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.