Participating in the Harborthon and fundraising for Camp Harbor View means that you are helping us create an impactful and joyful experience for over 900 of Boston’s inner-city youth this summer and lasting connections year round. Your fundraising dollars will benefit Camp Harbor View needs such as programming for the summer and off-season, meals, apparel, transportation, and supplies for programs and activities. Here are just a few examples of the impact your $250 can have.
Through A Camper's Eyes
The food at Camp Harbor View is really good, especially on Fridays. They are our favorite!! Every Friday we have a cookout for lunch, it’s so fun, especially when it turns into a dance party!!” - Tyler, 12 year old camper
|For $250 we can provide a traditional barbeque meal, with hamburger, hot dog, cole slaw, potato salad, chips, and a hoodsie for 50 campers. The music for the dance party is free!|
One thing I loved at camp was the swing shot. It scared me! All my friends did it which pushed me to do it. I faced my fear of going mega up in the air… But I lived!” - Mia, 11 year old camper
|The “Swing Shot” is one of the elements on our high ropes course. It involved being hauled to a height close to 45 feet in the air, pulling a rip cord and swinging back and forth. For $250 two campers can be equip with the safety equipment necessary for the most popular activity at the camp.|
At Camp Harbor View I learned how to ride a bike. I never knew how before, my mom was always too worried about my safety riding in the streets. It’s so much fun!” – Justin, 14 year old camper
|For $250 we can provide a bike and helmet for the campers to learn to ride. All 800 campers get the opportunity to ride the bikes. Bikes Not Bombs is a program partner that teaches the campers not only how to ride the bikes, but also how to provide basic maintenance on them.|
My favorite thing to do at the camp is art, most people like sports but not me. This summer we went to the MFA with the art club and I loved it!! I hope to be an artist someday. My counselor says I already am one, but I don’t know if that’s true yet, someday.” – Jessica, 12 year old camper
|For $250 we can provide enough art supplies to have 400 campers participate in art for a week. They work with the art staff and the MFA to learn different mediums and types of art and produce projects as individuals and groups. The art teachers really stress that everyone is an artist waiting to be discovered!|
Through A Parent’s Eyes
Before my child attended Camp Harbor View I felt like I was struggling through life on my own, trying to raise three children, working two jobs, and barely making ends meet. I felt very alone. Now I have my village and though there are still hard times, it feels more manageable.” - Diane, mother of CHV camper.
|Every month there are three parent meetings, a support group, a parent’s workshop and dad’s poker night (no money is exchanged). For $250 we are able to provide food, childcare and guest speakers for the monthly meetings.|