Camp Shriver at UMass Boston

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Center for Social Development and Education | 10th Floor, Healey Library | University of Massachusetts Boston | 100 Morrissey Blvd | Boston MA 02125 | 617-287-5000 617-287-7250 |






Camp Shriver is an inclusive summer program for children with and without intellectual disabilities. The goals of the camp are: To provide sports; and other recreational and enrichment activities for all participants. To use sports as a vehicle for improving not only campers’ sports skills and overall motor development, but also their self-esteem, social skills, and confidence in building relationships with peers. To create an atmosphere of understanding, learning, and sharing so that campers from diverse backgrounds with and without disabilities can engage in positive peer relationships and develop new friendships.


United States
Key Partners: 

UMass Boston,

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

The Camp Shriver Learning Lab enables UMass Boston students to participate in this unique summer program. About 12 undergraduate interns will be selected to participate in the summer learning lab, through the Center for Social Development and Education and the Psychology Department. This internship program is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with children with and without disabilities and to learn more about child development and developmental disabilities from psychological, sociological, educational, and recreational perspectives. The internship program includes (1) hands-on fieldwork with campers as Assistant Counselors and Assistant Coaches and (2) an advanced psychology seminar on child development and disabilities.