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Baker Summer Camp Grants 2010

Autism Speaks awarded scholarships to more than 330 campers at 51 camps across the country through the Autism Speaks Baker Summer Camp Scholarship Program. All camps in the U.S. that provide a summer program to financially disadvantaged individuals with autism were eligible to apply. 280 camps submitted scholarship grant applications which were reviewed by a national committee composed of families affected by autism, individuals with autism, and autism professionals.

Grants were evaluated based on their overall camp program design and available activities, approach to serving people with Autism Spectrum Disorders, staff training in working with people with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and a documented and thoughtful process for selecting qualified scholarship campers. The Camps were responsible for choosing the scholarship recipients based on an autism diagnosis, financial need, and the individual's opportunity for growth and development through the camp experience.

Please note that funding for grant recipients is based upon information received at the time of the application. Before engaging with any provider, Autism Speaks urges you to do your own research and request references.

Below is a list of the camps that scholarship awardees will be attending:

Camps Funded

Aaron's Acres
Aaron's Acres Summer Camp
Lancaster, PA
www.aaronsacres.org

AHRC New York City
Camp Anne
New York, NY
www.ahrcnyc.org/campahrc/CampAnne/index.html

Blue Compass
Blue Compass Summer Camp
Seattle, WA
www.bluecompasscamps.com

Camp Barnabas
Camp Barnabas
Purdy, MO
www.campbarnabas.org


Camp Concepts
Expressions Day Camp
Warrington, PA
www.campconcepts.org/expressions.html


Camp Encourage
Camp Encourage
Kansas City, MO
www.campencourage.org


Camp Good Times of Charleston, Inc.
Camp Good Times of Charleston
Charleston, SC
www.campgoodtimesofcharleston.org


Camp Huntington
Camp Huntington
New York, NY
www.camphuntington.com

Camp Northwood, Inc.
Camp Northwood
Remsen, NY
www.nwood.com


Camp Paquatuck
Camp Paquatuck
Center Moriches, NY
www.camppaquatuck.com

Camp Sue Osborn, Inc.
Camp Sue Osorn
Lyndhurst, OH
www.campsueosborn.org


Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled
Camp Krem
Boulder Creek, CA
www.campingunlimited.com

CARD New England
Camp CARD NE
York, ME
www.campcardne.info

Center for Developing Kids
Sunkids Summer Camp
Pasadena, CA
www.centerfordevelopingkids.com/html/programs.html


Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center
Camp Expedition
San Luis Obispo, CA
www.autismspectrumcenter.com

Clarkston SCAMP
Clarkston SCAMP
Clarkston, MI
www.clarkstonscamp.com

Common Ground Center
Camp Kaleidoscope
Starksboro, VT
www.cgcvt.org

Easter Seals Connecticut, Inc.
Easter Seals Camp Hemlocks
Hebron, CT
ct.easterseals.com

Easter Seals New York, Inc.
Easter Seals Camp Colonie
Rochester, NY
ny.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=NYDR_Camp_Colonie

Equestrian Connection
Camp Trail Blazers
Libertyville, IL
www.equestrianconnection.org

Exceptional Georgetown Alliance (Chisholm Trail Communities Foundation)
Let's Make Friends (LMF)
Georgetown, TX
www.exceptionalgeorgetown.org


Exceptional Needs Network
ENN Camp Arroyo
Livermore, CA
www.ennetwork.org/enn/Camp_Arroyo.html

Extreme Sports Camp
Extreme Sports Camp
Aspen, CO
www.extremesportscamp.org


Florida Autism Center
Summer Camp 2010 Daytona Beach
Sanford, FL
www.floridaautismcenter.net

Friedberg Jewish Community Center
Friedberg JCC
Oceanside, NY
www.friedbergjcc.org/specialneeds/index.php


Friendship Ventures
Camp Eden Wood, Camp Friendship, and Camp New Hope
Annandale, MN
www.friendshipventures.org/programs/res_camp.html

GroupWorks West
Theater & Film Making Camp 2010
Los Angeles, CA
groupworkswest@aol.com


Holding Hands Pediatric Therapy and Diagnostics
Arts and Adventure Summer Camp
Burbank, CA
holdinghandsinc.com


JCC Camps at Medford
JCC Camps at Medford
Cherry Hill, NJ
www.jcccampsatmedford.org

Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
Camp JCC
Rockville, MD
www.jccgw.org/template.php?section=CM


Jewish Community Center on the Hudson
Camp BaShemesh
Tarrytown, NY
www.jcconthehudson.org/camp.htm

Kids Connect USA
Kids Connect USA
Staten Island, NY
kidsconnectusa.jimdo.com

Learning on the Log
Learning on the Log
Atlanta, GA
www.learningonthelog.com


Manhattan Community Foundation
Flint Hills Summer Fun Camp
Manhattan, KS
www.manhattancf.org


Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
Camp Isidore Alterman
Dunwoody, GA
www.atlantajcc.org

Noble of Indiana
On the Move!
Indianapolis, IN
www.nobleofindiana.org


Panhandle Autism Society
Camp Connect
Coeur d'Alene ID
panhandleautismsociety.com/page13.php

Pediatric Therapy Network
Camp Escapades 2010
Torrance, CA
www.pediatrictherapynetwork.org/campescapades/index.cfm


Project Independence
Camp Independence
Mandeville, LA
www.projectindependence.org

Providing Autism Links and Supports
Camp Two Can
Orlando, FL
www.pals-ucfcard.org

Ramapo for Children
Camp Ramapo
Rhinebeck, NY
www.ramapoforchildren.org

Sandy Cay, Inc.
Sandy Cay Kids Summer Camp
Bryan, OH
www.sandycay.org

Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center
Camp Kehilla
East Hills, NY
www.sjjcccamps.org


TEAAM's Adventure Based Programs
Kamp Kaleidoscope
Mize, MS
www.kampkaleidoscope.org

The Learning Spectrum
The Learning Spectrum
Columbus, OH
www.thelearningspectrum.com


The Mosaic School
The Mosaic School Summer Program
Wantagh, NY

Tucson Alliance for Autism
TAFA Summer Camp
Tucson, AZ
www.tucsonallianceforautism.org

Under the Woods Foundation
Camp Under the Woods
Glens Falls, NY
www.upstatenyautism.org/Camp_Under_The_Woods.php


United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay
Cypress Camp
Petaluma, CA
www.ucp.org/ucp_local.cfm/42

URJ and NFTY's Kutz Campus Reform for Jewish Teens
Mitzvah Corps: An Integrative Program for Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Kutz Camp: Mitzvah Corps Program
New York, NY
kutz.urjcamps.org

West Bergen Mental Healthcare
The SOAR Experience
Ramsey, NJ
www.westbergen.org/newsevents/soar/soar.html
Note: If there is a camp your child enjoys and you don't see it on the list, please encourage the camp to apply for grants in next year's funding cycle. Contact Information

For program related questions, contact Marianne Toedtman at mtoedtman@autismspeaks.org.

For questions about applications or technical issues, contact Serena Selkin at sselkin@autismspeaks.org.

Click here for a PDF version of the Baker Summer Camp Program Guidelines.