Program areas at Camp Harbor View Foundation
Created to offer boston children a true summer Camp experience, Camp Harbor View is an initiative of the not-for-profit Camp Harbor View Foundation, Inc. In partnership with the city of boston. We offer close to 900 children ages 11 to 14 living in boston's at-risk neighborhoods the opportunity to leave the city during the day and participate in a four-week summer Camp program. Offering the traditional activities that summer Camp is known for, such as hiking, arts and crafts, sports and swimming, Camp Harbor View also includes innovative programs that strive to build children's confidence and leadership strengths. Collaboration with our program partners provides the campers the opportunity for learning and discovery through a wide range of programs and activities brought to us by experts in their field. Campers can attend one of two four-week long sessions during the months of july and august. Bus transportation is provided at no additional cost to families, picking campers up at 14 locations throughout boston and departing Camp each night following the evening meal. Tuition for one camper is just $5 per four week session. The arts the Camp Harbor View arts program is so much more than the usual arts and crafts. In addition to visual arts, kids at chv enjoy activities from all areas of art including dance, music, performing arts and culinary arts. Come to Camp Harbor View and you'll see something like kids mixing fruit smoothies in the great hall, dancing on the deck, singing at the amphitheater, and designing murals on the sidewalk. We'll encourage your creativity and introduce you to all sorts of new and different ways to express yourself through art. Knowledge is power Camp Harbor View is all about having fun; that is the number one rule, after all. We're also all about learning cool new things. We offer many different activities to get you thinking about science, health and fitness, literary arts, and math and physics in interesting and enjoyable ways. Knowledge is power is about having fun learning things that you can use beyond summer Camp - at home, at school and in your future. Leadership skills leadership skills mean different things for different people. We believe there is a leader in everyone. Camp Harbor View has a wide variety of activities built to give you confidence, discover new passions and skills you might not have realized yet, and show you how you can be a leader in your life. Aquatics whether you are interested in learning to swim or can swim like a fish, we have an extensive aquatics program that everyone can enjoy. To name just a few of the favorite camper aquatics activities - we have fishing, sailing, kayaking, and swimming in our 75 by 45 foot swimming pool and more. Explore aquatics activities just for fun, or learn how to compete in races and water sports. Either way, you'll love looking back at the boston skyline from our 450 foot pier, watching the boats sail by on the ocean and feeling the sand under your feet on the beach! Sports & fitness we've covered all the bases here at Camp Harbor View, offering a wide variety of sports and fitness activities to all of our campers. There's lacrosse, football, biking, soccer, baseball, softball, yoga, swimming, golf, skateboarding, basketball and much more. You'll surely find an activity you enjoy at chv, and we'll introduce you to some new things, too! Leader-in-training program Camp Harbor View's leader-in-training (lit) program has been developed for former campers who are turning 15 years old before july 1st and would like to continue their relationship with Camp Harbor View during the summer and year-round, too. The lit program was born from the success, fun and energy of the summer Camp. It provides the opportunity for campers to grow and develop into leaders in the community and helps prepare them for college. Lits become a part of the team responsible for running the upcoming summer Camp. They are the backbone of the chv community and support each other as well as the new campers. Alumni campers are invited to fill out an application and join us at the Camp for the lit interviewing session during april vacation. We will talk about important life skills like writing resumes, interviewing, dressing for success, etc. During the summer, the lit program features two main components, including an education piece and on-the-job training. In addition to daily classroom time (75 minutes each day, alternating between math and english), lits participate in regular field trips, meet weekly with staff to formulate goals and monitor their progress, and receive a stipend for their efforts in assisting the Camp program. 17-year olds also complete two-week internships at locations throughout the city. Monthly meetings and regular check-ins throughout the school year help to further support their growth and success.