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2020 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 2020 Summer Camp is now open!

Camps for ages 5-7

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!

Camps for ages 8-11

Our 2-week academies for 8 – 11-year-olds are limited to 20 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.

LOOKING FOR OUR TEEN SUMMER CAMPS? WE OFFER OUR 2-WEEK STUDIO CAMP FOR AGES 11-14.
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY.

CHOOSE YOUR CAMP LOCATION

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

Dates   Ages   Theme                 Description Cost
June 1-12 8-11 Art Academy: Mixed Media Do you love to sketch, doodle, and paint? Create amazing pieces and build your portfolio alongside working artists in the community. Campers will learn new and advanced techniques in painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, and photography. Activities will be taught in Spanish and English. $600
June 1-5 5-7 Art Party: Arte en Español Journey across Central America and learn traditional artmaking techniques! Piñatas, masks, papel picado, alebrijes and weaving are just a few of the textile projects campers will explore throughout the week. This camp is taught in Spanish and English. $300
June 8-12 5-7 Art Party: 3D Worlds Have you ever wanted to create art you can step into? This camp explores three dimensional creations that take you into a world of imagination. Use paper mache, fabric, and found objects to create sustainably sourced sculpture, scenes, creatures, and fashion for a bright green future. Campers will share their immersive installations (think Meow Wolf!) on the last day of camp. $300
June 15-26 8-11 Theatre Academy: Comic Books Live! Don your capes and polish your paintbrushes—we’re bringing the page to the stage! Comic books come to life through imaginative theatre games, comedy, writing, costumes and makeup design. Campers will explore techniques used in radio drama and foley (sound effects) to tell tales of daring, mystery and heroism.  $600
June 15-19 5-7 On Stage: Live Action Board Game This camp takes the tabletop game to a whole new level of fun! Through interactive storytelling, mask-making and movement, campers will explore game design and create imaginative new worlds. Characters become larger than life as they adventure outside of the box and onto the stage.  $300
June 22-26 5-7 On Stage: Musicals en Español No Pare, Sigue, Sigue! Act, dance, and sing selections from some of your favorite bilingual musicals. Use your creativity to design costumes, sets, and makeup, and cooperation to learn choreography, music, and staging.  $300
July 6-17 8-11 Film Academy: Science Fiction From flying saucers to alien spores, this 2-week workshop gives campers the opportunity to explore the genre of science fiction filmmaking every step of the way – including screenwriting, camera work, sound, directing, acting, and editing. This camp gives an added focus on special effects, green screen, model-making, and production design. $600
July 6-10 5-7 Movie Magic: Animated Shorts This camp will tap into your creative juices as we bring everyday objects to life through filmmaking. Explore stop motion and light box animation, object puppetry and digital storytelling to make the ordinary extraordinary! $300
July 13-17 5-7 Movie Magic: Spooky Stories Into things that go bump in the night? Let your imagination run wild with stories about robots, aliens, and zombies as you produce your own short films. Campers will make costumes, props and masks, use makeup and a green screen to create strange new worlds and creatures! $300
July 20-31 8-11 Art Academy: Cartoons & Animation Animation is fun to watch and even more fun to make! Campers will learn cartooning and 2-D animation techniques as well as character design, storyboarding, flipbooks and more. Explore digital animation as our characters come to life through stop motion and GIFs! $600
July 20-24 5-7 Art Party: Active Art Do you want to take your doodles to the next level of fun? Think outside the box and explore active artmaking processes such as action painting, bubble art, found object printmaking, art scavenger hunts and much more. This camp proves art isn’t just made sitting down. $300
July 27-31 5-7 Movie Magic: Creative Action’s Got Talent! Your voice matters as you share your dreams for the future through music and videos! Campers will create their own talent show featuring masked characters, short skits, original songs, choreography, fashion design and more. $300

Creative Action, 1023 Springdale Rd., Building 3, Austin 78721

Dates             Ages Theme                 Description Cost
June 1-12 8-11 Theatre Academy: Comic Books Live! Don your capes and polish your paintbrushes—we’re bringing the page to the stage! Comic books come to life through imaginative theatre games, comedy, writing, costumes and makeup design. Campers will explore techniques used in radio drama and foley (sound effects) to tell tales of daring, mystery and heroism.  $600
June 1-12 8-11 Art Academy: Ceramics and Sculpture This camp explores how to create 3-D artworks such as ceramics, fiber art, paper mache, paper sculpture, and found object installation. Campers will go beyond the basics to learn advanced ceramic techniques such as slip casting and firing in a kiln! Plus, campers will learn about sustainable practices in artmaking throughout their projects. $600
June 1-5 5-7 Art Party: Active Art Do you want to take your doodles to the next level of fun? Think outside the box and explore active artmaking processes such as action painting, bubble art, found object printmaking, art scavenger hunts and much more. This camp proves art isn’t just made sitting down. $300
June 8-12 5-7 On Stage: Live Action Board Game This camp takes the tabletop game to a whole new level of fun! Through interactive storytelling, maskmaking and movement, campers will explore game design and create imaginative new worlds. Characters become larger than life as they adventure outside of the box and onto the stage.  $300
June 15-26 8-11 Film Academy: Film Noir It was a dark and stormy night…this 2-week workshop gives campers the opportunity to explore the film noir genre every step of the way—exploring hard-boiled writing, black and white cinematography, lighting techniques, production design, and post production. $600
June 15-19 5-7 Movie Magic: Creative Action’s Got Talent! Your voice matters as you share your dreams for the future through music and videos! Campers will create their own talent show featuring masked characters, short skits, original songs, choreography, fashion design and more. $300
June 22-26 5-7 Movie Magic: Spooky Stories Into things that go bump in the night? Let your imagination run wild with stories about robots, aliens, and zombies as you produce your own short films. Campers will make costumes, props and masks, use make-up and a green screen to create strange new worlds and creatures! $300
July 6-17 8-11 Art Academy: Mixed Media Do you love to sketch, doodle, and paint? Create amazing pieces and build your portfolio alongside working artists in the community. Campers will learn new and advanced techniques in painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, and photography. Activities will be taught in Spanish and English. $600
July 6-17 8-11 Music Academy: Music Production Whether you like to sing, rap, make rhythms, write lyrics, DJ or just experiment with sound design, this camp is for the producer and performer in you. Campers will explore beatboxing, synthesizers and MIDI instruments, live instrumentation, performance basics, sound engineering, and more! $600
July 6-10 5-7 Art Party: 3D Worlds Have you ever wanted to create art you can step into? This camp explores three dimensional creations that take you into a world of imagination. Use paper mache, fabric, and found objects to create sustainably sourced sculpture, scenes, creatures, and fashion for a bright green future. $300
July 13-17 5-7 Art Party: Arte en Español Journey across Central America and learn traditional artmaking techniques! Piñatas, masks, papel picado, alebrijes and weaving are just a few of the textile projects campers will explore throughout the week. This camp is taught in Spanish and English. $300
July 20-31 8-11 Theatre Academy: Musicals en Español No Pare, Sigue, Sigue! Act, dance, and sing selections from some of your favorite bilingual musicals. Use your creativity to design costumes, sets, and makeup, and cooperation to learn choreography, music, and staging. $600
July 20-31 8-11 Art Academy: Ceramics and Sculpture Animation is fun to watch and even more fun to make! Campers will learn cartooning and 2-D animation techniques as well as character design, storyboarding, flipbooks and more. Explore digital animation as our characters come to life through stop motion and GIFs! $600
July 20-24 5-7 On Stage: It’s Alive! Fantastic creatures and how to make them! Experiment in the science of puppetry and bring unusual creatures from your imagination to life as hand-held, tabletop and life-sized puppets. Campers will learn about the engineering, teamwork and magic it takes to be a puppeteer as they build a magical monster menagerie. $300
July 27-31 5-7 On Stage: Musicals en Español No Pare, Sigue, Sigue! Act, dance, and sing selections from some of your favorite bilingual musicals. Use your creativity to design costumes, sets, and makeup, and cooperation to learn choreography, music, and staging. $300

Eden Park Academy, 6215 Manchaca Rd., Austin 78745

Dates             Ages Theme                 Description Cost
June 1-12 8-11 Film Academy: Film Noir It was a dark and stormy night…this 2-week workshop gives campers the opportunity to explore the film noir genre every step of the way – exploring hard-boiled writing, black and white cinematography, lighting techniques, production design, and post production. $600
June 1-5 5-7 Movie Magic: Creative Action’s Got Talent! Your voice matters as you share your dreams for the future through music and videos! Campers will create their own talent show featuring masked characters, short skits, original songs, choreography, fashion design and more. $300
June 8-12 5-7 Movie Magic: Animated Shorts This camp will tap into your creative juices as we bring everyday objects to life through filmmaking. Explore stop motion and light box animation, object puppetry and digital storytelling to make the ordinary extraordinary! $300
June 15-26 8-11 Art Academy: Cartoons & Animation Animation is fun to watch and even more fun to make! Campers will learn cartooning and 2-D animation techniques as well as character design, storyboarding, flipbooks and more. Explore digital animation as our characters come to life through stop motion and GIFs!  $600
June 15-19 5-7 Art Party: Arte en Español Journey across Central America and learn traditional artmaking techniques! Piñatas, masks, papel picado, alebrijes and weaving are just a few of the textile projects campers will explore throughout the week. This camp is taught in Spanish and English. $300
June 22-26 5-7 Art Party: Active Art Do you want to take your doodles to the next level of fun? Think outside the box and explore active artmaking processes such as action painting, bubble art, found object printmaking, art scavenger hunts and much more. This camp proves art isn’t just made sitting down. $300
July 6-17 8-11 Theatre Academy: Musicals en Español No Pare, Sigue, Sigue! Act, dance, and sing selections from some of your favorite bilingual musicals. Use your creativity to design costumes, sets, and makeup, and cooperation to learn choreography, music, and staging. $600
July 6-10 5-7 On Stage: Live Action Board Game This camp takes the tabletop game to a whole new level of fun! Through interactive storytelling, mask making and movement, campers will explore game design and create imaginative new worlds. Characters become larger than life as they adventure outside of the box and onto the stage. $300
July 13-17 5-7 On Stage: Musicals en Español No Pare, Sigue, Sigue! Act, dance, and sing selections from some of your favorite bilingual musicals. Use your creativity to design costumes, sets, and makeup, and cooperation to learn choreography, music, and staging. $300
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

CAMP HOURS

  • Extended Care Drop-Off: 8 – 8:45 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.
  • Extended Care Pick-Up: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

CAMP HOURS

  • Extended Care 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.
  • Extended Care Pick-Up: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

CAMP HOURS

  • Extended Care 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.
  • Extended Care Pick-Up: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

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)

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 $300 and two-week camps are $600.

Extended care is available 8-9 a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. for an additional $60/week per child.

Please note that we currently do not offer sibling discounts.

FINANCIAL AID

We also offer a limited number of sliding-scale spots at our summer camps. The Summer Camp Financial Aid application deadline is March 15th. To apply for our Financial Aid, please complete the forms below.  

To apply, complete this form (application is in English and Spanish)

To learn more about our financial aid services, click here or email enrollment@creativeaction.org.

 

View our Frequently Asked Questions in English and Spanish.

REGISTRATION

Registration remains open until the first day of camp!

We require a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit for each camp a participant enrolls in.  This is a $50 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit for every 1-week camp and a $100 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit for every  2-week camp. Balances are due on May 25, 2020. If you register for a camp on or after May 25th, the entire balance is due at the time of registration.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations prior to May 25th will be refunded the full amount minus the deposits for each camp, however, there are no refunds offered for cancelled registrations after May 25th.

 

View our Frequently Asked Questions in English and Spanish.

If you have questions, please call 512.442.8773 ext. 107 and speak with our Enrollment team.

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