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SUMMER CAMP IS BACK!

Since 2007, families have made Creative Action Summer Camp their top choice when it comes to getting their kids creative. And this year is no different—Creative Action Summer Camp returns in 2022 with cool art, unparalleled safety measures, and endless opportunities for hands-on learning, exploration, personal growth, and FUN!

Our full-day camps are offered at four convenient locations around Austin for ages 5 – 11. Each week offers something a little different, encouraging campers to explore, be curious, try new art forms, and get creative!

For artists ages 11 – 15, we offer Creative Action Studio, a 2-week intensive for teens interested in taking their art skills to the next level!

JUNE 6 – JULY 29  |  8:30A – 4:30P  |  $425/1-WEEK & $800/2-WEEK CAMPS

New to Creative Action? See what we're all about!

"I was speechless and blown away to see what all my kids learned at Creative Action Summer Camp and how lucky they were to have such amazing teachers!!! Every day they were so excited and returned home with the happiest smiles on their faces.”

Ana

Camp Parent

Voted “Best Camp” and “Best Youth Arts Program”

New to Creative Action? See what we're all about!

"I was speechless and blow away to see what all my kids learned at Creative Action Summer Camp and how lucky there were to have such an amazing teachers!!! Every day they were so excited and returned home with the happiest smiles on their faces.”

Ana

Camp Parent

Voted “Best Camp” and “Best Youth Arts Program”

Best of Austin Badges

Ages 5 - 7

For our younger campers, Creative Action Camp provides a variety of engaging activities to keep them moving, excited, and creative.

Each day, participants will get hands-on with all kinds of art forms, including sculpture, mask-making, storybook theatre, painting, and dance while building friendship and teamwork skills with fellow campers. 

Ages 8 - 11

Roll up your sleeves and dig a little deeper with our 2-week art intensives.

Our 2-week academies for ages 8 – 11 are limited to just 20 students per session to foster the development of this specific age group. Campers will work closely with professional Teaching Artists to develop new skills and take on new artistic challenges.

Ages 11 - 15

Take your art skills to the next level by learning from working artists in your medium!

Creative Action Studio is a 2-week intensive giving teens the opportunity to learn with professional artists in a college environment. Available in three tracks, campers get a hands-on experience with professional-grade equipment and mentors.

Every Creative Action Camp and Academy is led by our amazing, highly-trained teaching staff and designed around hands-on projects that inspire creativity, problem-solving, and healthy self-expression. 

What's new this summer:

Extended Hours

Our full-day camps offer even more flexibility this summer. All camps run 8:30a to 4:30p, Monday through Friday!

4C Fun Days

"4C" is our lingo for Creative Artists, Courageous Allies, Confident Leaders, and Critical Thinkers, which all campers will learn about. In-between all that fun, there's even more FUN with weekly water days, Showcase Fridays, delicious cool treats, and MORE!

More Art Forms

Whether you come to camp one week or all summer long, campers will explore a variety of art forms and no one week will look the exact same! 

JUNE 6 – JULY 29  |  8:30A – 4:30P  |  $425/1-WEEK & $800/2-WEEK CAMPS

DATES AGES 5 - 7 AGES 8 - 11
June 6 - 10

Super Stories, Cool Treats & Water Slide Adventures

FILM Academy: Film Heist!

Want to know how they make movies like Ocean’s Eleven or Inception? In this 2-week intensive learn how to make a heist film from screenwriting, capturing high-paced action sequences, creating cinematography, production design and post production. Work alongside professionals and premiere your heist film at the invited screening!

June 13 - 17
Super Stories, Cool Treats & Water Slide Adventures
June 20 - 24
Earth Heroes, Cool Treats & Water Slide Adventures

ART Academy: Illustrations, Manga & Character Design

Do you love to sketch or design characters? In this 2-week intensive learn how to take your art skills to the next level in drawing, manga storyboarding, character design, and cartoon illustration. Work alongside professionals and showcase your portfolio at the interactive gallery for friends and family!

June 27 - July 1
Earth Heroes, Cool Treats & Water Slide Adventures

July 4 - 8: NO CAMP

July 11 - 15
Art in Action, Cool Treats & Water Slides Adventures
July 18 - 22
Art in Action, Cool Treats & Water Slides Adventures

THEATRE Academy: LARPing Adventures

Create your own live action role playing game by building worlds through costume and production design, writing heroic stories, and acting out strategies for completing the quest. Work alongside professionals and perform your live action role play at the invited fair!

July 25 - 29
Art in Action, Cool Treats & Water Slides Adventures
DATES AGES 5 - 7 AGES 8 - 11
6/6-6/10

Creative Action Camp

Film Academy: Film Heist!
6/13-6/17
Creative Action Camp
6/20-6/24
Creative Action Camp
ART Academy: Illustrations, Manga & Character Design
6/27-7/1
Creative Action Camp
7/4-7/8 - NO CAMP
7/11-7/15
Creative Action Camp
7/18-7/22
Creative Action Camp
Theatre Academy: LARPing Adventures
7/25-7/29
Creative Action Camp
DATES AGES 5 - 7 AGES 8 - 11
June 6 - 10

Super Stories, Cool Treats & Water Slide Adventures

THEATRE Academy: Improv & Sketch Comedy

Want to perform on-stage in your own Improv Show? Live from Austin…it’s Creative Action LIVE! In this 2-week intensive learn improv, sketch comedy timing, how to create a character and write original skits. Work alongside professionals and debut your improv show at the final performance!

June 13 - 17
Super Stories, Cool Treats & Water Slide Adventures
June 20 - 24
Earth Heroes, Cool Treats & Water Slide Adventures

FILM Academy: Science Fiction

It's a flying saucer! No, it's an alien! In this 2-week intensive learn the genre of science fiction filmmaking including camera work, screenwriting, sound foley, special effects, green screen technology, model-making and production design. Work alongside professionals and unveil your film creation at the invited live screening!

June 27 - July 1
Earth Heroes, Cool Treats & Water Slide Adventures

July 4 - 8: NO CAMP

July 11 - 15
Art in Action, Cool Treats & Water Slides Adventures
July 18 - 22
Art in Action, Cool Treats & Water Slides Adventures

ART Academy: Monumental Street Art

Do you love to create large pieces of art? Ever wonder how they make those murals so magnetic? During this 2-week intensive campers will learn about large scale public art techniques from sculpture to murals to cutting edge DIY installation. Work alongside professionals and unveil your piece to the public at our invited showcase!

July 25 - 29
Art in Action, Cool Treats & Water Slides Adventures
DATES AGES 5 - 7 AGES 8 - 11
June 6 - 10

Creative Action Camp

THEATRE Academy: Improv & Sketch Comedy
June 13 - 17
Creative Action Camp
June 20 - 24
Creative Action Camp
FILM Academy: Science Fiction
June 27 - July 1
Creative Action Camp
July 4 - 8 - NO CAMP
July 11 - 15
Creative Action Camp
July 18 - 22
Creative Action Camp
ART Academy: Monumental Street Art
July 25 - 29
Creative Action Camp
DATES AGES 8 - 11
June 6 - 17

ART Academy: 3D Mixed Media

Do you want to make ceramics that get fired in the kiln? In this 2-week intensive campers will learn help to make fiber art, paper mache, sculpture and advanced ceramic techniques. Make a mess alongside professionals and showcase your art in the interactive gallery showcase for friends and family!

June 20 - July 1

THEATRE Academy: Musicals

If you love to sing and dance, you are going to love this 2-week intensive! Campers will learn how to produce and perform a Broadway musical through singing, dance choreography, vocal technique, staging, costume and production design. Work alongside professionals and debut your musical at the live show!

July 4 - 8: NO CAMP

July 11 - 15

ART Academy: 3D Mixed Media (1 week only)

Do you want to make ceramics that get fired in the kiln? In this 2-week intensive learn to make fiber art, paper mache, sculpture and advanced ceramic techniques. Make a mess alongside professionals and showcase your art in the interactive gallery showcase for friends and family!

July 18 - 29

FILM Academy: Musical Comedy

Want to be a part of your own West Side Story or In The Heights movie? In this 2-week intensive learn how to make a Musical Comedy Film from writing songs, recording music, building choreography, directing, acting, editing, costume and production design. Back by popular demand! Work alongside professionals and show your film at the live screening!

DATES AGES 8 - 11
June 6 - 17
ART Academy: 3D Mixed Media
June 20 - July 1
THEATRE Academy: Musicals

July 4 - 8: NO CAMP

July 11 - 15
ART Academy: 3D Mixed Media (1 week only)
July 18 - 29
FILM Academy: Musical Comedy
DATES AGES 5 - 7
June 6 - 10
Super Stories, Cool Treats & Water Slide Adventures
June 13 - 17
Super Stories, Cool Treats & Water Slide Adventures
June 20 - 24
Earth Heroes, Cool Treats & Water Slide Adventures
June 27 - July 1
Earth Heroes, Cool Treats & Water Slide Adventures

July 4 - 8: NO CAMP

July 11 - 15
Art in Action, Cool Treats & Water Slides Adventures
July 18 - 22
Art in Action, Cool Treats & Water Slides Adventures
July 25 - 29
Art in Action, Cool Treats & Water Slides Adventures
DATES AGES 5 - 7
June 6 - 10
Creative Action Camp
June 13 - 17
Creative Action Camp
June 20 - 24
Creative Action Camp
June 27 - July 1
Creative Action Camp

July 4 - 8: NO CAMP

July 11 - 15
Creative Action Camp
July 18 - 22
Creative Action Camp
July 25 - 29
Creative Action Camp

Our 1-week Creative Action Camps for Ages 5 – 7 run June 6 – July 29 (with the exception of July 4 – 8) at three of our locations:

NORTH
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
14311 Wells Port Dr., Austin, TX 78728

 

SOUTH
Faith Presbyterian Church
1314 E Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704

CENTRAL
Ridgetop Elementary
5005 Caswell Ave, Austin, TX 78751

NORTH: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 14311 Wells Port Dr., Austin, TX 78728

SOUTH: Faith Presbyterian Church, 1314 E Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704

CENTRAL: Ridgetop Elementary, 5005 Caswell Ave, Austin, TX 78751

Location Camp
June 6 - 17
NORTH
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
14311 Wells Port Dr.
Austin, TX 78728

FILM Academy: Film Heist!

Want to know how they make movies like Ocean’s Eleven or Inception? In this 2-week intensive learn how to make a heist film from screenwriting, capturing high-paced action sequences, creating cinematography, production design and post production. Work alongside professionals and premiere your heist film at the invited screening!

SOUTH
Faith Presbyterian Church
1314 E Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704

THEATRE Academy: Sketch Comedy & Improv 

Want to perform on-stage in your own Improv Show? Live from Austin…it’s Creative Action LIVE! In this two week intensive camp, learn improv, theatre sports, sketch comedy timing, how to create character and write original skits. Work alongside professionals and debut your improv show at the final performance!

EAST | Sponsored by Hat Creek and City Bear Toys
Creative Action Building
1023 Springdale Rd., Bldg 3
Austin, TX 78721

ART Academy: 3D Mixed Media

Do you want to make ceramics that get fired in the kiln? In this two week intensive camp, learn to make fiber art, paper mache, sculpture and advanced ceramic techniques. Make a mess alongside professionals and showcase your art in the interactive gallery showcase for friends and family!

June 20 - July 1
NORTH
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
14311 Wells Port Dr.
Austin, TX 78728

ART Academy: Illustrations, Manga & Character Design

Do you love to sketch or design characters? In this two week intensive camp, learn to take your art skills to the next level in drawing, manga storyboarding, character design, and cartoon illustration. Work alongside professionals and showcase your portfolio at the interactive gallery for friends and family!

SOUTH
Faith Presbyterian Church
1314 E Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704

FILM Academy: Science Fiction

It's a flying saucer! No, it's an alien! In this 2-week intensive, learn the genre of science fiction filmmaking including camera work, screenwriting, sound foley, special effects, green screen technology, model-making and production design. Work alongside professionals and unveil your film creation at the invited live screening! into your movies? In this two week intensive camp, learn the genre of science fiction filmmaking including camera work, screenwriting, sound foley, special effects, green screen technology, model-making and production design. Work alongside professionals and unveil your film creation at the invited live screening!

EAST | Sponsored by Hat Creek and City Bear Toys
Creative Action Building
1023 Springdale Rd., Bldg 3
Austin, TX 78721

THEATRE Academy: Musicals

If you love to sing and dance, you are going to love this 2-week intensive. Campers will learn how to produce and perform a Broadway musical through singing, dance choreography, vocal technique, staging, costume and production design. Work alongside professionals and debut your musical at the live show!

July 4 - 8: NO CAMP

July 11 - 15

EAST | Sponsored by Hat Creek and City Bear Toys
Creative Action Building
1023 Springdale Rd., Bldg 3
Austin, TX 78721

ART Academy: 3D Mixed Media (1 week only)

Do you want to make ceramics that get fired in the kiln? In this two week intensive camp, learn to make fiber art, paper mache, sculpture and advanced ceramic techniques. Make a mess alongside professionals and showcase your art in the interactive gallery showcase for friends and family!

July 18 - 29

NORTH
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
14311 Wells Port Dr.
Austin, TX 78728

THEATRE Academy: LARPing Adventures

Do you play D&D? Do you want to create your own adventure like Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones? In this two week intensive camp, learn to create your own live action role playing game by building worlds through costume and production design, writing heroic stories, and acting out strategies for completing the quest. Work alongside professionals and perform your live action role play at the invited fair!

SOUTH
Faith Presbyterian Church
1314 E Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704

ART Academy: Monumental Street Art

Do you love to create large pieces of art? Ever wonder how they make those murals so magnetic? In this two week intensive camp, learn large scale public art techniques from sculpture to murals to cutting edge DIY installation. Work alongside professionals and unveil your piece to the public at our invited showcase!

EAST | Sponsored by Hat Creek and City Bear Toys
Creative Action Building
1023 Springdale Rd., Bldg 3
Austin, TX 78721

FILM Academy: Musical Comedy

Want to be a part of your own West Side Story or In The Heights movie? In this 2-week intensive learn how to make a Musical Comedy Film from writing songs, recording music, building choreography, directing, acting, editing, costume and production design. Back by popular demand! Work alongside professionals and show your film at the live screening!

Location Camp
June 6 - 17
NORTH
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
14311 Wells Port Dr.
Austin, TX 78728
FILM Academy: Film Heist!
SOUTH
Faith Presbyterian Church
1314 E Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704
THEATRE Academy: Sketch Comedy & Improv 

EAST
Creative Action Building
1023 Springdale Rd., Bldg 3
Austin, TX 78721

ART Academy: 3D Mixed Media
June 20 - July 1
NORTH
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
14311 Wells Port Dr.
Austin, TX 78728
ART Academy: Illustrations, Manga & Character Design
SOUTH
Faith Presbyterian Church
1314 E Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704
FILM Academy: Science Fiction

EAST
Creative Action Building
1023 Springdale Rd., Bldg 3
Austin, TX 78721

THEATRE Academy: Musicals

July 4 - 8: NO CAMP

July 11 - 15
EAST
Creative Action Building
1023 Springdale Rd., Bldg 3
Austin, TX 78721
ART Academy: 3D Mixed Media (1 week only)
July 18 - 29

NORTH
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
14311 Wells Port Dr.
Austin, TX 78728

THEATRE Academy: LARPing Adventures
SOUTH
Faith Presbyterian Church
1314 E Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704
ART Academy: Monumental Street Art

EAST
Creative Action Building
1023 Springdale Rd., Bldg 3
Austin, TX 78721

FILM Academy: Musical Comedy
DATES NORTH: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 14311 Wells Port Dr. SOUTH: Faith Presbyterian Church, 1314 E Oltorf St. EAST: Creative Action, 1023 Springdale Rd., Bldg 3 | Sponsored by Hat Creek and City Bear Toys CENTRAL: Ridgetop Elementary, 5005 Caswell Ave

Ages 5 - 7

Ages 8 - 11

Ages 5 - 7

Ages 8 - 11

Ages 8 - 11

Ages 5 - 7

June 6 - 10

Super Stories, Cool Treats & Water Slide Adventures

FILM Academy: Heist

Super Stories, Cool Treats & Water Slide Adventures

THEATRE Academy: Improv & Sketch Comedy
ART Academy: 3D Mixed Media

Super Stories, Cool Treats & Water Slide Adventures

June 13 - 17
Super Stories, Cool Treats & Water Slide Adventures
Super Stories, Cool Treats & Water Slide Adventures
Super Stories, Cool Treats & Water Slide Adventures
June 20 - 24
Earth Heroes, Cool Treats & Water Slide Adventures
ART Academy: Illustrations, Manga & Character Design
Earth Heroes, Cool Treats & Water Slide Adventures
FILM Academy: Science Fiction
THEATRE Academy: Musicals
Earth Heroes, Cool Treats & Water Slide Adventures
June 27 - July 1
Earth Heroes, Cool Treats & Water Slide Adventures
Earth Heroes, Cool Treats & Water Slide Adventures
Earth Heroes, Cool Treats & Water Slide Adventures

July 4 - 8: NO CAMP

July 11 - 15
Art in Action, Cool Treats & Water Slides Adventures
Art in Action, Cool Treats & Water Slides Adventures
ART Academy: 3D Mixed Media (1 week only)
Art in Action, Cool Treats & Water Slides Adventures
July 18 - 22
Art in Action, Cool Treats & Water Slides Adventures
THEATRE Academy: LARPing Adventures
Art in Action, Cool Treats & Water Slides Adventures
ART Academy: Monumental Street Art
FILM Academy: Musical Comedy
Art in Action, Cool Treats & Water Slides Adventures
July 25 - 29
Art in Action, Cool Treats & Water Slides Adventures
Art in Action, Cool Treats & Water Slides Adventures
Art in Action, Cool Treats & Water Slides Adventures

FAQs and Contact Information

Summer Camp is back in action! Our staff is ready to help you understand everything you need to know about Austin’s best FULL-DAY art camp! Please see our FAQS or Preguntas Frecuentes.

For additonial inquiries, please email enrollment@creativeaction.org or call 512-442-8773 x107

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