Kids for Camp 2014

June 30 through July 31, Monday through Thursday, from from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Camp Parent Orientation Reservation Form

Mark your calendar now for our Camp Parent Orientation meetings! You must attend either Saturday, May 17, at 10:00 a.m., or Tuesday, May 20, at 6:00 p.m. in the Pollak Training Center, at the Arc Gateway, corner of Fairfield Drive and 10th Avenue in Pensacola

Friends and Family Campaign is live!!

Staff applications now available - Kids for Camp seeks qualified staff for both lead teacher and instructor positions at Camp. Please see the application for important dates related to staff training, camp hours. Questions? Contact Jessica Lapen at (850) 434-7171 or  

Staff Application

Staff Policies and Procedures

Teen Volunteer applications are now available to fill out online!

Must be between the ages of 13-18 to apply. Questions?Email or call the Autism Pensacola office, (850)434-7171

Teen Application


"Kids for Camp 2014 application period is accepting LATE applications"

** All applications must be complete. Applications submitted without all required paperwork will not be considered for acceptance.

** For families who have a child age 2 through 5th grade, please fill out the Holm Campus Application.

Holm Campus Application

** For families who have a child in sixth grade through age 25, please fill out the Washington Campus Application.

Washington Campus Application

DON'T FORGET -- Please mail a copy of your child’s IEP (or equivalent document), verification of diagnosis, financial aid information (if desired), and a $35 nonrefundable application fee* (check or money order) to: Autism Pensacola Kids for Camp Application P.O. Box 30213 Pensacola, FL 32503

*If you wish to pay late application fee with a credit card, please submit payment through the camp page. To pay membership fee, visit the Membership page on our web site.

Financial Aid -- If you wish to be considered for financial aid, please print out the financial aid document. You must mail in the form and corresponding financial documents to API. This process will be kept confidential.

For all questions, please refer to the Kids for Camp 2014 Policies & Procedures. Information: Email or call Jessica Lapen at (850) 434-7171.

Policies and Procedures 2014

Financial Aid Application

Kids for Camp Kick-Off presentation

Pay for Kids for Camp



Kids for Camp Brochure

What Parents are Saying


Camp Summary Report 2013


Autism Pensacola Camp Thank You !! YouTube video

Watch the short video below to see the smiles on the faces of our campers, staff and volunteers!!




     Kids for Camp is a summer learning lab for children, teens, and young adults on the autism spectrum.  This program provides fun and intensive learning experiences for children with autism, as well as training for educators from our area.

     Kids for Camp was created in 2003 by Mrs. Judy Burns.  At that time she was looking for summer programs for both of her sons.  While there were many options for her neuro-typical son, she found that nothing was available for her son with autism.     So she took matters into her own hands, partnered with Autism Pensacola, and with help from Gulf Breeze Presbyterian Church and Gulf Breeze Rotary Club, created Kids for Camp.

     In 2007, Kids for Camp expanded from being simply a summer camp to a summer learning lab.  API began providing educators with training on best practices for teaching children with autism, and providing children on the spectrum with a high-quality educational program during the summer.  Kids for Camp became nationally recognized that year as a program doing “what works” for children with autism    To date we have provided training to more than 100 educators in our two-county area and served more than 150 individuals on the autism spectrum.

     To create this high-quality, structured, summer program, Autism Pensacola partners with many agencies in our area including the Sacred Heart Autism Resource Center, Escambia County School District, Santa Rosa County School District, the University of West Florida, the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, Florida Inclusion Network, and Family Network on Disabilities.

     Currently, the majority of funds for Kids for Camp come from the annual “Connecting the Pieces” Dinner and Auction.  In addition, camp families can participate in our informal "Friends and Family Campaign", an email campaign that allows contributors to donate to a specific child to help offset the family’s cost for the program. Private grants and donations to help us continue this important program are always welcome.  Please consider a donation today and help us make a difference in the lives of these children and their families!