Camp Shriver at UMass Boston
Center for Social Development and Education
We are lucky to live in a world where children with disabilities are included in our schools and our communities. But Camp Shriver takes this one step further. Being in the classroom is good... being a friend is better!
That's why since 2006, Camp Shriver at the University of Massachusetts Boston has welcomed children, 50% with and 50% without intellectual and developmental disabilities, ages 8-12, from low income families in the Boston area to a free inclusive summer sports camp. Our mission is to bring children with and without disabilities together to provide opportunities for social and motor development, while promoting positive peer relationships among campers. Recently, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recognized Camp Shriver as a top organization nationally for its innovative and influential approach to using sports to make communities healthier places to live.
Camp Shriver serves an equal number of children with and without disabilities so that all children can learn and play—as equals.
Proceeds raised by our fantastic Team Camp Shriver runners will support over 150 children at camp this summer or in our school year program, Saturday Camp. With your support, and the support of these amazing individuals running 26.2 miles for children with disabilities, we will make sure that all children are included!