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Camp of Dreams is a wonderful opportunity to share in a week of love, laughter and fun with some very special children from the FANA orphanage in Bogotá, Colombia.

The children who participate in Camp of Dreams are older and their futures even more uncertain than many of the other children at FANA. As orphans continue to age, their chances of being adopted decrease significantly and their dreams of finding a family begin to fade. In Colombia, when an orphan reaches the age of 14, they lose all forms of institutional aid and are no longer under the care of the government. The mission of Camp of Dreams is to connect these children with the families that have been dreaming of them, too.

Camp of Dreams is held at the Ona Orth Ministry Center in Shoreview, Minnesota. The Center’s picturesque campus is nestled on the shores of Snail Lake providing visitors with natural beauty and peaceful surroundings.

Together, with area families considering adoption, the children will share in a uniquely-Minnesota camp experience that will include delicious food, arts and crafts, outdoor recreation and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bond with families and friends. Camp of Dreams runs from November 25 to December 3, 2014.

Potential adoptive parents may contact:

Patti Bertsch at 612-239-5330 or pabertsch@comcast.net

Donations can be mailed to:

Friends of FANA, MN
527 Riviera Drive
New Brighton, MN 55112

Come to Camp…Meet the kids!
This year we now have 15 campers joining us.

Open social events for Camp of Dreams 2014 —
Guests are welcome to join us!

Camp of Dreams, MN
Ona Orth Ministry Center
580 West Hwy 96
Shoreview, MN 55126

Thursday, Nov. 27th Thanksgiving Day

1:00 - 2:00PMAppetizers
2:00PMTraditional Thanksgiving Dinner/Colombian Food
4:00PMCleanup
4:00 - 7:00PMGym and Craft Activity
7:00PMSnacks/Leftovers.

Saturday, November 29th

4:30 - 6:00PMFIESTA Games
6:00PMFiesta Appetizers/Dinner – Potluck
7:30-9:00PMPhysical Activity

Sunday, November 30th

6:30-9:00PMGame Night/Pie Social

Wednesday, December 3rd

6:00-8:00PMGoing Away Dance Party

For questions or concerns re: Camp activities please contact Julie Sonnek (Camp activities director) julieannsonnek@gmail.com