Summerfuel Boston 2016

Welcome Summerfuel families!

We have had a wonderful week of getting everything prepared for the students and their arrival; we know this will be a summer to remember! We have 8 friendly RAs and 4 Senior Staff member to take care of our students for the four weeks they are here with us.

If you need to contact us, our phone number is 1 (347) 255-7631.

We are so excited for it all to begin!


News from Hastings Hall

Should you coming looking for us at Harvard Law School, you will find Summerfuel headquartered in room 312 of Hastings Hall.  Three days into the program, we are seeing students who are engaged in their studies and enthused about the Cambridge environs.  (Starbucks and CVS appear to be the most popular merchants, followed closely by the Harvard bookstore and various frozen yogurt vendors.)


Two thumbs up from Chad.

At the moment, things are quiet at Hastings as the RA groups have ventured out on the town for their first RA Night.  (Look for photos coming shortly.)  The senior staff, meanwhile, is catching up on emails, enjoying a burrito from Felipe’s, and making final preparations for our 4th of July events:  Lauren Rollins, our academic director, is planning to paint many Summerfuel faces red, white and blue tomorrow; Vivian Wheeler, activities guru, has concocted a potent menu of field day contests, pitting house against house in the quest for Independence Day glory; and Chad Wolf, our residential czar, has found a patriotic headband to commemorate our nation’s birthday.

This weekend, we head to Six Flags amusement park this Saturday, followed by our first Boston trip on Sunday, featuring such landmarks as the New England Aquarium, Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market.   Look for photos from all these events coming soon!

A.J. Kohlhepp, Director

Countdown to Summerfuel Boston 2013

Only 37 days until Summerfuel Boston at Harvard officially begins! Until then, there are a couple of deadlines, events and updates that you should be aware of:

– JUNE 1st (Saturday): All final paperwork, travel details and payment due to the NYC office. Please upload documents directly to or email them to

– JUNE 5th (Wednesday) at 4PM EDT: Pre-program conference call for all families participating in Summerfuel at Harvard. Common pre-program details, questions and concerns will be addressed, but if you would like to discuss something specific, please send an email to with the subject line: Harvard Conference Call.

– JUNE 23rd (Sunday): Staff arrives at Harvard to start final preparations for your arrival.

– JUNE 30th (Sunday): ARRIVAL DAY!

The staff can’t wait to meet you all on June 30th! Finish the school year strong and we’ll see you this summer.


Marissa Bates

Program Coordinator


Summerfuel’s Got a Talented Group of Murder Mystery Detectives

As we come to the close of our second week here at ASA Harvard the students have had had the chance to participate in two very exciting evening programs.

On Thursday we had “Summerfuel’s Got Talent” hosted by two of our RAs, Chelsea and CK.  During this competition students got to display their talents for a judging panel of their fellow students in hopes of winning a $25 gift card to Starbucks.  We saw a multitude of talents ranging from singing to dancing and even a beatbox demonstration by the eventual winner David Berl.  Even though David walked away with the grand prize there is no doubt that ASA Harvard’s Got talent!

On Friday students got the chance to participate in the first annual “Murder at Hastings”  During this activity students  had to use their best detective skills to solve a fictional murder mystery.  Students had to travel around to each RA’s suite and complete a task in order to receive a clue.  Once they they had gathered all the clues they needed they made their best attempts to crack the case.  While all five halls did an excellent job it was RA Trish’s girls who solved the mystery first.

This weekend students are traveling to Hampton beach on Saturday and going on their second excursion to Boston on Sunday.  It is hard to believe that we are nearing the halfway point of our program, but I guess time really does fly when you’re having fun!

Bruno Victor playing the guitar during Summerfuel’s Got Talent.


Winner of Summerfuel’s Got Talent: David Berl

RA Chelsea and her girls performing a dance for Summerfuel’s Got Talent.