School holiday creativity camp for Illawarra kids

Children with unbridled imaginations have been invited to a creativity camp at the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre these school holidays.

Based on the popular children's book 13-Storey Treehouse, a four-day Terrific Treehouse creativity camp will begin on Monday in Wollongong.

Children will participate in workshops to create their own treehouse, based on performance-building exercises.

They will also watch a play based on the book on Tuesday.

Australian Theatre for Young People workshop manager Sarah Parsons said the camp was a success when it ran in Sydney over the summer.

She said her inner seven-year-old was delighted by the creative ideas participants produced.

"The kids had some really interesting ideas, things like slides and secret passageways [in their treehouse]," she said.

"It's completely driven by the children's imagination."

The camp costs $220 and runs for six hours each day at the IPAC.

Go to merrigong.com.au for information and bookings.

Children at an Australian Theatre for Young People creativity camp rehearse their performance.

Children at an Australian Theatre for Young People creativity camp rehearse their performance.