AuSM Summer Camps

AuSM camps are tailored for autistic youth and adults. Parents and caregivers can rest assured knowing that their campers are being cared for by highly-trained, experienced staff, while campers make memories that last a lifetime.

Summer Camp Adventure Awaits!

AuSM’s 2025 Summer Camps are available for individuals ages 10 and up who are AuSM members. Overnight camp offerings will include two sessions of Discovery and four sessions of Hand in Hand. Each camp is five days, four nights. Our experienced camp staff and counselors work closely with families to create the best-possible experience for our campers – read about a recent success story here.

Our camp programs are impactful and immersive, with experienced staff who are ready to support the needs of your camper. Campers build memories that last a lifetime (which is just one reason we have campers who return year after year), thanks to our focus on acceptance and friendship building through patiently supported experiences and successful exposure in inclusive environments.

Camp placements for Camp Discovery and Camp Hand in Hand will be determined through a lottery system. The online application will open January 1. Check back in Fall 2024 for more information about 2025 camps.

Membership Required

To be eligible for AuSM Summer Camp application, you must be a current member of AuSM. AuSM offers a place to learn, access services, and develop skills that enhance your life. AuSM membership connects you to a common community that acts without judgment, nurtures potential, advances knowledge, and builds awareness.

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AuSM Camps

Camp Hand in Hand

Camp Hand in Hand is an overnight camp for campers ages 10+ and is located at Camp Knutson in Crosslake, MN. This camp has a 1:1 staff-to-camper ratio.

Hand in Hand

Camp Discovery

Camp Discovery is an overnight camp for campers ages 11+ and is located at True Friends Camp Courage in Maple Lake, MN. This camp has a 1:4 staff-to-camper ratio.



“Camp Hand in Hand and the staff are simply amazing! This is an experience that Matthew does not get anywhere else. Absolutely unbelievable! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”

–Sally Fields, Mom of Camper

Learn More About AuSM Camps

Camp FAQs

Learn the answers to common questions, read our policies and procedures, and find out how to get access to AuSM Summer Camps.

Read the FAQs

Paying for Camp

Get information on scholarships and how to use a waiver to pay for camp.

Learn more

Preparing for Camp

See resources to get ready for camp once you have been accepted.

Get prepared

Work at Camp

Working at AuSM Summer Camps is a unique and rewarding opportunity for teachers, nurses, social workers, therapists, PCAs, paraprofessionals, students, service providers, siblings, and friends who want to support this amazing community. Join us for one week or all summer!