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. A national model for inclusive recreational programming, Camp Shriver’s mission is to improve the social, emotional, and physical well-being of children of all abilities, by providing an inclusive community of friendship and fun. We are honored to be recognized as a winner of the 2022 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Award.
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 children of all abilities are included!