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Summer Camps

Camp Scholarships are available!
Contact the camps directly for scholarship application information. 
Also, contact your DD Services caseworker for Family Support Funds for camps.
Deadlines are coming up! 

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

Camps below are listed alphabetically by city.

Autistic Community Activity Program (ACAP) - Beaverton

PO Box 4606
Portland, OR 97208
503-649-2066
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. May be paid through respite funds from DD Services. All ages.

Camp Rivendale
Tina Malcolm, MS, CTRS
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District
Beaverton, OR 97005
503-629-6342 x1822
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 

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

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. 

Camp Quest
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.

Kindtree Retreat/Autism Rocks
Florence, OR (near Eugene, OR) 
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. 

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.

Easter Seals
701 N. Columbus
Medford, OR
541-842-2199

Autistic Community Activity Program (ACAP) - Milwaukie
PO Box 4606
Portland, OR 97208
503-649-2066
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. May be paid through respite funds from DD Services. All ages 

Meadowood Springs Hearing and Speech Camp
316-A SE Emigrant
PO Box 1025
Pendleton, OR 97801
541-276-2752
www.meadowoodsprings.org
Meadowood Springs Speech and Hearing Camp is specifically designed to serve children with communication disorders and their families. Families enhance their skills raising their children in Family Intensive Workshops while enjoying time in a camp environment.

Aspiring Youth 
Portland, OR
Website: aspiringyouth.net 
Summer day camp 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
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. May be paid through respite funds from DD Services. All ages.

Building Bridges Summer Camp Program
112 SW Pennoyer St.
Portland, OR 97239
503-235-3122
email: beth@bridgespdx.com
www.bridgespdx.com

Bustin Barriers
Andrew I. Yoshihara
10625 SW 35th
Portland, OR 97219 
503-869-7112
email:andrewyosh33@gmail.com 
Website: http://bustinbarriers.org 


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

Dream It Do It Academy
Chuck Davis
Portland, OR
503-494-3281
email: davichar@ohsu.edu
Website: www.emergingleadersnw.org
July 23-27, 2012
For youth with chronic illness and disabilities ages 18 to 25. Learn to live a healthy lifestyle, be more independent, eat right, develop an exercise plan that works for you, take charge of your healthcare, make friends and be a leader.

Empowerment Services, LLC
J
ulie
8835 Sw Canyon Lane #402
Portland, Oregon 97229
Phone: (503) 477-6936
Website
: http://www.empowermentservicesonline.com
Kids Camp II--Kids Camp II is an extension of our program for adults that utilizes the “My Life Binder” process, paired with “Learner/Helper/Leader” model. This allows the student the chance to learn what is hard for him or her, help with chores, and lead others—all while building self-esteem.  Our Kids Camp II Campers enjoy a safe, supervised, positive environment. Each group has a lead instructor and one or more highly trained Team Members. Groups for Kids Camp II are generally split by age, depending on enrollment numbers and the child’s familiarity with our “My Life Binder” process as well as any individual needs each child has.

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.

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
Oregon City, NE Portland, Hillsboro, McMinnville 
website: www.nt4kids.org 

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
3104 NE Ainsworth
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
7739 SW Capitol Hwy, Suite 220
Portland, OR 97229
email: Barbara@BarbaraAvilaConsulting.com
Website: barbaraavilaconsulting.com
Groups run year-round with camps during the summer months.

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

Upward Bound Camp
Evan Pierce
PO Box C
Stayton, OR 97383
Phone: (503) 897-2447
Website: http://www.upwardboundcamp.org
Email: upward.bound.camp@gmail.com
Upward Bound Camp has been providing recreational camp experiences for people with special needs in the Pacific Northwest, ages 12 and up, for over 35 years.

Aspring Youth
Ben Wahl

2400 NE 95th St.
Seattle, WA 98115
206-517-0222
email: benw@ryther.org
Website: www.aspiringyouth.net
Hosts summer camps in Portland.

CAMP SOCIAL 
Stephanie Gorman

The Academy Building
400 E. Evergreen Blvd. Suite #311
Vancouver, WA 98660
503-381-9344
email: sgorman@socialkraft.net
Website: www.socialkraft.net
Ages 5-12; A social thinking and related skills group for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD,Anxiety and others with social learning challenges. Facilitated by Dr. Marie McMahan,PsyD and Stephanie Gorman of Socialkraft

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!

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.