Partners Health Explorers at Camp Harbor View
Working with our partner, Camp Harbor View, Partners HealthCare provides learning and leadership opportunities for youth during the summer months.
Situated in the Boston Harbor Islands, the camp offers hundreds of children from the city a chance to share in the joys of summer camp in a naturally beautiful setting. We’ve sponsored the camp since it began in 2007, and are pleased to support its knowledge sharing lessons, the skills building activities, and the leadership opportunities for young people.
Beginning in the summer of 2011, we hosted a 9th week of camp called the Partners Explorers Program. It was so successful; it was integrated across the 8 weeks of camp reaching all 800 campers the next year. Also in 2012, we sponsored the first in a series of Health Career Fairs at the camps – hosting two each summer. The Health Career Fairs give campers the opportunity to meet with Partners professionals - who volunteer to spend the day at the camp - and ask them about their career paths and responsibilities.
To learn more about the camper experience, check out these stories about Avery Nicholas and Bianca Glover, two Leaders-In-Training who attended the career fairs and successfully secured internships at a Partners hospital and community health center.
Community Health Partnerships
Partners HealthCare and its hospitals work with many community organizations to make measurable and sustainable improvements in the health status of underserved populations.
Find out more about Partners' Community Partnerships by clicking the link below.