The Crossroads journey begins with camp and leads anywhere.
Navigating the world as a young person today is more complicated
and challenging than ever before.
Too many of our children and teens are being asked to travel on a journey without essential tools or experienced fellow travelers.
For 88 years, Crossroads has been a guide
through the wilderness.
Crossroads' year-round overnight camps and leadership programs get young people off their screens and out into nature, where they play, giggle, stretch,
and learn about the power of their potential.
Crossroads youth learn
to build strong relationships and overcome challenges,
to swim, ride a bike, land a fish,
navigate by compass, and summit mountains,
to lead a team, influence for change,
and give back to their communities.
They learn to confidently DREAM BIG.
1,000 young people from greater Boston
experience our programs every year as springboards to a bright future.
Our programs can span10+ years in our young people's lives.
And we have impact...
My daughter went from being a shy little girl to being around a group of kids and staff who allowed her to express her true silly self"
My son learned how to communicate effectively, and is able to work as a team with people who are different from himself."
The environment is an extension of home and when my camper is there,
I'm worry free."
We are proud of the successes of our young people
of our graduates are first-generation college students
of recent grads are enrolled in college
or postsecondary programs
of youth report an increase in physical activity,confidence, and friendships
of families report camp prepared their child for greater success in school
THE REAL SUCCESSES ARE IN THEIR STORIES
Read Unique Hodge's story C5 Alum, Class of 2018
Read Sasha Sanon's story C5 Alum, Class of 2016
donations cover 100% of our program costs
74% of Crossroads families
are low income.
These dynamic programs and experiences that enrich the lives of our young people are too often out of reach for their families.
Crossroads ensures that accessibility is never an issue for any child, regardless of financial circumstance.
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