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Baker Summer Camp Grants 2013

April 2013 - Autism Speaks has awarded $225,000 in scholarship funds to a total of 113 camps 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 2013. The list is organized alphabetically by state, or click a letter below to check for camps in your state:

A - C - F - G - I - K - L - M - N - O - P - R - S - T - U - V - W

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

Lost Canyon Young Life Camp
Williams, AZ
lostcanyon.younglife.org

AbilityFirst Camp Paivika
Pasadena, CA
www.abilityfirst.org

Camp Krem
El Sobrante, CA
www.campingunlimited.com

SunKids
Pasadena, CA
www.centerfordevelopingkids.com

Camp Escapades
Rolling Hills, CA
www.pediatrictherapynetwork.org

Buddy Club and My Place
Torrance, CA
www.pediatrictherapynetwork.org/programs/buddyclub.cfm
www.pediatrictherapynetwork.org/programs/myplace.cfm

Quest Therapeutic Camps
Alamo, Atherton, Huntington Beach, CA
www.questcamps.com

Camp Splash: Rose Bowl Aquatics Center
Pasadena, CA
rosebowlaquatics.com

4th Annual Joe Patton Academy Camp (Camp JPAC)
Los Angeles, CA
www.specialneedsnetwork.net

Say 'N' Play Summer Speech Camp
Culver City, CA
speakla.com

UCP's Autism Center for Excellence (A.C.E.) Camp
Portola, CA
ucpsacto.org/acecamp

Cypress Summer Camp: UCP of the North Bay
Petaluma, CA
www.cypress-school.org

Via Services
Cupertino Foothills, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
www.viaservices.org

Vista Inspire Program's Summer Camp (VIPSC)
Los Angeles, CA
vistadelmar.org

Adam's Camp
Winter Park, CO
www.adamscamp.org

Extreme Sports Camp
Aspen, CO
www.extremesportscamp.org

Camp Paha and Paha Adults in Transition
Lakewood, CO
www.lakewood.org/paha

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. Immersion Camp
Old Lyme, CT
www.highhopestr.org

Horses Healing Humans Autism Immersion Program
Stonington, CT
www.horseshealinghumansct.org

Sensational Summer
Mystic, CT
www.linkedin.com

Kids for Camp Summer Learning Lab
Pensacola and Milton, FL
www.autismpensacola.org

Quest's Camp Thunderbird
Apopka, FL
www.questinc.org/camp.html

Camp Possible
Orange Park, FL
www.hendersonhaven.org

PBS Kids Camp
Jacksonville, FL
www.pediatricbehavioralservices.com

South Florida Autism Charter Schools Summer Fun Camp
Miami, FL
www.sfacs.org

Bob Sierra YMCA Adaptive Summer Camp
Tampa, FL
tampaymca.org

Camp Escape: The ABA Difference
Tallahassee, FL
www.abadifference.com

Cumberland Academy of Georgia Summer Camp
Atlanta, GA
www.cumberlandacademy.org

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

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

Jammin' Jubilee: A Festival of the Arts
Royston, GA
www.cspofnortheastgeorgia.org

Camp Journey: Social Skills Today
Suwanee, GA
www.socialskillstoday.com

Camp ECHO: The Elaine Clark Center
Roswell, Atlanta and Chamblee, GA
www.elaineclarkcenter.org

The Wonder League Summer Camp
Atlanta, GA
www.sensationstherafun.com

Camp Allstars: Specialized Needs Recreation
Coeur d'Alene, ID
www.snridaho.org

Camp ASPIRE: Autism Society of Central Illinois
Springfield, IL
asacic.org

Camp Encourage
Greater Kansas City Area
campencourage.org

YESS: Youth Education & Summer Socialization
Wichita, KS
arc-sedgwickcounty.org

Kamp KESSA: Sheltered Risks, Inc.
Frankfort, KY
www.shelteredrisks.org

The Chartwell Center
New Orleans, LA
www.thechartwellcenter.org

MGH Aspire Summer Camp
Boston, MA
www2.massgeneral.org/youthcare

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

Aspirations
Hopkinton, MA
sudbury.k12.ma.us

Camp Connect
Bridgewater, MA
www.thebridgectr.org

Camp Shriver
Boston, MA
csde.umb.edu/shriver.html

Camp Calvert
Prince Frederick, MD
www.co.cal.md.us

Camp Accomplish
Nanjemoy, MD
www.melwoodrecreation.org/camp

The League at Camp Greentop
Thurmont, MD
www.campgreentop.org

ARC of Manistee County Summer Camp
Manistee, MI
www.onekama.k12.mi.us/arc

Camp Skyline
Almont, MI
www.campskyline.org

YMCA Camp Copneconic
Fenton, MI
www.campcopneconic.org

YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin
Middleville, MI
www.grymca.org/camp

Leonardo's Basement TEAMS Summer Camps
Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN
leonardosbasement.asapconnected.com

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

Connections to Social Skills and Social Competency for Youth, Tweens and Teens
St. Louis, MO
ot.slu.edu

No Limits Summer Camp
Springfield, MO
thearcoftheozarks.org

Kamp Kaleidoscope
Taylorsville, MS
www.autismcamps.org

ABC of NC Child Development Center Summer Education Program
Winston-Salem, NC
www.abcofnc.org

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

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

Easter Seals Explorer Camp
Rindge, NH
ma.easterseals.org

Applied Behavioral Concepts Summer Camp
Neptune, Clark, South Plainfield and Dayton, NJ
www.nhautism.org

Camp Rising Sun
Torreon, NM
www.camprisingsunnm.org

Camp Altitude East
Elmsford, NY
www.camp-altitude.com

Clearpool ESY Summer Camp
Carmel, NY
www.clearpool.org

Lillian Schwartz Day Camp
Staten Island, NY
camp.sijcc.org

Intern Program at Camp BaShemesh
Pearl River, NY
jcconthehudson.org

Camp Ramapo
Rhinebeck, NY
ramapoforchildren.org

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

UNYFEAT Social Skills Education Program
Rochester, NY
www.unyfeat.org

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

Camp Cheerful
Strongsville, OH
www.achievementcenters.org

Haugland Learning Center Activities Camp
Columbus, OH
www.hauglandlearningcenter.org

Camp HHC: Helping Hands Center for Special Needs
Columbus, OH
www.helpinghandscenter.org

Melodic Connections Social Skills Camps
Cincinnati, OH
www.melodicconnections.org

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

Recreation Unlimited Foundation Summer Residential and Day Camps
Ashley, OH
www.recreationunlimited.org

Camp Campbell Gard
Hamilton, OH
www.gmvymca.org

Autistic Children's Activity Program, Inc.
Portland, OR (Tricounty and Southern WA)
www.acapportland.org

Camp SPOT: Providence Child Center
Portland, OR 
oregon.providence.org

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

Camp Pegasus: Arc of Friendship Social Skills Program
Rosemont, PA
www.camppegasus.com

Joey Travolta Summer Film Camp: Arts for Autism Foundation of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
joeytravoltafilmcamp-pittsburgh.com

Keep Connected
Erie, PA
www.barberinstitute.org

Expressions Day Camp
Newtown, PA
www.campconcepts.org

Camp Speers-Eljabar YMCA
Dingmans Ferry, PA
www.campspeersymca.org

Carousel Connections
Philadelphia, PA
carouselconnections.net

Child Guidance Resource Centers Summer Therapeutic Activities
Pottstown, PA
cgrc.org

Glade Run Foundation Specialized Adventures Summer Day Camp
Zelienople, PA
www.gladerun.org

Leg Up Farm, Inc. Journey Camp
Mt. Wolf, PA
www.legupfarm.org

Rainbow Connections: Rainbow Academy for Little Scholars
Warminster, PA
www.rainbowacademypreschool.com

Variety Club Camp and Developmental Center
Worcester, PA
www.varietyphila.org

Camp Outlook
Ambler, PA
www.philaymca.org

Camp WANNAGOAGAIN
Pascaog, RI
www.theautismproject.org

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

SENSE Theatre Summer Camp
Nashville, TN
sensetheatre.com

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

Any Eagle Can: Let's Make Friends
Georgetown, TX
www.exceptionalgeorgetown.org

Camp Acorn
Houston, TX
www.parishschool.org

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

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

iStar Teaching Tech Talent to Students with ASD
Salt Lake City, UT
istar.utah.edu

Camp AuSome
Roanoke, VA
www.braacroanoke.org

Camp Easter Seals UCP
New Castle, VA
www.campeastersealsucp.com

Camp Virginia Jaycee
Blue Ridge, VA
www.campvajc.org

Camp Adventure
Manassas and Duffries, VA
www.matthewscenter.org

Academy Schools Summer Academy
Tukwila, WA
www.academyschools.org

Blue Compass Camps 
Seattle, WA
bluecompasscamps.com

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

Apex Summer Camp
Seattle, WA
depts.washington.edu

Easter Seals Southeast WI Summer Respite Camp for Youth with Autism
Milwaukee, WI
wi-se.easterseals.com

First Stage Next Steps Program
Milwaukee, WI
www.firststage.org

View a list of Baker recipients in 2010, 2011 and 2012

Do you have any questions about the Baker Summer Camp Grant program? Contact Serena Selkin, Assistant Director, Family Services Grants at sselkin@autismspeaks.org.