Austin Children's Theater

Summer Camp 2018

When you attend our summer camps, you become part of the Austin Children’s Theater family. We love summer camps with the kids! That’s why we’ve offered camps for the past 10 years! And this summer is no different! We are teaming up with some of Austin’s top teaching artistic talent to provide the best summer camp programming possible! We are SO excited for this summer’s camp sessions!

Our camps explore the many aspects of theatre and art, all inspired by a weekly theme. Campers embark on creative journeys that spark their imaginations. Camps focus on teaching the creative process through games, movement, storyboarding, art projects, music, film and more. Campers engage in all aspects of the creative process. Our talented staff nurtures individual campers as they collaborate in group settings. Although there is down-time for campers, there is never a dull moment!

Each weekly camp culminates with a performance or art gallery installation, leaving the campers with a final work of art to share with family and friends, and great memories that will last a lifetime.

Things to know about Camps:

  • Ages: 6-10
  • Hours: 9a-4:30p
  • Extended Care available from 8a-9a and 4:30p-5:30p
  • Pack a lunch, two snacks, and a water bottle
  • Camper to Counselor ratio is always 15:1
  • Friday Performances and/or Art Installation Galas begin at 4p

Summer Camp 2018 Locations:

  • Downtown Location: 616 Lavaca
  • North Location: 6507 Jester Blvd #107
    • Note: Due to the location of the north camp, camp will end at 3:30p

June 18-22 (Downtown Location): Immersed in Art

Join us for a week of artistic fun! Dabble in theater and storytelling, 2-D and 3-D art, music, and performance. Each day is action packed with art and mini-workshops by local Austin artists. Pick a project, or two, or all of them as we explore and immerse ourselves in all forms of art all week. Show off your skills and masterpieces in a Friday Art Installation Gala!

June 25-29 (Downtown Location): Where the Wild Things Are: A Monstrous Mashup because Beauty Can Also Be A Beast

Looking for adventure, a young group of explorers set out to find…wild things… monsters… fantastical creatures… Discover where the wild things are, find your beauty, harness your beast. Explore all forms of theater, art, play-making, and expression as we create a play to perform on Friday detailing our many adventures together.

July 16-20 (North Location): Neverland and Beyond!

Join us in Neverland as we decide what Peter Pan’s next adventure will be! What happened after Wendy left? Who else met the pirates and mermaids, the fairies and lost boys? Join us for this camp that is packed with adventure, art projects and creative playmaking! First we will explore the existing stories of Peter Pan and create our very own ‘sequel’. Then we will rehearse our original play, create costumes and make the set. Perform the show for family and friends on Friday!

  • Note: Due to the location of the north camp, camp will end at 3:30p

July 23-27 (Downtown Location): Immersed in Art *Registration Closed*

Join us for a week of artistic fun! Dabble in theater and storytelling, 2-D and 3-D art, music, and performance. Each day is action packed with art and mini-workshops by local Austin artists. Pick a project, or two, or all of them as we explore and immerse ourselves in all forms of art all week. Show off your skills and masterpieces in a Friday Art Installation Gala!

July 30-August 3 (Downtown Location): GRIMMly Told: A New Spin on the Brother’s Grimm

The Grimm Brothers’ Fairy Tales have everything any imagination could want. Lurking behind every shadow is an evil villain. Hiding under every tree is a monster. Waiting for every opportunity is a hero. And found in every character is a story… Be a part of an original play and bring these character and stories to life as you help create them. Villains, witches, princes, fairies, animals, monsters and heroes- they are all here, waiting for their chance to trick, battle, save, fly, disguise, chase, capture and transform. Anything is possible in our Brothers Grimm mash-up! Who will you be and what will happen? Find out in this camp, as we explore tall tales and choose our favorites, putting together a new play to be performed at the end of the week.

August 6-10 (Downtown Location): The Original Musical Project

Step out of the sun and into the spotlight! Hit the stage this summer, taking on classic tales of magic, mystery, and adventure in this performing arts camp. Spend the days sharpening your acting skills as you work towards the goal of creating an original mini-musical! This mini-musical is written and composed by the campers, guided by our talented staff, ensuring that the production is tailored for each camper. Invite family and friends to the final performance. Make ‘em laugh and make ‘em cry as you show off your new skills and talents.