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Build Camp DREAM!

A team for The DREAM Program, Inc.

  • $42,733
    Raised
  • 354
    Donors
  • 79
    Fundraisers

This campaign already ended. We hope you like the results!

$42,733 raised of $100,000
($28,098 online, $14,635 offline)

We're building Camp DREAM, a free summer camp for youth living in affordable housing in the northeast...

Leaderboard

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DREAM Alumni

Fellow Alumni, Let's Build Camp DREAM!

$18,188 44

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Brittany Beth

Brittany Beth fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$3,026 35

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Aaron Gaines

Aaron Gaines fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$2,700 12

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Justine Modica

Justine Modica fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$2,000 20

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Lu Neuse

Lu Neuse fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$1,933 5

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Neil Groberg

Neil Groberg fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$1,614 20

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Daniel Beyman

D Beyman fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$1,609 10

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Simran Sabharwal

Simran Sabharwal fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$1,530 13

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Lauren Emerson

Lauren Emerson fundraising for Race for Camp DREAM: Kilos for Camp!

$1,274 15

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Annie Norman

Help Annie build Camp DREAM. Help me Race for DREAM on October 5th in the Missouri Mo' Cowbell 5k!

$820 10

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Chelsea Christensen

Chelsea Mullaney Lowe fundraising for CAMP DREAM

$817 14

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Meg McCormick

Meghan McCormick fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$660 15

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Hannah Faesy

Hannah Faesy fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$566 17

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Natalie Watson

Natalie Watson fundraising for Race for Camp DREAM

$540 13

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Julia Risk

Julia Risk fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$533 16

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Alison Siegel

Alison Siegel fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$480 8

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John Fine

John Fine fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$455 8

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Rebecca Kisner

Rebecca Kisner fundraising to Build Camp DREAM!

$440 10

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John Amory

John Amory fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$435 9

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Phillip Ortego and Rachel Kauppila!

Phillip Ortego fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$421 11

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Kerry Hill

Kerry Hill Fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$380 11

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Megan Lumnah

Megan Lumnah is fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$371 11

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Ashley Mas

Ashley Mas fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$350 3

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Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$350 1

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Hillary Laggis

Hillary Laggis fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$300 3

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Lauren Armstrong

Lauren Armstrong fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$185 4

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Xander Lodge

Xander Lodge fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$170 5

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Mike Loner

Mike Loner fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$100 1

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Allison Shapiro

Allison Shapiro fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$100 1

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Kaitlyn Lapan

Kaitlyn Lapan fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$100 2

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ani friel

Ani Friel- Running to help build Camp DREAM!

$70 3

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Natalie Doyle

Natalie Doyle fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$55 3

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Tara Hostnik

Tara Hostnik fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$55 2

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Sarah Moses-Winyard

Sarah Moses-Winyard fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$36 2

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Abbe Sokol

Abbe Sokol fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$25 1

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Adam Giles

Adam Giles fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$25 2

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Nicole Stevenson

Nicole Stevenson fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$20 1

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Mike Foote

Racing for Camp DREAM - Charlotte Covered Bridges 1/2 Marathon!

$0 0

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Laura Williams

Laura Williams fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$0 0

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Meghan O'Brien

Meghan O'Brien fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$0 0

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Ashleigh Ellsworth-Keller

Ashleigh Ellsworth-Keller fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$0 0

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Colin Hunt

Colin Hunt fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$0 0

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Samantha Campisi

Samantha Campisi fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$0 0

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Frieda Arenos

Frieda Arenos fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$0 0

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Kristi Kushmerek

Kristi Kushmerek fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$0 1

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Eric J

Eric J fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$0 0

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Lauren Morrell

Lauren Morrell fundraising for Build Camp DREAM! 1

$0 0

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Annie Norman

Annie Norman fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$0 0

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Annie Norman

Annie Norman fundraising for Build Camp DREAM! 1

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Dave Norman

Dave Norman fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$0 0

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Faith Griffiths

Faith Griffiths fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$0 0

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Lauren Morrell

Lauren Morrell fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$0 0

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Samantha Rose

Samantha Rose fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

$0 0

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Megan Lumnah

Megan Lumnah fundraising for Build Camp DREAM! 1

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Cailie Burns

Cailie Burns fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

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Cailie Burns

Cailie Burns fundraising for Build Camp DREAM! 1

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Allison Paradee

Allison Paradee fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

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Monique Prevost

Monique Prevost fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

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Ian Greenhalgh

Ian Greenhalgh fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

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Amira Bakr

Amira Bakr fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

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Frieda Arenos

Frieda Arenos fundraising for Build Camp DREAM! 1

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Anne Fletcher

Anne Fletcher fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

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Seth Delorme

Seth Delorme fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

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Tim Wright

Tim Wright fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

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Emily Dollar

Emily Dollar fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

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Samantha Chalfin

Samantha Chalfin fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

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Kiersten Hallquist

Kiersten Hallquist fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

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Kiersten Hallquist

Kiersten Hallquist fundraising for Build Camp DREAM! 1

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Chris Ellingwood

Chris Ellingwood fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

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zoe hoffman

zoe hoffman fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

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Gabrielle Alexis

Gabrielle Alexis fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

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David Mahler

David Mahler fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

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adam platz

adam platz fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

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Jenna Martini

Jenna Martini fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

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Steph Baer

Steph Baer fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

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Nicole Stevenson

Nicole Stevenson fundraising for Build Camp DREAM! 1

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Adam Goldfarb

Adam Goldfarb fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

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Scott Hess

Scott Hess fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

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Dominic Germana

Dominic Germana fundraising for Build Camp DREAM!

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Alumni and Friends, thank you for joining us on this Grand Adventure…

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.

At this significant milestone – a decade and countless memories later – we are undertaking a bold adventure: our Growing Dreams Campaign, which will build on the success of Camp DREAM, grow our summer impact, and expand our reach across the northeast to many more low-income youth.

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Most of us remember summer as a time to have fun, go on adventures, make friends, and explore new places and interests. Unfortunately, many youth who live in affordable housing have vastly different summertime experiences. A phenomenon called “summer slide” takes hold, and low-income youth slide 1-2 months academically. These youth often lack basic enrichment activities and adequate nutrition, and spend significant time “hanging out” in unsafe and unsupervised spaces. They miss out on the important opportunities for growth that are often available to their more affluent peers.

These unhealthy summers have very real short-term and long-term effects on academics, health, and behavior.

Camp DREAM offers DREAMers a world of good: a supportive place with endless opportunities to develop and discover, and to build lasting and positive relationships with peers and adults. It is hard not to fall in love with the beautiful combination of people and place. There are endless opportunities for DREAMers at Camp: sailing and swimming, making new friends, learning from their college student counselors, sleeping close to the stars in a treehouse cabin, and so much more.

Camp DREAM’s “hook” – adventures, fun, friendships, opportunities – entices campers to return year after year and opens the door to building young environmental stewards, conscientious citizens, and creative problem-solvers. We achieve this by providing activities with purpose: teambuilding obstacle courses teach campers to work together and challenge themselves; “Pizza Night” and the camp garden provide deliciously teachable moments about nutrition and growing food; and Open Mic Night empowers youth to showcase their talents and stretch their creative limits.

Our DREAMers cannot wait for the summer months to roll around and they return year after year because Camp is where they are at their very best. Simply put, Camp changes lives.

Our Growing Dreams Campaign is about strategically investing in Camp DREAM to transform it from a local resource into a Regional Adventure Base. We want to share Camp with more DREAMers and increase the impact of our programming.

Our Growing Dreams Campaign has three goals:

1. Offer Camp to more DREAMers.

Born and bred in Vermont, DREAM is now a regional organization, serving over 450 mentoring pairs across Vermont, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. We expect this number to double in size over the next five years. Our inner-city youth grow tremendously when they have the chance to be outside during the summer, and our hope is to offer all of our youth transformative experiences at Camp.

To serve all current DREAMers and keep pace with the expected growth in youth participants, Camp DREAM must be able to transport, lodge, feed, and care for a larger number of campers.

2. Enhance the quality and duration of Camp sessions.

Camp DREAM’s rustic and wild 50 acres are a point of pride. We offer a quality summer camp experience with the bare minimum of amenities. However, our current facilities are intended for shorter stays, limiting the length of time that our youth and staff can spend at Camp at any one time, as well as the depth of programming that we can offer.

Without sacrificing the outdoor-rustic experience, certain strategic investments in Camp facilities (a lodge and a bathhouse for example) will increase the quality of our offerings and allow youth to stay for longer periods of time.

3. Turn Camp DREAM into a year-round resource.

Why stop with summer?

Camp DREAM’s Winter Adventure Camp – snow-filled weekends of outdoor fun and bonding with mentors and youth – are already highly anticipated events for our Vermont DREAMers, as are our fall and spring mentor and teen retreats. Still, Camp DREAM sits vacant for over half the year because of a lack of weatherized facilities and four-season buildings. The results of this campaign will enhance DREAM’s ability to train volunteers and provide additional programming opportunities for youth.

Team Captain

Mike Foote Mike Foote

I want more kids to DREAM.



  1. Mike FooteMike Foote 09/15/2014 at 03:12 PM ET
    Another milestone passed!! Over $5K raised to build Camp... thanks to our early fundraisers, way to go guys.
  2. Mike FooteMike Foote 08/21/2014 at 03:56 PM ET
    Hi Everyone, our first two milestones achieved today: Over $1,000 toward our goal and 10 of us signed up to fundraiser. The response and interest from alumni is pretty amazing so far...