ZACH Theatre – Skills in acting, improv, musical theatre and dance for ages 3+, plus intensives for teens at two locations: 202 S. Lamar Blvd. & 12129 Ranch Road 620 North Suite 310
Creative Action – Winner of “Best Camp” in the Austin Chronicle’s 2017 “Best of Austin” poll, Creative Action focuses on visual arts, theatre, singing, dancing, and more. Address: 2921 E. 17th St., Austin, TX 78702
Shutter Bugs – At this half-day photography camp, kids will learn how to use the camera, and have fun with polaroids, portraits, photo hunts, still life, lighting and other art activities. Address: 2311 Thornton Road, Unit D, Austin, TX 78704
The Austin Artery — School-aged children can participate in weekly art day camps painting, sculpting, illustrating, and writing — with a focus the creative process rather than the product. Multiple locations in North, Central and South Austin.
Esther’s Follies School of Comedy — Students practice the fundamentals of sketch comedy, stand up comedy and improv, sing, dance, and enjoy some classic tomfoolery in a week-long camp for ages 8-16 taught by the talented cast of Esther’s Follies. Address: 525 E. Sixth Street Austin, Texas 78701
Music Camps at Orpheus Academy of Music — Voted “Best Music Camp” in Austin Family Reader’s Poll, Orpheus Academy of Music offers morning and afternoons sessions ranging from introductory camps in violin, guitar, and piano, to Broadway Musicals, Chamber Music, and World Music. Camps are tailored for all experience levels. Address: 3918-C Far West Blvd, Austin TX 78731
kidsActing — The award-winning summer camps for children ages 4-18 lets kids have fun with acting, singing, dancing all while producing a show for family and friends. Single and multiple week camps are available and focused on shows such as Treasure Island, Bye Bye Birdie, Annie, Beauty & the Beast and more. Address: 2826 Real Street, Austin TX 78722
Film Kids — Kids ages 10-13 can enjoy a hands-on, student-driven filmmaking program designed to encourage creativity, collaboration and critical thinking skills. Campers pitch original story ideas and participate in every role of the filmmaking process over one-week sessions. Location: 4400 Maybelle Ave, Austin, TX 78756
Leap of Joy Dance and Theatre Camp — A week filled with jazz, hip hop and contemporary dance technique, theater basics, improvisation skills, script writing and performance for family and friends for campers ages 6-13 (boys and girls welcome!). Plus swimming on the last day of camp. Location: The High Road on Dawson (700 Dawson Rd, 78704)
Band Aid School of Music Summer Rock & Music Camps — Austin’s only National Champion Rock Band School. Legends camps provides 11 days of rocking for singers, guitarists, bassists, drummers and keyboardists. Kids and teens learn songwriting, recording, performing, ensemble skills and screen printing, and finish it off by playing a show at Stubb’s for family! Campers will track in a new studio and receive a recording of one of their songs. Multiple locations: click here for info.
Camp Paramount & Camp Storywranglers — Summer Camp with the Paramount Theatre encourages young people to explore acting, singing, dancing, creative writing, production design, and performance, including a final show on the historic Paramount stage. Choose from Camp Paramount for grades 1-10 with a focus on musical theatre or Camp Storywranglers for grades 3-8 with a focus on sketch comedy. Multiple locations: click here for info.
Tarrytown Dance — Weekly half-day camps designed for young dancers, ages 3-6. Each fun-filled week will explore a different theme in a safe, creative space for dancers to do arts and crafts, dress up, play games as well as learn and perform choreography in a show for parents at the end of each camp. Location: 2425 Exposition Boulevard, Austin, TX, 78703
ARTtv Summer Film Camp — Kids ages 8-15 have the opportunity to explore filmmaking through a multi-disciplinary lens. Four camp sessions, held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., are available from June 4 – July 20, and each session highlights a different focus — from animation to comedy & improv, and more. Daily activities allow campers to create films and original art with a end-of-week showcase. Location: Shiny Object Studios
Danzversity — Campers ages 6-11 are invited to #BEYOU Summer Camp Fun! Danzversity is not your ordinary dance studio. They promote creativity, positivity and inspire others to dance to the rhythms of their own heart beat. This summer, they’re hosting 5 weeks summer day camps from June 11 – July 20 that focus on team and confidence-building through the arts. Location: 2110 White Horse Trail Suite A Austin, TX. 78757
Mudcat Puppet Camp — Learn puppetry skills at this exciting day camp led by puppeteer Kevin Long who has been building and performing with puppets for 20 years. Campers ages 6 & up will work with disciplines including sculpture, music, math, design, painting, woodworking, problem solving, acting, public speaking and more. Location: 2001 Koenig Lane, Austin, TX 78756.
Saber Scratch: Digital Multimedia Entertainment — DJ Manny brings his DJ Dojo curriculum to campers in 5th – 8th grades. In this morning half-day camp, students will explore 3 different elements of digital multimedia & entertainment: Music Production/Remix, Video Production and Multimedia, and DJ school. DJ Manny brings a passion for teaching, a wealth of industry knowledge, and connections with other experts in the field. Choose from 3 week-long sessions. Location: 2500 Wimberly Lane, Austin, TX 78735
Austin Children’s Theater Summer Camp — Kids ages 6-10 get to explore the many aspects of theatre and art, all inspired by an exciting weekly theme that sparks their imaginations. Camps focus on teaching the creative process through games, movement, storyboarding, art projects, music, film and more. Talented staff nurtures individual campers as they collaborate in group settings. Although there is down-time for campers, there is never a dull moment! Multiple locations. Click here for info.
The Hideout Theatre Improv Camps — Kids and teens ages 5-18 can learn the basics of improv, storytelling and stagecraft. Each day they will perform scenes, make crafts, create stories and on the final day of camp, they get to show off their amazing new skills in a performance for friends and family. Week-long camps are held June, July and August. Location: 617 Congress Ave Austin, TX 78701