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BCYF Camp Joy Winter Program now accepting applications

October 11, 2018

BCYF is now accepting applications for the Camp Joy Winter Program for Boston residents with disabilities between ages 8 and 22.

Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF), the City of Boston’s largest youth and human service agency, is now accepting applications for the Camp Joy Winter Program for Boston residents with disabilities between ages 8 and 22. For 12 years, the program has provided structured, weekly opportunities on Saturdays for participants and their families to make new friends, have fun, learn, and grow.

BCYF has provided thousands of children and youth with special needs with enriching opportunities through Camp Joy, which has been operating a summer program since 1946. The Winter Program is an extension of Camp Joy, focusing on the same principles of inclusion, learning, and fun. Both Camp Joy and Winter Camp Joy are led by trained, highly skilled program staff who create a safe and nurturing environment for participants. While this program is specifically available for residents with disabilities, it is also open to all youth between the ages of 8 and 14.       

The program will run two Saturdays a month (except for holiday weekends) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at BCYF Curtis Hall Community Center in Jamaica Plain. The program is scheduled to run from October 20 through March 30.  The cost per child for the entire length of the program is $150. Program participants must be between the ages of 8 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 not provided and a completed application is required.

For more information and the application please go to boston.gov/BCYF-Camp-Joy or call 617-635-4920 x2402.

About Boston Centers for Youth and Families

Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) is the City of Boston’s largest youth and human service agency. BCYF operates 36 community centers in Boston that offer a variety of engaging and enriching programs for people of all ages created through community input and need. BCYF also oversees citywide programs including the nationally-recognized violence intervention and prevention Streetworker Program, the GIRLS Initiative, Camp Joy special needs program and many aquatic offerings.