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Find A Camp: Specialties: Acting Camps: TX Total: 15
1. Digital Media Academy - Ranked one of the world’s ten best summer camps by, DMA offers computer and digital arts summer camps for kids ages 6 to 12 and teens 12 to 17. Learn key STEM skills through hands-on project work: Programming in Java™ and C++; video game design and advanced Minecraft™ modding; app and game development for iOS and Android™; digital filmmaking, robotics and more. Create the future at DMA!
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California (Santa Clara Univ., Stanford Univ., UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UCLA, UCSD), Colorado (Aspen Schools, Regis Univ., Denver), Connecticut (Yale Univ.), Illinois (Univ. of Chicago), Massachusetts (Harvard Univ.), Michigan (Univ. of Michigan – Ann Arbor), New York (Concordia College, Marymount Manhattan College, New York Univ.), Pennsylvania (Bryn Mawr College, Drexel Univ.), Texas (UT Austin), Washington (Univ. of Washington – Seattle), Washington, D.C. (George Washington Univ.), Canada (UBC, McGill University, Univ. of Toronto).


Founded in 2002 by technology educators from Stanford University, and led by former Stanford educators and interactive education and entertainment creators from Apple and Walt Disney Studios, Digital Media Academy delivers a world-class digital learning experience.

Our students learn video game design, iPhone and iPad app development, Google Android app development, robotics, computer programming using Java or C++, digital filmmaking, digital photography, website design, 3D modeling, animation and so much more.

Beginning-to-advanced student campers age 6-17 learn by doing with hands-on instruction from industry professionals who share real-world experience. Many of DMA’s instructors have literally written the book on the subject that they teach. DMA alumni include television and music producers, filmmakers and professional photographers, as well as game and app developers.

At DMA, students experience life on the campus of a prestigious American university like Stanford, Harvard or UCLA (just to name a few) while making friends and learning with others who share the same interests. Small class sizes (8:1 max) guarantee a personalized experience. Students work on their own personal project in every class.*

*DMA Studios is a group-based, project-learning experience. 

- Stanford University accreditation - Get Stanford continuing studies credits to enhance a college portfolio or resume
- Separate teaching and activity staffs
- The lowest student-to-staff ratio – ranging from 3:1 or 8:1, depending on classroom needs
- The latest software and hardware – Apple computers
- A balanced experience for kids, including great outdoor activities
- Optional residential program includes organized evening and weekend activities – video game competitions, movie premieres and more
- Family owned and operated. (We're parents, too!)

2. Texas Arts Project (TAP) - Intensive Performing and Media Arts Programs set on the 400-acre campus of St. Stephen's School in the scenic Texas Hill Country in Austin, Texas.
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Texas Arts Project is not your ordinary summer camp. While we enjoy many standard camp activities, the real excitement comes when campers discover the joy of creation and the thrill of performance. Outstanding teaching, direction, and performance experiences enhance skill, encourage cooperative work, and nurture self-confidence. St. Stephens' faculty, college professors and regional and national working artists join together as we strive for excellence through an artistic program where students are actively encouraged to find the place where process meets product.

Junior Camps (Ages 9-13)
Junior 1 (Beg – Int)
Week-long Sessions // $1,175
Session 1: June 7 – 12, 2015
Session 2: ​June 28 – July 3, 2015

Junior 2 (Int -​ Adv)
2-week Session // $1,975
​June 14 – June 27, 2015

Senior Camp (Ages 14-18)
3-​week Session // $2,575 - $2,775
​June 14 – July 5, 2015

Senior Advanced Camp - College Prep Program (Ages 15-18)
4-​week Session /​/ $3,075
​June 7 – July 5, 2015

Faculty hails from New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, and Austin.

Former campers are studying at top college programs such as Juilliard, CCM, Texas State, Ithaca, NYU, Northwestern and more. Others are winning national film competitions, acting in television and commercials and performing in theatres around the country.

TAP is located at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, a 428-acre campus near Austin in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, offering breath-taking views and state-of-the-art facilities. The arts facilities include the Helm Fine Arts Center featuring the Temple Family Theatre, a 410-seat performance venue and proscenium stage; the Scanlon Art Gallery; two fully equipped art studios; a 100-seat recital hall; and an open-air portico overlooking Lake Austin.

3. Hartt & Soul - The Best Acting Coach in Texas, Cathryn Hartt gives hands-on attention to 5-9 students per camp. Camps: On-Camera / Disny-Comedy-Improv / Star I (start-up getting organic) / Audition (voice-over, camera, commercial, natural film, improv, cold-read, spokesperson)
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Cathryn Hartt, a Juilliard graduate, is one of the most highly sought-after professional acting coaches in the region. Ms. Hartt was awarded the Best Acting Coach in Texas by Backstage, Best Acting Coach in Dallas and Dallas' Best Art School. She is an Expert Advisor and columnist for Backstage (the industry's top casting publication) and is highly recommended by top agents as the go-to coach to hone for L.A. style film and N.Y.stage acting.

Ms Hartt does many of the audition tapes sent to L.A. A few of her clients are: Morgan Fairchild (Ms. Hartt's sister - FLAMINGO ROAD, DALLAS, FREINDS, 2 1/2 MEN, CHUCK), Debby Ryan (SUITE LIFE ON DECK and JESSIE), Noah Ringer (Ang in LAST AIRBENDER), Hunter Parrish (WEEDS), Brighton Sarbino (Lizzie on WALKING DEAD), Logan Henderson (BRAND NEW DAY, BIG TIME RUSH), Hunter Knoche (SMUCKER'S commercial series) and many others.

Besides summer camps, Ms. Hartt also does year-round 6 week class sessions, 1-day intensives and privates to prep for auditions or performances or taped auditions.

Also, check out Hartt and Soul Online Courses and bi-weekly webinar classes that can be taken year-round in the privacy of your own home.

4. Applause Theatre Co
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5. Texas Shakespeare Festival Acting Workshop - This workshop is geared to young actors who would like the training and insight of professional actors.
Resident Camp

Two One-Week Acting Workshops

Dates: July 11-July 19th & July 25-August 2
Location: Texas Shakespeare Festival, Kilgore, TX
Students will live on the Kilgore College Campus

Daily classes from 8:30 AM–5:30 PM
Subjects include:
1. Audition Techniques: How to choose the right monologue, basic headshot information and a "how to" for resumes, marketing yourself, and discovering what roles fit you.
2. Stage Combat: Learn a choreographed fight with rapier swords, daggers, and more.
3. Musical Theatre: Finding your vocal range, choosing a song, vocal exercises and techniques.
4. Voice and Speech: Breath support, pitch, control, posture, diction, dialects, and vocal warm ups for the actor
5. Movement: In movement class you will discover how to refocus the pre-audition jitters into a positive energy. It is applied to recovering freedom of movement, impulse control and attention to poise.
6. Classical and Contemporary Scene Work: Students will rehearse scenes and monologues from period pieces such as Shakespeare and modern works as well like Tennessee Williams and Sam Shepard.
7. Shakespearean Text: Become more familiar with the text of Shakespeare. You will be comfortable and confident speaking Shakespearean language.

Students will get to see all of Texas Shakespeare Festival 2009 Season:
Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Moliere’s Tartuffe, the musical She Loves Me and our children’s show Rumpelstiltskin

6. Camp Kiowa at Lone Oak Ranch - Camp Kiowa at Lone Oak Ranch is a traditional and specialized summer camp. We offer a variety of activities that provide your camper with in-depth exploration and new experiences. Counselors work directly with campers at activities to allow each child to excel and discover other passions. Our encouraging environment provides children the opportunity to build character, self- confidence, independence, and strong relationships.
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In the Fall of 2003, Daryl Gelender and Jill Stolbach, both Dallas residents and former Greenhill private school teachers, dreamed of a place children could learn through an elaborate enrichment program taught by professionals in a summer camp environment. It was from this dream that Camp Kiowa brought its first campers to Texas Woman’s University in Denton during the summer of 2004.

In 2005, Brian and Jennifer Manhart purchased Camp Kiowa in an effort to maintain the high-quality enrichment program already in place, and to incorporate all the benefits of a traditional camp experience. After 2 years of continual growth on the university campus, Brian and Jennifer decided to offer an additional enrichment experience in a more traditional camp environment. The university experience many campers have known as Camp Kiowa evolved into Kiowa U. Many campers, in search of a more traditional style of overnight camp, but looking for the depth only found in an enrichment program, enjoyed the experience known as Adventure Kiowa.

In 2009, The Manhart family purchased the future home of Camp Kiowa(Lone Oak Ranch). They understood the value of joining both Kiowa U and Adventure Kiowa into one experience… Camp Kiowa at Lone Oak Ranch. This program offers the best of both worlds… traditional overnight camp, educational programs, relational activities, fun evening programs and genuine friendships! The Manharts also understood the benefit of living year-round on the property with other team leaders that could focus on quality programming in a very safe environment. The group has been extremely successful with “off-season” events and is now equipped to produce only the best summer camp experience with Camp Kiowa.

7. Kids Make TV Camp - Spend your summer making your own movies, music videos and animations!
Day Camp

At Kids Make TV Camp, kids call the shots as they plan, write, direct, shoot and edit short films, TV shows, video blogs and animations of their own design. Campers get real life, hands-on experience using professional high definition cameras, industry standard computer editing software, and television broadcast equipment.

From day one campers are immersed in the world of a working television station. Every day is filled with workshops for camera, lighting, sound, editing, special effects, producing and directing, all the while campers are writing and directing their own projects. At the end of the week we roll out the red carpet for a star-studded premiere for family and friends!

8. Theatrikids - Theatrikids offers fun & creative acting camps to kids in Austin, Cedar Park, & Round Rock, TX.
Day Camp

Come Join The Fun This Summer! Check out our New Camp Line-up:

- Next Stop, Hollywood!
- The Beatles Rock Camp
- Where The Wild Things Are
- Pirates of the "Where-I-Bein'?"
- Slurrping Beauty
- Hairspray!
- High School Musical
- Grease

We're near you! 3 locations: Round Rock, Austin, & Cedar Park!

9. Young Actors Performing Arts - Get the best Acting training and be CAST in lead roles in (2) Performances! Our 20th year!
Resident Camp

Summer Acting Camp for TV & Film Young Actors in Texas!

Get the best Acting training and be CAST in lead roles in (2) Performances!

Each busy week (Mon-Friday) is filled with acting classes, rehearsals and performances! It’s the most complete and intense acting camp in Texas!

Learn Improvisational acting, Commercial on-camera acting, Comedy & Drama for Film Scene study, plus be Cast in a starring role on a short Drama film Production fully edited for TV and in a half hour TV Sitcom performance that
is Taped before a Live audience!

A DVD copy of your performances is included & tickets to the Show!

No Acting Camp like this anywhere! Our 20th year! Rated by D-Magazine as Dallas best. Great for the aspiring young actor to the more experienced actor! Here’s your chance to work with real professionals and experience the highly acclaimed acting camp that has launched
many young actors into Hollywood!

10. ScreenFX Academy Acting Camps - Cutting Edge Training for Acting that prepares students for our real working TV show
Day Camp

TV Commercials

Description: Commercial actors must be able to deliver a character in thirty seconds or less, with whatever material is given to them. Acting for commercials requires skills not always taught in acting classes. Learn how to think of commercials as mini-plays, with an objective, a motivation, and a purpose, resulting in a product enhanced by your personality, effectively and effortlessly! Camp includes the production of a commercial that you can invite your friends and family to view online!

Music Videos

Description: You don't have to be a teenager or a glee club member – or even be able to carry a tune - to enjoy our Music Videos Camp! Learn to dance and sing, lip-sync if necessary, to a popular song! Learn the makings of a great music video, how lighting and movement will affect the end product. Learn skills such as blocking and delivering a great one-liner…one that ultimately bursts into singing and dancing! Camp includes your Music Video posted online for friends and family!

Improv Newscast

Description: Have you ever wondered what it would be like being involved in a "Saturday Night Live" newscast? Join us for a fun-filled week of sitting behind the news desk, creating rather than reporting the news! No journalism here, just pure fun making up your own news stories and learning how to deliver them with a straight face, just like the pros do it! Who knows, maybe you will present the breaking story about the snowfall in July! Each camp includes the production of a newscast video that will be posted online for friends and family!

11. Genesis Children's Theatre Summer Camps - Let the spotlight shine on you this summer! Weekly and 2 week camps.ages 6-18 led by a professional staff with unequaled experience.
Day Camp

Genesis Theatre is the newest, high quality, non profit children’s theatre in North Texas! We provide each acting student with the training they need to be successful on the stage and in life because theatre is more than being onstage; it is a vehicle for learning.

Announcing our summer 2014 Drama Camps and Productions for 2014!

2 Week Production Classes:

Aladdin, JR (Grades 3-8)
Rehearsals begin June 16th. Monday-Saturday 6PM-9PM. Performances: June 27-28th. Show is single cast.
Tuition: $350

Bye, Bye, Birdie (Grades 5th and up )
Rehearsals begin July 7th Monday-Friday 12PM-5PM. Performances: July 18-19. Show is single cast.
Tuition $375

A Truly Twisted Tale: An Original Musical(Grades 4th and Up)
Rehearsals begin July 21st Monday-Friday 6PM-9PM. Performances: August 1-2nd. Show is single cast.
Tuition: 325

Once Upon A Mattress (Grades 7th and up)
**Master Intensive Advanced Camp**
Rehearsals begin August 11 Monday-Friday 12PM-6PM. Performances August 21-22. Show is single cast.
Master classes included in rehearsals.
Tuition $425

All 1 Week Camps will include a performance for family and friends on the last day of camp! All campers are required to learn their lines, songs and dances at home. Costumes provided by Genesis.

1 Week Morning Acting Camps: Tuition $195
The Little Mermaid: The Week of June 9th 9AM-12PM
Toys Under The Bed: The Week of June 16th 8AM-11AM
Legos Alive! The Week of June 23rd 9AM-12PM
Tinker Bell's Fairyworld: The Week of June 30th (No class on July 4th) 8AM-11AM
The One Hundred and One Dalmatians: The Week of July 14th 8AM-11AM
Frost Bite: The Week of July 21st 8AM-11AM
Rapunzel: The Week of July 28th 9AM-12PM
The King's Son: The Week of August 11th 8AM-11AM
The Little Mermaid: The Week of August 18th 8AM-11AM

1 Week Afternoon Camps: Tuition $235 unless otherwise noted
Cinderella: The Week of June 16th 1PM-5PM
Audition Technique: The Week of June 23rd 1PM-5PM
Student Directed Shows: The Week of June 30th (No class on July 4th) 1PM-5PM *Tuition 200
Frost Bite: The Week of July 21st 1PM-5PM
The Boy Who Lived: The Week of July 28th 1PM-5PM
Sherlock Holmes: The Week of August 4th 1PM-5PM

1 Week Evening Classes:
Theatre Dance Intensive: The Week of June 30th 6PM-8PM *Tuition $65
Vocal Intensive: The Week of July 7th 6PM-8PM *Tuition $65
Acting On Camera: The Week of June 14th 6PM-8PM *Tuition $65

12. kidsActing Studio - This summer, your child can be a star! kidsActing has been Austin's premiere acting school for 30 years. Our camps inspire kids to be creative and confident while having fun.
Day Camp

Come "play" with us at kidsActing's award-winning summer camps. We've been named to the Hall of Fame for the Austin Chronicle's Reader's poll, having been voted Best Summer Camps seven times, and receiving that honor for the past five years in a row! At our camps we provide a supportive environment where kids can be creative, expressive and above all have fun. This summer for our full scale productions we offer B. Iden Payne award-winning, original musical Waking Sleeping Beauty and Shakespeare's classic comedy Much Ado About Nothing. On a smaller scale we offer an array of plays and musicals including: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe; Hairspray!; Lion King; Wicked and more! For a variety of activities your child can learn skills such as stage combat, accents, and screen-acting in our Acting classes. Or create a whole new world of magic in our new Wizardry classes where kids play Quidditch, become magical creatures, and make their own magical wand to keep! With diversity in classes at twelve locations in Austin and surrounding areas, there's bound to be a kidsActing class that's perfect for you. kidsActing has been Austin's premiere children's acting school for 30 years. Our students have moved on to study at Julliard and perform on Broadway, but it all started with fun at kidsActing. As one of our parent's has said "Where do you begin when your child has a dream? You begin here - kidsActing."

13. B*Tru Arts Summer Programs - Island Adventure, Broadway Stars Jr. , Broadway Stars, Choreography Exploration
Day Camp

Island Adventure ages 6-9, June 9-13th, $175
Broadway Stars Jr., ages 7-11, June 16-21st, $325
Broadway Stars, ages middle and High School, June 30th-July 5th, $325
Choreography Exploration, ages 9-12, July 7-11th, $175

14. Funtastic Summer Camps At Rising Star Academy
Day Camp

Rising Star Academy are designed to engage, stimulate and challenge the young brains of children from the ages of 5 yrs thru 12 years of age. The emphasis of the camps is to develop the academic, creative, motor and social skills of young children in a fun-filled enviornment. The range of camps offered is quite wide starting from parks and nature trails to wildlife, gymnastics, cheerleading, dance and digital media development. At the same time we offer academic camps geared towards learning about computers, mathematics, and science. The cost of the camps is only $145/week including all the field trips and there are field trips every day.

Please contact us at the email address listed above or call us. We will be very happy to service your needs.

Camp Director

Rising Star Academy

15. Broadway Bound
Day Camp

Camp Broadway Bound is Broadway Bounds Summer musical theatre day-camp. This camp is a safe, non-competitive environment designed to awaken the creative spirit and imagination through acting, music, dance, and performance.

The camps meet Monday through Friday either 9:00am to 1:00pm or 1:30pm - 5:30pm, for 1 week as students prepare to present a showcase presentation for family and friends.

Camp apprentices love being "immersed" in theatre, while they are involved in every aspect of the production from learning lines, music and dance steps, to creating costumes, props, and staging their showcase.

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