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BCYF Camp Joy

The application for Summer 2024 is available now!

BCYF Camp Joy provides high-quality programs for children and young adults with special needs. 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 - 15, and their siblings, ages 3 - 7. Slots are first come, first served and only completed applications will be accepted.

Camp Joy provides an inclusive and supportive environment. It includes structured, daily opportunities for participants to make new friends, have fun, learn, and grow during the summer months. The summer offers a variety of enrichment activities designed to:

  • promote peer-to-peer socialization
  • foster relationship building, and
  • support individual growth.

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.

Program Requirements

  • Be between the ages of 3-15 with disabilities;
  • Be able to interact in a 4:1 participant to staff ratio;
  • Be a Boston resident (proof of residency required );
  • Complete application with all documentation and signatures;
  • Campers  that are not utilizing the bus will be assigned a time for arrival to camp due to social distancing.
  • PLEASE NOTE: The application lists BCYF Ohrenberger Community Center as the camp location but due to construction, Camp Joy Summer Program will be held at Madison Park High School.

Summer 2024 Application 

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