In Their Words

Child being greeted by camp counselors
For 25 years, through amazing partnerships and a collaboration with ESF, Dream Camp has provided important opportunities for thousands of school-aged children, empowering them to find new experiences through education, fun, and enrichment activities. We are honored to support Hartford children and their families through Dream Camp’s important mission.

Joanne Berger-Sweeney Trinity College President

You have no idea of how much you are changing families, changing children, and changing communities. It has only been 25 years, and we have 25 more years to go at least. The growth of this program will only change this city, this region, and this state for the better.

Paul Mounds Jr.
ESF Dream Camp, Trinity College Class of 2007, ESF Team Member 2004-2007
Chief of Staff to Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont

We started Dream Camp because of our strong belief of the relationship between education and opportunity. If you give children access to an outstanding education, it opens up new vistas for them. It is our sincere hope that the Dream Campers continue to take advantage of the opportunities that Dream Camp at Trinity College offers them.

Paul Raether Trinity College Dream Camp Co-Founder

Emails were on point, bus communication was perfect, office staff on point with notices, sports camp counselors were AMAZING!!

Camp Parent since 2019

Thank you for the opportunity you create for children.

Camp Parent since 2021

I like Dream Camp so much because you can express friendships here and you can play different sports and play fun games and make new connections with people. That’s what I love most about Dream Camp and why I come here every year.

Trinity Camper