Here is our Current Calendar for In-School Workshops.
“Interning with the Bat Cave is a hoot and a half. The students are ridiculously creative and eager for an outlet. While I prefer the behind-the-scenes work (writing curriculum, updating social media, graphic design, etc.). I was surprised to find that interacting and teaching the kids can be just as fun. Over the course of the two-week summer camp, it was great to see the students come out of their shells and express themselves, particularly during the songwriting workshop with Aaron from Ghostland Observatory.” —Katie Payne, Summer/Fall 2010 Intern
“I really enjoy working at the Bat Cave because it is by far the coolest place to work in Austin. If you have ever visited the Cave, you will attest to the freezing temperatures inside. It is a very refreshing place to come to escape the intense Texas heat. Lastly, it is honestly the most rewarding place to spend time as it is not work when you hang out with your friends and shape activities that will inspire a student some time in the near future.
In the fall, I will be a lead teacher for our in classroom project with Kealing Middle School. I will also be an assistant in two other classrooms. I am the moderator and gatherer of awesome adult writers for our weekly meet-up the Bat Cave Writers’ Cafe. Lastly, I am the spirit guide of the organization hoping on a daily basis to keep the vibes and energy where it needs to be in the Cave.
My favorite memory was the camp, “Summer in the City.” By far the most enriching experience you could imagine. Hanging out with 25 students, five days a week will really make you excited about teaching. From making mosaics, to rewriting film scripts, culminating in an amazing performance was something that will not soon be forgotten. Oh yeah, also to be the target of a rap in which I provided an inaccurate answer forever breaking the trust of a student, was probably the greatest moment in my ABC career.” —William Spadaro, Summer/Fall 2010 Intern