Oakland University Center for Autism Outreach

Pawley Hall, Room 425C
456 Pioneer Dr.
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2424
oucares@oakland.edu

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Summer Camps

The Oakland University Center for Autism (OUCARES) offers a variety of summer day camps for individuals on the autism spectrum ages 3 years old through Teens.

Oakland University’s highest priority in providing exemplary academic, athletic and social programs for youth is protecting the health, safety and welfare of all participants. To achieve this critically important goal, carefully screened and highly trained personnel enforce protocols designed to ensure safe conduct and supportive interaction between youth and program leaders. To learn more, visit OU's Youth Protection webpage.

OUCARES has been working hard to plan and prepare for in-person programs that allow for a safe and healthy environment for our participants with autism, their families, and our staff.  Please review OUCARES' strict safety protocols with further details on how we plan to maintain health and safety during our programs.

We are now accepting applications for the 2022 Summer Camp season.  To apply for camps, please fill out the Summer Camp Application in it's entirety. Limited Scholarships Available for all camps.

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Pee Wee Camp - Children 3-6 years old

The Pee Wee Summer Day Camp is for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder ages 3 - 6 years old. Our Pee Wee Camp activities will be focusing on maintaining known skills and acquiring new skills to improve quality of life. All activities are structured and are planned around a theme. Language Arts, Sensory Fun, Water Fun, Sports & Fitness, Arts and Crafts, Social Skills, Music, Fine Motor Fun and so much more!

Summer 2022 Pee Wee Camp Dates:
Four 2 Week Sessions
Monday-Friday 9am - 3pm 
Session 1: June 20 - July 1
Session 2: July 5 - July 15 (No Camp July 4)* 
Session 3: July 18 - July 29
Session 4: August 1 - August 12

Summer Camp Application 
Cost: $650 for each two week session. *$600 for session 2 due to the holiday closure
Limited Scholarships Available

If you have any questions or concerns about the accessibility of the content or documents on this page, please view our Public Accessibility Statement.

Summer Day Camp - Children 7-12 years old

Each week will be filled with loads of fun including arts and crafts, sensory time, social skills, gross motor activities and much more! Camp activities will be recreational with an academic component. All activities are highly structured and are planned around a weekly theme.

Summer 2022 Summer Day Camp Dates:
Four 2 Week Sessions
Monday-Friday 9am - 3pm 
Session 1: June 20 - July 1
Session 2: July 5 - July 15 (No Camp July 4)* 
Session 3: July 18 - July 29
Session 4: August 1 - August 12

Summer Camp Application 
Cost: $650 for each two week session. *$600 for session 2 due to the holiday closure
Limited Scholarships Available

If you have any questions or concerns about the accessibility of the content or documents on this page, please view our Public Accessibility Statement.

Teen Life Skills Camp - Teens 11-14 and 15-18 years old

Teen Life Skills Camp is for individuals without severe problem behaviors or aggression who have an interest in learning how to grow independence skills. Each session will be full of fun activities focused on learning life skills including:

  • Practical Living Skills: Clothing care, menu planning, nutrition
  • Interpersonal Skills: Initiative/dependability, anger management, conflict resolution, self-esteem, social skills, and self-confidence
  • Personal Management Skills: Money management, time management, personal health care

Daily Activities will include:

  • Personal health care: exercise, personal hygiene and clothing care
  • Team-building activities: conflict resolution skills, managing anger issues

Summer 2022 Teen Life Skills Camp Ages 15-18 Years Dates:
Two 2 Week Sessions
Monday-Friday 9am - 3pm 
Session 1: June 20 - July 1
Session 2: July 5 - July 15 (No Camp July 4)* 

Summer 2022 Teen Life Skills Camp Ages 11-14 Years Dates:
Two 2 Week Sessions
Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm
Session 3: July 18 - July 29
Session 4: August 1 - August 12

Summer Camp Application 
Cost: $650 for each two week session. *$600 for session 2 due to the holiday closure
Limited Scholarships Available

If you have any questions or concerns about the accessibility of the content or documents on this page, please view our Public Accessibility Statement.