Autism Society of Oregon Autism Society of Oregon on Facebook

Oregon Chapter

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.acapportland.org
For 26 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: www.thprd.org
Summer day camp; 8 weeks for age 6 and up; Providing recreational opportunities to at-risk youth and individuals with disabilities or behavioral challenges 

Spectra Gymnastics
Karissa Johnson
8344 SW Nimbus Ave. 
Beaverton, OR 97008
(503) 754-9794 
Email: karissa@spectrapdx.com 
Website: www.spectrapdx.com
We are highly trained and experienced in teaching specialized gymnastics lessons to a spectrum of learners. We develop each class and lesson plan specific to the individual needs of each student. www.facebookcom/spectragym has many videos and photos to highlight the fun our students have!

CORVALLIS:
Old Mill Center

1650 SW 45th Pl
Corvallis, OR 97333
541-757-8068
Therapeutic Summer Camp Program

EUGENE:
Camp Wilani-Lane County
Eugene, OR
1-877-945-2641
email: campfireusa@wilanicouncil.org
Website: www.wilanicouncil.org
Day camp for Lane County residents, as well as an overnight camp for children from all over. 

FALLS CITY:
Camp Odakoda

Misti Moxley
Falls City, OR 
503-320-3103
email: asdoregon@yahoo.com
Website: www.asdoregon.org
Overnight camp (4 nights) for 10-15 year olds with HFA or Aspergers. Aug 13-17, 2014. Currently taking applications only for the waitlist.

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. Parents and caregivers can bring their autistic loved ones and relax with them over the weekend, knowing that they are in a safe and nurturing environment. 

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.

HILLSBORO:
Neurotherapeutic Pediatric Therapies, Inc.
503-657-8903

Website: www.nt4kids.org 
locations in: Oregon City, NE Portland, Hillsboro, McMinnville 

LAKE OSWEGO:
Camp Yakety Yak
Angela Arterberry, MS, CCC-SLP
PO Box 161
West Linn, OR  97068
971-404-6184
email: office@campyaketyyak.org
Website: CampYaketyYak.org
Ages 6-11; Helps children with special needs grow socially and emotionally by improving their communication skills. Day camp located in Lake Oswego,OR. Staffed with professionals and college-level volunteers. Siblings welcome!

MCMINNVILLE:
Neurotherapeutic Pediatric Therapies, Inc.

503-657-8903
Website: www.nt4kids.org 
locations in: Hillsboro, McMinnville, Oregon City and Portland 

MEDFORD:
Easter Seals

Easter Seals Recreation Center
809 W. McAndrews
Medford, OR 

541-842-2199
email: roguevalley@or.easterseals.com 
Website: www.easterseals.com/oregon/our-programs/camping-recreation/rogue-family-summer-day-camp.html
Open to anyone age 5 to 21 who has a diagnosed disability or special need, including developmental, physical or multiple disabilities. Sessions start on July 7, 2014. Limited scholarships available. NEW in 2014: "Siblings Camp" in June. 

MILWAUKIE:
Autistic Community Activity Program (ACAP) - Milwaukie

PO Box 4606
Portland, OR 97208
503-649-2066
Website: www.acapportland.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:
Neurotherapeutic Pediatric Therapies, Inc.

503-657-8903
Website: www.nt4kids.org 
locations in: Oregon City, NE Portland, Hillsboro, McMinnville 

PENDLETON:
Meadowood Springs Hearing and Speech Camp

PO Box 1025
Pendleton, OR 97801
541-276-2752
email: Info@MeadowoodSprings.org
Website: www.meadowoodsprings.org
Meadowood Springs Speech and Hearing Camp is specifically designed to serve children with communication disorders and their families.

PORTLAND:
AMF Consulting, LLC

Annalisa Fredrickson
Portland, OR 97213
503-679-6314
email: amfasdconsulting@gmail.com
Website: pdxautismproject.com 
Providing small group collaboration throughout the year, and small group summer camps designed to support social independence and create peer connections.

Aspiring Youth 
2400 NE 95th St.
Seattle, WA 98115
206-517-0222
email: benw@ryther.org
Website: www.aspiringyouth.net/summer_camps.php
Hosts summer day camp in Portland that helps unique learners build friendships,self-esteem and social skills

Autistic Community Activity Program (ACAP) - Portland
PO Box 4606
Portland, OR 97208
503-649-2066
Website: www.acapportland.org
For 26 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.

Building Bridges Summer Camp Program
112 SW Pennoyer St.
Portland, OR 97239
503-235-3122
email: beth@bridgespdx.com
Website: bridgespdx.com/summer-camp  
Our mission at Building Bridges is to help children with social delays, ADD, autism, and impulse control issues, become happy, social, communicative people

Bustin Barriers
Portland, OR 97219 
503-869-7112
email: bustinbarriers33@gmail.com
Website: bustinbarriers.org/program 
Bustin Barriers is a non-profit organization established to provide safe physical activities and meaningful socialization experiences for individuals with disabilities- creating opportunities for participants to have fun and strive toward their personal best. Day camps in Portland and Wilsonville. 

Camp Namanu
Campfire Portland
Portland, OR 
1-877-945-2641
email: campfireusa@wilanicouncil.org
Website: www.wilanicouncil.org
Overnight camp for 1st-12th grade. One week sessions. 

Empowerment Services, LLC
8835 SW Canyon Lane, #402
Portland, OR 97229
(503) 477-6936
Website: www.empowermentservicesonline.com 
Kids Camp II is an extension of our program for adults that utilizes the "My Life Binder" process paird with "Learner/Helper/Leader" model. This allows the student to to learn what is hard for him or her, help with chores and lead others - all while building self-esteem.

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.

Imagination Yoga
Portland, OR 
email: elissacirignotta@gmail.com
Website: www.happymindfulpeople.com/-summer-camps/

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
This very popular camp often fills up as soon as registration opens in January.

Neurotherapeutic Pediatric Therapies, Inc.
503-657-8903
Website: www.nt4kids.org 
locations in: Oregon City, NE Portland, Hillsboro, McMinnville  

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)
1945 SE Water Avenue
Portland, OR
(800) 955-6674
Website: www.omsi.edu/camps-classes
Offers a wide variety of 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 (Relationship Development Intervention)

Teen Explorers
Portland Parks and Recreation
Portland, OR
Contact: Debbie/Inclusion Services at 503-823-4328
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: http://trackerspdx.com/youth/summer-camps.php#campcalendar
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

SALEM:
Arc of Marion County
2405 Front Street NE, Suite 120
Salem, OR 97301
503-581-2726
Website: www.thearcmarion.org/programs/summer-day-camp/ 
Summer day camp for girls & boys, ages 12- 16, with developmental disabilities. Campers go out into the community and to learn and experience things with their peers. $75 for the entire summer (5 non-consecutive weeks). 2014 camp dates to be determined.

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 
The purpose of Upward Bound Camp is to provide on-going Christian based recreational and educational camp experiences for persons with disabilities, 12 and older in an environment that presents opportunities for growth outside the individual’s usual routine or habitat.

WILSONVILLE:
Bustin Barriers
Portland, OR 97219 
503-869-7112
email: bustinbarriers33@gmail.com
Website: bustinbarriers.org/program 
Bustin Barriers is a non-profit organization established to provide safe physical activities and meaningful socialization experiences for individuals with disabilities- creating opportunities for participants to have fun and strive toward their personal best. Day camps in Portland and Wilsonville

OUT OF STATE:

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
Silver Buckle Ranch empowers hope and changes lives through ranch and equine assisted activities. Offering day camps in August especially geared for those on the autism spectrum.

Aspiring Youth 
2400 NE 95th St.
Seattle, WA 98115
206-517-0222
email: benw@ryther.org
Website: www.aspiringyouth.net/summer_camps.php
Hosts summer day camp in Portland that helps unique learners build friendships,self-esteem and social skills

Blue Compass
Seattle
, WA
Website: www.bluecompasscamps.com 
Blue Compass offers outdoor programs for ages 7-24 with Aspergers, High Functioning Autism, ADHD, and others who can benefit from guided adventures focused on building social and self confidence. Day, Ranch and Wilderness Camps available.