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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

Camp Escapades
Torrance, CA

Camp Krem
Boulder Creek, CA

Camp Whittle
Fawnskin, CA

Pasadena, CA

Kris' Camp Therapy Intensive Programs
Idyllwild, CA

Jay Nolan Camp
Wrightwood, CA

Speech and Fun Summer Camp for Children with Autism
Riverside, CA

Theater and Film Making Summer Camp
Los Angeles, CA

Adam's Camp
Granby, CO

Extreme Sports Camp
Aspen, CO

Camp Two Can
Oviedo and Windermere, FL

Pediatric Behavioral Services Kids Camp
Jacksonville, FL

Camp Encourage
Greater Kansas City, KS

All Stars Summer Camp and All Stars Teen Ventures
Scituate, MA

Easter Seals Explorer Camp
Agassiz Village, ME

JCC Maccabi Camp Kingswood
Bridgton, ME

Discover Day Camp for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Victoria, MN

Friendship Ventures Summer Camps
Eden Prairie, Annandale and McGregor, MN

Camp Barnabas
Purdy, MO

Camp Giant Steps
St. Louis, MO

Kamp Kaleidoscope
Taylorsville, MS

Camp Lakey Gap
Black Mountain, NC

Camp Rising Sun
Torreon, NM

Awesome Summer Days Camp
Chadwicks, NY

Camp Anne
Ancram, NY

Camp Huntington
High Falls, NY

Camp Pa‐Qua‐Tuck
Center Moriches, NY

Easter Seals New York Camp Colonie
Cohoes, NY

Our Victory Day Camp LLC
Dobbs Ferry, NY

Ramapo for Children
Rhinebeck, NY

Sid Jacobson JCC‐Camp Kehilla
Wheatley Heights, NY

YAI Mainstreaming at Camp
Claryville, NY

Camp Nuhop
Perrysville, OH

Nationwide Children's Hospital Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders Summer Buddy Camp
Westerville, OH

Hattie Larlham Camps
Mantua, OH

Aaron's Acres
Berks, Dauphin and Lancaster Counties, PA

Carousel Farm
Ivyland, PA

Rainbow Academy for Little Scholars
Ivyland, PA

Move, Think, Create and Communicate
Cranston, RI

Camp Good Times of Charleston, Inc.
Charleston, SC

SENSE Theatre Summer Camp
Nashville, TN

Camp Summit
Dallas & Ft Worth, TX

Let's Make Friends (LMF)
Any Eagle Can (AEC)
Georgetown, TX

The INSPiRE School Summer Program
Brattleboro, VT

Blue Compass
Seattle, WA

Seattle Community Care Special Needs Camp
Seattle, WA

Outdoors for All Inclusive Day Camps
Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah & Lynnwood, WA