Community Budget Issue Requests - Tracking Id #1017FY0001

Foundations For Dreams, Inc.












Andy Romines


Foundation for Dreams, Inc.











Project Title:

Foundations For Dreams, Inc.

Date Submitted:

2/16/01 8:29:54 AM












Lesley Miller














Statewide Interest:

A local program with broad based community support.













Foundation for Dreams, Inc.


Andy Romines


519 13th Street West

Contact Phone:

(941) 748-2104



Bradenton, FL 34205































Service Area:

Private Organization
















Project Description:








The Foundation for Dreams, Inc. is a non profit organization whose mission it to build and operate Dream Oaks Camp for special needs children.  This project will provide a day camp and residential sleep over camp program located in Eastern Manatee County for children with special needs.  It is designed to serve those children ages 7 to 16 who are chronically ill, mentally or physical handicapped.  Each week of the residential camp operations will serve children with a specific illness or disability.  All activities of the residential camp programs will be detailed and altered for the capabalities of each attending group.  The residential camp will initially operate over the summer months (June to August) and operate 5 days per week.  The residential camp will provide programs and concepts that will assist these children to better cope with their handicap or disease by bonding and blending with others and by building steps to a greater self confidence and strengthening life skills.  This will be accomplished by offering specialized therapy programs such as aquatic therapy, art therapy, music therapy, animial therapy, humor therapy, recreational programs, bereavment counseling, equestrian therapy, nutrition counseling and by having good "ol fashion" camping fun.  Each attending group of children of the residential summer program will participate in events as appropriate to their illness or disability.  The residential camp will employ appropriately qualified staff to administer the specailized therapy programs and approrpriate background investigation.  The Foundations for Dreams will seek accrediation for the Dream Oak Camp through the American Camping Association.












Measurable Outcome Anticipated:






Will provide much needed activities for special needs children.











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Request has been made to fund:

Operations and Construction














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Was this project previously funded by the State?














Is future-year funding likely to be requested?













Purpose for future year funding:


Recurring Operations



Will this be an annual request?
















Was this project included in an Agency's Budget Request?




Was this project included in the Governor's Recommended Budget?













Is there a documented need for this project?














Was this project request heard before a publicly noticed meeting of a body of elected officials (municipal, county, or state)?




Hearing Body:

Manatee County Legislative Delegation


Meeting Date: