Aaron’s Acres (Berks County)

South Mountain YMCA Camps | 201 Cushion Peak Road | Wernersville, PA 19565

Phone: (717)-917-6101

http://aaronsacres.org/programs/berks-county/

  • Summer camps for children and adolescents with autism
  • Younger Children AM and PM Programs
    • For children ages 5-12 from June 13 - June 24
  • Older Adolescent AM and PM Program a
    • For ages 13-21 from June 13 - June 24
  • Camps require a $30 nonrefundable application fee
  • Camp fees change every summer
  • Aaron’s Acres offers year-round Parent Support programs

 

Aaron’s Acres (Dauphin County)

Hershey Recreation Center | 605 Cocoa Avenue | Hershey, PA 17033

OR

Green Hills Swim Club | 2055 Fishing Creek Valley Rd | Harrisburg, PA 17112

(717)-917-6101

http://aaronsacres.org/programs/dauphin-county/

  • Summer camps for children and adolescents with autism
  • Younger Children AM and PM Programs
    • For children ages 5-12 from June 13 - June 24
  • Older Adolescent AM and PM Program a
    • For ages 13-21 from June 13 - June 24
    • An additional AM Program is offered June 27 - July 8
  • Camps require a $30 nonrefundable application fee
  • Camp fees change every summer

 

Aaron’s Acres (Lancaster County)

Manheim Community Pool and Memorial Park | 504 Adele Avenue | Manheim, PA 17545

(717)-917-6101

http://aaronsacres.org/programs/lancaster-county/

  • Summer camps for children and adolescents with autism
  • Younger Children AM and PM Programs
    • For children ages 5-12
    • AM Program runs June 20 - July 1; July 11 - July 22; July 25 - August 5
    • PM Program runs June 20 - July 1
  • Older Adolescent AM and PM Program a
    • For ages 13-21
    • AM Programs run June 20 - July 1; July 11 - July 22;
    • PM Programs run June 20 - July 1; July 11 - July 22
  • Camps require a $30 nonrefundable application fee
  • Camp fees change every summer

 

The Mentor Network

10601 Decatur Road, Suite 400 | Philadelphia, PA 19154

(215)-612-8200

http://thementornetwork.com/program/autism-services-2/

http://www.pa-mentor.com/who-we-serve/children-and-families/summer-therapeutic-activities-program/

  • Part of Pennsylvania Mentors
  • Offers a therapeutic summer day camp specifically designed to meet the unique needs of children with autism. Children are able to enjoy traditional camp activities, including arts and crafts, community trips, music, dance, and swimming, while also receiving the personalized supports they need to grow and learn to the best of their abilities.
  • Provides programs for youths and families at risk, youths and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities,youths and adults with brain and spinal cord injuries, and adult day health services.
  • The camp runs for eight weeks from 9:00am to 3:00pm, Monday through Friday, and is offered in Berks and Philadelphia Counties
    • Philadelphia’s program is only available to children living with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Call for cost and application information

Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center

1811 Mill Road | Perkasie, PA 18944

(215)-822-2515

http://www.ivyhillequestrian.org

  • Ivy Hill’s Inclusion Summer Camp provides an integrated experience for children of all levels of ability that develops horsemanship and riding skills
    • Camp activities include horsemanship and riding classes, horse care and education (anatomy, grooming, tacking and bathing), arts and crafts, games and music
    • Camp runs from 9am-2:30pm on June 20-24;  June 27-July 1;  July 18-22;  July 25-29   (Ride Astride for Hope Camp for Individuals with cancer diagnosis);     Aug 8-12; and  Aug 15-19
    • Three days of camp costs $170 ; Five days of camp costs $250
    • Registration form and informaiton can be found here: http://www.ivyhillequestrian.org/assets/Documents/2016-Summer-Camp-Info-and-Registration.pdf
  • Ivy Hill also offers hippotherapy and therapeutic riding, and participates in the Special Olympics
    • Pieces of Freedom therapeutic riding course is specifically designed for children with autism

Horses 4 Hope Equestrian Center

50 Warren Glen Road | Bloomsbury, NJ 08804

(610)-674-0159

http://www.horses-4-hope.info/camp.html

  • Offers a summer camp for children ages 5-16 with no previous horse riding experience required
  • Camp activities include horse training, grooming, tacking, feeding, anatomy, barn maintenance, riding lessons, trail riding and more; camp consists of 12 individual weeks:
    • Week 1 June 13-17         Week 2 June 20-24

Week 3 June 27- July 01         Week 4 July 04-08

Week 5 July 11-15            Week 6 July 18-22

Week 7 July 25-29            Week 8 Aug 01-05

Week 9 Aug 08-12             Week 10 Aug 15-1

Week 11 Aug 22-26           Week 12 Aug 29-Sep 02

  • A full day of camp costs $300 and a half day of camp costs $200
  • Horses 4 Hope also offers therapeutic riding lessons for children with autism and other disabilities

 

Camp Concepts

752 Big Oak Road | Yardley, PA 19067

(267)-992-4383

http://www.campconcepts.org/expressions-day-camp/

  • Offers Expressions Day Camp for children and teens who have different types of social skill challenges such as High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Nonverbal Learning Disabilities and PDD-NOS or just for those who feel they need a little more social confidence with their peers
    • The 7-week summer camp program has two divisions: Junior Camp (ages 6-12) and Teen Camp (ages 13-18).
  • Expressions Day Camp incorporates activities designed to develop skills in the following areas:
    • Conversation, team-building, nonverbal communication, anger management, frustration tolerance, friendship making, problem solving, emotional development & opportunities for personal creativity.
    • Other activities in this camp program will include arts and crafts, movement and dance, yoga, swimming, computers, nature, team challenge activities, hiking, drama, stream exploration, and gameplay
  • The three step application/registration process includes:
    • Providing an updated IEP/Progress report if your child has one (just the essential pages), the Child History Form, Permission to Exchange Information Form, and the Behavioral Contract.
    • Attending an interview (that includes the parent and child) with our Director of Expression
    • Registering online by May 31st; a $200 nonrefundable deposit is required to  register
    • Parents can fill out a form to apply for grants and scholarships to help pay for the camp; Campers Insurance is also offered
    • All necessary forms and documents for Expressions Day Camp can be found here: http://www.campconcepts.org/expressions-day-camp/application-processregistration/

 

AMICA

Cherokee Day Camp | 1 Declaration Drive | Bensalem, PA 19020

(267)-258-3974

http://www.amica4autism.com/amica-camp/

  • Provides a camp for children (ages 6-12) and adolescents (ages 13-18) with High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, PDD-NOS, and nonverbal learning disabilities
    • Only for residents of Bucks County
  • Camp fees/tuition include:
    • The weekly camp rate is $475
    • A $200 non-refundable deposit is due at sign-up
    • $20 nonrefundable registration fee for all campers includes camp T-shirt.
    • Full payment is due by May 15, 2016
    • Lunch and snacks are included in camp tuition.
    • Transportation may be provided; fees will be determined depending on distance between your home and camp.
  • Runs from June 20th to August 12th, 9am-3pm
    • Weekdays only
    • There is a 2 week minimum for all campers
  • AMICA accepts Autism Mini Grants
    • Call to ask about receiving scholarships or grants

 

Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support

5600 City Avenue | Philadelphia, PA 19131

(610)-660-2170

http://kinneyautism.sju.edu/s/1378/kinney/interior-hybrid.aspx?sid=1378&gid=56&pgid=2822

  • Camp Kinney provides a traditional camp experience to children (ages 3-14) with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Includes recreational activities and opportunities to interact with “neuro-typical” peers
    • An auxiliary camp program is available to adolescents over the age of 14
  • Runs 10am - 3pm on Mondays to Thursdays during the months of June and July
  • Four nonrefundable payments are required to hold a spot in camp
    • $20 application fee
    • Deposit of 25% is due within seven days of being accepted into the camp program
    • 50% of camp fee due by March 1st
    • Remaining camp fees due by April 1st
  • Weekly costs are as listed:
    • Cost for Ages 2-13
      • 1 week = $700 2 weeks = $1300 3 weeks = $1700

4 weeks = $2000 5 weeks = $2400

    • Cost for Ages 14+
      • 1 week = $840 2 weeks = $1680 3 weeks = $2520

4 weeks = $3360 5 weeks = $4200

    • Private payment options are available
  • A 15% sibling discount is offered for siblings attending the camp
    • A limited number of scholarships are offered
  • A physical form (filled out by a healthcare provider) is required
  • Applicants are accepted into the camp program on a first come, first serve basis

 

The ARC (Chester County)

900 Lawrence Drive | West Chester, PA 19380

(610)-696-8090 Ex: 205

http://www.arcofchestercounty.org/services/camps/

 

Easter Seals Eastern Pennsylvania: Camp Lily

JCC Camp Kochavim | Chestnut Hill Road | Center Valley, Pa. 18034

(610)-289-0114  Ex.209

http://www.easterseals.com/esep/shared-components/document-library/camp/2014-camp-lily-lv.pdf