HARBOR CAMPS

aka CAMP ARANUTIQ   |   Needham, MA   |  www.harborcamps.org

Mission

We provide camps for youth & families of specific populations that may often feel marginalized; our camps build confidence, resilience, community, and offer a place where campers can be their authentic selves.

Ruling year info

2009

CEO, Director

Nicholas M Teich PhD, LCSW

Main address

P.O. Box 920251

Needham, MA 02492 USA

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EIN

26-4037161

NTEE code info

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

Minority Rights (R22)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Transgender youth in general experience adversity, such as bullying, discrimination, and suicide, at significantly higher rates than their peers. Safe spaces are needed now more than ever. A report by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) titled "Harsh Realities" (Greytak, Kosciw, & Diaz) describes some of these hardships: 50% of those who endured bullying attempt suicide Approximately 75% do not feel safe at school 50% missed partial or entire days due to bullying 87% are verbally harassed by other students Approximately 25% experience bullying from school staff Camp Aranu'tiq offers 1, 2, and 3-week sessions for youth ages 8-15 as well as one week for counselors- in-training ages 16-18. We offer two long weekend family camp sessions for trans youth and their family members of all ages. We build confidence, resilience, and community for our campers. We also provide confidence, resilience, and community for kids with skeletal dysplasia and facial differences.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Camp Aranu'tiq

Camp Aranu'tiq is an overnight summer camp program for transgender and non-binary youth ages 8 through 18 as well as a family overnight camp for all ages.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Children and youth

Camp Seneb is an overnight summer camp for youth with skeletal dysplasia ages 8-16.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities
Children and youth

Camp Reflections for kids with facial differences serves youth ages 8-16 at an overnight camp where they can be with others like them and enjoy typical camp activities. Siblings are also welcome.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Eleanor P. Eells Award for Program Excellence 2012

American Camp Association

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We build confidence, resilience, and community for our campers by way of our campers:
-Living communally in a bunk with others
-Having face-to-face relationships with one another (no electronics!)
-Participating in fun and challenging outdoor activities in a noncompetitive atmosphere
-Learning that they are strong and have unlimited possibilities regardless of the challenges they face
because of their identity or condition
-Learning to be independent and to step outside their comfort zone
-Making lifelong friendships

At a time in our country when transgender youth and youth with disabilities appear to be losing rights, and sometimes losing hope, our camps are ever more important. We provide a safe haven for kids and families to be among friends who understand - entirely - what each other are going through in life. Our programs foster relationship-building, confidence, and "strength in numbers." We provide skill-building in our daily schedule via the following activity areas: various field and court sports, archery, rock climbing, swimming, paddle boarding, canoeing/kayaking, low elements challenge course, fine art, drama, and music.

Harbor Camps has four full-time, year-round staff that recruit campers, hire staff/volunteers, maintain the facility, and raise funds, and take care of all other aspects of the business operations. During the summer we have well over 100 staff and volunteers making our programs run smoothly.
Funds from donors enable us to be able to provide much-needed financial aid and scholarships for those campers who would otherwise not be able to attend our camps. Tuition fees cover the rest of the operating costs for our camps.
Director and CEO Nick Teich, PhD, LCSW, founded and currently runs Harbor Camps. He has been doing this since 2009 and had many years of camp experience prior to that. Nick and the board of directors are committed to Harbor Camps continuing to run smoothly now and in the future through lots of hard work.

We began in summer 2010 with 40 campers at a rented site for one week. We now serve over 700 campers each summer at our own facility, over 7 weeks. We have always been able to provide financial aid and scholarships to campers who would otherwise not be able to attend. We hope to continue to grow steadily until we are at full capacity for the summer, which isn't far away. We are always looking for ways to improve our property and maintain the wonderful facilities that we have.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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HARBOR CAMPS

Board of directors
as of 12/28/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Nicholas Teich

Nicholas Teich

Harbor Camps

Marissa Peifer

No Affiliation

Julie Lipson

No Affiliation

Melissa MacNish

No Affiliation

Bob Ditter

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/28/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/28/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.