Cambridge Camping's mission is to provide meaningful experiences to under-resourced, urban children in supportive and inclusive camp communities through enriching and inspired programs. Camp is where children laugh, play, join in, and make memories to last a lifetime. For 123 years, Cambridge Camping Association (CCA) has provided summer programming to urban youth from under-resourced circumstances. Beginning in 1893 and incorporated in 1936, the organization initially offered placements for children from impoverished backgrounds to enjoy “Country Week”; and time away from the city. In 1969, CCA opened its first program, Inner City Day Camp (now Cambridge Adventure Day Camp), a program that was multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and multi-cultural in its composition and outlook. In 1990, CCA launched Daybreak Day Camp to meet the needs of campers with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges in a smaller, more specialized setting. CCA continues to serve more than 400 campers annually through Cambridge Adventure Day Camp, Daybreak Day Camp, the Department of Children and Families Assessment and Referral Program, and CCA Access-a referral and scholarship program placing children in day and overnight camps throughout New England. Through our two day camps and scholarship and referral programs, Cambridge Camping has served thousands of children and supported youth and families from the community for more than a century. It’s important to highlight that although we have evolved to meet the changing needs of our families and the community, we have never departed from our founding mission and we are driven by the same passion for equality and social justice with which we began. CCA is looking for a Board member with nonprofit finance experience.
Posted on September 26, 2017