FBZ Spots Camp logo with sponsors

The Gainesville Independent School District and Frank Buck Zoo have partnered to develop SPOTs Camp, serving high functioning campers with Autism spectrum and Asperger’s syndrome.

Mission: SPOTS Camp provides campers with learning differences unique opportunities to increase self-confidence, independence, motivation, and social competence in a safe and nurturing environment.

Philosophy: SPOTs Camp helps campers to develop physical and social competence in an atmosphere that encourages and supports self-regulation and self-direction. In order to help all of our campers reach their potential, we must meet them as individuals. All activities, we use a “Challenge by Choice” approach, meaning that we will encourage campers to stretch their limits in trying something new, but will never force them. Emotional and physical safety are always our priorities.

Each three hour session (9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm) is highly-structured and filled with new experiences within a familiar schedule. Activities include: nature studies, animal encounters, swimming, and arts & crafts! Throughout each activity, emphasis is put on communication, social skills, and building self-esteem.

July 8th - July 12th, 2019

Morning Session (9am-12pm) – Ages 10-14

Afternoon Session (1pm-4pm) – Ages 15-18

Limited spots available.  Registration is $125 per camper.  For tuition assistance, please contact
Please contact Crystal Salisbury at to find out if SPOTs Camp is a good fit for your camper.

Register Here:  Spots Camp 2019 Registration