–Camp Harbor View offers summer camp experience to Boston’s youth–
BOSTON, MA (July 2010) — Equity Office Properties will continue its support of Camp Harbor View through sponsorship of its 2nd annual Harborthon fundraiser. Camp Harbor View, a day camp for Boston’s at-risk youth opened in 2007 by Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Boston businessman and civic leader, Jack Connors. The Harborthon 5K fundraiser will take place on July 29th, 2010. The race will begin and end at the Camp Harborview Campus and will include up to 350 runners and 100 spectators.
Camp Harbor View is maintained almost entirely through donations like Equity’s. Campers’ families are asked to pay only $5 for tuition, and the camp provides transportation, clothing, footwear and three meals per day. The day camp offers over 600 Boston children between the ages of 11-14 the chance to escape the city in July or August and take part in traditional summer camp activities on Boston Harbor’s Long Island, such as hiking, swimming, sports and art and crafts. The program provides a healthy and fun outdoor experience in an effort to build confidence, develop environmental awareness, encourage creativity, and help campers develop the leadership skills they need during school and beyond.