History in the Making

It's for the Kids!

Camp Esperanza could have never come to fruition without the vision of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bridewell. In 1982 they approached Children’s Medical Center of Dallas with the idea of establishing a fund to provide a summer camping experience for children being treated for cancer. Mr. Bridewell, himself a cancer patient, laid the groundwork for the establishment of an endowment to fund the camp. In May of 1982 Mr Bridewell died, and the endowment was formed. Memorials were given in his honor to further ensure the camp’s beginning. The Bridewell Foundation was established, with the first campers participating in Camp Esperanza in 1983.

Mr. and Mrs. Bridewell, we thank you and the kids thank you. Because of you, we’re having a blast.