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Summer camp 2024

Where kids Learn creative skills from professional artists and have tons of fun in the process!

Our award-winning summer camp provides your child with hands-on learning, arts exploration, social and emotional growth, and both indoor and outdoor fun. Each week offers a unique theme taught by our professional teaching artists.

“Thank you for being so welcoming to [our child].

They feel safe and seen at all Creative Action camps and we really appreciate it.”

~ Summer Camp Family

Here are the details

ages: 5-11
dates: June 3rd - August 2nd
Hours: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
sibling discounts available
camps are held at the following locations:

camp descriptions

ages: 5-7 | location: Ridgetop elementary | Faith presbyterian | $395 per week

Journey across our world and learn new artmaking techniques! Piñatas, masks, papel picado, alebrijes and weaving are just a few of the textile projects campers will explore throughout the week. Camp is taught in both English and Spanish.
Bring your Super Hero alias to life through imaginative theatre games, storytelling, costumes and mask making. Campers will explore heroes from comic books, history and modern day to tell tales of social justice and heroism.
Enter the laboratory and make an impact on our environment by transforming household items into fun experiments, sculptures and innovative games. Re-use humdrum materials and be an ally for our planet!
What's your toy story? Make your own toys and design them to star in their own adventures! Learn about the engineering, teamwork and magic it takes to make your own toy story!
Experiment in the science of puppetry and bring monsters from your imagination to life as hand-held, tabletop, marionette, shadow and life-sized puppets. Learn about the engineering, teamwork and magic it takes to be a monster puppeteer!
Do you love building Legos? This camp is for you! Build your own Lego worlds and think critically about how mini-figures work together to create mini communities.
Travel around our world to sing new songs and learn about new places through dance, hands-on musical instruments and art-making. Campers will learn new dances, act out stories and sing-along! Camp is taught in both English and Spanish.
Explore stories and art about creatures that (probably) only exist in our imagination! Make costumes and props to create strange new worlds, creatures, and a labyrinth of tales using teamwork, storyboarding, and production design.

Every Camp gets the following:

Monday

Game-A-Thon

tuesday

Dance Party

Wednesday

Ice Pops

Thursday

Talent Show

Friday

Waterslide

check out our south austin camps!

July 29th -august 2nd for ages 5-7

Faith Presbyterian Church | 1314 E. Oltorf st., austin, tx 78704

going green laboratory

mini figure mayhem

Does your child love building legos or using items around the house to create something magical? During this final week of summer camp, they can choose to support a healthy planet and transform household items into fun experiments, sculptures and innovative games—or build lego worlds and think critically about how mini-figures work together to create mini communities. Either way, they’re sure to have a fun and memorable end of summer. 

 

academy descriptions

ages: 8-11 | location: creative action | $775 for 2 weeks

Our academies run for 2 weeks and are designed to provide young artists ages 8-11 with a more intensive learning experience.

Mold your creations and fire them in the kiln! Learn to make fiber art, paper mache, sculpture and advanced ceramic techniques. Showcase your art in the Interactive Gallery for friends and family!
Step into the sewing room and design your fashion line for the future! Premiere your local line alongside Professional Teaching Artists and unveil your sustainable textiles at the Runway Showcase for friends and family.
Learn to draw and write your own comic! Take your art skills to the next level in drawing, manga storyboarding, character design, and cartoon illustration. Showcase your portfolio at the Comic Con for friends and family!
Do you love playing Minecraft? Welcome to Gamer Academy! Build new worlds alongside Professional Teaching Artists through creative gaming. Showcase your critical thinking skills at the Game Expo for friends and family.
Do you love mixing experiments? Learn to make slime, crystals and combustible science! Learn how science can create wonders and showcase your experiments for friends and family at the Science Expo!
Big ideas on big art! Learn how to make murals, giant puppets and immersive installations! Amplify your voice and spark your artivism! Unviel your massive masterpiece at the Public Showcase for friends and family.
Discover what it takes to craft a spooky flick. Learn to generate suspense and disbelief through editing, angle, lighting, costume and makeup design. Make your friends and family jump and scream at the Film Screening!
Back by popular demand! Train alongside Professional Teaching Artists and learn to channel focus, build choreography and safely stage action sequences. Wow audiences with teamwork, international combat techniques, and stage makeup.

Every Academy gets the following:

Monday

Swag Giveaway

Tuesday

Mobile Game Bus

Wednesday

Ice Pops

Thursday

Guest Artist

Friday

Showcase

Camp schedules by age

June 3rd – 7th: Arte del Mundo (1 Spot Left) | Toy Stories

June 10th – June 14th: Mini-Figure Mayhem (Waitlist Only) | Musica y Danza (8 Spots Left)

June 17th – June 21st: Monster Puppets (10 Spots Left)   | Super Hero Adventures (7 Spots Left)

June 24th – June 28th: Mythical Creatures (8 Spots Left) | Going Green Laboratory (Waitlist) | 1 Week Camp

July 1st – July 5th: NO CAMP

July 8th – July 12th: Arte Del Mundo | Toy Stories (10 Spots Left)

July 15th – July 19th: Monster Puppets | Musica y Danza

July 22nd – July 26th: Mythical Creatures  | Super Hero Adventures

July 29 – August 2: Mini-Figure Mayhem | Going Green Laboratory

All camps for ages 8-11 will be held at Creative Action. There are two camps to choose from for session. 

June 3rd – 14th: Film Academy: House of Horror (2 Spots Left) | Design Academy: Fashion Forward (6 Spots Left)

June 24th – June 28th: Art Academy: Comic Book Creators (Waitlist) | Science Academy: Exploding Experiments (5 Spots Left)

July 1st – July 5th: NO CAMP

July 8th – July 12th: ONE WEEK CAMP |  Ceramics & Sculpture (4 Spots Left) | Gamer Academy: World Builders (Waitlist)

July 15th – July 26th: Theatre Academy: Stage Combat | Art Academy: Massive Makers

If you have any questions regarding summer camp, please email enrollment@creativeaction.org

thank you to our camp partners and sponsors

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