Camp Shriver’s mission is to use sports as a vehicle to bring children with and without disabilities together so that they have the opportunity to develop their motor as well as social skills, create positive peer relationships and make new friends. Campers receive instruction in a variety of sports (including soccer, basketball and swimming), as well as participate in creative experiences (including arts, crafts and games).
Camp Shriver is...
- For Boys and Girls, ages 8—12
- Free (after a $25 registration fee)
- Includes free breakfast, lunch, snacks and camp gear
- Includes free transportation from designated pick-up/drop-off sites.
- Provides sports instruction in soccer, swimming, basketball and more
- Inclusive: 50% of campers are children with a disability and 50% are children without a disability
Camp Shriver treats all of our campers as equal-status campers. Campers with and without disabilities are grouped together in teams (i.e., a team of 10 will include 5 campers with a disability and 5 campers without a disability) and participate in all activities together.
Our campers with disabilities are currently receiving special education services in public schools and have mild intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Our campers without disabilities are not receiving special education services in school. They are the same ages as our campers with disabilities and come from the same school systems.
Admission to Camp Shriver is by lottery for all applicants, new and returning.
Special thanks to our sponsors, and our partners at the National Inclusion Project and The Center for Social Development and Education at University of Massachusetts, Boston for leading the launch of Camp Shriver at Stonehill College!
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The National Inclusion Project serves to bridge the gap that exists between young people with disabilities and the world around them.