Participants in the 2010 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in Boston on June 24 will be running for Camp Harbor View, which serves inner-city youth.
For 3rd year, Boston Corporate Challenge
will benefit Camp Harbor View
BOSTON, June 4, 2010 — When the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in Boston hosts its 16th consecutive capacity crowd on June 24, the big winner once again will be Camp Harbor View, a day camp that serves over 700 inner-city youth ages 11-14 each summer.
For the third consecutive year, the not-for-profit organization will be the primary beneficiary of what — with a sold-out crowd of 12,000 entrants — has become the largest road race held entirely within the Boston city limits.
The JPMorgan Chase Foundation will make a donation for each Corporate Challenge entry to Camp Harbor View. The race is scheduled for Thursday, June 24, starting at 7:15 p.m. on Charles Street between the Boston Common and the Public Garden.
Camp Harbor View, located on Long Island in Boston Harbor, provides an opportunity for children from Boston's at-risk neighborhoods to experience the joys of summer day camp in a beautiful and safe location in their own city. In addition to having the chance to participate in a wide variety of activities and learning opportunities, campers will learn about life options that they may have never considered while receiving exceptional support from a caring staff.
Founded in 2007, the Camp focuses on recruiting kids from at-risk neighborhoods and low-income families in the city of Boston. It has a curriculum based on five key areas — Leadership Skills, Knowledge is Power, Sports and Fitness, Creative Expression/The Arts, and Aquatics. Campers are provided round-trip transportation from 14 neighborhood stops, apparel, and three meals a day. Tuition is just $5 for an entire month-long session, with two sessions per summer.
Camp Harbor View also offers a Counselor-in-Training program, continuing the relationship with former campers, ages 15-16, who have “aged out” of its camp program. The training program focuses on job skills, mentoring, and higher education/career exploration. It also provides year-round programs that allow the camp to stay in touch with campers and their families during the off-season.
Boston’s J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge has marked its 16th consecutive sell-out in 2010. Registration is completely closed.