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2015 Baker Summer Camp Grant Recipients Announced!

May 7, 2015 - 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!

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 2015. The list is organized alphabetically by state.  You can click a letter below to check for camps in your state:

Find a camp near you to see if YOU qualify for a summer camp scholarship!

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Glenwood, Inc. 
Glenwood Camp SRS: Summer Recess for Success
Birmingham, AL 
glenwood.org

The Other Paw Assistance Dogs
Camp Yes in the Woods
Fairbanks, AK
facebook.com

Camp Simcha
Presented by Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC)
Phoenix, AZ
www.cbiaz.org

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

Camp Stein
Presented by SARRC and Congregation Beth Israel
Prescott, AZ
campstein.org

Adventure Stage Camp
Presented by SARRC and Phoenix Theatre
Phoenix, AZ
phoenixtheatre.com/summercamp

Higher Octave Healing, Inc.
Higher Octave Healing Expressive Arts Summer Camp
Tempe, AZ
www.higheroctavehealing.com

Center for Developing Kids
SunKids
Pasadena, CA
www.centerfordevelopingkids.com

Easter Seals Camp Harmon
Boulder Creek, CA
www.campharmon.org

Etta Israel Center
Summer@ETTA
Los Angeles, CA
www.etta.org

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles Troop 06205
Pali Mountain Resort
San Bernardino, CA
www.paliretreat.com

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

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

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

Via Services, Inc.
Via West Campus
Cupertino, CA
www.viaservices.org

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

Extreme Sports Camp
Ascendigo
Aspen, CO (and surrounding Roaring Fork Valley)
www.ascendigo.org

Camp Paha and Paha Adults in Transition (PAT)
Lakewood, CO
www.lakewood.org/paha

Challenge Aspen
ChAMP Camp
Snowmass Village, CO
challengeaspen.org

Horses Healing Humans
Human and Equine Advanced Learning in Summer (HEALS)
Stonington, CT
www.horseshealinghumansCT.org

Stamford Jewish Community Center
Hand in Hand, O-la-mi
Stamford, CT
www.stamfordjcc.org

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

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

Freedom Sailing Camp of Florida, Inc.
Clearwater, FL
freedomsailingcampoffloridainc.com

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc.
Trailways Camp
Labelle, FL
www.goodwillswfl.org

Henderson Haven, Inc.
Camp Possible
Orange Park, FL
www.hendersonhaven.org

Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options
Camp Kehilla
Sunrise, FL
www.jafco.org

Livingstone Academy Autism Center Summer Camp
Valrico, FL
www.livingstoneschools.org

Martial Arts Center for Students with Special Needs, Inc.
Kia Kidz Unique Karate Camp
Miami, FL
www.kiakidz.com

Mountaineer's School of Autism Summer Camp
West Palm Beach, FL
www.MSAINC.org

OCA: Opportunity, Community, Ability, Inc.
OCA Summer Camp
Orlando, FL
www.GoOCA.org

Pediatric Behavioral Services
PBS Kids Camp
Jacksonville, FL
www.pediatricbehavioralservices.com

Picasso Einstein, LLC
Entrepreneurship 4 Independence (E4I)
Pembroke Pines, FL
www.picassoeinstein.com

S.T.A.R.S. School for Autism
Camp S.T.A.R.S.
Miami, FL
www.starsautism.org

The Victory Center for Autism and Related Disabilities
TVC Summer Program
North Miami Beach, FL
www.thevictoryschool.org

YMCA of South Palm Beach County
The Chase Donoff Special Needs Summer Camp
Boca Raton, FL
www.ymcaspbc.org

Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
MJCCA Camp Isadore Alterman (CIA)
Dunwoody, GA
atlantajcc.org

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

TheraSports & Recreation (formerly STF Foundation)
Wonder League Summer Camp
Atlanta, GA
www.sensationstherafun.com

Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture
Camp W.O.W.!...World of Wonder!
Atlanta, GA
trulylivingwell.com

Autism Society of Central Illinois 
Camp ASPIRE (Autism Social Skills Program for Interactional and Relationship Education)
Springfield, IL
autismcil.org

Center for Enriched Living Summer Camp
Riverwoods, IL
www.centerforenrichedliving.org

Giant Steps Illinois, Inc.
Giant Steps Summer Camp
Isle, IL
www.mygiantsteps.org

Have Dreams Inc.
Film and Multimedia Camp (FMMC)
Evanston, IL
havedreams.org

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

South West Special Recreation Association
SWSRA Day Camp
Alsip, IL
www.swsra.com

Jewish Child & Family Services
Camp Firefly
Lake Zurich, IL
www.jcfs.org

Noble of Indiana Day Camp
Indianapolis, IN
www.nobleofindiana.org

Courage League Summer Camp
Urbandale, IA
www.courageleaguesupports.org

The Arc of Sedgwick County
Youth Education and Summer Socialization (YESS)
Wichita, KS
arc-sedgwickcounty.org

Sheltered Risks Inc.
Kamp KESSA
Frankfort, KY
www.cedarfire.net

BREC Sunshine Camp
East Baton Rouge Paris, LA
brec.org

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

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

Greenwell Foundation
Camp Greenwell
Hollywood, MD
greenwellfoundation.org

St. Mary's County Recreation and Parks
Camp Inspire
Leonardtown, MD
www.stmarysmd.com

Talisman Therapeutic Riding Summer Camp
Grasonville, MD
www.talismantherapeuticriding.org

Scituate CORSE Foundation
All Stars Summer Youth Camp
Scituate, MA
www.corsefoundation.org

Springfield Jewish Community Center Summer Camps
Springfield, MA
www.springfieldjcc.org

University of Massachusetts Foundation
Camp Shriver: An Inclusive Summer Program for Children with and without Disabilities
Boston, MA
www.umb.edu

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

Adam's Camp New England
Nantucket, MA
www.adamscampnewengland.org

ARC of Mainstee County Summer Camp
Manistee, MI
www.onekama.k12.mi.us/arc

Autism Support & Resource Center
P.O.W.E.R. Camp
Fenton, MI
www.geneseeautism.org

Skyline Camp and Retreat Center
Almont, MI
www.campskyline.org

Autism Society of Minnesota
Camp Hand in Hand
Crosslake, MN
www.ausm.org

Avanti Therapeutic Projects
Camp Avanti
Amery, MN
campavanti.com

Camp Encourage
Linwood, MO
www.campencourage.org

Community Living, Inc.
SOAR (Social Opportunities and Recreation) Summer Camp
St. Charles, MO
www.cliservices.org

Giant Steps of St. Louis
Camp Giant Steps
Maplewood, MO
www.giantstepsstl.org

Saint Louis University
Connections to Social Skkills and Social Competency for Youth, Tween, Teens and Young Adults
St. Louis, MO
www.slu.edu

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

United Cerebral Palsy Heartland Center for Autism
No Limits Summer Camp
Maryville, MO
www.ucpheartland.org

City of Lincoln Parks and Recreation
Adaptive Recreation Summer Camps
Lincoln, NE
www.lincoln.ne.gov

Adam's Camp New England
Lincoln, NH
www.adamscampnewengland.org

Camp Hawkeye
Moultonborough, NH
www.camphawkeye.com

Easter Seals New Hampshire
Camp Connect
Manchester, NH
www.easterseals.com/NH

Camp Starfish, Inc.
Rindge, NH
www.campstarfish.org

Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center
Camp Kehilla
Wheatley Heights, NY
www.campkehilla.org

Camp Puzzle Peace, Inc.
Adirondack Family Camp
Lowville, NY
www.camppuzzlepeace.org

Collier Youth Services
Kateri Day Camp
Wheatley Heights, NY
www.collieryouthservices.org

Friends of Green Chimneys
Summer Day Camps
High Falls, NY
www.greenchimneys.org

Frost Valley YMCA
Claryville, NY
www.frostvalley.org

Hebrew Academy for Special Children
Camp HASC
Parksville, NY
www.camphasc.org

High Falls Center for the Developmentally Disabled
Cedarhurst, NY
www.highfallscenter.org

HYPOTHEkids
Summer Science & Engineering Enrichment Program
Middletown, NY
hypothekids.org

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

Jewish Family Services of Orange County, Inc.
KidsConnect
Middletown, NY
www.jfsorange.org

Menucha Chesed Services, Corp.
Camp Menucha
Rhinebeck, NY
www.campmenucha.org

Prospect Park YMCA of Greater New York
Lisa Beth Gerstman Special Needs Camp
New York, NY
ymcanyc.org

Ramapo for Children
Camp Ramapo
Rhinebeck, NY
www.ramapoforchildren.org

SNACK & Friends, Inc.
Summer Holiday Program
New York, NY
www.snacknyc.com

STRIDE Inc.
STRIDE Center for Outdoor Recreation & Education (SCORE)
Claryville, NY
www.stride.org

The Ashokan Center
Camp Whirlgig: A Music & Dance Camp for Families Living with Autism
Olivebridge, NY
www.ashokancenter.org

YAI/NIPD
Mainstreaming at Camp
Claryville, NY
yaicamping.org

Easter Seals New York, Inc.
Camp Colonie
Cohoes, NY
www.eastersealsny.org

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

Christmount's Camp Lake Gap
Black Mountain, NC
www.christmount.org

Camp Shelanu
Durham, NC
www.levinjcc.org

Kopper Top Life Learning Center, Inc.
Camp FreeSpirit
Liberty, NC
www.koppertop.org

Camp Trusted Parents
Charlotte, NC
www.trustedparents.org

YMCA of the Triangle
Camp G.R.A.C.E.
Apex, NC
ymcatriangle.org

Arc of Ohio, Inc.
Stark County Summer Camp Program
Navarre, OH
www.arcstarkcounty.wordpress.org

Food for Good Thought
EveryBody Works Summer Youth Program
Columbus, OH
www.foodforgoodthought.com

Helping Hands Center for Special Needs
Camp HHC
Columbus, OH
helpinghandscenter.com

Melodic Connections
Summer Social Skills Camp
Cincinnati, OH
www.melodicconnections.org

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

Recreation Unlimited Foundation
Summer Residential and Day Camps
Ashley-Columbus, OH area
www.recreationunlimited.org

Stepping Stones Day Camp
Cincinnati, OH
www.steppingstonesohio.org

Butler Family YMCA
Camp ROCK (Recreational Opportunities Connecting Kids)
Slippery Rock, PA
www.sru.edu

Dragonfly Forest
Philadelphia, PA
www.dragonflyforest.org

Glade Run Lutheran Services
Specialized Adventures Summer Camp
Zelienople, PA
www.gladerunadventures.com

Hill Top Preparatory School Summer Camp
Rosemont, PA
www.hilltopprep.org

Rainbow Academy for Little Scholars
Rainbow Connection
Ivyland, PA
www.rainbowacademypreschool.com

The Kinney Center
Camp Kinney
Philadelphia, PA
kinneyautism.sju.edu

Variety Club Camp and Developmental Center
Worcester, PA
www.varietyphila.org

YMCA of Philadelphia
Camp Speers YMCA
Ambler, PA
campspeersymca.org

YMCA of Philadelphia
Camp Outlook and Teen Camp Outlook
Dingmans Ferry, PA
www.philaymca.org

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

S.O.S. Health Care, Inc.
SOS Summer Camp
Myrtle Beach, SC
www.sos-healthcare.com

Easter Seals Tennessee Camp
Nashville, TN
www.easterseals.com/tennessee

Exceptional Georgetown Alliance/Chisholm Trail Communities Foundation
Let's Make Friends/Circle of Friends
Georgetown, TX
www.exceptionalgeorgetown.org

Smartie Pants Academy Center
Houston, TX
www.smartiepantsacademy.com

Texas Rowing for All
Summer Camp Kayak
Austin, TX
www.texasrowingforall.org

Camp Summit
Dallas, TX
www.campsummittx.org

Utah Alliance for Children
Camp Takoda
Salt Lake City, UT
www.uafc.com

Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center
Camp AuSome Greater Lynchburg
Lynchburg, VA
www.braacroanoke.org

Camp Virginia Jaycee
Blue Ridge, VA
www.campvajc.org

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

Common Ground Center
Camp Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum
Starksboro, VT
www.cgvt.org

Camp Fire Central Puget Sound
Camp Sealth's "Shooting Stars" Camp
Seattle, WA
www.campfireseattle.org

FACES Northwest
Bellingham, WA
www.facesnorthwest.com

Vancouver Parks & Recreation
Sensory Camp
Vancouver, WA
www.vityofvancouver.us

Blue Compass Camps
Seattle, WA
www.bluecompasscamps.com

Association for the Rights of Citizens with Handicaps
ARCh Camp Pow Wow
Menomonee Falls, WI
editor.wix.com

Jewish Child & Family Services
Camp Firefly
Lake Delton, WI
www.jcfs.org

First Stage
Next Steps
Milwaukee, WI
www.firststage.org

Click here to view camps we have funded in the past!