UMass Boston

Staff & Volunteers

Camp Shriver Staff


Applications for 2024 are now open! Apply today!

Applicants are asked to read and respond to "Best Practices in Inclusive Camping: A Roundtable Discussion in Programming as part of their application. Download a copy here.

Camp Shriver is staffed by a camp director, counselors, interns, adaptive physical educators, special educators, and staff from the UMass Boston Center for Social Development and Education and University Health Services. Volunteers are drawn from the surrounding community and the UMass Boston campus.  Members of the staff are familiar with the needs of campers with disabilities and are trained to instruct all campers in the sports offered.

Members of the camp staff will be responsible for working each day of camp, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., as well as a two-day staff orientation session that will be held before the start of camp in in June.

Camp Shriver also has an educational internship program, designed to help high school students best prepare themselves for a college or career concentration in working with children, especially children with disabilities. Learn more about this program here.


Mark Spolidoro, Camp Director

Mark Spolidoro has been an adapted physical education teacher for over 25 years with the Boston Public Schools while also filling the role of the coordinator for Special Olympics Massachusetts/Unified Sports for the past decade. He graduated with a bachelor of science in physical education and health from the University of Rhode Island and continued his education at UMass Boston, receiving a teacher’s certification in moderate special needs education. Spolidoro was an all-state athlete in Baseball in Rhode Island and played baseball at the University of Rhode Island. He is still involved in sports as a youth football, basketball and baseball coach. He remains physically active by participating in adult basketball and softball leagues while enjoying playing golf with family and friends.


Center for Social Development and Education

10th Floor, Healey Library,
100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125 USA



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