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Summer Camps

DISCLAIMER:  This list is being provided as a courtesy to the public only. The Autism Society of Oregon makes no warranty or representation as to the qualifications, character, training or expertise of the listed individual or agencies. A listing here is not a substitute for your own inquiry.

Camp Scholarships are available!
Contact the camps directly for scholarship application information. 
Also, contact your DD Services caseworker about possible K Plan Funds for camps.

NOTE:  County Parks & Recreation Departments offer affordable, non-therapeutic summer camp options. They must provide accommodations at NO EXTRA COST. Most require at least 2 weeks advance notice. Contact your local Parks & Rec Dept for details. (For Portland, call Inclusion Services at 503-823-4328.)

LISTINGS ARE ALPHABETICAL BY CITY


BEAVERTON:
Autistic Community Activity Program (ACAP) - Beaverton

PO Box 4606
Portland, OR 97208
503-649-2066
Website: www.acappdx.org
For over 25 years, ACAP has combined life skills training, academics and social skill-building with fun recreational experiences in the community. 3 locations in the Portland metro area: Beaverton, East County & Milwaukie. All ages. Approved for K Plan funding.

Camp Rivendale
Tina Malcolm, MS, CTRS
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District
Beaverton, OR 97005
503-629-6342 x1822
Website: Click here for link
Summer day camp that provides recreational opportunities for children and young adults who have physical, emotional and/or developmental disabilities 

New Horizons Wellness Services, LLC
Counseling & Psychotherapy
9400 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy., Suite 210
Beaverton, OR
email: melodie@nhws.us
Website: www.nhws.us
503-352-0240
Offering a variety of summer groups

Spectra Gymnastics
Karissa Johnson
8344 SW Nimbus Ave. 
Beaverton, OR 97008
(503) 754-9794 
Email: karissa@spectrapdx.com 
Website: www.spectrapdx.com
Teaching specialized gymnastics lessons to a spectrum of learners based on individualized needs. Also on Facebook. 

BEND
Samara Learning Center
Heather Chatem
1735 SW Chandler Ave.
Bend, OR
541-419-3324
Email:  info@samaralearningcenter.org 
Website: 
www.samaralearningcenter.org
Goal: "Soar with your Strengths; Manage your Weakneses." Tutoring program, school for kids with learning challenges and elective programs, including for Summer. 

FALLS CITY:
Camp Odakoda
Misti Moxley
Falls City, OR
503-320-3103
email: misti@asdoregon.org
Website: www.asdoregon.org
Overnight camp (4 nights) for 10-15 year olds with HFA or Aspergers. 

FLORENCE:
Kindtree Retreat/Autism Rocks

Florence, OR (near Eugene, OR) 
Website: www.kindtree.org/retreat
Held in late August yearly from Friday-Sunday. The whole family is welcome. All ages - children through adult. The retreat is designed around the needs of those living with autism to make a safe and nuturing environment. "This is some of the greatest autistic fun there is!"

FOREST GROVE:
Adventures Without Limits

Forest Grove, OR
503-359-2568
email: Kris@AWLOutdoors.com
Website: AWLOutdoors.com
Dedicated to providing quality outdoor adventures for people of all ages and abilities

Community Based Activity Program (CBAP)
Forest Grove, OR
Website: www.cbapkids.com
Inclusive community based, recreational and educational services for students with and without disabillites; ages 5-21.

FOSTER:
CAMP ATTITUDE
PO Box 207
45829 S Sanitam Hwy
Foster, OR 97345
541-367-3420
email: campinfo@campattitude.com
website: www.campattitude.com 
One week overnight camps for campers with a physical or developmental disability and their families. All ages welcome. "Dedicated to providing a unique Christian camping experience for families in the disability community." 

LAKE OSWEGO:
Camp Yakety Yak
Angela Arterberry, MS, CCC-SLP
PO Box 161
West Linn, OR  97068
971-303-3901
email: office@campyaketyyak.org
Website: CampYaketyYak.org
Ages 5-15; Day camp; Helps children with special needs grow socially and emotionally by improving their communication skills. Staffed with professionals and college-level volunteers. Siblings welcome - 25% of campers are "typical peer models."

LINCOLN CITY:
B'nail B'rith - Kehila Summer Camp
Ben Charlton
503-452-3443 
Website: www.bbcamp.org/kehila
A one-week sleep over camp. "BB Camp follows an inclusive model for the Kehila program, led by a trained Inclusion Specialist, who is dedicated to children with special needs.  Kehila campers are fully integrated into cabins and activities with additional counselors for increased supervision and support." 

MEDFORD:
Easter Seals

Easter Seals Recreation Center
1314 Center Drive, Suite B, Box 420 
Medford, OR 

541-842-2199
email: roguevalley@or.easterseals.com 
Website: Click for website
Summer day camp for children with disabilities. Open to anyone ages 5-21. Limited scholarships available.

MILWAUKIE:
Autistic Community Activity Program (ACAP) - Milwaukie

PO Box 4606
Portland, OR 97208
503-649-2066
Website: www.acappdx.org
For over 25 years, ACAP has combined life skills training, academics and social skill-building with fun recreational experiences in the community. 3 locations in the Portland metro area: Beaverton, East County & Milwaukie. All ages. Approved for K Plan funding.

OREGON CITY:
Camp Exceptional
Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City, OR 97045
Website: www.campexceptional.com
Camp is designed for children interested in improving their gross motor skills while participating in a variety of sports and lead-up games. 2016 dates are full, but waitlist is available

PENDLETON:
Meadowood Springs Hearing and Speech Camp

PO Box 1025
Pendleton, OR 97801
541-276-2752
email: Info@MeadowoodSprings.org
Website: www.meadowoodsprings.org
For children with social learning and communications challenges and their neurotypical peers/siblings. Overnight and day camp sessions available.

PORTLAND:
Autistic Community Activity Program (ACAP) - Portland
PO Box 4606
Portland, OR 97208
503-649-2066
Website: www.acappdx.org
For over 25 years, ACAP has combined life skills training, academics and social skill-building with fun recreational experiences in the community. 3 locations in the Portland metro area: Beaverton, East County & Milwaukie. All ages. Approved for K Plan funding.

Bustin Barriers
Portland, OR 97219 
503-869-7112
email: bustinbarriers33@gmail.com
Website: bustinbarriers.org/program 
Providing safe physical activities and meaningful socialization experiences for individuals with disabilities. Week long day camps from 9am - 12 noon in SW and SE Portland locations. 

Engage
Pam Smith
Portland, OR 97219
708-955-5711
Email: pam.smith@mundopato.com
Website: mundopato.com
Developmental approach to group engagement built on active exploration and authentic activities to maximize group participation.

Happy Mindful People
Elissa Cirignotta 
Portland, OR
202-420-8754
email: happymindfulpeople@gmail.com 
Website: www.happymindfulpeople.com
Teen/Young Adult Special Needs Yoga and Children Special Needs Movement & Mindfulness series are available, as are private sessions. 

Mt Hood Kiwanis Camp
320 SW Barbur Blvd. Suite 165
Portland, OR 97212
503-452-7416 ext 189 for camp registration
email: registration@mhkc.org
Website: www.mhkc.org
One-week overnight camps. This very popular camp often fills up as soon as registration opens in January.

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)
1945 SE Water Avenue
Portland, OR
(503) 797-4661
Website: www.omsi.edu/camps-classes
Offers a wide variety of day and overnight camps for children of all ages.

Play Space
1727 NE 13th Avenue
Portland, OR 97211
503-224-2820
email: info@pdxplayspace.com
Website: www.pdxplayspace.com
Social, language and movement groups for young children ages 3-8. Groups run year round with camps during summer months.

Saturday Academy
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.
Portland, OR 97203
503-200-5858
email: info@saturdayacademy.org
Website: www.saturdayacademy.org
Offers classes, summer camps, and afterschool programs throughout the Portland Metropolitan area concentrating on science, technology, engineering and math. For 2nd-12th grade students.

Saturday Academy - Apprenticeships in Science & Engineering (ASE) Program
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.
Portland, OR 97203
503-200-5861
email: ase@saturdayacademy.org
Website: www.saturdayacademy.org/ASE
Matches high school students with scientists and engineers for 8 week summer internships. State-wide program.

Synergy Autism Center - Summer Groups
Barbara Avila, M.S. RDI®
7739 SW Capitol Hwy., Suite 220
Portland, OR 97219
503-432-8760
email: barbara@barbaraavilaconsulting.com
Click for website
Family Support & Training
/Program,  Certified RDI Consultant. Groups run year-round with day camps over the summer months.

Teen Explorers
Portland Parks and Recreation
Portland, OR    
Contact: Chrissy Larson
503-823-3601                                                                                                            
Website: Click Here for website 
Ages 12 - High School. Teens will explore a different park each day in the Tri-County area. Scholarships are available. 

Trackers PDX
Portland, OR
Website: Click Here for website 
Trackers Portland summer camps offer adventure camps. Day and overnight camps are rooted in legend and outdoor lore. Kids learn by living adventures of skill, story and myth. Ages 4-18.

REDMOND:
Redmond Speech & Language
1707 SW Parkway Drive, Suite B 
Redmond, OR 97756
Website: www.RedmondSpeech.com
Summer social skills groups - ages 4-16

STAYTON:
Upward Bound Camp
Evan Pierce
PO Box C
Stayton, OR 97383
Phone: (503) 897-2447
email: upward.bound.camp@gmail.com
Website: http://www.upwardboundcamp.org 
Provide Christian-based recreational and educational camp experiences for persons with disabilities, ages 12 and older.

OUT OF STATE:

WASHINGTON:
Silver Buckle Ranch
PO Box 1416
11611 NE 152nd Ave
Brush Prairie, WA  98606
360-260-8932
email: info@silverbuckleranch.org 
Website: www.SilverBuckleRanch.org
Facilitate learning and development of important life skills through horsemanship.  

Aspiring Youth 
2400 NE 95th St.
Seattle, WA 98115
206-517-0222
email: benw@ryther.org
Website: www.aspiringyouth.net/summer_camps.php

Blue Compass
Seattle, WA
Website: www.bluecompasscamps.com 
Outdoor programs for ages 7-24 with Aspergers, High Functioning Autism and ADHD focused on building social and self confidence. Day, Ranch and Wilderness Camps available.