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Spellers Family Camp
Registration Is Full!

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Step 1

Pick Your 2024 Dates​

  • April 5-7 (Full)

  • May 3-5 (Full)

  • August 23-25 (Full)

Step 2

$2960 - $660 Teva Scholarship = $2300
+ $116/person for 7 meals
+ Lodging $78 - $103/night (2 nights)

Step 3

Pick Your Lodging

  • See our cabin details below to register.

Lodging Instructions

  • Enter the correct number of adults and children attending.  Please specify camp dates and how many adults and children to see which cabins are available that fit your needs, using your chosen camp date.

  • Enter the check-in date of the camp you want to attend to see what cabins are available for that weekend. Spots fill up FAST!

  • Most housing options are private cabins. 

    • Community Housing is the only lodging that offers private rooms within a shared cabin.  We limit shared cabins to two families.  Shared cabins have full kitchens.

    • If you have more housing questions, please see our FAQ.

  • Let us know if you have more than one speller in your family, ASAP after booking your spot.  An additional invoice will be sent for $2300. Each speller affects our ratios so we can provide appropriate staffing.

All cabins are full for 2024.

Have more questions?
We are a small and caring team, doing our best to meet all the important needs and answer all your beautiful questions. 
Check out our FAQ below, first.

  • Who can attend?
    Your whole family and/or extra supporters are encouraged to attend camp! Parents, siblings, communication partners, aides, extended family members, etc. are all welcome! It’s up to you to secure lodging and meals for all your group members.
  • What is the typical age range of spellers at camp?
    A wide range of ages enjoy Spellers Family Camp. We are passionate about honoring age and presuming competence based on the age of our students. We design activities and cultivate connections with age in mind. Typically about ⅓ of campers are ages 5-11, ⅓ are 12-17, and ⅓ are 18+.
  • What if I or someone I know wants to volunteer at camp?
    Volunteers receive free training, meals, and lodging with our team. It’s a rewarding opportunity to learn, connect, and experience the joys of camp while supporting Autism families. Volunteers must be 18+ or be accompanied by a guardian. Please direct potential volunteers to our Volunteer Application.
  • What are the staff’s specialties?
    We have put a diverse team together to support you on your vacation! Our team’s specialties include text-based communication practice, regulation practice, occupational therapy, music therapy, play therapy, massage therapy, reiki, and more!
  • Will there be any other people at camp besides the Spellers Family Camp group?
    Yes, there will be other groups on the camp property, such as choir groups, school groups, corporate groups, outdoor survival groups, etc., as well as Idyllwild Pines Camp & Conference Center staff. We will have reserved spaces for our group activities, and other groups will have their own areas reserved. Idyllwild Pines Camp & Conference Center goes a step beyond by educating their staff and informing other groups about Autism and our group, in an effort to create an inclusive, safe, more understanding, and friendly camp environment for all. The director of the camp has a daughter who a speller, so the culture is extra welcoming and understanding.
  • Will there be an on-site nurse?
    There is a registered nurse (who is also a mom of a speller) who attends as many camps as she can with the intention of being available to assist with any medical issues. Additionally, the local fire department has ambulance access and is located within five minutes of camp.
  • How do I register for an upcoming camp?
    Camp registration for all camps opens early in the year. Join our Camp Information Mailing List to receive notifications about when registration opens and any spots that become available due to cancellations. You may also wish to learn about our other types of camps we offer.
  • How can I make sure I get a spot at camp or a particular cabin?
    Whether you have been to camp before or not, whether we know you or not, every family has an equal opportunity to register for camp, and spots are provided on a first come, first serve basis. To avoid any discrimination, we don't hold any of our 12 spots/camp for anyone, no matter how much we love them! The best way to get a spot and your cabin of choice is to be prepared by researching the cabin options, having a payment plan in place, and registering at the time registration opens.
  • Do you accept any funding sources?
    Families have had great success receiving funding through California Regional Centers Self Determination. We are not a vendor of the California Regional Center, however we are vendored with Self Determination funding agencies. Self Determination typically covers the cost of the Regional Center client (2024 cost: $2300 + $116 for meals + variable housing rate for the camper) but other family member costs typically have to be paid out of pocket (2024 cost: $116/person for meals). It may be important for them to know that our camp is inclusive with family members of all abilities participating in activities. Some families have had success using CA Regional Center funds under Social Recreation. Every Regional Center is different. We recommend contacting your service coordinator for details. We also have had some success accepting Class Wallet and ESA funds for Arizona Families, if applicable. Direct your billing questions to
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    Because you are securing a limited spot at camp, we can't provide a refund, unless your spot is filled. A refund minus a $250 deposit can be issued if the spot you cancel gets booked by another family and is paid in full. The more advance notice you give us, the higher the chance is for your spot to be filled.
  • What if I’m not sure how many in my family will be attending?
    We ask that you do your best to anticipate how many in your group will be attending. However, we know that life happens! If you need to add or remove a member after registration, you may contact us prior to camp so we may adjust meals and participant numbers accordingly. Removing a family member may result in a small processing fee to cover any fees incurred on our end.
  • Can I change the cabin I reserved?
    No, unfortunately because cabin options are limited and we book all the available cabins with families, we are unable to change the cabin you reserved. If you would like to cancel the cabin you reserved and stay off-site, please contact us to explore your options.
  • Can we come early or stay late, adding extra days in our cabin?
    If the cabin is available, Idyllwild Pines will extend their discounted rate to you. The reservation extension will have to take place after you book your 2 night stay. Step 1) Email, sharing that you would like to extend your stay for Spellers Family Camp. Please tell her which cabin you are in and the dates of your current stay and which dates you'd like to add onto the reservation. Step 2) If there is availability, email, sharing the same info, requesting an invoice. Payment is done through Autistically Inclined as we pay the camp for accommodations. Still have housing questions? Email
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