Older Elementary

Older Elementary Summer Camps

For comedians ages 8 to 11. All camps run Monday – Friday and include an optional public performance at 5 the following Sunday. All camps take place at ColdTowne Theater, 4803 Airport Blvd.

Half Day Option

10 am to 1 pm. Our Half Day Camp is high energy and structured to engage students in the creative process, while allowing time to explore and play within the experience. $175.00

Full Day Option

9 am to 4 pm. The Full Day Camp option includes the thematic structure of the week’s focus plus the opportunity to collaborate with other campers and staff on original projects. The first hour of the day is a time to connect with friends, check in on projects and settle into the space. When the week’s focus work ends at 1, we eat lunch and the then turn our attention to creations suitable for the group, expanding on focus projects or just having a good time with friends under the guidance of our staff. It’s ok to add full day later – just let us know and we can make it happen. $295.00

Registration

Read the descriptions below to choose the camp that’s right for your family and click the link to EventBrite. Trouble registering? Contact us directly at moveyourtale@gmail.com or 512 809 0017. Thanks!

Cost

Half Day Camps

Early Bird Rate (until April 30): $150

Standard (after April 30): $175

Full Day Camps

Early Bird Rate (until April 30): $275

Standard (after April 30): $295

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Improv for a Funnier Summer 

June 4 – 8, Performance June 10 

Click here to register for Improv for a Funnier Summer
Summer is awesome, but lets face it, there can be a lot of downtime. Why not learn to make those car trips and hang outs as hilarious as possible? This week, we embrace the basics of improv: listening, saying yes, developing a flexible mindset and finding the funny wherever we go. From there, we dive into short form improv games that are just as great on stage as they are on the playground or on an airplane. Storytelling exercises shape extended recaps into fun anecdotes and we work not just on improvising, but on effectively leading improv games with flexibility and good humor. Ages 8 to 11.

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Comedy Countdown

June 18 – 22, Performance June 24

Click here to register for Comedy Countdown Comedy Countdown is a mixed ages camp for kids and teens ready to put on a show! Stand Up, Improv and Sketch projects developed by campers under the guidance of our faculty will be produced and performed for an audience at ColdTowne Theater at 5 pm on Sunday, June 24 at ColdTowne Theater.  Appropriate for all levels of experience, campers will collaborate on some work, break into small groups for others.

Important to Note:

This is a Full Day camp (9 am to 4 pm) that includes a half day option (10 am to 1 pm). Half Day students focus on creating work specifically designed for this session. Students who stay for the full day have the opportunity to work on special projects, hang with friends under staff supervision or collaborate with other campers on performance work. Full day campers should bring a lunch.

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Improv Essentials

June 25 – 29, Performance July 1. 

Click here to Register for Improv Essentials 

What are the basic skills improvisers use to create characters and build worlds on the spot? How do these comics seem to read each other’s minds while making audiences laugh? Improv Essentials focuses on developing the listening and supporting skills at the heart of improvised comedy. Excellent for less experienced performers, and a good refresher for those who already know the basics.  Campers will perform for an audience at ColdTowne Theater at 5 pm on Sunday, July 1 at ColdTowne Theater.

Important to Note:

This is a Full Day camp (9 am to 4 pm) that includes a half day option (10 am to 1 pm). Half Day students focus on creating work specifically designed for this session. Students who stay for the full day have the opportunity to work on special projects, hang with friends under staff supervision or collaborate with other campers on performance work. Full day campers should bring a lunch. ________________________________________________________________________________
Scratch Comedy/ Scratch Ensemble

These two camps run congruently, July 9 – 13, Performance July 15 

Scratch Comedy
Click Here to Enroll in Scratch Comedy
Have an idea for a show that’s been percolating, but haven’t had the means to produce it?  Itching to direct but lacking a cast? Love to come up with music that supports a story, but in need of a plot? This camp is for you. We will admit a limited number of students who will be supported by our teaching artists and by fellow campers as they create a variety of comedic shows. Campers will agree to the following: 1. In addition to producing your own work, we ask you to commit to supporting other camper’s projects as needed. 2. Productions will be within the scope of our abilities. Students should approach projects with a flexible mindset and trust that teaching artists and fellow students will collaborate to create something new and exciting, based on your idea.

Scratch Ensemble
Click Here to Enroll in the Scratch Ensemble
Love to perform? Great at making a show happen? Join the Scratch Ensemble! Held concurrently with Scratch Comedy, this performance and production based camp assembles a group of youth who will perform in and provide support for original works created by students. The first two days of camp will focus on improv and performance training, days three and four are devoted to using those skills to rehearse/film/build our new works and day five brings it all together. A public performance will be held Sunday, July 15th at 5 pm and there is the possibility of another performance the weekend of August 11 & 12.

Campers will perform for an audience at ColdTowne Theater at 5 pm on Sunday, July 15 at ColdTowne Theater.  Some projects may be invited to appear at Excused Absence Fest the weekend of August 11 & 12. Please take the time to have your camper help fill out the extended registration form for Scratch Comedy.

Important to Note: This is a Full Day camp (9 am to 4 pm). Sorry, no half day option for Scratch Comedy.
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Excused Absence TV Presents: Inventions

July 23 – 27, Public Showcase 5 pm, July 29

Click here to Enroll in Ex Ab TV: Inventions 

Excused Absence TV is our video sketch program, creating short sketches that are written, directed, filmed and performed by youth under the guidance of our faculty. This week, young campers improvise inventions, then create filmed “commercials” to promote them. Imaginative, fun and generally very silly… A great early performing arts experience.  Live performance will be incorporated as needed. We will share our work with an audience at ColdTowne Theater at 5 pm on Sunday, July 29 at ColdTowne Theater and

Important to Note:

This is a Half Day camp (10 am to 1 pm) that includes a Full Day option (9 am to 4 pm). Half Day students focus on creating work specifically designed for this session. Students who stay for the full day have the opportunity to work on special projects, hang with friends under staff supervision or collaborate with other campers on performance work. Full day campers should bring a lunch.