Our unique Red Kite Classes and Camps create dynamic learning experiences for youth on the autism spectrum. We aim to foster shared arts experiences that encourage self-expression, social engagement, creative exploration, and above all, FUN!
Red Kite Curriculum
Red Kite 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
For ages 8-15
Sundays, 11:00am - 12:00pm
at Chicago Children's Theatre, 100 S Racine
$159 | 6 sessions
Designed for young people on the autism spectrum, this music workshop will get you beatboxing and making music with your whole body in no time! Build confidence in expressing your creative side, while practicing social-emotional skills (and having a ton of fun)! In the final workshop, we will share some of our favorite parts of class with families.
For ages 8-22
Monday-Friday, 8:30am-12:15pm at CCT, 100 S Racine Ave
$950 | Register by Dec 31st for a 15% discount!
Camp Red Kite is a dynamic theatre day camp for young people on the autism spectrum. During three fun-filled weeks, campers ages 8-22 explore drama, music, and visual arts! Throughout each camp day, campers rotate through engaging arts classes with their age-appropriate small groups, growing their sense of community, imaginative thinking, and self-confidence.
Camp Red Kite is led by a trained team of theatre artists, administrators, and CPS Diverse Learner teachers dedicated to creating a safe, welcoming, and engaging environment for youth on the autism spectrum. Join us in-person this summer for an exciting arts experience that encourages self-expression, social engagement, and creative exploration!
Financial assistance is available! Please complete our financial assistance form here to apply before your register. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Masks will be strongly recommended during this camp. For more 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 us at email@example.com or by calling (312) 374-8829.
The Red Kite Project is presented by The Ralla Klepak Foundation for Education in the Performing Arts.