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.
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.
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 love learning and believe that every person we encounter is treated with the utmost respect and given the authority to show us 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!
We have advanced training in outdoor leadership and Special Education through the following institutions: University of New Hampshire – Outdoor Education, Gordon College – Recreation, Sport and Wellness, Boston College – Human Development, Severe Special Needs, American Mountain Guide Association, SOLO Wilderness Medical School, Project Adventure, National Outdoor Leadership School, Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and the American Canoe Association. They build daily on their extensive experience and are dedicated to their craft of designing life-changing adventure programs.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chris Keyes (Chair)
Head of PCH Boston
Ellen Cohn, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA (Vice Chair)
Clinical Professor of Occupational Therapy
BU, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Services
Tom Rollins, CFA (Treasurer)
Vice President, Fidelity Investments
Sales Director, Coupa Software
Deborah ‘Dubs’ Dickey
Dr. Claudia Gutierrez
Former Principal Boston Public Schools
Mom and Advocate
Director, Boston Ability Center
Ex Oficio, Board Chairs
Principal Technical Marketing
Principal Technical Marketing
Former Vice President of Marketing, Kraft Foods
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Cherise Bransfield Mom & Advocate
Amy Choi Chief Growth Officer, T3 Advisors
Benjamin Marcus Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Stonehill College
Anna McKeown Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Town of Concord, MA
Private Client Advisor, Beck Bode
President, SP Non-Profit Consulting
Wells Fargo Bank
Wealth Advisor, Senior Vice President
Jessica Solomon, MD
Developmental Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Colorado