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New Summer Camp Opportunities

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:

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!

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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