Red Kite Classes & Camp

Our unique Red Kite Classes and Camps create dynamic learning experiences for children on the autism spectrum. We aim to foster a shared arts experiences that encourage self-expression, social engagement, creative exploration, and above all, FUN!

Red Kite Curriculum

Red Kite curriculum is an adaptive theater program for young people on the autism spectrum and other neurodiverse learners. The primary pillar of our curriculum is social-emotional learning (SEL), utilizing sensory drama games to engage each student’s ability to work within a group and explore their emotional expressivity and understanding. Our classes engage in creative play and sensory experiences to encourage students to connect with their unique body, voice, imagination, and with the community around them.

Red Kite Classes & Camps

Camp Red Kite In-Person
Runs Aug 9 - Aug 20, 2021

Ages 8-22 (students will be divided into three age groups)
Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-12:15PM CST at CCT, 100 S Racine

For young people on the autism spectrum, students in Camp Red Kite will explore drama, music, and visual arts throughout two fun-filled weeks! Join us for a dynamic arts experience that encourages self-expression, social engagement, and creative exploration.

Camp Red Kite is led by a trained team of artists, administrators, and special education teachers dedicated to creating a safe, welcoming, and engaging environment for youth on the autism spectrum. Camp culminates in a final showcase and potluck lunch to share the Camp Red Kite experience with family and friends.

All new campers must attend a Meet and Greet session with Red Kite staff. Meet and Greet sessions will be scheduled with applicants individually.

**Financial Assistance is available** – Applications are considered based on multiple factors. Please complete the Financial Assistance Request section of our registration form to be considered.

This camp is in-person. For information on precautions we are taking during the pandemic, please see our Education Policies & FAQs.

To stay connected with our upcoming programming, please be sure to sign up for our email newsletter. You can also check out our activity videos on our CCTv Youtube page.

Learn more about our other Red Kite Project programing or head to Access Weekends to find out about our sensory friendly main-stage performances.

If you have questions regarding The Red Kite Project please contact our Inclusive Education & Programs Manager at redkite@chicagochildrenstheatre.org or by calling (312) 374-8829.

The Red Kite Project is presented by The Ralla Klepak Trust for the Performing Arts.

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