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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

Adam's Camp Alaska
Girdwood, AK

Foundation for Exceptional Kids
Camp Runamuk
Oracle, AZ

SARRC and the University of Advancing Technology Geek Tech Camp
Tempe, AZ

Community Connections
Camp Connect
Conway, AR

AbilityFirst Camp Paivika
Cedarpines Park, CA

The Arc of Riverside County
My Play Club Summer Camp
Riverside, CA

Camp Fire Golden Empire
Camp Gold Hollow
Nevada City, CA

The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Recreational Summer Camp
Irvine, CA

The Center for Learning Unlimited
Let’s Go August! Relationship-based Activity Program (RAP)
Torrance, CA

Camp Harmon
Boulder Creek, CA

Etta Israel Center
Los Angeles, CA

Exceptional Minds 2014 Summer Workshops
Sherman Oaks, CA

Growing Social
Watsonville, CA

Pasadena Child Development Associates Creative Arts Summer Program
Pasadena, CA

Quest Therapeutic Camps
Alamo, Atherton, CA

Rose Bowl Aquatics Center
Camp Splash
Pasadena, CA

5th Annual Joe Patton Academy Summer Camp
Los Angeles, CA

Upendo Learning Center
ULC Summer Camp
Van Nuys, CA

Via Services
Via West Campus
Cupertino, CA

We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym
Tarzana, CA

Say N' Play Summer Speech Camp
Culver City, CA

Adam's Camp
Winter Park, CO

Extreme Sports Camp
Carbondale, CO

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

Stamford Jewish Community Center Hand in Hand
Stamford, CT

ABA Academy Summer Camp
Sarasota, FL

Easter Seals Lily Academy
Fort Myers, FL

Easter Seals Lily Academy Naples
Naples, FL

Quest's Camp Thunderbird
Apopka, FL

Freedom Sailing Camp of Florida Inc.
Clearwater, FL  

Life Learners LLC
Miami, FL

Welearning Center Summer Camp
Miami, FL

The Chase Donoff Special Needs Summer Camp
Boca Raton, FL

Chamblee, GA

Georgia Aquarium Camp H20
Atlanta, GA

Jacobs' Ladder Summer Camp
Hahira, GA

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

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

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

Social Skills Today Camp Journey
Suwanee, GA

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

Camp ASPIRE (Autism Social Skills Program for Interactional and Relationship Education)
Springfield, IL

Giant Steps Summer Camp
Lisle, IL

Have Dreams Film and Multimedia Camp (FMMC)
Evanston, IL

Main Stay Therapeutic Riding Program
Camp-Fun On The Farm
Richmond, IL

Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association
NSSED/NSSRA Summer Program
Northbrook, IL

Lifesong Behavior Networks SummerSong!
Evansville, IN

Noble Day Camp
Indianapolis, IN

The Arc of Sedgwick County
YESS (Youth Education & Summer Socialization)
Wichita, KS

Camp Encourage
Greater Kansas City area, KS

Camp Kidz Rock!
Mission, KS

Camp SSTAR (Social Skills, Technology, Art, Recreation)
Wichita, KS

Kamp Kessa
Frankfort, KY

Camp Sunshine
East Baton Rouge Parish, LA

York, ME

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

The League at Camp Greentop
Thurmont, MD

St. Mary's County Recreation and Parks
Camp Inspire
Lexington Park, MD

Talisman Therapeutic Riding (TTR) Summer Camp
Grasonville, MD

YMCA of Frederick County
Kids Unlimited
Frederick, MD

Cambridge Camping Daybreak Day Camp
Cambridge, MA

Camp Shriver at UMass Boston
Boston, MA

Hockomock Area YMCA
New Horizons Summer Camp
Foxboro, Franklin and North Attleboro, MA

JCC Jacob and Rose Grossman Camp
Westwood, MA

ARC of Manistee County Summer Camp
Manistee, MI

Autism Support & Resource Center POWER Camp
Fenton, MI!recreation/vstc3=power-camp

Oakland University Center for Autism - OUCARES Film Camp
Rochester, MI

YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids Camp Manitou-Lin
Middleville, MI

Autism Society of Minnesota Camp Hand In Hand
Crosslake, MN

Friendship Ventures
Camp Eden Wood, Camp Courage, Camp Friendship
Eden Prairie, Maple Lake, Annandale, MN

The Arc of the Ozarks No Limits Summer Camp
Springfield, MO

Camp Barnabas
Purdy, MO

Camp Giant Steps
Maplewood, MO  

Saint Louis University OT Connections Program
Connections to Social Skills and Social Competency for Youth, Tweens, and Teens
Saint Louis, MO

Lincoln Parks and Recreation Adaptive Recreation Summer Camps
Lincoln, NE

Sport-Social Summer Camp 2014
Las Vegas, NV

Camp Hawkeye
Moultonborough, NH

Camp Starfish
Rindge, NH

Easter Seals New Hampshire Camp Sno-Mo
Gilmanton Iron Works, NH

JCC of Central New Jersey's Camp Yachad
Scotch Plains, NJ

MarbleJam Kids Presents The Joey Travolta Short Film Camp
Tenafly, NJ

Young Profs Exploration Camp at Rowan U
Glassboro, NJ

Camp Rising Sun
Torreon, NM

Camp HorseAbility
Melville, NY

Camp Ramapo 
Rhinebeck, NY

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

FREE's Helping Hands Summer Vacation Camp
Old Bethpage, NY

Frost Valley YMCA
Claryville, NY

Green Chimneys Summer Day Camps
Brewster, NY

JCC of the Greater Five Towns Camp Friendship
Cedarhurst, NY

Lillian Schwartz Day Camp- Marvin's Camp
Staten Island, NY

STRIDE Adaptive Sports
STRIDE Center for Outdoor Recreation & Education (SCORE)
Chatham, NY

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

Autism Consulting & Training, Inc. Camp Tikvah
Asheville, NC

Camp G.R.A.C.E.
Apex, NC

Trusted Parents Therapeutic Day Camp
Charlotte, NC

Achievement Centers for Children Camp Cheerful
Strongsville, OH

Camp F.R.I.E.N.D.
Youngstown, OH

Haugland Learning Center Activities Camp
Columbus, OH

Helping Hands Center for Special Needs Camp HHC
Columbus, OH

Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Summer Buddy Camp
Westerville, OH

Recreation Unlimited Summer Residential and Summer Day Camps
Ashley, OH

The Rich Center for Autism Inclusive Extended School Year Program
Youngstown, OH

Stepping Stones
Cincinnati and Batavia, OH

Summer Social Skills @ Melodic Connections 
Cincinnati, OH

YMCA Camp Campbell Gard
Hamilton, OH

Autism Service Dogs of America Doggie Day Camp
Tualatin, OR

Camp Yakety Yak
Lake Oswego, OR

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

Barber National Institute Keep Connected
Erie, PA

Camp Concepts
Expressions Day Camp
Newtown, PA

Child Guidance Resource Centers Summer Therapeutic Activities Program Fellowship Farms
Pottstown, PA

Ivy Hill Equestrian Summer Camp
Hilltown, PA

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

Variety Club Camp and Developmental Center
Worcester, PA

Pascaog, RI

Easter Seals Camp
Nashville, TN  

Greater Kingsport Family YMCA
YMCA Day Camp
Kingsport, TN

Special Kids, Inc. Camp Ability
Mufreesboro, TN

Camp Summit
Dallas, TX

Let's Make Friends(LMF)/Circle of Friends(COF)
Georgetown, TX

Spark Learning Summer Camp
Austin, TX

Camp Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum
Starksboro, VT

Camp Rainbow - NCSS Developmental Services Division
Georgia, VT

Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center CAMP AuSome
Roanoke, VA

Matthew's Center Camp Adventure
Manassas, VA

Stage Door Stars
Fredericksburg, VA

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

Brainy Camps Association Camp Connect
High View, WV

Avanti Therapeutic Projects
Avanti-Camp Icaghowan
Amery, WI

Camp Firefly 
Lake Delton, WI

Easter Seals Summer Respite Camp
Milwaukee and Waukesha, WI

First Stage
Next Steps
Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee Center for Independence Sensational Summer Camp
Milwaukee, WI

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

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