Austin Children's Theater

Austin Children’s Theater Summer Camp 2019 Sessions

Step out of the sun and into the spotlight!

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 11 years! And this summer is no different! We are teaming up with some of Austin’s top teaching artistic talent in some really stellar locations 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
    • AM Care $40 a week
    • PM Care $40 a week
  • 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

June 17-21: Immersed in Art

Location: The Fallout Theater

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 24-28: Power Up!

Location: The Fallout Theater

Superheroes, villains, news reporters, giant bugs, alien creatures- in the pages of comic book and graphic novels there are many awesome characters. In this camp we will create our own awesome characters, costumes, comic book and create a short play based on the comic to perform on Friday. You are the hero you’ve been waiting for, so Power Up!

July 8-12 Shake-a-Spear

Location: The Institution Theater

Back by popular demand! In this week we’ll explore the world of Shakespearean and renaissance theater. Go back in time and be a part of many of the Bard’s famous plays and get to know his fabulous characters. So many possibilities to mash-up on the way to creating a fantastic new play in true Shakespearean flare and perform it on Friday.

July 22-26: Once Beyond a Time…

Location: Ground Floor Theater

Hit the stage this summer, taking on classic tales of magic, mystery, and adventure! Fairytales 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. Spend the days sharpening your acting skills as you work towards the goal of putting on a fully produced play on Friday!

July 29-Aug 2: The Original Mini-Musical Project

Location: Ground Floor Theater

Step out of the sun and into the spotlight! Take the stage with the magic of music, dance, and adventure in this week of camp. Spend the days sharpening your musical theater skills as you work towards the goal of creating an original mini-musical! Written and composed by the campers, and guided by our talented staff, this fully produced original work is sure to have the audience begging for more on Friday.

Aug 5-9: The Traveling Circus act.

Location: The VORTEX
So many acts so little time! This week is all about exploring the various circus arts – singing, clowning, magic, acrobatics, it’s all the the circus. We’ve got magic to do because this week is bound to produce the Greatest Show on Earth!