by Chelsea Gilman, Business Manager
Having spent 7 summers of my adult life working at a summer camp, I get pretty excited to talk about summer camp. I started as a counselor, the following summer taught drama, then was in charge of all camp activities, and eventually worked as an assistant director year round. That’s right; I spent all year preparing for an awesome summer!
While my summer camp days were spent at a residential camp outside of Austin, there are many options for those seeking camp experiences right here in the Austin area. Theatre Action Project has been steadily expanding its summer camp schedule each year, and this year we have grown once again.
There will be eight 1-week day camps, with rotating themes, at the Trinity United Methodist Church. In addition, there is a 1-week camp at The University of Texas at Austin, a 1-week camp at the Circle C HOA Community Center, and two 1-week camps at the Lakeway Activities Center. There is even potential for more camps to form before summer starts, so be sure to keep an eye out on our website: http://theatreactionproject.org/prog_com_camps.html#CENTRAL
These camps provide opportunities for youth to create art and puppets, film a movie, sing, act in a play, drum, and dance, with a performance for the families at the end of every week. Campers get to meet children from other schools and neighborhoods and make new friends: camp friends. In my day, I hand wrote letters to my camp friends during the school year on paper, with a pencil. These days, they’re probably sending texts or Facebook messages. However, regardless of the social medium, lasting friendships are forged. See you this summer!