Dream Street provides camping programs for children and young adults with chronic and life threatening illnesses.
YOUNG ADULTS (AGES 18-24)
Dream Street at Canyon Ranch acts as an intimate, mature and developmental experience for young adults ages 18-24 dealing with life threatening illnesses.
Twice each summer, our young adult program is held at the beautiful Canyon Ranch Spa & Resort in Tucson, Arizona. These young adults are given the opportunity to briefly escape their complex lives and medical problems to prepare for the transition from adolescents to adulthood.
During the week, campers participate in various activities such as swimming, tennis, golf, weight training and exercise classes. All classes are geared specifically for our group needs. During free time, they can meet one on one with a health care specialist or pamper themselves with a spa service.
The heart of our program provides carefully crafted focus groups to create a safe and nurturing environment for discussions of self-esteem, body image, relationships and other topics of self-improvements. Many of our participants feel isolated and alone in combating their disease; it is an environment where illness is overshadowed by love, group support and fun. Guided by highly skilled therapists, these focus groups give our young adults a safe and confidential place to share obstacles they may face daily.
Our mission is to create a loving environment where young people can come together and feel they have nothing to fear or hide. This program is free of charge to those who attend.
Young Adults – ages 18-24
To be considered for participation in this program please fill out the camp application. It is important that you answer all questions completely so we can make your week at Dream Street an unforgettable experience.
A Dream Street representative will review your application and contact you within 30 days.
What It Takes
If you were going to start a camp for one week for children with cancer and other life threatening illnesses, where would you start?
Probably with a list, a BIG list of everything you’d need, starting with a 25 acre site and a whole bunch of other stuff. Here’s a small sampling of what it takes:
How will I know if I am accepted?
Once your application has been returned, a Dream Street coordinator will contact you to discuss your application. Space in each session is limited, so please return your application as soon as possible.
What does it cost to go to Dream Street at Canyon Ranch?
All Dream Street programs are free of charge. The Dream Street Foundation underwrites all program and travel expenses to Canyon Ranch.
What will my accommodations be like?
Although the program is co-ed, sleeping facilities are separate. In some cases, it might be dormitory style, however there are private bathrooms. Campers and staff are housed together.
How do I contact Dream Street to check on my application process, or for any other questions I might have?
You can e-mail us at: DreamStreetAZ@gmail.com