At Camp Harbor View, hundreds of children from Boston get the chance to enjoy simple summer fun. The camp, located on Long Island in Boston Harbor, offers boating, arts, athletics, music and aquatics. And, each summer, it also offers campers the chance to start planning for their futures with Healthcare Career Day.
Partners HealthCare has been a sponsor of the camp since it began in 2007. Healthcare Career Day at Camp Harbor View is designed to introduce kids to health professionals and their careers. The students rotate through different stations, each run by a different Partners institution, that focus on the various careers within healthcare and health in general. This year, Community Health and Wellness Assistant Katie Plante and Outpatient and Community Liaison Dietitian Allie Lang, RD, LDN, represented Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital.
Plante and Lang were on hand to teach the kids about healthy snacking by letting the kids make their own trail mixes. The BWFH team talked to the kids about the nutrients and health benefits to each ingredient before making the mix.
“Camp Harbor View is one of the best things about Boston,” says Plante. “I’m so happy we get to be a part of it. I loved getting to talk with these kids. They asked questions and were genuinely interested in the food they were eating and how it helps their body.”
For Lang, both the camp itself and the level engagement from the students was impressive to see. “This year’s Career Day was a great success and I am looking forward to participating next year!” she says.
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