TEMPLE, TX — Young patients who received treatment at Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center headed to camp Sunday.
Camp Dreamcatcher allows youngsters who have faced cancer or a blood disorder to enjoy camp while still receiving specialized medical care. Siblings are also invited to the camp.
“It’s kind of the best thing for my summer. I look forward to this every year. We do a bunch of great things, there’s a bunch of great people,” said Brandon Muniz, a camper for the past 12 years.
Campers met at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center for a special send-off before leaving on their week long adventure. Face painting and rock painting were among the activities for campers to kick-off the week.
"It gives them the opportunity to come together and realize that they're not alone in their battle, and that there are other kids fighting the same battles, and other people to see them through that," said Jenny Damron, of Camp Dreamcatcher.
Campers were escorted by dozens of motorcycles who led the buses to camp.
Camp Dreamcatcher is a treasured memory for those who participated in their youth. Nine of the counselors working this summer were once campers themselves.