Camp Shriver Baton Rouge began yesterday, Monday, June 5th and will continue through Friday, June 9th from 8am-2pm. Camp Shriver is taking place at the First Church of the Nazarene (9955 Old Hammond Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70816). This camp will feature athletes and partners from the Capital Area and Florida Parishes Area. Learn more about Camp Shriver.
Camp Shriver brings together people with and without intellectual disabilities for training and competition. Athletes learn new sports skills, improve individual sport performance, participate in individual and team sports, build friendships and have fun with camp volunteers.
Hahnville High School senior, McKenzie Hargis, hosted a Special Olympics soccer camp Saturday, November 14th. Athletes came from New Iberia, St. James Parish, St. John Parish, and St. Charles Parish. The day was spent with athletes breaking off into groups by age to help teach them soccer skills. Past and present Hahnville Lady Tigers soccer players, a few young St. Charles soccer league players, and family and friends of McKenzie helped teach dribbling, passing, and shooting to the participants. Various drills were done so they could incorporate their newly learned skills into playing soccer. After all the hard work, a scrimmage was done to show off their new skills in a game format. The camp finished off with lunch of red beans and rice, prepared by Special Olympics volunteers, and an awards presentation. Each athlete received a certificate of participation as well as every volunteer and unified partner. This event would not have been possible without Hahnville High School allowing the use of their great facility to host, and the help of Theresa Theriot of Bayouland Special Olympics and her staff of volunteers. Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible!
We will unfortunately be canceling Camp Shriver Ascension Parish this year. Please feel free to contact us at 1-800-345-6644 with any further questions or concerns. For more information on Camp Shrivers happening across Louisiana in 2016, click here!
Camp Shriver is taking place in Baton Rouge this week!
What is Camp Shriver, you ask? 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. Camps take place in many cities throughout LA. Camp Shriver will in many, if not most, cases, help supplement on-going local community school activities.
For more information on Camp Shriver, please click here or call us at 1-800-345-6644.
Last week, we told you about a camp some of our athletes attended at the University of New Orleans, which was hosted by the men’s basketball team. Athletes were put through drills, took a tour of the Lakefront Arena, and played a game against the UNO team.
Bryan Salmond from WWL-TV was on hand to capture the action at the camp. He shows how the UNO athletes views of athletes were changed.
Yesterday, some of our athletes participated in a basketball camp hosted by the University of New Orleans. Head Coach Slessinger, led the camp along with his assistant coaches and his players.
Our athletes started the camp with a warm-up followed by three rotations of skill performances. Next, they were treated to a tour of the Lakefront Arena. Then, they toured the locker room and video room, stopping for a quick video session. Finally, the camp concluded with our athletes playing against the UNO players. Special Olympics Louisiana athletes took home the win!
Thanks to all of the coaches, players, and staff at UNO for hosting a great basketball camp. We are already looking forward to the next one!
Read more here on what Coach Slessinger said about the camp.
The Baton Rouge edition of Camp Shriver was a great success. The camp lasted from June 11th-15th and was held at St. Louis King of France School in Baton Rouge. There were 60 campers and 75 partners that participated in the week long camp.
Each day, athletes and partners participated in various sports, working together to better themselves at the game. From basketball to volleyball, all involved learned a lot and had a great time doing so.
Before camp concluded on Friday, a dance competition was held, with the victorious team taking home a trophy. The “Blue Team” overwhelmingly took home the win with their Michael Jackson dance! All of the athletes and partners that we spoke with said that they were already looking forward to next year!
This week, we kicked off Camp Shriver in Baton Rouge and Lafayette. Camp Shirver is a place for persons with intellectual disabilities to come together to learn new sport skills and improve individual performance. Athletes are paired with partners who have been trained as camp Volunteers.
Along with developing new sport skills, our athletes will get to participate in Special Smiles, one of our Healthy Athlete disciplines. Here, athletes will get a full check-up from dentists and dental students alike. Athletes are also given a list of dentists in their are so they can continue treatment.
Camp Shirver will take place in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Destrehan, Shreveport, and Jefferson.