Camp Shriver at UMass Boston

Camp Shriver at UMass Boston
Center for Development and Education
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA  02125

Barbara Gildea

Camp Shriver is no longer accepting applications for the 2014 Boston Marathon, but we are still accepting emails from those interested in our wait list. Qualified runners that have been accepted in the 2014 Boston Marathon are invited to contact us for more information about joining our team.
For the past eight years, Camp Shriver at the University of Massachusetts Boston has welcomed over 800 children, half with and half without intellectual and developmental disabilities, ages 8-12, from low income families in the Boston area to a free inclusive summer sports camp.

While recreational programs offered by schools and community agencies may accept children with disabilities, few—if any—are designed to enroll an equal number of children with and without disabilities. That is what makes Camp Shriver at UMass Boston unique. Camp Shriver serves an equal number of children with and without disabilities so that all children can play and learn—as equals.

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 and social skills, create positive peer relationships and make new friends.

B.A.A. Moment 1

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race.  Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.