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Camp DREAM
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Summer Camp Registration Is Open!  

CAMP DREAM Info

1618 Taylor Road, East Fairfield, VT

 

Adventures of a lifetime await!

March 14th - May 1st: Camp DREAM registration open and is on a first-come basis. 


May 15th: Deadline for canceling enrollment.


June 1st: Waitlisted youth are informed.

2022 Camp Information

Welcome to Camp DREAM

Greetings DREAM Families! 
 
We are happy to announce that registration is now open for our 2022 Camp DREAM overnight sessions. Camp DREAM is DREAM’s environmental-focused adventure base in northern VT and offers numerous opportunities for DREAMers to play, explore, learn and grow. 

We have an exciting lineup of sessions for you to choose from. Our camp sessions are designed with the whole camper in mind and are available to ALL youth currently enrolled in DREAM (M2 guided high school program, afterschool enrichment, Village Mentoring, Summer Enrichment) and age 8 or older by their session date.

All campers can expect a full week of engaging activities as they explore the natural wonders and numerous adventures around the Camp DREAM property. We employ and train a team of caring and skilled Camp Counselors and other support staff. We also engage in numerous program partnerships to ensure that your child receives outstanding program instruction from skilled professionals. These partnerships include 4H, Crow’s Path, Chicks on Sticks, and more.

This will be a summer to remember for your child!

-Camp DREAM Team

Our Philosophy & Values

 

Camp DREAM’s Goals:

  • Provide high quality residential camp experience at no cost to DREAM families.

  • Build environmental stewards.

  • Have (a whole lot of) fun!

 

Accessibility & Inclusion:

DREAM is committed to dismantling systems of oppression that affect marginalized people and communities. We strive to make summer camp as accessible, safe, and inclusive as possible. DREAM is committed to ensuring that finances are not a barrier for children to experience the magic of overnight camp. All sessions are offered at no charge to the families in our organization. If you have questions or concerns about how we can best support your camper, please contact us at campdream@dreamprogram.org. If you would like to donate to support our work, you can contribute here.

 

Land Acknowledgement

DREAM acknowledges the sacred land where we work, live, teach, learn, and build community, which has been a site of human activity for over 10,000 years. Camp DREAM is on land that has been stewarded for hundreds of generations by Native Peoples, specifically the western Abénaki. We are grateful to have the opportunity to live, work and play here, and aspire to address the harm that has been done and continues to be perpetrated against Indigenous people, their land, and water.

 

COVID-19 Information: 

Before applying for a summer session, please read our COVID Policies & Information.

 

Camp Transportation:

DREAM will provide transportation to/from Camp DREAM if requested. We also welcome families assisting our efforts by providing their own transportation.

Application & Enrollment Timeline:

-March 14th: Camp DREAM registration opens and is on a first-come, first-served basis. We will also maintain a waitlist.
-May 1st: Registration closes.
-May 15th: Deadline for canceling enrollment; failure to cancel enrollment by this deadline may result in automatic waitlist placement in future years.
-June 1st: Waitlisted youth are informed on whether Camp DREAM has capacity for them to join.

 

**To cancel your camp placement, please contact campdream@dreamprogram.org or call (802) 222-6953.**
 
FAQ! Review Frequently Asked Questions here. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at campdream@dreamprogram.org.

2022 Camp Sessions

7 sessions - June 20-August 5

Camp DREAM’s Got Talent: June 20th - 24th
Discover your inner artist and actor! This week is all about the arts. Campers will have the chance to practice storytelling, learn to play instruments, and engage in drama improvisation. We will end the week with a talent show for neighbors and the DREAM community, to share all the new skills we learn! Campers will also dabble in drawing, painting and sculpture, using Camp DREAM’s “Creation Station” to design and invent their own masterpieces.

Campers will also enjoy all of the exciting adventures that Camp DREAM has to offer, including swimming, boating, campfires, friendships, arts and crafts, songs and stories, and much more.

Climate Warriors: June 27th - July 1st
Calling all activists! Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges of our time and we know YOU can make a difference. This week will explore ways to protect and support our natural environment, generate sustainable energy, and live in harmony with nature. Campers will learn about the natural world and how we can help preserve the beauty around us. Activities include making crafts from recycled materials, growing and harvesting food in our homestead, making their own vermiculture bins (worm bins), exploring the ecology of the lake from canoes, and heating water with the sun!

Campers will also enjoy all of the exciting adventures that Camp DREAM has to offer, including swimming, boating, campfires, friendships, arts and crafts, songs and stories, and much more.

Wilderness Survival: July 4th - July 8th
Join us in training to be a survivalist! We are thrilled to welcome our community partner Crow’s Path for a week of camping skills, outdoor adventure, and team building. Campers will learn how to navigate on land and water using a map and compass, harvest food from the wild, cook over a fire, build a shelter, and build other skills to survive in the outdoors. Campers will have the opportunity to sleep outside in a shelter they build!

Campers will also enjoy all of the exciting adventures that Camp DREAM has to offer, including swimming, boating, campfires, friendships, arts and crafts, songs and stories, and much more.

Under the Sea (ok, “Lake”): July 11th - 15th
Would you rather be in the water than on land this summer? Would you rather be a fish? Join us for a week of water adventure and exploration! Programming will include water sports and games, canoe races, kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, and more. We will take a field trip to go boating on Lake Champlain and learn about marine ecology from the ECHO center in Burlington. Campers will also learn about the health of our natural water resources, including the importance of our watershed and flora and fauna of our pond.

Campers will also enjoy all of the exciting adventures that Camp DREAM has to offer, including campfires, friendships, arts and crafts, songs and stories, and much more.

 


Camp Black DREAM: Live Waters: July 18th - 22nd (INVITATION ONLY)
This session is open to youth in Village Vermont, as well as potentially other partners contingent upon spots available. Join us for this exciting water themed week! Programming will include water sports and games, canoe races, kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, and more. Campers will learn about the health of our natural water resources, including the importance of our watershed and flora and fauna of our pond.

Campers will also enjoy all of the exciting adventures that Camp DREAM has to offer, including campfires, friendships, arts and crafts, songs and stories, and much more.

Space Odyssey: July 25th - 29th

Join us in exploring our universe! Campers will spend the week learning about our solar system and beyond. We will explore the heavens at night, learning about stars and constellations, and the rich lore behind their origins. We will spend a night sleeping under the stars to watch meteors, track satellites and locate astronomical phenomena like planets, the Milky Way, red giant stars, supernovas, other galaxies, and more. We will also build and launch model rockets, exploring rocket science as we strive to push the limits of our own innovation. Campers will design their own model solar systems using recycled materials and become acquainted with current projects underway by NASA and others to understand the origins, expanse and intricacies of our known universe. We will have an introduction to robotics as a means to explore challenging environments.

 

Campers will also enjoy all of the exciting adventures that Camp DREAM has to offer, including campfires, friendships, arts and crafts, songs and stories, and much more.


Homesteading: August 1st - 5th
We are thrilled to welcome the 4H club to Camp DREAM for a week of homesteading, healthy living and farm science! Have you always wondered what farm-to-table means? Do you have a passion for connecting with nature and appreciating what the earth has to offer? Then this is the week for you! Campers will learn to care for farm animals, harvest vegetables from our garden, make salve from beeswax, cook delicious meals, and more. 

Campers will also enjoy all of the exciting adventures that Camp DREAM has to offer, including swimming, boating, campfires, friendships, arts and crafts, songs and stories, and much more.

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The DREAM Program INC. is a 501(c)(3) service organization established in the winter of 1998 and developed as a nonprofit in 2001. Its goal is to bring high quality mentoring and activity programing to at-promise youth through summer enrichment, academic support, village mentoring, and unlimited adventures. 

 

 

 

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