Winner of “Best Camp” in the Austin Chronicle’s 2017 “Best of Austin” poll

Creative Action offers fun, engaging, and exciting summer camps for ages 5 – 11! Led by experienced staff, our camps are offered at three convenient locations in North Central, East, and South Austin and include a variety of themes to choose from all summer long. While in a safe and welcoming environment, we empower campers to envision and create their own films, perform on stage, and explore the visual arts.

 

With a variety of themes to choose from, our 1-week camps for 5 – 7-year-olds build creativity and confidence through artistic exploration. These camps are designed to be active, inspiring and fun!

Our 2-week academies for 8 – 11-year-olds are limited to just 15 students per session to foster the development of this specific age group. Campers work closely with professional artists and go deep to master new art skills.

Check out our fun themes below!

 

CHOOSE YOUR CAMP LOCATION

North Location
East Location
South Location

Koenig Lane Christian Church, 908 Old Koenig Lane, Austin 78756
 
Dates            # of WeeksAgesTheme                DescriptionCost
June 4-1528-11Film Academy: AnimationAnimation is not only fun to watch, it’s fun to make! Explore the essentials of traditional animation, stop motion, and claymation by developing stories, building props and characters, animating them, and creating soundtracks to follow along. $590
June 4-815-7Movie Magic: Animation LabBring your imagination to life! Explore the essentials of traditional animation, stop motion and claymation while directing, storyboarding, and screenwriting your own animated short.$295
June 11-1515-7On Stage: Spooky StoriesInto things that go bump in the night? Let your imagination run wild with stories about robots, aliens, and zombies as you write your own play, make costumes, props, and scenery, and perform for your family and friends.$295
June 18-2928-11Theatre Academy: Sketch Comedy & ImprovLearn how to write and perform both improvised and sketch-style comedy routines from Austin’s best professional actors! During this two-week workshop, campers will learn the ins and outs of technical and artistic aspects of the performing arts. $590
June 18-2215-7On Stage: MusicalsBroadway or Bust! Act, dance, and sing selections from some of your favorite musicals. Campers will explore everything it takes to put on a show both on stage and behind the scenes. $295
June 25-2915-7On Stage: SuperheroesPut on your capes, become your favorite superhero and let’s make some positive change in the world! Campers will explore everything it takes to put on a show both on stage and behind the scenes including acting, directing, costume-making, stage set-up and more.$295
July 9-2028-11Art Academy: 3DGo inside, outside, and upside down to craft one-of-a-kind works of art! Campers explore ceramics, fiber art, toy hacking, wearable art, pop-up books and other 3-dimensional techniques that will make your eyes pop! $590
July 9-1315-7Art Party: Street ArtsIs the world your canvas? Learn how you can use outdoor artwork to send your community a positive message. Explore the amazing world of street art including murals, wheat paste, chalk art, and installation. $295
July 16-2015-7Art Party: Comic BooksLearn how to make your own comic book from start to finish! Campers will create characters, write stories, illustrate their ideas, and learn fun bookbinding techniques. $295
July 23-August 328-11Film Academy: Musical ComedyThis two-week long workshop gives campers the opportunity to learn how to make genre films every step of the way – from screenwriting, shooting and sound, directing, acting, and editing. The final product will be camper-created, original movies. $590
July 23-2715-7Movie Magic: KR8TVCreate your very own kids channel, KR8TV! By focusing on various genres like talk shows, game shows, nature shows, and commercials, campers will make TV come to life in this one-week camp. $295
July 30-August 315-7Movie Magic: Music VideosWarm up those lip-syncing skills and get camera-ready! Campers will act, dance, and lip sync to create original music videos for their favorite songs!$295

Creative Action, 2921 E. 17 St., Building B, Austin 78702
Dates            # of WeeksAgesTheme                DescriptionCost
June 4-1528-11Art Academy: MuralsLearn all about painting BIG during this special summer camp! Campers will work together to design and paint a mural to stay at Creative Action for the next year! $590
June 4-815-7Art Party: Paper Mache & SculptureGet ready to roll up your sleeves and learn how to make amazing 3D sculptures from paper mache and found objects that will amaze your parents and friends.Campers will use their characters to build their own museum! $295
June 11-1515-7Art Party: Street ArtsIs the world your canvas? Learn how you can use outdoor artwork to send your community a positive message. Explore the amazing world of street art including murals, wheat paste, chalk art, and installation. $295
June 18-2928-11Film Academy: AnimationAnimation is not only fun to watch, it’s fun to make! Explore the essentials of traditional animation, stop motion, and claymation by developing stories, building props and characters, animating them, and creating soundtracks to follow along. $590
June 18-2215-7Movie Magic: Music VideosWarm up those lip-syncing skills and get camera-ready! Campers will act, dance, and lip sync to create original music videos for their favorite songs!$295
June 25-2915-7Movie Magic: Animation LabBring your imagination to life! Explore the essentials of traditional animation, stop motion and claymation while directing, storyboarding, and screenwriting your own animated short. $295
July 9-2028-11Film Academy: SuspenseThis two-week long workshop gives campers the opportunity to learn how to make horror and suspense movies every step of the way – from screenwriting, shooting and sound, directing, acting, and editing. The final product will be camper-created, original films.$590
July 9-1315-7On Stage: Spooky StoriesInto things that go bump in the night? Let your imagination run wild with stories about robots, aliens, and zombies as you write your own play, make costumes, props, and scenery, and perform for your family and friends.$295
July 16-2015-7Movie Magic: KR8TVCreate your very own kids channel, KR8TV! By focusing on various genres like talk shows, game shows, nature shows, and commercials, campers will make TV come to life in this one-week camp. $295
July 23-August 328-11Theatre Academy: MusicalsLearn, practice, and perform under the guidance of some of Austin’s best vocalists and performers! During this two-week workshop, campers will learn the ins and outs of technical and artistic aspects of the performing arts. $590
July 23-2715-7On Stage: SuperheroesPut on your capes, become your favorite superhero and let’s make some positive change in the world! Campers will explore everything it takes to put on a show both on stage and behind the scenes including acting, directing, costume-making, stage set-up and more.$295
July 30-August 315-7On Stage: MusicalsBroadway or Bust! Act, dance, and sing selections from some of your favorite musicals. Campers will explore everything it takes to put on a show both on stage and behind the scenes. $295

Eden Park Academy, 6215 Manchaca Rd., Austin 78745
Dates            # of WeeksAgesTheme                DescriptionCost
June 4-1528-11Film Academy: ActionThis two-week long workshop gives campers the opportunity to learn how to make movies every step of the way – from screenwriting, shooting and sound, directing, acting, and editing. The final product will be camper-led, original video projects. $590
June 4-815-7Movie Magic: Music VideosWarm up those lip-syncing skills and get camera-ready! Campers will act, dance, and lip sync to create original music videos for their favorite songs!$295
June 11-1515-7Movie Magic: Animation LabBring your imagination to life! Explore the essentials of traditional animation, stop motion and claymation while directing, storyboarding, and screenwriting your own animated short.$295
June 18-2928-11Art Academy: Graphic Novels & ZinesCampers will explore the niche subculture of zine, small books filled with drawings, poems, short stories, as well as today’s popular graphic novels. During this unique workshop, campers will learn the history of zines while creating original products inspired by your values.$590
June 18-2215-7Art Party: Paper Mache & SculptureGet ready to roll up your sleeves and learn how to make amazing 3D sculptures from paper mache, found objects, and other materials that will amaze your parents and friends. Campers will use their characters to build their own museum! $295
June 25-2915-7Art Party: Street ArtsIs the world your canvas? Learn how you can use outdoor artwork to send your community a positive message. Explore the amazing world of street art including murals, wheat paste, chalk art, and installation.$295
July 9-2028-11Theater Academy: DramaLearn, practice, and perform under the guidance of some of Austin’s best directors, designers, and performers! During this two-week workshop, campers will learn the ins and outs of technical and artistic aspects of the performing arts. $590
July 9-1315-7On Stage: SuperheroesPut on your capes, become your favorite superhero and let’s make some positive change in the world! Campers will explore everything it takes to put on a show both on stage and behind the scenes including acting, directing, costume-making, stage set-up and more.$295
July 16-2015-7On Stage: MusicalsBroadway or Bust! Act, dance, and sing selections from some of your favorite musicals. Campers will explore everything it takes to put on a show both on stage and behind the scenes. $295

SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION

General Information
Registration & Refund Policy
Sample Daily Schedule

Camp Hours
  • Pre Camp Drop-Off: 8 – 9 a.m.
  • Official Drop-Off: 8:45 – 9 a.m.
  • Official Camp Day: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Official Pick-Up: 4:30 p.m.
  • Post Camp Pick-Up: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
COST

At Creative Action, our goal is to provide engaging, creative programs for youth from all socioeconomic levels, which is why we offer camps at affordable prices. One-week camps are just $295 and two-weeks camp are $590.

Extended care is available 8-9 a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. for an additional $50/week per child.

We also offer a limited number of sliding-scale at our summer camps. To learn more about our financial aid services, click here or email Florinda@creativeaction.org.

Please note that we currently do not offer sibling discounts.

REGISTRATION

Registration remains open until the first day of camp!

CANCELLATION POLICY

We require a $50 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit for 1-week camps and a $100 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit for 2-week camps . Balances are due on June 1st. You may cancel your summer camp registration at any time, however, there are no refunds offered for cancelled registrations after June 1st.

If you have questions, please call 512.442.8773 ext. 107 and speak with our Director of Enrollment, Florinda, or Enrollment Specialist, Amy.

AGES 5-7
Morning

Drop-off & Activity Stations (early drop-off available)

Community Circle (welcome & preview day’s activities)

Class 1

Snack

Class 2

Afternoon

Lunch

Outdoor play

Class 3

Snack

Class 4

Community Circle (reflection)

Pick-up & Activity Stations (late pick-up available)

AGES 8-11
Morning

Drop-off & Activity Stations (early drop-off available)

Community Circle (welcome & preview day’s activities)

Arts Enrichment Session 1, with snack break

 

Afternoon

Lunch

Outdoor play

Arts Enrichment Session 2, with snack break

Community Circle (reflection)

Pick-up & Activity Stations (late pick-up available)