Westfield’s Kamp for Kids recognized by Red Sox Foundation

Children with disabilities play alongside able-bodied children at the camp

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Every summer for the past 42 years, children with disabilities, as well as able-bodied children, have played together at Westfield’s Kamp for Kids.

The camp takes pride in being the first such integrated summer camp in the Northeast. Friday, in recognition of the camp’s achievements, the Red Sox Foundation awarded them with a $1,000 grant.

Staff member Victoria Kolossov’s daughter attends Kamp for Kids.

“This camp means everything to her. The entire school year- she loves school- she’ll talk about camp. She can’t wait to come back. It is her third summer here,” Kolossov said.

More than 100 children are spending two weeks each at Kamp for Kids this summer.

Photo courtesy Kamp for Kids