BCYF Camp Joy
Camp Joy’s success is due to qualified and dedicated staff. Our structured and enriching programs:
- promote peer-to-peer socialization
- foster individual growth and development, and
- connect participants and their families to new opportunities and valuable community resources.
Camp Joy Summer Program
The Camp Joy Summer Program is a four-week day-long summer camp program. This program is available to Boston residents with disabilities, ages 3 - 22, and their siblings ages 3 - 7.
Camp Joy provides an inclusive and supportive environment. Participants receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch. We also offer door-to-door transportation, eliminating barriers to services. Each BCYF Camp Joy site has a licensed nurse. All program staff are professionally trained and CPR certified.
Youth in the Camp Joy Summer Program take part in activities that encourage peer-to-peer interaction, such as:
- group games
- adaptive sports and gym time
- arts and crafts, and
- field trips to local sites like the zoo and activities like bowling.
Camp Joy Winter Program
The Camp Joy Winter Program runs three Saturdays a month from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. for 15 weeks from November to March. This program is available to residents with disabilities between the ages of 8 and 22.
Camp Joy Winter Program activities include:
- swimming in BCYF’s indoor pools
- social activities including pizza parties and group games, and
- field trips to recreational, cultural, and educational institutions.