starlit night and eating s'mores capped off an experience that will last a lifetime.
Aside from the activities, we emphasized an environment where working together and building the Camp of Dreams culture were paramount. The value of each individual is built into the program. At the same time, we emphasize accountability and responsibility to the group.