Camp Connect

 

playing at Camp Connect in 2017Camp Connect is a summer day camp for children with autism ages 5-12. The purpose of Camp Connect is for children with autism to have fun while connecting with other children who may or may not have autism. Children with ASD are paired with peer mentors with similar interests and of similar age and supported by University of Arkansas behavior technician student to maximize success.

We are accepting applications for campers until May 1, 2018. The number of campers will be up to 10 children with autism and up to 10 peers each week, so please apply early. Camp is provided at no cost to families. Families will be notified by May 15 if their child will have a spot for summer 2018.

Camp Connect is sponsored by the University of Arkansas Special Education/Autism/Applied Behavior Analysis Programs and Project Connect. Week Three of Camp Connect at Crystal Bridges is also sponsored by Loreen Arbus.

Where/When:

Week One - Leverett Elementary School, 1124 Cleveland St., Fayetteville (Intermediate Learners ages 5-8) July 9-12 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Week Two - Leverett Elementary School, 1124 Cleveland St., Fayetteville (Intermediate Learners ages 9-12) July 16-19 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Week Three - Crystal Bridges, 600 Museum Way, Bentonville. (Advanced Learners ages 9-12) July 24-27 from 1:30 -4:30 p.m. Orientation for Crystal Bridges Camp will take place Monday, July 23 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. 

Application and More Information

If you would like to complete an application for your child with autism, click here.

If you would like to complete an application for your child to attend as a peer mentor, click here

For more information, please contact Renee Speight, rspeight@uark.edu