Camp for Children with Autism


(Children with Autism Need Outdoor Experiences)

Camp CANOE is open to children with autism, grades K-12. Camp CANOE is a summer day camp designed specifically for children with high functioning to mildly severe autism.

An experiential education like no other. Children and youth learn life lessons, such as independence, leadership, and self-confidence, in an environment designed specifically for children with Autism. The camp is made up almost entirely of teachable moments. Through fun and hands-on experiences, campers have opportunities to grow and develop the skills needed to be productive, successful adults.

Camp CANOE will be held at Camp DaKaNi, a beautiful 33-acre wooded campground in Oklahoma City, which has been owned and operated by Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma for more than fifty years.

The mission of Camp Fire and Camp CANOE is to build caring, confident youth and future leaders. While each day will be filled with a variety of outdoor activities to enhance the development of social, motor, and sensory processing skills, the safety of campers is a top priority. Additionally, all counselors have received standardized camp training plus specialized Camp CANOE education. Parent login is here.

Benefits of Camp CANOE:

  • Team-Building Skills
  • Self-Reliance
  • Confidence
  • Communication & Social Skills
  • Problem-Solving
  • Independent Thinking
  • Physical Activity
  • Fine and Gross Motor Skill Development

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Financial Assistance

Camp Program Scholarships

Camp Fire’s Camp DaKaNi believes every child should have the opportunity to come to camp. Camp DaKaNi offers financial assistance to families who need help sending their child to camp. Scholarships are available on a first come, first serve basis, so please complete this application as soon as possible, if you require assistance. Please note – the scholarship application is not an application for camp itself, you must apply online for camp. For any questions, please contact Danielle at 405-254-2071 or

Camp Scholarship Application 2019