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2018 Summer Camps

Winner of “Best Camp” in the Austin Chronicle’s 2017 “Best of Austin” poll, Creative Action offers fun, engaging, and exciting arts-based 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. Campers envision and create their own films, perform on stage, and explore visual art with our professional Teaching Artists in a safe, supportive learning environment.

Registration for 2018 has come to an end. Sign up for our newsletter and be the first to know when 2019 registration opens! In the meantime, take a look below at the fun camps we offered this past year!

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Koenig Lane Christian Church, 908 Old Koenig Lane, Austin 78756

Dates   Ages   Theme                 Description Cost
June 4-15 8-11 Film Academy: Animation Animation 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 4-8 5-7 Movie Magic: Animation Lab Bring 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 11-15 5-7 On Stage: Spooky Stories Into 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 18-29 8-11 Theatre Academy: Sketch Comedy & Improv Learn 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 18-22 5-7 On Stage: Musicals Broadway 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 25-29 5-7 On Stage: Superheroes Put 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 9-20 8-11 Art Academy: 3D Go 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 9-13 5-7 Art Party: Street Art Is 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 16-20 5-7 Art Party: Comic Books Learn 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 3 8-11 Film Academy: Musical Comedy This 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 23-27 5-7 Movie Magic: KR8TV Create 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 3 5-7 Movie Magic: Music Videos Warm 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             Ages Theme                 Description Cost
June 4-15 8-11 Art Academy: Murals Learn 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 4-8 5-7 Art Party: Paper Mache & Sculpture Get 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 11-15 5-7 Art Party: Street Art Is 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 18-29 8-11 Film Academy: Animation Animation 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 18-22 5-7 Movie Magic: Music Videos Warm 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 25-29 5-7 Movie Magic: Animation Lab Bring 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 9-20 8-11 Film Academy: Suspense This 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 9-13 5-7 On Stage: Spooky Stories Into 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 16-20 5-7 Movie Magic: KR8TV Create 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 3 8-11 Theatre Academy: Musicals Learn, 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 23-27 5-7 On Stage: Superheroes Put 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 3 5-7 On Stage: Musicals Broadway 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             Ages Theme                 Description Cost
June 4-15 8-11 Film Academy: Action This 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 4-8 5-7 Movie Magic: Music Videos Warm 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 11-15 5-7 Movie Magic: Animation Lab Bring 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 18-29 8-11 Art Academy: Graphic Novels & Zines Campers 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 18-22 5-7 Art Party: Paper Mache & Sculpture Get 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 25-29 5-7 Art Party: Street Art Is 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 9-20 8-11 Theater Academy: Drama Learn, 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 9-13 5-7 On Stage: Superheroes Put 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 16-20 5-7 On Stage: Musicals Broadway 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
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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 enrollment@creativeaction.org. The deadline to apply for financial aid is March 15. 

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 Enrollment team.

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)

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