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An Amazing Summer

by Freddy Carnes, Artistic Associate

After doing 2 weeks of day camps in Del Valle, helping with the Summer Pageant in the Park, 5 weeks of Theatre Action Project (TAP) Summer Camps at Trinity Methodist and 3 weeks of “World Tales and Tunes” at Stepping Stone Schools in Central Texas I was exhausted.  Not because I didn’t have a fun and amazing summer, but because teaching and performing is so physical.

My favorite memories from this summer include:

  • Seeing campers sing “True Colors” and “One Heart” during “Songs for the Stage“,
  • Seeing the kids really get into putting on costumes for “A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream”,
  • Playing “Here Comes the Sun” for the Summer Pageant, and
  • Setting up the backdrop 4 times each week of camp at Trinity.

I feel so lucky to work with such passionate and dedicated staff.  We should all pat ourselves on the back for such an amazing summer!

P.S. My only memory of the first day of school was 1st grade.  I stopped halfway walking to school and was met by my 1st grade teacher and my mom trying to convince me that school would be fun, and it was.

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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