About Us

 

The mission of Waypoint Adventure is to challenge youth and adults with disabilities to discover their purpose, talents and strengths through the transforming power of adventure.

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Waypoint Adventure is a non-profit educational organization founded in 2010 that uses quality experiential and adventure-based programs to transform the lives of individuals with disabilities and their communities

These programs are not just about having fun on a boat ride, climbing high on a rock or sliding down a zip line – They are about positive individual and group development. They’re about building social and character skills, forming teams and transforming people’s views of themselves and their abilities. Waypoint believes that all people, regardless of ability, will have opportunities for adventure, and through them realize their personal value, strengths and abilities. The challenge faced and support discovered in these experiences challenge people to become stronger individuals and community members.


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Adventure Learning For All!

Meet Our Team

Our team is made up of professionals in the fields of disability, special education, adventure education, adventure trip leading, and wilderness medicine. Our programs are for people of all ages and abilities. We specifically have extensive experience working with people on the autism spectrum, who have anxiety disorders, who are deaf or blind, have Down Syndrome, Intellectual Disabilities ranging from moderate to severe, Aspergers, Cerebral Palsy or other physical disabilities ranging from moderate to severe, Limb differences, para or quadriplegia, Epilepsy, Spina Bifida, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injuries, learning or speech disabilities, and social-emotional challenges. We're constantly learning more about trauma, chronic illnesses, schizophrenia, Williams Syndrome, OCD, and so much more. We love learning and like to think that every person we encounter is treated with the utmost respect and given the authority to lead us on who they are as a full person. This is not an exhaustive list that represents all our experience. Ask us if you don't see what describes you!

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DAN MINNICH

CO-FOUNDER/CO-DIRECTOR
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JULIA SPRUANCE

PROGRAM DIRECTOR
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STEVEN DASMAN

PROGRAM COORDINATOR
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EILEEN TURPIN

HEAD OF CURRICULUM DESIGN



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