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Camp History and our Land Acknowledgement!

Learn what it's like to live and work here at camp!

Summer 2023 Registration 

open!

Get in touch!

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Camp Registration

Important Dates

February 3rd - May 1st: Camp DREAM registration is open and on a first-come basis. 


May 15th: Deadline for canceling enrollment.


June 1st: Waitlisted youth are informed.

About Registration

  • Registration is prioritized for youth who are already enrolled in DREAM, as well as youth served by the Village VT program. By registering, they opt in to one week of overnight stay at our adventure facility in Fletcher, VT. 

  • Guardians will need to make an account when they first arrive at the registration page. One account per household. You can register multiple campers from one account. 

  • If you would like to enroll new youth in DREAM, please contact us first at info@dreamprogram.org

Greetings DREAM Families!

Registration for our 2023 Camp DREAM overnight sessions is OPEN! 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 (High School Guided Mentoring, 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. 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. 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. This summer we are proud to partner with The 4H Club through the UVM Extension and Crow's Path.

This will be a summer to remember for your child!

-Camp DREAM Team

2023 Sessions

 

June 20-23 Camp DREAM’s Got Talent 

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 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.

***Please note that this session starts on a Tuesday, to allow staff and campers to observe Juneteenth.

July 3-7 Under the Sea

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. 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.

July 10-14 Animals, Agriculture, and Nature Crafts

We are delighted to welcome the 4H club back to Camp DREAM for a week of animal care, 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. 


 

July 17-21 Wilderness Skills and Adventure

We are thrilled to welcome back our community partner Crow’s Path for a week of camping skills, hiking, outdoor adventure, and team building. Campers will learn how to harvest food from the wild, cook over a fire, build a shelter, and learn other skills to survive in the outdoors. Campers will have the opportunity to sleep under the stars on a clear night!

 
 

July 24-28 Under the Sea with Philly
Camp DREAM is thrilled to welcome our Philadelphia communities up to camp! Campers will have the opportunity to explore our waterfront and the whole of Metcalf Pond. Activities will include water sports and games, team building activities, ropes course challenges, boating on the lake, and of course, Color War. Campers will learn about the natural resources we enjoy at camp, as well as how to protect the land. Campers 15 and older will have the opportunity to plan and lead games for younger campers as an introduction to our Counselor in Training program!

 

July 31-August 4 TEEN WEEK 

Camp DREAM is overjoyed to welcome our teens for an exciting week of outdoor adventure! Activities will include water sports and games, team building activities, ropes course challenges, boating on the lake, and of course, Color War. Campers will learn about the natural resources we enjoy at camp, as well as how to protect the land. Campers 15 and older will have the opportunity to plan and lead games for younger campers as an introduction to our Counselor in Training program!

***This session is restricted to campers age 11 and up, going into 6th grade or older. 

Camp Philosophy and 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.

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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.

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Application & Enrollment Timeline:

-Feb 3rd: 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.

DREAM

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. 

 

 

 

This Website is funded in part through a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this Website (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided).
 

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