LAVAArts Summer Camp 2014 Syllabus: the Art of Connection

logo - summer camp 34-WEEK CAREER EXPLORATION SUMMER CAMP FOR YOUNG ADULTS WITH AUTISM
AUGUST 4 – AUGUST 29, 2014

4-week vocational summer camp for young adults 18 to 30 incorporating the Match A Friend™ model of social integration.

STRUCTURE OF EVERY CLASS

  •  Combination of group discussions, group activities, Match A Friend pair activities and weekly guest speakers.
  •  Movement, music, theatre arts and dance will be the vehicle for teaching and experiencing the principles of the Art of Connection.

WEEK I

Monday
Introductions & MAF match up’s
PRESENCE: awareness of self and others

Tuesday
FOCUS: directing our energy through a specific point of interest/ goal

 Wednesday
INSPIRATION: creating spark and infusing motivation into what we do

Thursday
BALANCE: creating a place of stability and centeredness within ourselves

Friday
FLOW:
Learning flexibility and adjusting to change

WEEK II

Monday
ORDER Part 1:
Learning to express ourselves and do things in an organized & cohesive manner

Tuesday
ORDER Part 2:
Learning to express ourselves and do things in an organized & cohesive manner

Wednesday
CONFIDENCE:
Emanating our qualities

Thursday
POWER:
Feeling the strength and uniqueness of our qualities

Friday
RESPECT:
Learning boundaries and how to treat yourself and others in a healthy way

WEEK III

Monday
GRACE Part 1:
Learning elegance and the art of simplicity in presenting ourselves: Dress & Poise

Tuesday
GRACE Part 2:
Learning elegance and the art of simplicity in presenting ourselves: Communication and Social Interactions

Wednesday
INTEGRITY  Part 1:
Connecting with our own qualities

Thursday
INTEGRITY Part 2:
Connecting with our own qualities

 Friday
LIGHTNESS:
Lightness of being… feeling ease and openness in connection with others

 WEEK IV 

Monday
PURPOSE:
Defining our vision of ourselves, our dreams and the life we want

Tuesday
BELIEF:
believing in our vision, our dreams and the life we want.

 Wednesday
INTENTION:
Acting purposefully and consciously to create our vision

Thursday
CONNECTION: Art of Connection Part 1.
Connecting the principles we’ve learned and expressing our new found self.
Match A Friend pairs practice and prepare for presentation.

Friday
CONNECTION: Art of Connection Part 2.
Connecting the principles we’ve learned and expressing our new found self.
Match A Friend pairs present to group and guests.

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