Baker Summer Camp Grants 2012

May, 2012 - Autism Speaks has awarded $160,000 in scholarship funds to allow financially disadvantaged children and young adults with autism to attend camp this summer through the Autism Speaks Baker Summer Camp Program.

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 are 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 attend in Summer 2012:

SARRC's Whispering Hope Ranch for Teens with Autism
Phoenix, AZ
www.autismcenter.org

3rd Annual Joe Patton Academy Camp (Camp JPAC)
Los Angeles, CA
www.specialneedsnetwork.net

Camp Expedition
San Luis Obispo, CA
www.autismspectrumcenter.com

Arts and Adventure Summer Camp
Burbank, CA
holdinghandsinc.com

GroupWorks West Film Making Camp
Los Angeles, CA
www.groupworkswest.com

SunKids
Pasadena, CA
www.centerfordevelopingkids.com

AbilityFirst Camp Paivika
Pasadena, CA
www.abilityfirst.org

Camp Krem
El Sobrante, CA
www.campingunlimited.com

Hang with the Horses
La Selva Beach, CA
www.mbhorsecenter.com

Jay Nolan Camp
Mission Hills, CA
www.jaynolan.org

Extreme Sports Camp
Aspen, CO
www.extremesportscamp.org

RWAF Summer Camp 2012
Middletown, CT
ryanwoodsautismfoundation.org

Healthy Habits for All
Miami, FL

Camp Eden
Naples, FL
www.edenservices.org

PBS Kids Camp
Jacksonville, FL
www.pediatricbehavioralservices.com

MJCCA Camp Isidore Alterman
Dunwoody, GA
www.atlantajcc.org

Fayette Outdoor YMCA Exceptional Camp
Newnan, GA
www.ymcapass.com

Springfield Arc, Inc.
Springfield, IL
www.spfldsparc.org

Camp CARD NE
York, ME
www.centerforautism.com

Easter Seals MA Explorer Camp
Worcester, MA
ma.easterseals.com

Camp Connect
Bridgewater, MA
www.thebridgectr.org

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

Judson Center's Autism Connections Summer Programs. Summer Fun, Summer Transitions, and Teen Passages
Royal Oak, MI
www.judsoncenter.org

Camp Friendship, Camp Eden Wood and Camp New Hope
Annandale, MN
www.friendshipventures.org

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

Camp Encourage
Kansas City, MO
campencourage.org

Camp Giant Steps
Maplewood, MO
www.giantsteps-stlouis.org

Connections Camp for Children and Teens with Asperger Syndrome
St. Louis, MO
www.slu.edu

Joey Travolta Short Film Camp
Tenafly, NJ
marblejamkids.org

Theresa Academy of the Performing Arts Interim Day-Camp Program
Lido Beach, NY
www.theresafoundation.org

URJ Kutz Camp - Mitzvah Corps Program
New York, NY
kutz.urjcamps.org

Camp Colonie
New York, NY
ny.easterseals.com

Yachad Summer Programs
New York, NY
www.njcd.org

Camp G.R.A.C.E. (Growth.Recognition.Achievement.Character. Encouragement.)
Apex, NC
www.ymcatriangle.org

Camp Iquolioc
Jacksonville, NC
www.iquolioc.org

Camp Campbell Gard
Hamilton, OH
www.gmvymca.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder’s(CASD) Summer Buddy Camp
Westerville, OH
www.nationwidechildrens.org

Camp Loughridge
Tulsa, OK
www.camploughridge.org

Camp Easter Seals Oregon
Portland, OR
or.easterseals.com

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

Camp Outlook
Ambler, PA
www.philaymca.org

Expressions Day Camp
Warrington, PA
www.campconcepts.org

Carousel Connections
Philadelphia, PA
carouselconnections.net

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

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

SENSE Theatre Summer Camp
Nashville, TN
sensetheatre.com

FACES (Families for Autism/Aspergers Care, Education, and Support)
Nashville, TN
friendsofallabilities.org

Camp Summit, Inc.
Dallas, TX
www.campsummittx.org

Camp Acorn
Houston, TX
www.parishschool.org

Kris' Camp Therapy Intensive Programs
Salt Lake City, UT
www.kriscamp.org

Camp Kostopulos
Salt Lake City, UT
www.campk.org

Blue Compass Camps 
Seattle, WA
bluecompasscamps.com