Camp Harbor View
This popular program offers children ages 11-14 who live 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, and swimming, the program strives to build children's confidence and leadership strengths. Campers can attend one of two four-week sessions during the months of July and August. Bus transportation is provided at no cost to families, picking campers up at 14 locations throughout Boston and departing camp each night at 6:00 PM following the evening meal. For more information:
Outward Bound Summer Expeditions
Thompson Island Outward Bound Summer Expeditions offer three adventure-based courses encouraging leadership skills, teamwork, and compassion for ages 12 to 17. Connecting with Courage for girls, Passages for boys and Environmental Expeditions. Outdoor activities include sailing, kayaking, climbing, and exploration of the Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area and Massachusetts Bay coastline for 10 to 14 days. Students live outdoors camping and cooking, learn navigation and sailing/kayaking skills, challenge themselves climbing the 62' Alpine Tower on Thompson Island, investigate marine ecology, learn environmental stewardship, work with National Park Rangers and participate in a service project. For more information: www.thompsonisland.org.