SPAR holds Special Olympics sports camp 2023

A camp with an emphasis on athletics is being co-sponsored by the Shreveport Parks and Recreation Department (SPAR), the Special Olympics, and other organizations.

Camp Shriver will be hosted from June 13 to June 15 at the Princess Park Community Center, which is located at 931 Baker Street in Shreveport. Each day of the camp will begin at nine in the morning and end at three in the afternoon.


  • Bocce
  • Tennis
  • Flag Football
  • Softball/Tball
  • Volleyball

In order to take part in Camp Shriver, each and every participant needs to fill out a Special Olympic Medical paperwork.


Camp Shriver is an event that has been taking place in the Shreveport-Bossier area for more than a decade, and it has a long and illustrious history.

In 1962, Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded the first iteration of Camp Shriver in her own garden. She did so as the camp’s founder. Her dream was that the lives of those who have intellectual impairments would be revolutionized via the power of athletics, and that the attitudes of the general public would be altered for good.

Interactions between children with special needs and children who were more typical were one of the most valuable things that might have taken place at Camp Shriver. It was virtually a one-on-one environment, with their being 34 children and 26 counselors at the camp, and she would recruit kids from high school and college to work as counselors for the event.

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