Red Kite Classes & Camp

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

Red Kite Workshop: Musical Theatre | Spring 2024
Runs Apr 9 - May 14, 2024

For ages 8-15
Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00pm
at Chicago Children's Theatre, 100 S Racine Ave
$168 | 6 sessions
Register by 3/1/24 for a 15% discount!

Designed for young people on the autism spectrum, this lively musical theatre workshop will encourage you to find the music within you! You’ll build confidence in your vocal abilities, learn basic dance steps and original choreography, and act your heart out to beloved musical theatre songs. In the final workshop, you’ll perform a mini musical theatre showcase right in your classroom!




Red Kite Storyhoppers | Spring 2024
Runs Apr 14 - May 19, 2024

For ages 4-7 with a caregiver
Sundays, 10:30-11:15am
at Chicago Children's Theatre, 100 S Racine Ave
$168 | 6 sessions
Register by 3/1/24 for a 15% discount!

Designed for youth on the autism spectrum with a participating grown-up, this highly-interactive creative drama class will get the whole family moving and imagining! Bond with your little one through creative drama, music, and multisensory activities, while supporting your child’s motor development, communication skills, self-confidence, and blossoming creative spirit.




Camp Red Kite 2024
Runs Jul 15 - Aug 2, 2024

For ages 8-22
Monday-Friday, 9:00am-12:30pm at CCT, 100 S Racine Ave
$900 | 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 at Chicago Children’s Theatre this summer for an exciting arts experience that encourages self-expression, social engagement, and creative exploration!

Financial assistance and payment plans are available! You can apply for financial assistance as part of your registration. Email with any questions.

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 or by calling (312) 374-8829.

The Red Kite Project is presented by The Ralla Klepak Foundation for Education in the Performing Arts.

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