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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

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

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

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

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

Adventure Stage Camp
Presented by SARRC and Phoenix Theatre
Phoenix, AZ

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

Center for Developing Kids
Pasadena, CA

Easter Seals Camp Harmon
Boulder Creek, CA

Etta Israel Center
Los Angeles, CA

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles Troop 06205
Pali Mountain Resort
San Bernardino, CA

Professional Child Development Associates
PCDA Creative Arts Summer Program
Pasadena, CA

Rose Bowl Aquatics Center
Camp Splash!
Pasadena, CA

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

Via Services, Inc.
Via West Campus
Cupertino, CA

Camp Paivika
Cedarpines Park, CA

Extreme Sports Camp
Aspen, CO (and surrounding Roaring Fork Valley)

Camp Paha and Paha Adults in Transition (PAT)
Lakewood, CO

Challenge Aspen
ChAMP Camp
Snowmass Village, CO

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

Stamford Jewish Community Center
Hand in Hand, O-la-mi
Stamford, CT

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

Easter Seals Lily Academy
Fort Myers, FL and Naples, FL

Freedom Sailing Camp of Florida, Inc.
Clearwater, FL

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

Henderson Haven, Inc.
Camp Possible
Orange Park, FL

Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options
Camp Kehilla
Sunrise, FL

Livingstone Academy Autism Center Summer Camp
Valrico, FL

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

Mountaineer's School of Autism Summer Camp
West Palm Beach, FL

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

Pediatric Behavioral Services
PBS Kids Camp
Jacksonville, FL

Picasso Einstein, LLC
Entrepreneurship 4 Independence (E4I)
Pembroke Pines, FL

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

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

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

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

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

TheraSports & Recreation (formerly STF Foundation)
Wonder League Summer Camp
Atlanta, GA

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

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

Center for Enriched Living Summer Camp
Riverwoods, IL

Giant Steps Illinois, Inc.
Giant Steps Summer Camp
Isle, IL

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

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

South West Special Recreation Association
SWSRA Day Camp
Alsip, IL

Jewish Child & Family Services
Camp Firefly
Lake Zurich, IL

Noble of Indiana Day Camp
Indianapolis, IN

Courage League Summer Camp
Urbandale, IA

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

Sheltered Risks Inc.
Frankfort, KY

BREC Sunshine Camp
East Baton Rouge Paris, LA

York, ME

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

Greenwell Foundation
Camp Greenwell
Hollywood, MD

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

Talisman Therapeutic Riding Summer Camp
Grasonville, MD

Scituate CORSE Foundation
All Stars Summer Youth Camp
Scituate, MA

Springfield Jewish Community Center Summer Camps
Springfield, MA

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

Cambridge Camping
Daybreak Day Camp
Cambridge, MA

Adam's Camp New England
Nantucket, MA

ARC of Mainstee County Summer Camp
Manistee, MI

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

Skyline Camp and Retreat Center
Almont, MI

Autism Society of Minnesota
Camp Hand in Hand
Crosslake, MN

Avanti Therapeutic Projects
Camp Avanti
Amery, MN

Camp Encourage
Linwood, MO

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

Giant Steps of St. Louis
Camp Giant Steps
Maplewood, MO

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

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

United Cerebral Palsy Heartland Center for Autism
No Limits Summer Camp
Maryville, MO

City of Lincoln Parks and Recreation
Adaptive Recreation Summer Camps
Lincoln, NE

Adam's Camp New England
Lincoln, NH

Camp Hawkeye
Moultonborough, NH

Easter Seals New Hampshire
Camp Connect
Manchester, NH

Camp Starfish, Inc.
Rindge, NH

Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center
Camp Kehilla
Wheatley Heights, NY

Camp Puzzle Peace, Inc.
Adirondack Family Camp
Lowville, NY

Collier Youth Services
Kateri Day Camp
Wheatley Heights, NY

Friends of Green Chimneys
Summer Day Camps
High Falls, NY

Frost Valley YMCA
Claryville, NY

Hebrew Academy for Special Children
Parksville, NY

High Falls Center for the Developmentally Disabled
Cedarhurst, NY

Summer Science & Engineering Enrichment Program
Middletown, NY

JCC of the Greater Five Towns
Camp Friendship
Narrowsburg, NY

Jewish Family Services of Orange County, Inc.
Middletown, NY

Menucha Chesed Services, Corp.
Camp Menucha
Rhinebeck, NY

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

Ramapo for Children
Camp Ramapo
Rhinebeck, NY

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

STRIDE Center for Outdoor Recreation & Education (SCORE)
Claryville, NY

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

Mainstreaming at Camp
Claryville, NY

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

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

Christmount's Camp Lake Gap
Black Mountain, NC

Camp Shelanu
Durham, NC

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

Camp Trusted Parents
Charlotte, NC

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

Arc of Ohio, Inc.
Stark County Summer Camp Program
Navarre, OH

Food for Good Thought
EveryBody Works Summer Youth Program
Columbus, OH

Helping Hands Center for Special Needs
Camp HHC
Columbus, OH

Melodic Connections
Summer Social Skills Camp
Cincinnati, OH

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

Recreation Unlimited Foundation
Summer Residential and Day Camps
Ashley-Columbus, OH area

Stepping Stones Day Camp
Cincinnati, OH

Butler Family YMCA
Camp ROCK (Recreational Opportunities Connecting Kids)
Slippery Rock, PA

Dragonfly Forest
Philadelphia, PA

Glade Run Lutheran Services
Specialized Adventures Summer Camp
Zelienople, PA

Hill Top Preparatory School Summer Camp
Rosemont, PA

Rainbow Academy for Little Scholars
Rainbow Connection
Ivyland, PA

The Kinney Center
Camp Kinney
Philadelphia, PA

Variety Club Camp and Developmental Center
Worcester, PA

YMCA of Philadelphia
Camp Speers YMCA
Ambler, PA

YMCA of Philadelphia
Camp Outlook and Teen Camp Outlook
Dingmans Ferry, PA

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

S.O.S. Health Care, Inc.
SOS Summer Camp
Myrtle Beach, SC

Easter Seals Tennessee Camp
Nashville, TN

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

Smartie Pants Academy Center
Houston, TX

Texas Rowing for All
Summer Camp Kayak
Austin, TX

Camp Summit
Dallas, TX

Utah Alliance for Children
Camp Takoda
Salt Lake City, UT

Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center
Camp AuSome Greater Lynchburg
Lynchburg, VA

Camp Virginia Jaycee
Blue Ridge, VA

Matthew's Center for Visual Learning
Camp Adventure
Manassas, VA

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

Camp Fire Central Puget Sound
Camp Sealth's "Shooting Stars" Camp
Seattle, WA

FACES Northwest
Bellingham, WA

Vancouver Parks & Recreation
Sensory Camp
Vancouver, WA

Blue Compass Camps
Seattle, WA

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

Jewish Child & Family Services
Camp Firefly
Lake Delton, WI

First Stage
Next Steps
Milwaukee, WI

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