Kids for Camp 2014
June 30 through July 31, Monday through Thursday, from from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teen Volunteer applications are now available to fill out online!
Must be between the ages of 13-18 to apply. Questions?Email email@example.com or call the Autism Pensacola office, (850)434-7171
Kids for Camp 2014 application period is now open
** 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.
** For families who have a child in sixth grade through age 25, please fill out the 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 $25 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jessica Lapen at (850) 434-7171.
Camp Application late fee : $35
Autism Pensacola has partnered with the National Inclusion Project to implement Let's All Play - Inclusion in Recreational Programs. This partnership will make summer inclusion opportunities available in our two-county area.
LET'S ALL PLAY- PROJECT SUMMER SUPPORT
API is proud to announce we are once again partnering with the National Inclusion Project’s Let’s All Play (LAP) initiative to offer Project Summer Support. The grant will allow API to support the inclusion initiatives of two local summer programs – the University of West Florida’s EXPLORE Camp and the Northeast YMCA.
API is also sponsoring a Community Inclusion Training – set for May 9 at the Bayview Senior Resource Center, 2000 E. Lloyd St., Pensacola, FL 32503 - for area programs that want to open their programs to individuals of all ability levels. Training will include information on what real inclusion looks like, how to adapt activities so that everyone can participate, how to create visual aids, and much more.
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!