ACE Camp

My son told me today that he LOVES it. I think he really appreciates feeling part of the group.

UCP ACE Camp parent

UCP’s ACE Camp – Fun for children with Autism

UCP’s ACE Camp sends kids with a diagnosis of Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder to Grizzly Creek Ranch, a special needs camp near the town of Portola in Northern California, where they will engage in activities they have never done before.

Each summer, these children get together for a fun-filled week of activities that help them gain confidence, build friendships and learn social skills in an environment that may not otherwise be available to them.

To be eligible for ACE Camp, participants have been approved to attend the Autism Center for Excellence (ACE) program.  In the ACE program, kids with Autism participate in a structured after-school social skills development program.

Interested in learning more about how to get your child into UCP’s ACE program? Visit this page and see if your child qualifies.

Your donation to ACE camp allows kids with a diagnosis of autism to enjoy sports including:

  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Crafts
  • Rope climbing
  • Volleyball
  • Scooter hockey
  • Fishing

UCP’s ACE Camp is completely funded by private donations from foundations, individuals and organizations.

 In her 12 summers at camp, Krissy not only conquered a fear and learned to water ski, she discovered her own capacity for independence.


To learn more about ACE Camp, contact:
(916) 283-8304