Summer Star Theatre campers smile bright on their last day of camp.

Six years ago, siblings Victoria, 19, and Frankie Carr, 17, had the idea to put together a kids theater camp to help fund Woodcreek Middle School’s theater program, and now, six years later, they are well-established, young adults running the yearly Summer Star Theatre Camp. They are donating 100 percent of the proceeds to LIMBS International, a charity that provides prosthetic limbs to those in underdeveloped countries.
Each year, Summer Star Theatre Camp has been held at Lakeside Methodist Church in Atascocita. The camp is for 2-year-old children all the way up to the 6th grade age range. Victoria and Frankie – with some help – write and produce two shows prior to the week of the camp, one for younger kids and one for the older kids. The kids spend the entire week putting together these shows, as well as participating in fun-themed days such as “Wacky Wednesday.”
“Creative expression through any form is powerful,” said Victoria. “I think people underestimate elementary-age kids and don’t give them the chance to discover that.”
Although Victoria attends Trinity University in San Antonio and is no longer in theater, she said that theater made a huge impact on her school-age career, and that most of the friendships she had made while in her school’s theater programs have stuck.
“It makes me feel really good to know I am helping children of such a young age express themselves creatively in a way they otherwise might not get to do. When I first started theater, I was so shy and had such a bad stutter. Now I am comfortable in a stage setting. This just goes to prove how useful the arts are,” said Frankie, an upcoming senior at Summercreek High School.
This year, Summer Star Theatre Camp raised $1,800 for LIMBS International, which is equivalent to about six limbs for those in need. They also collected school supplies for HAAM with Lakeside Methodist.
Victoria and Frankie credit Sabrina Carr, Lexie Stephenson, Morgan Roussel, Alyssa Cantu, Xavier Lopez, Leah Troy, Sam Carr and Sarah Frye for all their help as volunteers for this year’s Summer Star Theatre Camp. For more information on next year’s camp or how to volunteer, email Victoria at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Camp creators Frankie and Victoria Carr are very passionate about the work they have done. Photo by Macey Staes

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