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Media Packet, Publications & Awards

Get to Know Camp Shriver!

These documents provide an overview of Camp Shriver through our history, published articles, impact reports and peer-reviewed journal entries: 

A complete list of Camp Shriver press and publications:

Spolidoro, M., Gildea, B., Bille, D., & Sears, S. (2023). Camp Shriver. In G. N. Siperstein, S. J. Schleien, M. E. Block, & E. D. McDowell (Eds.), Best practices for inclusive camps. Sagamore-Venture Publishing.

Siperstein, G. N., McDowell, E. D., Schleien, S. J., Dattilo, J., Block, M. E., Spolidoro, M., . . . Hall, A. (2019). Best practices in inclusive camping: A roundtable discussion on programming. Camping Magazine, 92(2), 52-59.

Siperstein, G. N., Spolidoro, M., & Gildea, B. (2018). Camp Shriver. In The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intellectual and Developmental Disorders. (Vol. 1, pp. 225-227). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Siperstein, G. N., Pociask, S., & Barnes, K. (2009). Let’s ALL play: Helping to make inclusion in summer camps a success. Camping Magazine, 82(6), 46-51.

Siperstein, G. N., Glick, G. C., & Parker, R. (2009). The social inclusion of children with intellectual disabilities in a recreational setting. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 47(2), 97-107.

Littlefield, B. (Producer). (2009, August 15). Only a game [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from

Price, M. (2008). Changing expectations: Getting people with intellectual disabilities on the playing field improves their health—and changes how others perceive their abilities. Monitor on Psychology, 39(7), 62.

Siperstein, G. N., Glick, G. C., Bardon, J. N., Harada, C. M., & Parker, R. C. (2007). Camp Shriver: A model for including children with intellectual disabilities in summer camp. Camping Magazine, 80(4), 20-27.

Crimaldi, L. (2007, August 5). Happy campers: Kids strive, thrive in Shriver program. The Boston Herald, p. 8.

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