Camp DREAM is a special place. Since 2004, it has built memories, developed young minds, and provided a safe space for some of the most vulnerable youth in our communities to play, learn, explore, and achieve. Founded as a first-of-its-kind partnership with the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board and the Vermont Land Trust, Camp DREAM is both a protected reserve as well as an overnight camp for children living in low-income housing.
We want our DREAMers to have a transformative, magical experience, and we hope you do too!
Check out more details about our available rentals below!
What To Expect
We can’t wait to host you! Camp DREAM is a rural, mostly undeveloped 50 acre property with basic facilities. It is outdoor-focused with basic amenities and lots of walking in the woods (more camping than glamping)!
For much of the year, Camp DREAM is in active use – we will likely have campers visiting before and/or after your stay (though not during!). There will be camp gear and supplies out around the property. Also, much of your time will be spent outside (that’s the nature of the place). There are many opportunities at Camp DREAM to explore, play and learn, including hiking, canoeing, swimming, fishing, campfires, gardening, and more. For groups joining us for the winter, there are snowshoes, cross country skis, broomball equipment (for when the lake is frozen), and sleds.
We are including some resources and considerations to help you prepare to enjoy the property below!
The lodge is our main indoor space and should be your first stop when at Camp DREAM. It has a large multi-purpose room with a stage, woodstove, cathedral ceilings. It includes two restrooms, activity supplies and equipment for summer and winter, a conference room, commercial kitchen, and more. It is our Camp's central gathering space and we know you'll love it! There is also an open-air pavilion behind the lodge for meals and activities.
Kitchen and Cooking
The lodge kitchen has running water, refrigeration and freezer space, and storage. Available food and drink include basic dry goods and spices, coffee and tea, baking basics (flour, sugar, etc.), aluminum foil and plastic storage, and potable water.
We ask that you leave the camper food for the campers. For cooking and eating, there are utensils, pots and pans, bowls, cups, mugs, and plates. Appliances currently include electric griddle, waffle makers, coffee machines, hot pot, toaster, microwave, and two gas grills. We have a six-burner stove with a griddle. The stove has pilot lights (little flames that stay on when the stove is off) - please do not blow these out!
Please let us know if you have any issues. There is a small clay oven in the garden that is great for making pizzas. There are cleaning supplies, a dishwashing sink with soap and sponges, brooms and mops, and plenty of clean rags. We compost and recycle at Camp DREAM.
Please be aware: DREAM is not a nut and peanut-free orgnization.
We do ask that you plan for your own meals, although we have plenty of suggestions (available upon request).