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, Karaōke and games.

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