Camp Aranu'tiq (of Harbor Camps), serving transgender youth & their families, is our flagship program. We have several weeks of programming in New Hampshire & California for all ages and we continue to grow to meet the needs of this population. In 2016 we launched Camp Seneb for kids with skeletal dysplasia and in 2018 we will complete our Harbor Camps family with one-week programs in NH for kids with craniofacial/facial differences.
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Harbor Camps Leadership
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS: ERIC KNUDSEN
Eric began as a volunteer at Camp Aranu'tiq of Harbor Camps in 2011. Eric has a background in public health, and for the three years prior to joining our team, he worked in HIV prevention. When not at camp, Eric enjoys traveling, cooking, writing, and art. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and social welfare from the University of Connecticut. Eric works on camp preparations, fundraising, staff/volunteer hiring, and many other areas. He lives in the Boston area in the off-season and spends the summer at our New Hampshire camp.
HEAD OF FACILITIES - NH: STEVE JAEGER
Steve Jaeger is the Head of Facilities/Camp Ranger for Harbor Camps' New Hampshire property. Steve has been a camp ranger for 15 years, six of which have been on our current property with the previous owners. He has worked for the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts. Steve is an avid fisherman and enjoys all outdoor activities. He and his wife Lisa live on site year-round. He has three grown children, Josh, Aly, and Brandon. Steve feels strongly that camp is something all children deserve to experience.
Board of Directors
Morgan Darby, M.A., M.A.T., has been a board member with Harbor Camps since its inception in 2009. She was also an assistant camp director of Camp Aranu'tiq for six years. Morgan works in education in Oakland, Calif. Morgan remains active on the Education Fund board of directors for MassEquality. She holds an M.A. in gender and cultural studies and a M.A.T. from Simmons College.
Bob Ditter, M.Ed., LCSW, is a camp professional as well as a child & family therapist in Boston. He is a nationally recognized trainer and consultant for organizations that work with young people. He has visited over 600 summer camps in the United States, has spoken about camp on many national television programs, and has authored four books for camp professionals and 14 training DVDs.
Melissa MacNish, LMHC,
has been a board member with Harbor Camps since its inception. She is also an assistant director of Camp Aranu'tiq in NH. She is a
mental health counselor in private practice in Boston. Melissa is a consultant for Greater Boston
PFLAG and collaborates with parents to run support groups for parents. She is dedicated to creating safe spaces for all youth.
Marissa Peifer, Psy.D.,
has been a board member with Harbor Camps since its inception.
Marissa is also an assistant director of Camp Aranu'tiq in NH. Marissa is a psychologist practicing in Boston. She has worked
clinically with transgender youth and their families and has published
on supporting families through transition.