Baker Summer Camp Grants 2014

May 2014 - Autism Speaks has awarded $200,000 in scholarship funds to a total of 138 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 2014. 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 - T - V - W

Arts 'n Autism Summer Camp 2014
Tuscaloosa, AL
http://artsnautism.org/Arts_n_Autism/Home.html

Adam's Camp Alaska
Girdwood, AK
www.adamscamp.org

Foundation for Exceptional Kids
Camp Runamuk
Oracle, AZ
www.camprunamuk.org

SARRC and the University of Advancing Technology Geek Tech Camp
Tempe, AZ
www.autismcenter.org

Community Connections
Camp Connect
Conway, AR
www.communityconnectionsar.org

AbilityFirst Camp Paivika
Cedarpines Park, CA
www.camppaivika.org

The Arc of Riverside County
My Play Club Summer Camp
Riverside, CA
http://arcriverside.org/summercamp

Camp Fire Golden Empire
Camp Gold Hollow
Nevada City, CA
www.goldenempirecouncil.org

The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Recreational Summer Camp
Irvine, CA
www.thecenter4autism.org

The Center for Learning Unlimited
Let’s Go August! Relationship-based Activity Program (RAP)
Torrance, CA
http://cflu.org/summertime-rap-camps

Camp Harmon
Boulder Creek, CA
www.campharmon.org

Etta Israel Center
Summer@ETTA
Los Angeles, CA
www.etta.org/our-services/summer.html

Exceptional Minds 2014 Summer Workshops
Sherman Oaks, CA
www.ExceptionalMindsStudio.org

Growing Social
Watsonville, CA
www.growingsocial.org

Pasadena Child Development Associates Creative Arts Summer Program
Pasadena, CA
www.pcdateam.org

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

Rose Bowl Aquatics Center
Camp Splash
Pasadena, CA
www.rosebowlaquatics.org

5th Annual Joe Patton Academy Summer Camp
Los Angeles, CA
www.specialneedsnetwork.org

Upendo Learning Center
ULC Summer Camp
Van Nuys, CA
www.upendolearningcenter.com

Via Services
Via West Campus
Cupertino, CA
http://viaservices.org/via-west-campus

We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym
Tarzana, CA
www.werockthespectrumkidsgym.com

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

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

Extreme Sports Camp
Carbondale, CO
www.extremesportscamp.org

Horses Healing Humans Autism Immersion- Horse Education and Learning (HEAL) Program
Stonington, CT
www.horseshealinghumansCT.org

Stamford Jewish Community Center Hand in Hand
Stamford, CT
www.stamfordjcc.org

ABA Academy Summer Camp
Sarasota, FL
www.abaacademysarasota.org

Easter Seals Lily Academy
Fort Myers, FL
www.easterseals.com/florida

Easter Seals Lily Academy Naples
Naples, FL
www.fl.easterseals.com

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

Freedom Sailing Camp of Florida Inc.
Clearwater, FL
www.FreedomSailingCampofFloridainc.com  

Life Learners LLC
Miami, FL
www.mylifelearners.com

Welearning Center Summer Camp
Miami, FL
http://worldevolvelearning.homestead.com/Spring-Break-Camp.html?_=136242529

The Chase Donoff Special Needs Summer Camp
Boca Raton, FL
www.ymcaspbc.org/peter-blum/youth-programming

Camp ECHO
Chamblee, GA
www.elaineclarkcenter.org

Georgia Aquarium Camp H20
Atlanta, GA
www.georgiaaquarium.org/explore-the-aquarium/events-and-programs/cam

Jacobs' Ladder Summer Camp
Hahira, GA
www.jacobsladderriding.com

Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta Camp Isidore Alterman (CIA)
Dunwoody, GA
www.atlantajcc.org/daycamps

Royston Baptist Church/Connections for Special Parents (CSP)
Jammin Jubilee Summer Outreach Camp
Royston, GA
www.cspofnortheastga.org

Bounce Out the Stigma Basketball Camp
Samson's Community and Youth Development Foundation
Lithonia, GA
www.bounceoutthestigma.org

Social Skills Today Camp Journey
Suwanee, GA
www.atlspectrum.org

Therasports @ Recreation, Inc.
The Wonder League Summer Camp
Atlanta, GA
www.sensationstherafun.com

Camp ASPIRE (Autism Social Skills Program for Interactional and Relationship Education)
Springfield, IL
http://autismcil.org/camp-aspire

Giant Steps Summer Camp
Lisle, IL
www.mygiantsteps.org

Have Dreams Film and Multimedia Camp (FMMC)
Evanston, IL
http://havedreams.org/tech-skills

Main Stay Therapeutic Riding Program
Camp-Fun On The Farm
Richmond, IL
www.mstrp.org

Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association
NSSED/NSSRA Summer Program
Northbrook, IL
www.nssra.org

Lifesong Behavior Networks SummerSong!
Evansville, IN
www.lifesongacademy.com

Noble Day Camp
Indianapolis, IN
www.nobleofindiana.org/summer-day-camps

The Arc of Sedgwick County
YESS (Youth Education & Summer Socialization)
Wichita, KS
http://arc-sedgwickcounty.org/?page_id=13

Camp Encourage
Greater Kansas City area, KS
www.campencourage.org

Camp Kidz Rock!
Mission, KS

www.SuccessfulSounds.com

Camp SSTAR (Social Skills, Technology, Art, Recreation)
Wichita, KS
www.campsstar.org

Kamp Kessa
Frankfort, KY
http://shelteredrisks.org

Camp Sunshine
East Baton Rouge Parish, LA
http://brec.org/index.cfm/page/2784

CARD NE
York, ME
www.campcardne.shutterfly.com

Ethel's Tree of Life, Inc.
Branching Out Summer Activities
South Berwick, ME
www.ethelstree.org

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

St. Mary's County Recreation and Parks
Camp Inspire
Lexington Park, MD
www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/TRC.asp

Talisman Therapeutic Riding (TTR) Summer Camp
Grasonville, MD
www.TalismanTherapeuticRiding.org

YMCA of Frederick County
Kids Unlimited
Frederick, MD
www.frederickymca.org

Cambridge Camping Daybreak Day Camp
Cambridge, MA
www.cambridgecamping.org

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

Hockomock Area YMCA
New Horizons Summer Camp
Foxboro, Franklin and North Attleboro, MA
www.hockymca.org

JCC Jacob and Rose Grossman Camp
Westwood, MA
http://bostonjcc.org/Camps-and-Vacations/Grossman.aspx

ARC of Manistee County Summer Camp
Manistee, MI
www.onekama.k12mi.us/Arc

Autism Support & Resource Center POWER Camp
Fenton, MI
www.geneseeautism.org/#!recreation/vstc3=power-camp

Oakland University Center for Autism - OUCARES Film Camp
Rochester, MI
www.oakland.edu/?id=17213&sid=156

YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids Camp Manitou-Lin
Middleville, MI
www.grymca.org/camp

Autism Society of Minnesota Camp Hand In Hand
Crosslake, MN
http://ausm.org/index.php/ausm-summer-camps/camp-hand-in-hand.html

Friendship Ventures
Camp Eden Wood, Camp Courage, Camp Friendship
Eden Prairie, Maple Lake, Annandale, MN
www.truefriends.org

The Arc of the Ozarks No Limits Summer Camp
Springfield, MO
www.thearcoftheozarks.org

Camp Barnabas
Purdy, MO
www.campbarnabas.org

Camp Giant Steps
Maplewood, MO
www.giantstepsstl.org  

Saint Louis University OT Connections Program
Connections to Social Skills and Social Competency for Youth, Tweens, and Teens
Saint Louis, MO
www.slu.edu/occupational-science-and-occupational-therapy/community

Lincoln Parks and Recreation Adaptive Recreation Summer Camps
Lincoln, NE
www.lincoln.ne.gov/city/parks/programs/info/easterday.htm

Sport-Social Summer Camp 2014
Las Vegas, NV
www.lvsportsocial.com

Camp Hawkeye
Moultonborough, NH
www.camphawkeye.com

Camp Starfish
Rindge, NH
www.campstarfish.org

Easter Seals New Hampshire Camp Sno-Mo
Gilmanton Iron Works, NH
http://nh.easterseals.com/site/PageServer/?pagename=NHDR_camp_snomo

JCC of Central New Jersey's Camp Yachad
Scotch Plains, NJ
www.jccnj.org

MarbleJam Kids Presents The Joey Travolta Short Film Camp
Tenafly, NJ
www.marblejamkids.org

Young Profs Exploration Camp at Rowan U
Glassboro, NJ
www.rowan.edu/studentaffairs/asc/YoungProfsSummerCamp.htm

Camp Rising Sun
Torreon, NM
www.camprisingsunnm.org

Camp HorseAbility
Melville, NY
www.horseability.org/camp.htm

Camp Ramapo 
Rhinebeck, NY
www.ramapoforchildren.org

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

FREE's Helping Hands Summer Vacation Camp
Old Bethpage, NY
www.familyres.org

Frost Valley YMCA
Claryville, NY
www.frostvalley.org

Green Chimneys Summer Day Camps
Brewster, NY
www.greenchimneys.org/hillsidesummercamp

JCC of the Greater Five Towns Camp Friendship
Cedarhurst, NY
www.fivetownsjcc.org

Lillian Schwartz Day Camp- Marvin's Camp
Staten Island, NY
www.camp.sijcc.org

STRIDE Adaptive Sports
STRIDE Center for Outdoor Recreation & Education (SCORE)
Chatham, NY
www.stride.org

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

Autism Consulting & Training, Inc. Camp Tikvah
Asheville, NC
www.jcc-asheville.org/youth/camp-ruach/camp-tikvah-for-children-with

Camp G.R.A.C.E.
Apex, NC
www.ymcatriangle.org/programs-and-services/camps/camp-grace-summer-c

Trusted Parents Therapeutic Day Camp
Charlotte, NC
www.trustedparents.org/2014-summer-camp.html

Achievement Centers for Children Camp Cheerful
Strongsville, OH
www.achievementcenters.org/camp-cheerful.html

Camp F.R.I.E.N.D.
Youngstown, OH
www.autismohio.org/mahoningvalley

Haugland Learning Center Activities Camp
Columbus, OH
http://hauglandlearningcenter.com/locations/summercamp.php

Helping Hands Center for Special Needs Camp HHC
Columbus, OH
http://helpinghandscenter.com/hhc-services/summer-camp

Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Summer Buddy Camp
Westerville, OH
www.nationwidechildrens.org/autism

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

The Rich Center for Autism Inclusive Extended School Year Program
Youngstown, OH
www.richcenter.org

Stepping Stones
Cincinnati and Batavia, OH
www.steppingstonesohio.org

Summer Social Skills @ Melodic Connections 
Cincinnati, OH
www.MelodicConnections.org

YMCA Camp Campbell Gard
Hamilton, OH
www.ccgymca.org

Autism Service Dogs of America Doggie Day Camp
Tualatin, OR
www.autismservicedogsofamerica.org/summercamp

Camp Yakety Yak
Lake Oswego, OR
www.campyaketyyak.org

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

Barber National Institute Keep Connected
Erie, PA
www.barberinstitute.org

Camp Concepts
Expressions Day Camp
Newtown, PA
www.CampConcepts.org

Child Guidance Resource Centers Summer Therapeutic Activities Program Fellowship Farms
Pottstown, PA
www.cgrc.org

Ivy Hill Equestrian Summer Camp
Hilltown, PA
www.ivyhillequestrian.org

Leg Up Farm, Inc. Journey Camp
Mt. Wolf, PA
www.legupfarm.org/services/summer-camp

Variety Club Camp and Developmental Center
Worcester, PA
www.varietyclubcamp.net

Camp WANNAGOAGAIN!
Pascaog, RI
www.theautismproject.org/social-programming/summer-camp

Easter Seals Camp
Nashville, TN
www.tn.easterseals.com/camping_recreation  

Greater Kingsport Family YMCA
YMCA Day Camp
Kingsport, TN
www.ymcakpt.org

Special Kids, Inc. Camp Ability
Mufreesboro, TN
www.specialkidstn.com/camp-ability

Camp Summit
Dallas, TX
www.campsummittx.org

Let's Make Friends(LMF)/Circle of Friends(COF)
Georgetown, TX
www.exceptionalgeorgetown.org

Spark Learning Summer Camp
Austin, TX
www.spark-learning.com

Camp Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum
Starksboro, VT
www.cgcvt.org/programs/campkaleidoscope.shtml

Camp Rainbow - NCSS Developmental Services Division
Georgia, VT
www.ncssinc.org/innovative-programming/autism-camp-rainbow

Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center CAMP AuSome
Roanoke, VA
www.braacroanoke.org

Matthew's Center Camp Adventure
Manassas, VA
www.matthewscenter.org

Stage Door Stars
Fredericksburg, VA
www.stagedoorproductions.org

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

Brainy Camps Association Camp Connect
High View, WV
www.brainycamps.com

Avanti Therapeutic Projects
Avanti-Camp Icaghowan
Amery, WI
www.CampAvanti.com

Camp Firefly 
Lake Delton, WI
www.jcfs.org/campfirefly

Easter Seals Summer Respite Camp
Milwaukee and Waukesha, WI
www.easterseals.com/wi-se/our-programs/camping-recreation

First Stage
Next Steps
Milwaukee, WI
www.firststage.org/Our-Academy/Next-Steps

Milwaukee Center for Independence Sensational Summer Camp
Milwaukee, WI
www.mcfi.net/Childrens-Programs/Summer-Camp.htm

Surfers Healing Foundation, Inc.
Surfers Healing
18 camps throughout the US and Mexico
www.surfershealing.org

View a list of Baker recipients in 201020112012 and 2013

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