Trinity College’s highly successful program Dream Camp was founded in 1998. Now in its 18th season, the summer camp and year- round academic mentoring program provides a fun, educational, and safe environment for participating elementary school through high school students. Former Dream Campers and Trinity College students serve as tutors and mentors throughout the academic year, as well as counselors during the summer session.
Among the chief goals of Trinity’s Dream Camp are to enhance out-of-school educational opportunities for Hartford’s children, build confidence and academic skills, and improve success in school—and, therefore, build interest in pursuing higher education. As campers enter high school and begin considering options for college, Dream Camp’s programs focus more on issues such as college awareness, admissions, SAT prep, and navigating through college and financial aid applications.
During the summer, Dream Camp offers classes in creative and performing arts, health and nutrition, as well as fitness and athletics offerings. During the summer of 2014, 250 Hartford children, ages 6-16 participated in the program. About 20 percent of Dream Camp staff members are former campers; their success in college and in the leadership role of counselor provides inspiration to young campers.
For information about enrolling a child in the program, please contact:
Dream Camp Program Director – Matt Proffitt
Phone: (860) 987-6209, e-mail: email@example.com
Generous supporters of Dream Camp (as of July 22, 2015):
- Alumni, parents, and friends of Trinity College
- Bank of America Foundation
- Barnes Foundation
- Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
- George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation
- Mortensen Foundation
- Travelers Foundation
- Versa Products
Contributions are welcome to help make it possible for more children to attend Dream Camp. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information on making a gift to Dream Camp.
Read more about and view the slideshows here and here from Dream Camp 2014.