Camp Yes And is a project of the Center on Education and Lifelong Learning, in partnership with the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at Indiana University. Our 5-day summer day camp is designed to support verbal teens (ages 13-18) on the autism spectrum, or those with a similar diagnosis, who would benefit from support around building social communication skills. Camp also is a professional learning opportunity for educators – K-12 general and special educators, speech-language pathologists, school psychologists and social workers, community-based arts educators, etc.
The Camp Day
- Each morning, camp staff work alone with educators, teaching improv techniques and their application to supporting teens on the spectrum. This is educators’ chance to be learners – to try out the games and get comfortable with taking risks and letting go of mistakes.
- Each afternoon, educators and camp staff co-facilitate an improv camp for teens on the spectrum. Teens are introduced to the wonderful world of improv, and educators have a chance to see improv in action with real live young people. Camp staff model facilitation of the games and provide educators with practice, feedback, and coaching.