This list is kind of absurdly long. And really fun. Sure, we’re gonna work hard and learn a lot, but there aren’t many places that boast activities like weekly dodgeball games and a Spam Cook-Off! C’mon!
As a break from the intense hours of training here at TAP camp, the students are offered varying activities that are just plain summer fun. Listed are a few examples of our previous activities…
Campers have free time to swim in the St. Stephen’s pool twice a week
Campers carve and eat watermelon. It is Halloween in June and inevitably becomes a messy, sticky, fun fruit fight.
Campers enjoy a highly spirited arm wrestling competition
Make necklaces, bracelets and much more.
Take advantage of the beautiful St. Stephen’s campus as you fly kites
Indoor Rock Climbing
Campers have the unique opportunity to use the indoor rock wall with the guided assistance of St. Stephen’s climbing faculty
Get messy and paint with your fingers
Once a week campers have the opportunity to show off their personal talents for the whole camp. In the past, campers have done stand up comedy, sung songs, played piano, performed interpretive dances, read original poetry, showed off artwork, and much more.
Campers love a late night game of dodge ball in the gym after a hard day of classes and rehearsals.
Campers and counselors sit around camp fire telling ghost stories and making traditional s’mores.
Campers get together to eat bar-b-que or pizza and watch movies on the big screen in Hines Hall.
Campers see at least two professional performances in Austin. Previous years, campers have seen national tours at Bass Concert Hall in Austin and The Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, new plays at Austin’s Off Center and The Alley Theatre in Houston, and musicals at St. Edward’s University, Zachary Scott Theatre and the Historic Paramount Theatre.
The Spam Cook-Off
A St. Stephen’s tradition, the spam cook-off remains a memorable experience for all campers.
Campers get to go swimming in Austin’s own manmade pool.
Turn the gymnasium into a carnival with face painting, pie contests, Karaoke and games.
Join the camp-long competition that involves trivia, battle of the air bands, scavenger hunts, field events and more.