BCYF Camp Joy Program Registering Now
BOSTON--Boston Centers for Youth & Families, the City of Boston's largest youth and human service agency, is now accepting applications for Camp Joy, a summer program for Boston residents ages 3 to 22 with disabilities. The program provides structured activities designed to help participants to make new friends, have fun, learn and grow.
"I am proud that Camp Joy has been providing a highly engaging and fun summer program for 72 years now," said William Morales, Commissioner of Boston Centers for Youth & Families. "Thanks to our caring and dedicated staff, these special Bostonians get the help and support they need to enjoy a full summer camp experience."
BCYF Camp Joy has provided thousands of children and youth adults with special needs with enriching opportunities since 1946. Camp Joy also has a winter program component which focuses on the same principles of inclusion, learning and fun. Both Camp Joy and Camp Joy Winter are led by trained, highly skilled program staff who create a safe and nurturing environment for participants. While BCYF is committed to seeking individuals with disabilities for this program, it is also open to youth without disabilities between the ages of 3 and 7.
Program participants must be between the ages of 3 and 22, be able to interact in a 4:1 participant to staff ratio and be a Boston resident (proof of residency will be requested.) Transportation is provided. Enrollment is first-come, first-served until all slots are filled or by June 1, 2018