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Excused Absence Comedy Camps provide a concentrated dose of funny for young comics of all levels. Taught by some of Austin’s most experienced and respected performers, 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 camp explores a new theme or skill set. All levels of experience welcome. Scroll down and click the titles for individual camp descriptions

General Summer Camp Information:

Location: ColdTowne Theater, at 4803 Airport Blvd.

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

Full Day Option: 9 am to 4 pm. In addition to performance inspired by the weekly theme, the Full Day Camp includes opportunities to collaborate with other campers and staff on a second performance project defined by student interest and theater resources. Past projects include an original musical about crickets, a 1930’s style Variety Show, a stand up showcase and many, many original sketch projects. It’s ok to add full day later – just let us know and we can make it happen. $295.00 (Early Bird $275)

Half Day Option: 9 am to noon. The 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. Each week features a unique theme. $185.00 (Early Bird $170) 

Extended Care: 8:30 am drop off and 5:00 pm pick up available for $15 per day.

Low Key Teen Improv & the Teen Improv Intensive are 10am to 3 pm. Early drop off/late pick up can be arranged as needed.

Choosing the right class for your child: Though suggested ages are listed for each class, we are all more than just the sum of our experience. If the age group or level you enroll your child in isn’t a good match, switching sections is often an option. Feel free to contact us at 512 809 0017 or moveyourtale@gmail.com if you have questions or concerns.

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

Pre-School Camps

ages 4 to 6

Epic Improv 
July 6 – 10
Performance Sunday, July 12 at 5 pm
Register for Camp Epic Improv

Improv (for an Even Funnier Summer) 
July 13 – 17
Performance Sunday, July 19 at 5 pm 
Register for Improv (for an Even Funnier Summer)

Creature Creations: Improvised Tales of Real and Imagined Animals 
July 27 – 31
Performance Sunday, August 2 at 5 pm
Register for Creature Creations

Improv for Hippos, Cheetahs and Children

August 10 – 14
Performance Sunday, August 16 at 5 pm
Register Improv for Hippos

Early Elementary Camps

ages 6 to 8

Epic Improv 
July 6 – 10
Performance Sunday, July 12 at 5 pm
Register for Camp Epic Improv

Improv (for an Even Funnier Summer) 
July 13 – 17
Performance Sunday, July 19 at 5 pm 
Register for Improv (for an Even Funnier Summer)

The Myth Machine: Improvised Explanations and Spontaneous Stories 
July 27 – 31 
Performance Sunday, August 2  at 5 pm
Register for The Myth Machine

 Older Elementary Camps

ages 9 – 11

Epic Improv 
July 6 – 10 
Performance Sunday, July 12 at 5 pm
Register for Camp Epic Improv

Improv (for an Even Funnier Summer) 
July 13 – 17
Performance Sunday, July 19 at 5 pm 
Register for Improv (for an Even Funnier Summer)

The Myth Machine: Improvised Explanations and Spontaneous Stories 
July 27 – 31 
Performance Sunday, August 2  at 5 pm
Register for The Myth Machine

ExAb TV: Sketch Comedy
Aug. 3 – 7
Performance Sunday, August 9 at 5 pm
Register for ExAb TV

Tween/Teen Camps

ages 12 – 18

Low Key Teen Improv  
10 am to 3 pm, June 22 – 26
Performance June 28 at 5 pm if students wish to have one
Register for Low Key Teen Improv

Improv (for an Even Funnier Summer) 
July 13 – 17
Performance Sunday, July 19 at 5 pm 
Register for Improv (for an Even Funnier Summer)

Teen Improv Intensive 
10 am to 3 pm, July 20 – 24 
Performance July 26 at 5 pm.
Register for Teen Improv Intensive

ExAb TV: Sketch Comedy
Aug. 3 – 7
Performance Sunday, August 9 at 5 pm
Register for ExAb TV