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Patty Hillkirk, BS

Patty Hillkirk, Executive Director of Camp Dreamcatcher, is a trauma-informed Gestalt Therapist with over 40 years of experience working with at-risk youth. In 1995, Patty shared her dream of creating a safe, supportive, and therapeutic community for children impacted by HIV/AIDS with Mariah Gladis, Founder of the Pennsylvania Gestalt Center, and in 1996, with Mariah’s help, her dream became a reality.  Camp Dreamcatcher’s Circle of Love has provided free therapeutic & educational programs to over 6,000  children impacted by HIV/AIDS. Patty is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Gestalt Center, and a Reiki Master with advanced training and experience in DEIB, restorative justice, and trauma-informed programming with children, teens, and young adults. Patty is most at home sitting in a therapeutic circle with 5-17-year-olds at camp.

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