At Waypoint Adventure, our mission 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, Special Education, and Occupational Therapy through the following institutions: University of New Hampshire, Gordon College, Boston College, Johnson State College, AmeriCorps, 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. We build daily on our extensive experience and are dedicated to our craft of designing life-changing adventure programs for all.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Deborah ‘Dubs’ Dickey (Chair)
Ellen Cohn, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA (Vice Chair)
Clinical Professor of Occupational Therapy,
Lexi Carbunari (Treasurer)
Vice President, Fidelity Investments
Janet Wade (Clerk)
Director, Boston Ability Center
Head of PCH Boston
Sales Director, Coupa Software
Dr. Claudia Gutierrez
Former Principal, Boston Public Schools
Tom Rollins, CFA
Institutional Portfolio Manager, Fidelity Investments
Ex Oficio, Board Chairs
Principal Technical Marketing
Principal Technical Marketing
Former Vice President of Marketing, Kraft Foods
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Juan Martin Botero
Software Engineer, Adventurer, Mentor
Mom & Advocate
Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Stonehill College
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