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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

Lost Canyon Young Life Camp
Williams, AZ

AbilityFirst Camp Paivika
Pasadena, CA

Camp Krem
El Sobrante, CA

Pasadena, CA

Camp Escapades
Rolling Hills, CA

Buddy Club and My Place
Torrance, CA

Quest Therapeutic Camps
Alamo, Atherton, Huntington Beach, CA

Camp Splash: Rose Bowl Aquatics Center
Pasadena, CA

4th Annual Joe Patton Academy Camp (Camp JPAC)
Los Angeles, CA

Say 'N' Play Summer Speech Camp
Culver City, CA

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

Cypress Summer Camp: UCP of the North Bay
Petaluma, CA

Via Services
Cupertino Foothills, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA

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

Adam's Camp
Winter Park, CO

Extreme Sports Camp
Aspen, CO

Camp Paha and Paha Adults in Transition
Lakewood, CO

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

Horses Healing Humans Autism Immersion Program
Stonington, CT

Sensational Summer
Mystic, CT

Kids for Camp Summer Learning Lab
Pensacola and Milton, FL

Quest's Camp Thunderbird
Apopka, FL

Camp Possible
Orange Park, FL

PBS Kids Camp
Jacksonville, FL

South Florida Autism Charter Schools Summer Fun Camp
Miami, FL

Bob Sierra YMCA Adaptive Summer Camp
Tampa, FL

Camp Escape: The ABA Difference
Tallahassee, FL

Cumberland Academy of Georgia Summer Camp
Atlanta, GA

Learning on the Log Summer Camp
Atlanta, GA

MJCCA Camp Isidore Alterman
Dunwoody, GA

Jammin' Jubilee: A Festival of the Arts
Royston, GA

Camp Journey: Social Skills Today
Suwanee, GA

Camp ECHO: The Elaine Clark Center
Roswell, Atlanta and Chamblee, GA

The Wonder League Summer Camp
Atlanta, GA

Camp Allstars: Specialized Needs Recreation
Coeur d'Alene, ID

Camp ASPIRE: Autism Society of Central Illinois
Springfield, IL

Camp Encourage
Greater Kansas City Area

YESS: Youth Education & Summer Socialization
Wichita, KS

Kamp KESSA: Sheltered Risks, Inc.
Frankfort, KY

The Chartwell Center
New Orleans, LA

MGH Aspire Summer Camp
Boston, MA

All Stars Summer Camp and All Stars Summer Teen Extreme Camp
North Scituate, MA

Hopkinton, MA

Camp Connect
Bridgewater, MA

Camp Shriver
Boston, MA

Camp Calvert
Prince Frederick, MD

Camp Accomplish
Nanjemoy, MD

The League at Camp Greentop
Thurmont, MD

ARC of Manistee County Summer Camp
Manistee, MI

Camp Skyline
Almont, MI

YMCA Camp Copneconic
Fenton, MI

YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin
Middleville, MI

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

Camp Giant Steps
Maplewood, MO

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

No Limits Summer Camp
Springfield, MO

Kamp Kaleidoscope
Taylorsville, MS

ABC of NC Child Development Center Summer Education Program
Winston-Salem, NC

Camp Lakey Gap
Black Mountain, NC

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

Easter Seals Explorer Camp
Rindge, NH

Applied Behavioral Concepts Summer Camp
Neptune, Clark, South Plainfield and Dayton, NJ

Camp Rising Sun
Torreon, NM

Camp Altitude East
Elmsford, NY

Clearpool ESY Summer Camp
Carmel, NY

Lillian Schwartz Day Camp
Staten Island, NY

Intern Program at Camp BaShemesh
Pearl River, NY

Camp Ramapo
Rhinebeck, NY

Theresa Academy of the Performing Arts Interim Day-Camp Program
Lido Beach, NY

UNYFEAT Social Skills Education Program
Rochester, NY

URJ Kutz Camp - Mitzvah Corps Program
Warwick, NY

Camp Cheerful
Strongsville, OH

Haugland Learning Center Activities Camp
Columbus, OH

Camp HHC: Helping Hands Center for Special Needs
Columbus, OH

Melodic Connections Social Skills Camps
Cincinnati, OH

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

Recreation Unlimited Foundation Summer Residential and Day Camps
Ashley, OH

Camp Campbell Gard
Hamilton, OH

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

Camp SPOT: Providence Child Center
Portland, OR

Aaron's Acres
Lancaster, PA

Camp Pegasus: Arc of Friendship Social Skills Program
Rosemont, PA

Joey Travolta Summer Film Camp: Arts for Autism Foundation of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Keep Connected
Erie, PA

Expressions Day Camp
Newtown, PA

Camp Speers-Eljabar YMCA
Dingmans Ferry, PA

Carousel Connections
Philadelphia, PA

Child Guidance Resource Centers Summer Therapeutic Activities
Pottstown, PA

Glade Run Foundation Specialized Adventures Summer Day Camp
Zelienople, PA

Leg Up Farm, Inc. Journey Camp
Mt. Wolf, PA

Rainbow Connections: Rainbow Academy for Little Scholars
Warminster, PA

Variety Club Camp and Developmental Center
Worcester, PA

Camp Outlook
Ambler, PA

Pascaog, RI

Camp Good Times of Charleston
Charleston, SC

SENSE Theatre Summer Camp
Nashville, TN

Camp Summit, Inc.
Dallas, TX

Any Eagle Can: Let's Make Friends
Georgetown, TX

Camp Acorn
Houston, TX

Camp Kostopulos
Salt Lake City, UT

Kris' Camp Therapy Intensive Programs
Salt Lake City, UT

iStar Teaching Tech Talent to Students with ASD
Salt Lake City, UT

Camp AuSome
Roanoke, VA

Camp Easter Seals UCP
New Castle, VA

Camp Virginia Jaycee
Blue Ridge, VA

Camp Adventure
Manassas and Duffries, VA

Academy Schools Summer Academy
Tukwila, WA

Blue Compass Camps 
Seattle, WA

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

Apex Summer Camp
Seattle, WA

Easter Seals Southeast WI Summer Respite Camp for Youth with Autism
Milwaukee, WI

First Stage Next Steps Program
Milwaukee, WI

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