Ride. Inspire. Lead.

Boston

 
Pacino_160922_3058.jpg

About Chill Boston

 

 

Chill Boston has big news! We are now a year-round youth development program. Since the Chill Foundation launched the Boston location in 1997, roughly 950 youth have been given the opportunity to unique physical activity and positive guidance to better their current situations. After 19 years of operating a seasonal snowboard program, Chill Boston has demonstrated the need and community support to expand the site to year-round. This expansion involves implementing SUP, surf, and skate programs. The expansion will allow Chill Boston to reach more underserved youth in the Greater Boston Area.

Snow 

In addition to our program at Wachusett Mountain, Chill Boston is also now at  McIntyre Ski Area offering programming in the Merrimack Valley!

Skate 

Thanks to our new mobile skatepark by Freshpark, Chill Boston can now offer programs at community skateparks as well as at schools and youth centers.

SURF

This was Chill Boston's second year partnering with  Levitate Surf Shop to offer a surfing program at DCR's Nantasket Beach. located in Hull. 

Stand-up Paddleboard 

Chill Boston is able to offer our SUP program in Waltham with the help of Charles River Canoe and Kayak! 

 
 

The Latest from Chill Boston

 

 

Chill Boston runs 3 snow programs this year!

For the first time ever, Chill Boston has been able to run THREE snow programs at once! Monday and Tuesday nights have been at McIntyre Ski Area in Manchester NH, and Tuesday nights have been at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area in Princeton, MA. We’ve brought together a team of amazing instructors, mountain personnel, and 15 volunteers to make this season happen! Our youth come from Greater Boston, the Merrimack Valley, Manchester, and Central Massachusetts.

Monday Nights

Excel Academy
Rindge Ave Upper Campus School
John D. O’Bryant School
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell
Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence

Tuesday Nights

Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy
BCYF Leahy Holloran
South Boston Neighborhood House
LUK Inc.
Stetson School
Manville School
Tenacity

Wednesday Nights

Roca Kidz Club
Big Brother Big Sister of NH

black.jpg
I’ll always remember how to snowboard, but also I learned to never rush anything, to make and keep friendships, to respect others, and to have courage to stand up to any challenge that comes my way.
— Anthony, CHILL Boston PARTICIPANT

 

ChillFoundation_ForMandi-1-2.jpg

Our Host MountainS

Wachusett Mountain & McIntyre Ski Area

Chill Boston is stoked to continue our partnership with Wachusett Mountain Ski Area!

We use our time on the ride up to Wachusett Mountain to introduce the weekly theme through an activity, and reinforce the concept during our time on the mountain. This structure allows participants to make meaningful connections to the curriculum while experiencing the innate joy of snowboarding.

Chill Boston also stoked to form a new partnership opportunity with McIntyre Ski Area! 

We're excited to be able to expand our programming into the Merrimack Valley! We'll be bringing youth from Boston and Lawrence to McIntyre Ski Area in Manchester, NH for the first time. 

wachusett.jpg
mcintyre.jpg
black.jpg

Thank You

Chill Boston Sponsors

 
 

Connect with Chill Boston

Emily Carr.jpg

Emily Carr, Boston Coordinator | emilyc@chill.org

Emily is originally from Lunenburg, MA and currently resides in central MA. With a background in K-12 educational partnership programming, Emily holds a B.A. in Studio Art focused in Graphic Design from Clark University and is currently finishing her M.S. in Resilient and Sustainable Communities at Green Mountain College. Her favorite boardsport is snowboarding, and favorite place to ride is Killington, VT. Her dad is adamant that her first cassette tape was Jewel, but it was actually Green Day’s “Dookie”.

Scott Bio Pic.jpg

Scott Myers, Boston Assistant Coordinator | scottm@chill.org

Scott is originally from the North Shore of MA, and went to school at New England College where he fell in love with being an Adventure Bound student leader.  He continued his education with degrees in Organizational Leadership and Student Affairs.  Scott bounced around New England serving with City Year, coached lacrosse, and was a professional outdoor leader and guide. His favorite mountain is anywhere he can find two-for-one deals and free tickets, though his go-to is Bretton Woods. His first CD was either Oasis or Michael Jackson.

 
black.jpg