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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

AHRC New York City
Camp Anne
New York, NY

Blue Compass
Blue Compass Summer Camp
Seattle, WA

Camp Barnabas
Camp Barnabas
Purdy, MO

Camp Concepts
Expressions Day Camp
Warrington, PA

Camp Encourage
Camp Encourage
Kansas City, MO

Camp Good Times of Charleston, Inc.
Camp Good Times of Charleston
Charleston, SC

Camp Huntington
Camp Huntington
New York, NY

Camp Northwood, Inc.
Camp Northwood
Remsen, NY

Camp Paquatuck
Camp Paquatuck
Center Moriches, NY

Camp Sue Osborn, Inc.
Camp Sue Osorn
Lyndhurst, OH

Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled
Camp Krem
Boulder Creek, CA

CARD New England
York, ME

Center for Developing Kids
Sunkids Summer Camp
Pasadena, CA

Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center
Camp Expedition
San Luis Obispo, CA

Clarkston SCAMP
Clarkston SCAMP
Clarkston, MI

Common Ground Center
Camp Kaleidoscope
Starksboro, VT

Easter Seals Connecticut, Inc.
Easter Seals Camp Hemlocks
Hebron, CT

Easter Seals New York, Inc.
Easter Seals Camp Colonie
Rochester, NY

Equestrian Connection
Camp Trail Blazers
Libertyville, IL

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

Exceptional Needs Network
ENN Camp Arroyo
Livermore, CA

Extreme Sports Camp
Extreme Sports Camp
Aspen, CO

Florida Autism Center
Summer Camp 2010 Daytona Beach
Sanford, FL

Friedberg Jewish Community Center
Friedberg JCC
Oceanside, NY

Friendship Ventures
Camp Eden Wood, Camp Friendship, and Camp New Hope
Annandale, MN

GroupWorks West
Theater & Film Making Camp 2010
Los Angeles, CA

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

JCC Camps at Medford
JCC Camps at Medford
Cherry Hill, NJ

Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
Camp JCC
Rockville, MD

Jewish Community Center on the Hudson
Camp BaShemesh
Tarrytown, NY

Kids Connect USA
Kids Connect USA
Staten Island, NY

Learning on the Log
Learning on the Log
Atlanta, GA

Manhattan Community Foundation
Flint Hills Summer Fun Camp
Manhattan, KS

Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
Camp Isidore Alterman
Dunwoody, GA

Noble of Indiana
On the Move!
Indianapolis, IN

Panhandle Autism Society
Camp Connect
Coeur d'Alene ID

Pediatric Therapy Network
Camp Escapades 2010
Torrance, CA

Project Independence
Camp Independence
Mandeville, LA

Providing Autism Links and Supports
Camp Two Can
Orlando, FL

Ramapo for Children
Camp Ramapo
Rhinebeck, NY

Sandy Cay, Inc.
Sandy Cay Kids Summer Camp
Bryan, OH

Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center
Camp Kehilla
East Hills, NY

TEAAM's Adventure Based Programs
Kamp Kaleidoscope
Mize, MS

The Learning Spectrum
The Learning Spectrum
Columbus, OH

The Mosaic School
The Mosaic School Summer Program
Wantagh, NY

Tucson Alliance for Autism
TAFA Summer Camp
Tucson, AZ

Under the Woods Foundation
Camp Under the Woods
Glens Falls, NY

United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay
Cypress Camp
Petaluma, CA

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

West Bergen Mental Healthcare
The SOAR Experience
Ramsey, NJ
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

For questions about applications or technical issues, contact Serena Selkin at

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