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2019 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 is now open!

Please below for our entire 2019 Summer Camp schedule and additional information.

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.
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CHOOSE YOUR CAMP LOCATION

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

Dates   Ages   Theme                 Description Cost
June 3-14 8-11 Art Academy: Digital Art Explore the wide world of creating art on digital platforms. Campers will explore everything from cartooning and lightbox animation to digital painting and drawing. Tap into technology to learn about digital photography, game design, graphics, and VR worlds. $590
June 3-7 5-7 Art Party: 3D Worlds This is a camp for young artists with big imaginations and big ideas! Using paper mache, fabric, and found objects, campers will create 3-dimensional sculpture, scenes, creatures, and fashion for a whole new world. $295
June 10-14 5-7 Movie Magic: KR8TV Create your very own kids channel, KR8TV! Explore various genres like talk shows, parodies, game shows, live sketches, nature shows, and commercials as you write, direct, and perform short TV segments on camera. $295
June 17-28 8-11 Art Academy: Mixed Media Do you love to sketch, doodle, or 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.  $590
June 17-21 5-7 On Stage: It’s Alive! Fantastic creatures and how to make them! Enter a laboratory where everyday things are not what they seem. Experiment in the science of puppetry and bring unusual creatures from your imagination to life as hand-held, tabletop and life-sized puppets. $295
June 24-28 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 more! This camp proves art isn’t just made sitting down. $295
July 8-19 8-11 Film Academy: Film Noir It was a dark and stormy night…this 2-week long 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. $590
July 8-12 5-7 Movie Magic: Cartoons & Animation Animation is fun to watch and even more fun to make! Campers will learn cartooning and 2D animation techniques as well as character design, storyboarding, flip books, foley (sound effects), voice acting, and more. $295
July 15-19 5-7 Movie Magic: Strange Stories You have to see it to believe it! Create short films about all the strange, supernatural and spooky stories from your imagination. Campers will learn about special effects, green screen, lighting, make-up, and sound effects in filmmaking as they create their own original short genre films. $295
July 22-August 2 8-11 Theatre Academy: Musicals There’s no business like show business! This is your chance to be part of Broadway’s best showstoppers as you learn, practice, and perform under the guidance of some of Austin’s most talented vocalists, performers and directors. Campers will explore choreography, songwriting, vocalization, staging, design, and acting. $590
July 22-26 5-7 On Stage: Ready Player Fun Jump into your favorite universe of superheroes, wizards, space pirates, and robots! You will create amazing worlds through live action role play, character-building, storytelling, and by constructing costumes, props, sets, and obstacle courses.  $295
July 29-August 2 5-7 On Stage: Musicals Broadway or Bust! Act, dance, and sing selections from some of your favorite musicals. Use your creativity to design costumes, sets, and makeup, and cooperation to learn choreography, music, and staging. $295

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

Dates             Ages Theme                 Description Cost
June 3-14 8-11 Art Academy: Ceramics & Sculpture Do you like to make art that makes a mess? This camp explores how to create 3-dimensional 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! $590
June 3-7 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 graffiti art, wheat paste, installation, chalk art, and murals $295
June 10-14 5-7 Art Party: 3D Worlds This is a camp for young artists with big imaginations and big ideas! Using paper mache, fabric, and found objects, campers will create 3-dimensional sculpture, scenes, creatures, and fashion for a whole new world. $295
June 17-28 8-11 Theatre Academy: Sketch Comedy & Improv Live from Austin…it’s Creative Action LIVE! Through improvisation, theatresports and sketch-style comedy routines, think on your feet and find the fun in everyday life. Campers will learn how to write and perform original scenes through character work, playwriting, and improvisation from Austin’s best professional actors $590
June 17-21 5-7 On Stage: Musicals Broadway or Bust! Act, dance, and sing selections from some of your favorite musicals. Use your creativity to design costumes, sets, and makeup, and cooperation to learn choreography, music, and staging.  $295
June 24-28 5-7 On Stage: Ready Player Fun Jump into your favorite universe of superheroes, wizards, space pirates, and robots! You will create amazing worlds through live action role play, character-building, storytelling, and by constructing costumes, props, sets and obstacle courses. $295
July 8-19 8-11 Music Academy: Music Production Are you bonkers for beats and mad for melody? In this brand-new offering, campers will explore percussion, rhythmic loops and sequencing, beatboxing, rap, synthesizers and MIDI instruments, and more! Whether you like to sing, rap, make rhythms, or just experiment with sound design, this camp is for the producer and performer in you.  $590
July 8-12 5-7 Movie Magic: KR8TV Create your very own kids channel, KR8TV! Explore various genres like talk shows, parodies, game shows, live sketches, nature shows, and commercials as you write, direct, and perform short TV segments on camera. It’s all about creativity and comedy in these new hit TV shows!  $295
July 15-19 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 more! This camp proves art isn’t just made sitting down. $295
July 22-August 2 8-11 Film Academy: Musical Comedy Back by popular demand! This 2-week long workshop gives campers the opportunity to learn how to make a musical comedy film every step of the way – from writing songs, recording music, orchestrating, screenwriting, directing, acting, choreography, music and editing.  $590
July 22-26 5-7 Movie Magic: Strange Stories You have to see it to believe it! Create short films about all the strange, supernatural and spooky stories from your imagination. Campers will learn about special effects, green screen, lighting, make-up, and sound effects in filmmaking as they create their own original short genre films. $295
July 29-August 2 5-7 Movie Magic: Cartoons & Animation Animation is fun to watch and even more fun to make! Campers will learn cartooning and 2D animation techniques as well as character design, storyboarding, flip books, foley (sound effects), voice acting, and more. $295

Eden Park Academy, 6215 Manchaca Rd., Austin 78745

Dates             Ages Theme                 Description Cost
June 3-14 8-11 Film Academy: Science Fiction From flying saucers to alien spores, this 2-week long 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, modelmaking, and production design.  $590
June 3-7 5-7 Movie Magic: Strange Stories You have to see it to believe it! Create short films about all the strange, supernatural and spooky stories from your imagination. Campers will learn about special effects, green screen, lighting, make-up, and sound effects in filmmaking as they create their own original short genre films. $295
June 10-14 5-7 Movie Magic: Cartoons & Animation Animation is fun to watch and even more fun to make! Campers will learn cartooning and 2D animation techniques as well as character design, storyboarding, flip books, foley (sound effects), voice acting, and more. $295
June 17-28 8-11 Art Academy: Mixed Media Do you love to sketch, doodle, or 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. $590
June 17-21 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 more! This camp proves art isn’t just made sitting down. $295
June 24-28 5-7 Art Party: 3D Worlds This is a camp for young artists with big imaginations and big ideas! Using paper mache, fabric, and found objects, campers will create 3-dimensional sculpture, scenes, creatures, and fashion for a whole new world. $295
July 8-19 8-11 Theater Academy: Sketch Comedy & Improv Live from Austin…it’s Creative Action LIVE! Through improvisation, theatresports and sketch-style comedy routines, think on your feet and find the fun in everyday life. Campers will learn how to write and perform original scenes through character work, playwriting, and improvisation from Austin’s best professional actors. $590
July 8-12 5-7 On Stage: Ready Player Fun Jump into your favorite universe of superheroes, wizards, space pirates, and robots! You will create amazing worlds through live action role play, character-building, storytelling, and by constructing costumes, props, sets and obstacle courses. $295
July 15-19 5-7 On Stage: It’s Alive! Fantastic creatures and how to make them! Enter a laboratory where everyday things are not what they seem. Experiment in the science of puppetry and bring unusual creatures from your imagination to life as hand-held, tabletop and life-sized puppets. $295
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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 $295 and two-week camps are $590.

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 was March 15th and awards have already been offered. To apply for our Financial Aid waitlist, please complete the forms below.  

To apply for the waitlist, complete this form in English or this form in Spanish. OR download the application in English or Spanish and email to Enrollment@creativeaction.org.

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 June 1st.  If you register for a camp after June 1st, the entire balance is due at the time of registration.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations prior to June 1st will be refunded the full amount minus the deposits for each camp, however, there are no refunds offered for cancelled registrations after June 1st.

 

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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