July 23 - August 16, 2018
The Autism Society of Maine holds a summer camp program for children ages 5-15 with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The purpose of this program is to develop effective communication skills and peer relationships in a social group setting. This summer program will consist of structured activities supervised by two professionals, and 12-16 college students or paraprofessionals participating in a field experience and earning credits towards their degrees and/or professions.
This summer camp program takes place in Farmington during the month of July and August. This is a two week day program that runs Mondays through Thursdays from 10:00am to 2:00pm. There are two separate camp sessions. Summer Camp applications will be available on April 1, 2018. Applications are sent by request and not automatically sent to campers that have previously attended. Request your brochure by calling ASM: 1-800-273-5200.
Camp Summit Brochure
Updates for 2018 coming soon.
The City of Biddeford in collaboration with the Autism Society of Maine (ASM) and the University of New England has developed a new summer camp for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). This camp experience is modeled after ASM's Camp Summit at the University of Farmington. The camp will be located at the John F Kennedy Memorial School (JFK), the same place where the City holds its Safari Camp summer recreational programs from August 7-18, 2017. Safari Camp and Finding the Pieces will run concurrently, providing a chance for children to commingle in a safe, fun and inclusive setting.
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Aquaholics Special Surfer Nights
Offered free to any child or young adult who has special needs.
Always on the third Tuesday of the summer months. Volunteers are welcomed!
A co-ed residential summer camp for children ages 9 to 16 with High-Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome or other social communication challenges.
Camp CaPella is a lakefront summer camp at Phillips Lake that provides diverse recreational and educational opportunities for children and adults with disabilities.
Summer camp options for families with children ages 3 to 6 who need additional support to be successful in traditional summer camp.
A camp experience for adults with special needs.
Center for Therapeutic Recreation
A program of the City of Portland Recreation Department. Provides adapted aquatics programs to children and adults with disabilities including autism.
Rose Cronin 207-874-8874
Karen McPhee 207-756-8275
Horizon's Adaptive Climbing Program
Adaptive climbing for all abilities offered at three gyms across the state:
MaineBound, Orono, EVO Rock + Fitness in Portland, and the Anti-Gravity Complex, Carrabassett Valley
Provided: adaptive equipment and trained staff / volunteers to assist you during the climb Cost is $5 per climbing session
Maine Robotics Summer Camp
See website for the many locations and start dates available July thru August.
Pine Tree Society
Summer camp for children and adults with physical and / or developmental disabilities.
Robbie Foundation's Arts Adventure
July and August
See website for program and locations
Summer Teen Employment Program
Maine Medical Center - Dept. of Vocational Health
For Teens and young adults with disabilities. Teens and young adults will work in a competitive paid position for seven weeks in a field of their interest. They also participate in workshops to reinforce and provide solutions to common job site experiences.
South Portland, ME
Campers participate in classes and activities including sports & games, cooking, arts & crafts, and field trips to local attractions.