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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Athletics/ Track & Field
  • Basketball
  • Boating
  • Camp
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Gymnastics
  • Horseback Riding
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Various Recreational Activities
  • Various Sports
Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 8 to 14

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Dream Street is a five day four night camping program for children with physical disabilities. The camp is held on the grounds of UAHC Henry S. Jacobs Camp in Utica, MS and is sponsored by NFTY's Southern Region.

Dream Street was founded twenty-seven years ago with the mission that we believe all children, regardless of their abilities, must be offered the chance to have fun, make new friends, to achieve, to be accepted for who and what they are, and to learn from the challenges of group life. Both the children and the staff at Camp Dream Street benefit from the life-changing experiences the camp has to offer. Dream Street is a place where children with physical disabilities are given the chance to be children - not "special" children, not children with disabilities, but just children. This is the true magic of Camp Dream Street.

Activity Periods

The majority of the day is divided into activity periods with each period lasting about an hour. Campers and counselors are divided by age into small groups and they rotate through a custom designed daily schedule, including campers' individually chosen "majors." Majors allow campers to sign-up for a particular activity of interest, such as pottery, photography or music, as they focus on specific skills and complete a project to present to the camp.

Activities include:
  • Horse-back riding - Campers have the option to either saddle up and take a horseback ride or take a horse-drawn carriage ride around the camp.
  • Arts and Crafts - Campers are offered a variety of creative art projects in which they can participate, ranging from making a picture frame, to designing a t-shirt, from creating jewelry to decorating a flower pot. There�s always a fun and creative outlet for all campers!
  • SWIMMING!!! - Swimming is one of the most popular Dream Street activities. After a long morning in the Mississippi sun, there is no better way to cool off than with a nice dip in the pool. Campers are free to lounge on floats, play water games, and even jump off the diving board!

    For some campers, Camp Dream Street is not just the only time in the year when they get the opportunity to swim, but it also may be their first experience in a pool. Not surprisingly, once first time swimmers get in the water, we have a hard time getting them out!

    Dream Street ensures an ample supply of lifeguards and medical professionals to monitor safety and provide aquatic instruction.

  • Music - Our musical specialists take campers on an unforgettable musical journey. A wide variety of musical instruments are available for campers to play and there are plenty of songs for all to sing. Have you ever played a djembe? What about the steel pan? You will at Camp Dream Street!
  • Fishing and Canoeing - Campers can pick up a fishing pole, sit back on the pier, relax and go fishin�! Or they can go out on the lake for some boating in a canoe or a paddleboat.
  • Athletics - Campers get to show off their athletic abilities as they play basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, do gymnastics and more! We are fortunate to have a staff of physical therapists to assist in providing sports activities so that all of our campers can participate.