Teen Winter Adventure Camp

Tue, 2014-12-02 17:10 -- aek

Join teens from all over Vermont for a day of challenging outdoor adventure, hanging out with friends, and enjoying all that Vermont winter has to offer!


Who: Teen mentees age 13+ (by March 1) and their mentors

Where: Camp DREAM or Bolton Valley Resort

What: TBA (check back here in January)

When: Saturday, January 31, 2015

Time: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm


Lunch and snacks are provided. Warm clothes (hats, jackets, gloves, socks, etc.) are provided if necessary.

Winter Adventure Day (and Overnight)

Tue, 2014-12-02 17:06 -- aek

A day of winter fun for all of DREAM's Northern programs and Dartmouth programs! Mentors and mentees are invited to a day of sledding, cross-country skiing, broomball, hot chocolate, and more! Registered 10-12-year-olds are invited to stay overnight for additional activities, which may include the WAC tradition of roasting apples! See you there!


Where: Camp DREAM

Who: Mentors and mentees, aged 8-12 (must have turned 8 by March 1, 2015)

What: fun in the snow, of course!

Teen Futures Retreat 2014: Who Can Predict the Future?

Tue, 2014-12-02 16:36 -- aek

We can!! And we know that all of the teens who attended our annual fall Teen Futures Retreat are going to be incredibly successful! Two dozen teens, staff, and mentors gathered together at a retreat space in Richmond, VT to discuss their past, present, and future. One activity, Life Timeline, allowed teens to map out where they've been, where they are, and where they're going. Another discussion about challenges facing youth today allowed teens to be candid about how they feel they're treated by adults: teachers, police officers, and more.

Camp DREAM Celebrates Ten Years Strong

Tue, 2014-12-02 16:04 -- aek

On a drizzly fall day, supporters and friends of Camp DREAM gathered in Fletcher, VT to celebrate 10 years of joy, laughter, and success. Founded in 2004, Camp has provided positive, life-changing experiences to hundreds of youth and college students throughout the state of Vermont. Both winter and summer experiences are formative in allowing participants to challenge comfort zones, engage in rewarding experiences, and make new friends from new places.

Rei Champion

Program Director, Boston

Rei Champion is the Program Director for Boston. He supports five local programs: Madison Park-Northeastern, Old Colony-UMass Boston, Orchard Gardens-BU, Putnam Gardens-Harvard and SHA-Tufts.


Prior to joining The DREAM Program, Inc., he served as the Academic Support Specialist and Volunteer Coordinator at Prospect Hill Academy Charter School in Cambridge. His role focused on out-of-school time academic support and enrichment for students in grades 7 through 12. Rei also worked in educational consulting with WorldStrides International Discovery and EF Education First. He became interested in working with non-profit organizations after traveling abroad to Brazil with American University’s International Environment and Development program.


Rei is an AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellowship alum. Originally from Hawaii, he enjoys bicycles, photography, music festivals and camping.

Shavel'le Olivier

Program Empowerment Coordinator Americorps

After obtaining her degree in Marketing/ Management and Leadership from Boston College in 2014, Shavel’le realized her passion had shifted from Business to community development and community engagement in Boston neighborhoods.This passion started after joining the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition back in 2006. This community coalition focused on the needs and wants of the community and communicate/advocate for those needs and wants. Spending 5 years with this coalition she learned how to tailor events towards what the community wants, met with lots of authority figures, and started to express the need for biking awareness in the Mattapan area by coordinating an event called Mattapan on Wheels. Wanting to learn more about what other communities are going through and what she can do to help, it was then that Shavel’le joined the DREAM team. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her twin, Shanel’le, and read. One interesting fact is that she has a small fear of revolving doors and escalators.



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