Fast Facts About Camp Harbor View

  • Camp Harbor View (CHV) sits on 12 Acres on Long Island in Boston Harbor
  • Culture is based on the core values: Fun, Respect, Responsibility, Courage, Character, and Community. Camp operates with the motto “1, 2, 3 Lead!” to represent these values.
  • Programming revolves around Five Key Areas: Leadership, Aquatics, Sports & Fitness, The Arts, and Knowledge Is Power.
  • Operates 12 months a year. From June – August headquarters are located on Long Island in the Boston Harbor. From September – May, Camp Harbor View operates out of the center in Roxbury.
  • Accepts close to 900 campers from Boston, ages 11- 14, per summer. Once in the Camp Harbor View family, campers have limitless access to year-round programming and social services free of charge.
  • Campers provided with apparel, transportation to and from camp, and three meals a day.
  • Campers recruited from numerous agencies with an emphasis on at-risk neighborhoods and low income families, as well as Boston Public Schools and Charter Schools.
  • Tuition is $5 per camper.
  • 90 summer staff and eight year-round staff.
  • Leaders in Training (LIT) program is a year round component of Camp Harbor View for which 80 alumni campers ages 15 – 17 interview for and are chosen to participate in each year.
  • LIT program focuses on leadership development, mentoring, educational support, social support, and career readiness.
  • Camp Harbor View Scholarship Program awards qualifying LITs pursuing post-secondary education with a scholarship of up to $10,000, renewable for up to four years.
  • Monthly reunion events, mentoring, weekly activities, clubs, parent support groups and workshops, and social services are offered from the Roxbury center year round.
  • Camp Harbor View social work team provides complimentary support services to campers and their families.
  • Camp Harbor View is funded and administered by the Camp Harbor View Foundation, Inc.

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