Kids LOVE Summer@TheHarbor
Boys & Girls Harbor provides many fun, positive, and growth-promoting activities to combat “learning loss” during the summer months.
Summer@the Harbor reached 100% enrollment in May—and there’s a waiting list of children and teens who are hoping they’ll have a chance to participate.
There is so much to do, see, and learn in this great city!
For kids who have few or no positive alternatives to spending their days in front of a TV or playing video games, summer can be a time of great learning loss.
For seven weeks every summer, nearly 400 Harbor kids and teens remain engaged in activities and interests that allow them to start the next school year full of great ideas, new interests, memorable learning experiences, and revitalized creative energy.
Academic excellence, achievement in the performing arts, and young lives that thrive in stronger communities
School-age students make the Harbor their second home five days a week, eight hours a day for seven weeks every summer. Arts, crafts, sports, music, and dance are combined with trips to nearby recreational, educational, and cultural venues. We make sure the summers are fun, but we also know that most students experience learning loss during this vacation time. To ensure that Harbor students go back to school refreshed and ready, every schedule includes creative and journal writing, vocabulary, math and strategy games, peer groups, neighborhood walks, and community service.
Summer on Stage is our performing arts summer camp. For five weeks, a group of 50 middle and high school students immerse themselves in morning music, dance, and acting classes and afternoon rehearsals, all to prepare for a musical theater production. The hard work and the discipline is rewarded with weekly cultural and recreational trips, and a final culminating performance for family, friends, and members of the community.
We Need You
You can help give our youth the opportunities they need to thrive and grow. Help us give these deserving young people a great summer, and a solid foundation for ongoing success as they head into the next school year.