Greg has been with Camp Harbor View since its beginning, and has been working with young people since 1996. He comes to CHV through the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, where he was the social worker at the Yawkey Club of Roxbury for 6 years.
Greg has an enthusiastic belief in Rule Number One of Camp Harbor View, which is “Have Fun.” He believes that all kids should have an opportunity for a safe, engaging, and exciting summer that leaves memories that will last a lifetime. He is thrilled to be a part of creating a program where we treat young people like people rather than like problems. During the off-season, he works with Camp Harbor View families as they struggle through difficult times. He provides support on their terms, and helps them work together to solve problems that are affecting the family. He has an MSW from Simmons School of Social Work. In addition to his work with the Boys and Girls Clubs and Camp Harbor View, he has a variety of experience, from Emergency Room Psychiatry Clinician to Wilderness Program Coordinator. He enjoys the challenge and variety that working with young people provides, and is honored to be invited into CHV families’ lives as they confront tough issues.
He feels lucky to have found the best job in the world.
Director of Operations
Maia Baptista is the newly appointed Director of Operations at Camp Harbor View. She started working with Camp Harbor View at its beginning in 2007 as a Camp Counselor for three summers, the Administrative Assistant for one summer, and a Leader in Training (LIT) Youth Worker in 2013. She continued her work with the LITs and joined the off season team in 2013. She’s excited for all the new challenges that will come with her new role!
Maia has spent the last ten years working with urban youth and a low-income population in a variety of settings as a teacher, assistant, mentor and counselor. It was the mentoring relationships she created with her campers in the early years of Camp Harbor View that inspired her to pursue a counseling degree. In the Spring of 2013, Maia graduated from Boston College’s Graduate program with a Master’s in School Counseling.
Maia is very excited to form deeper relationships with CHV families, donors and the foundation as Director of Operations. Maia feels very fortunate to be working at Camp Harbor View, one of the few work environments where she developed many meaningful relationships. Camp Harbor View has always been a supportive, creative, and fun work environment and she is looking forward to her new role.
Leaders In Training Director
Wendy Knight, MSW,LICSW
Director of Clinical and Support Services
Wendy Knight has worked on Camp Harbor View’s year-round team since June of 2010. She has more than a decade of social work and program development experience. Prior to joining Camp Harbor View, Wendy worked as a program director for the YMCA and in social work positions at alternative and special education schools. Wendy is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Simmons College in 2008 and received her graduate training at Judge Baker Children’s Center.
Wendy provides leadership to the social work team, including supervising all of Camp Harbor View’s counseling and support services. She oversees the Master of Social Work training program, which develops aspiring social workers from Simmons College and Boston College. In addition, Wendy has developed numerous group programs, which are offered to adolescents and parents throughout the school year.
Wendy’s favorite aspect of working at CHV is the family approach that is incorporated into every aspect of the program. She cherishes the many relationships she has built with youth and families. Throughout the years, she has had the opportunity to work with families who are incredibly resilient and inspiring. Wendy appreciates being able to provide innovative and free social work services for Boston families, which is a unique approach adopted by Camp Harbor View.
Camp Harbor View allows kids to explore who they are while having FUN in a safe environment. Wendy is proud to work at such a supportive place where kids can just be kids!