Summer Camps for Kids and Teens

Move Your Tale Kids’ Camps and Excused Absence Teen Camps provide a concentrated dose of funny for young comics of all levels. Taught by some of Austin’s most experienced and respected comics, our camps are a positive, creative way to hone your comedy chops while making friends and having fun.

Questions? Contact the Youth Program at 512 809 0017 or moveyourtale@gmail.com

Each week explores a new theme or skill set. All levels of experience welcome. Scroll down and click the titles for individual camp descriptions

General Camp Information:

Location All camps are held at ColdTowne Theater, located at 4803 Airport Blvd.

Staff  Our teachers and counselors are all trained, active performers in the Austin Improv Community. We are lucky to have an extremely experienced and enthusiastic staff who share a dedication to comedy, youth and teaching.

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
Click on the links below for descriptions and registration. Trouble registering? Contact us directly at moveyourtale@gmail.com or 512 809 0017. Thanks!

Early Elementary Camps

Improvised Villains June 4 – 8. Performance June 10 at 5 pm
Click Here to Enroll in Camp Improvised Villains

Improv Expedition June 18 – 22. Performance June 24 at 5 pm
Click here to Register for Improv Expedition  

Scratch Comedy July 9 – 13, Performance July 15 
Click Here to Enroll in Scratch Comedy

Excused Absence TV Presents: Inventions July 23 – 27, Public Showcase 5 pm, July 29 Click here to Enroll in Ex Ab TV: Inventions 

Camp Space-Prov: Sci Fi Inspired Comedy July 30 – Aug. 3, Public Showcase 5 pm, August 5  Click Here to Register for Camp Space-Prov

 Older Elementary Camps

Improv (for a Funnier Summer) June 4 – 8, Performance June 10 
Click here to register for Improv for a Funnier Summer

Comedy Countdown June 18 – 22, Performance June 24
Click here to register for Comedy Countdown

Improv Essentials June 25 – 29, Performance July 1. 
Click here to Register for Improv Essentials 

Scratch Comedy July 9 – 13, Performance July 15 
Click Here to Enroll in Scratch Comedy

Instant Drama July 16 – 20, Performance July 22
Click Here to Enroll in Instant Drama

Excused Absence TV Presents: Inventions July 23 – 27, Show 5 pm, July 29
Click here to Enroll in Ex Ab TV: Inventions 

Camp Space-Prov: Sci Fi Inspired Comedy July 30 – Aug. 3, Public Showcase 5 pm, August 5  Click Here to Register for Camp Space-Prov

Tween/Teen Camps

Improv in Action June 11 – 15. Performance June 17 at 5 pm.
Click here to Register for Improv in Action

Comedy Countdown June 18 – 22, Performance June 24
Click here to Register fo Comedy Countdown 

Improv Essentials June 25 – 29, Performance July 1. 
Click here to Register for Improv Essentials 

Scratch Comedy July 9 – 13, Performance July 15
Click Here to Enroll in Scratch Comedy

Improv for the Stage July 16 – 20, Performance July 22
Click here to register for Improv for the Stage

Instant Drama  July 16 – 20, Performance July 22
Click Here to Enroll in Instant Drama

Excused Absence TV: Sketch Comedy July 30 – August 3.
Please Note: Performances August 11 & 12 at the Excused Absence Improv Festival 
Click Here to Register for Ex Ab TV

Excused Absence Teen Intensive August 6 – 12. Students will take part in the Excused Absence Comedy Festival
Click here to register for the Teen Intensive

Questions? Get in touch!
Phone: 512 809 0017   Website: excusedabsence.com
Email: moveyourtale@gmail.com