Camp Shriver Lafayette will take place Monday, June 18th, through Friday, June 22nd, from 9am-2pm. This camp will feature athletes and partners from the Evangeline, St. Landry, Acadia, Lafayette, Vermillion, Iberia, St. Martin, and St. Mary Areas.
Camp Shriver brings together people with and without intellectual disabilities for training and competition each summer. The primary goals are to provide another level of challenge and promote inclusion.
The Unified Champion Schools approach incorporates Special Olympics sports and related activities while enhancing the youth experience and empowering them to be change agents in their communities. This requires a shift in current programs and paradigms from a focus on events to committing to a movement advocating for youth as leaders. This programming promotes social inclusion in schools to ensure special education and general education students are equitably engaged. Teachers and students are encouraged to collaborate and create supportive classrooms, activities and opportunities.
Students should be encouraged and supported to be agents of change, have opportunities to be leaders, and participate in collaborative school activities. To achieve this, school leaders and educators must foster a socially inclusive school climate that emphasizes acceptance, respect and human dignity for all students. A socially inclusive school is a place where no student is excluded because of the degree or type of disability or the services required to meet his/her needs.
Join us the week of June 4th through the 8th for Camp Shriver Baton Rouge! This is a wonderful opportunity for all athletes to learn new sports skills, improve their existing skills, and make lasting friendships. It begins at 9 a.m. and is located at the First Church of the Nazarene in Baton Rouge.
Contact us to register at 985-345-6644. Find out more the details here.
Camp Shriver is back again this summer! Join us at one of the camps listed below!
Camp Shriver Baton Rouge
June 4-8, 2018
First Church of the Nazerene
9955 Old Hammond Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70816.
Camp Shriver Jefferson June 6-8
Ree Alario Center
6900 Saints Dr
Metairie, LA 70003
This camp will feature athletes from the Bayouland area. Learn more about Camp Shriver. Please contact your area management team to register.
Camp Shriver Northwest Princess Park (Shreveport, LA)
Camp Shriver Shreveport will take place Tuesday June 12th through Thursday June 14th from 9am-3pm. This camp will feature athletes and partners from the Northwest, North Central, Northeast, Cenla, and Red River Areas. To learn more about Camp Shriver and to register, please speak with your area coordinator.
Camp Shriver Lafayette
Heymann Recreational Center (Lafayette, LA)
Camp Shriver Lafayette will take place Monday, June 18th, through Friday, June 22nd, from 9am-2pm. This camp will feature athletes and partners from the Evangeline, St. Landry, Acadia, Lafayette, Vermillion, Ibera, St. Martin, and St. Mary Areas. To learn more about Camp Shriver and to register, please speak with your area coordinator.
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Did you know Special Olympics Louisiana offers free health examinations for our athletes at our State Events?
Healthy Athletes is a large part of our organization. Our athletes are screened through Special Smiles, Healthy Hearing, Health Promotion, Fit Feet, Fun Fitness, and Opening Eyes. Our athletes are screened, free of charge, at our state competitions. Athletes also receive a “goody” bag for Special Smiles and Health promotion filled with lots of great tools to keep up the good work! Come out and find the booths at our State Games!
The Special Olympics 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will take place July 1-6, around the University of Washington and the Seattle, Washington community. There are nearly 3,500 athletes and 1,000 coaches, 10,000 volunteers and delegates from all over the world expected to attend and compete in the 2018 USA Games. About 50,000 family, friends, and spectators are anticipated to attend.
Meet Team Louisiana
Team Louisiana will be a delegation of 129 ( 70 athletes, 27 unified partners, 32 coaches and official delegates) representing Special Olympics Louisiana. Our delegation will compete in the following sports: Athletics (Track & Field), Aquatics (Swimming), Bocce, Bowling, Golf, Powerlifting, Tennis, Unified Basketball, Unified Softball, and Unified Flag Football. Meet the candidates for Team Louisiana’s Delegation.