Our mornings start with optional yoga or a dip in the lake, followed by a nutritious breakfast made by our wonderful Camp Chefs. Campers and staff then help contribute to the camp community by cleaning common areas. We have three hours of morning activities, typically consisting of active games/sports and arts and crafts. After a delicious lunch and rest hour in the living spaces, our campers get to enjoy our Metcalf Pond waterfront! Activities at the waterfront include swimming, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and rowing. Late afternoon is a time for cleaning cabins, showering, and hanging out with friends. After dinner, campers enjoy a fun evening activity organized by our energetic counselors. Then it is brushing teeth and off to bed to get rest for more adventure tomorrow!
Overnight campers will participate in a wide range of activities all over the Camp DREAM property. Activity areas include:
Wilderness skills and adventure - day hikes in the Green Mountains, navigation with map and compass, fire building
Sports and games - Dodgeball, capture the flag, soccer, basketball, field games, and the ropes course
Overnight campers will sleep in one of four living spaces - the cabin, treehouse, or in one of the lean-tos.
Waterfront time - swimming, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding
Arts and crafts - In addition to traditional crafts, campers will also have the opportunity to use recycled materials to make beautiful creations!
Check out the Waterfront!
Our wonderful chefs make three nutritious and creative meals per day, as well as a morning and afternoon snack. We get fresh vegetables through a farm share with the Burlington Intervale, and strive to use the highest quality ingredients we can to provide campers with healthy meals. Our chefs are happy to accommodate allergies and dietary restrictions.
Check out our Chefs’ creations for last summer’s Under the Sea week to the right!
Showers at camp take place in the bath house, where we have hot running water and four composting toilets. Campers will learn how the composting toilets work and the benefit this provides in helping us protect our environment.
The Lodge contains the camp kitchen, offices, theater and mosaic. Campers meet here everyday for events, arts and crafts, and other activities.
Does DREAM provide transportation to and from camp?
Yes! If you would like to bring your youth to camp yourself, you are welcome to do so. Otherwise, DREAM will provide transportation to and from camp. You are able to indicate your preference on the registration materials. We will provide directions and timing if you are planning to drive your youth yourself.
I’ve never heard of DREAM, but camp looks amazing. Can I send my camper to an overnight session?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options for attending overnight sessions of Camp DREAM
Do you guys have a packing list for future campers? What should I bring to camp?
Yes! We have put together a packing list. Check it out on our Resources page here.
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 activities to at-promise youth through Summer Enrichment, Afterschool Enrichment , Village Mentoring, Guided Mentoring, Camp DREAM and Adventures Unlimited.
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