Baker Summer Camp Grants 2011

Autism Speaks awarded scholarships to more than 300 campers at 48 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. 143 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 attended:

AbilityFirst Camp Paivika
Crestline, CA
www.abilityfirst.org

Camp Escapades
Torrance, CA
www.pediatrictherapynetwork.org

Camp Krem
Boulder Creek, CA
www.campingunlimited.com

Camp Whittle
Fawnskin, CA
www.ymcala.org

Sunkids
Pasadena, CA
centerfordevelopingkids.com

Kris' Camp Therapy Intensive Programs
Idyllwild, CA
www.kriscamp.org

Jay Nolan Camp
Wrightwood, CA
www.jaynolan.org

Speech and Fun Summer Camp for Children with Autism
Riverside, CA
www.rivfound.org

Theater and Film Making Summer Camp
Los Angeles, CA
www.groupworkswest.com

Adam's Camp
Granby, CO
www.adamscamp.org

Extreme Sports Camp
Aspen, CO
www.extremesportscamp.org

Camp Two Can
Oviedo and Windermere, FL  
www.ucf-card.org

Pediatric Behavioral Services Kids Camp
Jacksonville, FL
www.pediatricbehavioralservices.com

Camp Encourage
Greater Kansas City, KS
www.campencourage.com

All Stars Summer Camp and All Stars Teen Ventures
Scituate, MA
www.corsefoundation.org

Easter Seals Explorer Camp
Agassiz Village, ME
www.eastersealsma.org

JCC Maccabi Camp Kingswood
Bridgton, ME
www.bostonjcc.org

Discover Day Camp for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Victoria, MN
www.mtolivetrollingacres.org

Friendship Ventures Summer Camps
Eden Prairie, Annandale and McGregor, MN
www.friendshipventures.org

Camp Barnabas
Purdy, MO
www.campbarnabas.org

Camp Giant Steps
St. Louis, MO
www.giantsteps-stlouis.org

Kamp Kaleidoscope
Taylorsville, MS
www.TEAAM.org

Camp Lakey Gap
Black Mountain, NC
www.christmount.org

Camp Rising Sun
Torreon, NM
camprisingsunnm.org

Awesome Summer Days Camp
Chadwicks, NY
www.kelbermancenter.org

Camp Anne
Ancram, NY
www.ahrcnyc.org

Camp Huntington
High Falls, NY
www.camphuntington.com

Camp Pa‐Qua‐Tuck
Center Moriches, NY
camppaquatuck.org

Easter Seals New York Camp Colonie
Cohoes, NY
ny.easterseals.com

Our Victory Day Camp LLC
Dobbs Ferry, NY
www.ourvictory.com

Ramapo for Children
Rhinebeck, NY
www.ramapoforchildren.org

Sid Jacobson JCC‐Camp Kehilla
Wheatley Heights, NY
www.sjjcc.org

YAI Mainstreaming at Camp
Claryville, NY
www.yai.org

Camp Nuhop
Perrysville, OH
www.campnuhop.org

Nationwide Children's Hospital Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders Summer Buddy Camp
Westerville, OH
www.nationwidechildrens.org/autism

Hattie Larlham Camps
Mantua, OH
www.hattielarlham.org

Aaron's Acres
Berks, Dauphin and Lancaster Counties, PA
www.aaronsacres.org

Carousel Farm
Ivyland, PA
www.rainbowacademypreschool.com

Rainbow Academy for Little Scholars
Ivyland, PA
www.rainbowacademypreschool.com

Move, Think, Create and Communicate
Cranston, RI
www.theautismproject.org

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

SENSE Theatre Summer Camp
Nashville, TN
sensetheatre.com

Camp Summit
Dallas & Ft Worth, TX
www.campsummittx.org

Let's Make Friends (LMF)
Any Eagle Can (AEC)
Georgetown, TX
www.exceptionalgeorgetown.org

The INSPiRE School Summer Program
Brattleboro, VT
www.theinspireschool.org

Blue Compass
Seattle, WA
bluecompasscamps.com

Seattle Community Care Special Needs Camp
Seattle, WA
seattlecommunitycare.com

Outdoors for All Inclusive Day Camps
Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah & Lynnwood, WA
www.outdoorsforall.org