Posted by: sonewjersey | June 14, 2011

Camp Shriver Offers Chance to Learn a New Sport

Basketball drills at Camp Shriver

The Special Olympics New Jersey Sports Complex will be abuzz with activity when Camp Shriver starts up in a few weeks.

Camp Shriver offers four weeks of outdoor camp free-of-charge to any registered Special Olympics athlete with a valid medical on file.

Athletes will learn sport-specific skills, including the fundamentals to excel in each sport, and play games to improve these skills and compete against other campers.

Each week will focus on a different sport, as follows:
     Week 1:  July 11-15 – Basketball
     Week 2:  July 18-22 – Soccer
     Week 3:  July 25-29 – Golf
     Week 4:  August 1-5 – Bocce

In addition, Camp Shriver will provide cardio and weight training in the Wawa Exercise & Wellness Center and educational information on nutrition, health and wellness. Most, if not all, activities will take place outdoors. A healthy snack will be provided on Fridays as part of the Health and Nutrition information. Camp is run daily from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Special Olympics New Jersey Sports Complex on Princess Road in Lawrenceville.

So, if the athlete in your family wants to get in on the action, be sure to register today! Download the brochure and registration form at: http://www.sonj.org/iCMS/Files/01156.pdf

A volunteer laughs with campers

Volunteers Needed
Interested in volunteering at Camp Shriver? Volunteers must be 14 years or older, be able to commit to the entire week they sign up for, and complete the volunteer application here: http://www.sonj.org/iCMS/Files/01170.pdf 

Completed forms must be returned by June 20, 2011.  For more information, e-mail SportsInfo@sonj.org or call 609-896-8000.

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