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Gearing Up for a TAP-Tastic Summer

by Brian C. Fahey, Program and Marketing Coordinator
As a staff member heavily involved with our summer camps I am constantly being asked: What makes TAP camps unique? Here in Austin there is certainly no dearth of creative arts programming for young people, especially over the summer months. So with all the choices out there for parents who want to send their child to a creative arts camp, why do so many parents choose TAP? Why do our campers return, year after year, to spend their summers with us? Three words come to mind: variety, creativity, and community.

Variety: Over eight weeks our campers will learn filmmaking, puppetry, dance, drumming, playmaking, and more. Every week is a different theme facilitated by professional artists that bring a specific skill set to the classroom. No matter what your child’s interests, we have a camp for them!

Creativity: Our camps thrive on the energy and creativity of our campers. The youth help shape the Friday performances and families are often amazed by what their children can accomplish in a week. Our Friday performances are no ordinary talent show–they showcase all the creative energy of our campers in a unique blend of music, art, theatre, dance and film.

Community: Perhaps more important than the skills that our campers will learn, is the community they will create. TAP Camps are all about team-work, raising self-confidence, and allowing our campers to express themselves artistically.

What sets TAP camps apart, in my opinion, is how truly child centered they are. Though we are teaching our campers artistic skills, our goal, first and foremost, is to foster their creativity and provide them an experience they will never forget.
Our camps begin in just 5 weeks. Is there a child in your life who would enjoy TAP summer camp? Help us spread the word!
For information and online registration, click here. For questions write to us at camp@theatreactionproject.org, or call us at (512) 442-8773.
See you this summer!

About creativeactionaustin

We are based in Austin, Texas and reach more than 16,000 young people every year through our unique blend of theatre and education programs.Our programs expose young people to critical social problems and offer opportunities for them to creatively think about how they can be a part of solutions to these problems. Creative Action is a unique blend of art and education – for us, the two are intertwined. We believe that using the arts as a teaching method provides a fun, engaging and inspiring way to learn – it incorporates the whole mind and body.

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