We build confidence, resilience, and community for transgender & gender-variant youth and their families through camp experiences.
Camp Aranu'tiq of Harbor Camps' Year-Round Staff
programs are directed by Nick Teich, LCSW, the Founder and CEO of
Camp Aranu'tiq & Harbor Camps. Nick has believed in the life-changing power of camp since he began his days as a summer camper in 1993. He now has 11 years experience in leading and running camps. Besides working year-round to prepare for and run Aranu'tiq's
programs, Nick is also a PhD candidate at Brandeis University and authored Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue (Columbia University Press). He has a deep personal interest in helping transgender youth to be
themselves. He lives in the Boston area with his wife, Erika, their baby daughter Rebecca, and their
two dogs, all of whom join him at camp in the summer.
Camp Aranu'tiq's Summer Leadership Staff
Chaz Bono is an activist, author, and is the transgender son of Cher and the late Sonny Bono. He lives in West Hollywood, California.
Norman Spack, M.D., is senior associate in pediatric endocrinology at Boston Children's Hospital and is the co-director of its Gender Management Service. He is a worldwide leader in the endocrine treatment of transgender children.
Ralph Vetters, M.D., is a pediatrician who serves as the medical director at the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center in Boston. Dr. Vetters specializes in working with transgender and gender-variant adolescents.
Camp Aranu'tiq is a program of Harbor Camps. More information on Harbor Camps is in our FAQ (click "more: FAQ" on navigation at the top of the page).
Board of Directors
of Harbor Camps
of Harbor Camps
Nick Teich, Julie Lipson, Morgan Darby, Melissa MacNish, Marissa Peifer
Development & Progress Committee:
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.