Camp Shriver

What began as one woman's dream and a fun backyard summer camp known as Camp Shriver for people with intellectual disabilities has grown into Special Olympics; a global movement changing lives and attitudes for more than 50 years.

Each summer Special Olympics New Jersey goes back to those roots and conducts Camp Shriver at the Sports Complex in Lawrenceville. Our goal is to offer a fun, sports camp experience for individuals with intellectual disabilities of all ages, while enhancing their proficiency and skills in specific sports.

In addition to sport-specific instruction, campers are provided with appropriate educational information on nutrition, health, wellness and fitness. Structured activities will be led by qualified sports specialists and camp counselors. Campers will have use of all of the sports facilities at the Sports Complex, including the Wawa Health and Fitness Center, the Sargent Shriver Gymnasisum, and the outdoor TD Sports Field.

Campers receive instruction in basketball

2017 Camp Shriver Options

Daytime Camp
Registered athletes ages 12 and older
Weeks of July 10, July 17 (Soccer)
Weeks of July 24, July 31 (Basketball)
Monday - Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Registered athletes ages 16 and older
Weeks of July 10, July 17 (Soccer)
Weeks of July 24, July 31 (Basketball)
Monday - Thursday, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Registration for Twilight Camp sessions is full. If you would like your name put on a waiting list, please contact

Unified Development Camp
Registered athletes and Unified partners ages 6 - 11 years old
August 7-11
Monday - Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) Camp Shriver
Registered athletes ages 16 and older
Weeks of July 10, July 17 Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

2017 Camp Shriver Registration

Registration for 2017 Camp Shriver is now open



Volunteer at Camp Shriver

Volunteer registration for 2017 Camp Shriver is coming soon. Take look at the requirements below before completing the registration.

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Registration must be completed by the applicant ONLY
  • Must commit to the entire week you are volunteering for
  • Required to attend a volunteer orientation with parent on TBD

Volunteer Registration

For more information about Camp Shriver, please contact