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

Watermelon Carving
Campers carve and eat watermelon. It is Halloween in June and inevitably becomes a messy, sticky, fun fruit fight.

Arm Wrestling
Campers enjoy a highly spirited arm wrestling competition

Jewelry Making
Make necklaces, bracelets and much more.

Kite Flying
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

Finger Painting
Get messy and paint with your fingers

Indoor Rock Climbing in the Clayton Gym on St. Stephen’s Campus


Cabaret Nights
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.

Dodge Ball
Campers love a late night game of dodge ball in the gym after a hard day of classes and rehearsals.

Camp Fire
Campers and counselors sit around camp fire telling ghost stories and making traditional s’mores.

Movie Nights
Campers get together to eat bar-b-que or pizza and watch movies on the big screen in Hines Hall.

Weekly Dodgeball games are a favorite nighttime activity


Theatrical Outings
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.

Barton Springs
Campers get to go swimming in Austin’s own manmade pool.

Campers at Zilker Park during the Barton Springs trip

Camp Carnival
Turn the gymnasium into a carnival with face painting, pie contests, Karaoke and games.

Iron TAP
Join the camp-long competition that involves trivia, battle of the air bands, scavenger hunts, field events and more.