Camp Connect 2023
Camp Connect is a summer day camp for children. 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 Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are paired with peer mentors with similar interests and of similar age and are supported by University of Arkansas students and faculty.
For summer 2023, applications for campers will be accepted until May 1. For Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, the number of campers will be up to 7 children with autism and 6 peers.
Camp is provided at no cost to families. Families will be notified by May 15 if their child will have a spot for the upcoming summer camp session.
Camp Connect is sponsored by the University of Arkansas Special Education, Autism, and Applied Behavior Analysis programs and the University of Arkansas ASD/DD Symposium. Camp Connect at Crystal Bridges is also sponsored by Loreen Arbus.
Where and When
Camp Connect at Crystal Bridges — Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 600 Museum Way, Bentonville — Advanced Learners ages 11-14 — 1:30-4:30 p.m., Aug. 1-4, 2023
- Orientation for Crystal Bridges Camp will take place 3:30-4:30 p.m., Monday, July 31, 2023.
Application and More Information
Online Application for Camp at Crystal Bridges — Summer 2023 Camp Connect at CB
For more information on Camp Connect at Crystal Bridges, please contact Renee Speight, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of Project Connect is to serve as an outreach program for families and others seeking autism spectrum specific resources in the community. Outreach activities include the Project Connect Autism Resource Guide, Parents' Night Out and Camp Connect.
Project Connect Autism Resource Guide is a 112-page PDF. This guide is designed as a resource to help parents identify and select services for their children with an autism spectrum disorder. Please note that its large size may keep it from opening in some browsers and some devices.
Parents' Night Out
Details will be available later on this program. Please check back.
Renee Speight, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Teaching Assistant Professor of Special Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction