Friends and Supporters,

We are very sad to report that two participants in an all-adult Dream Volunteers service trip died in a drowning accident on August 9, 2022 in Providencia de Dota, Costa Rica. The individuals involved were swimming in a section of the Rio Brujo during a period of free time. They were engaged in an activity that youth participants in Dream Volunteers programs are not permitted to do.  

Going forward, we will revise our policies and procedures to ensure that adults do not swim in the area involved, or other locations known to involve heightened risk.

We extend our sincerest condolences to the victims’ families, friends, and loved ones and ask that you keep them in your thoughts. Dream Volunteers is committed to doing everything possible to ensure that an unfortunate event like this never happens again.