Camp 5 Performance Schedule 8/17/12
Skybox PM Shows 4th Floor
1:00-1:50 Robert & Bryan
2:00-2:50 Janna & Jessica
3:00-3:50 Jeff S. & Jeff P.
4:00-4:50 Stand Up Open Mic
Mainstage Theater PM Shows 2nd Floor
1:00-1:50 Ross & Rachel
2:00-2:50 Kat & Mark
3:00-3:50 Alex & Bina
- Please remember to arrive on time for all performances. Shows can not be held. Houses will open about 10 minutes before showtime.
- All students automatically receive 4 tickets. Any additional ticket request must be made by 8/14
- Performer dress is "nice casual"
To the parents/guardians of students in the August 6-17 Summer Boot Camp
Welcome to The Second City!
The following information is about the upcoming summer camp. Please read over it thoroughly before arriving.
Preparation for Class
Students should wear comfortable clothing suitable for basic movement. Outfits should not be distracting to other students, no halter tops, short skirts, etc. We request that students not wear flip-flops or sandals to class. Instead, comfortable shoes, such as sneakers, are recommended. Remember that students will often be spending time in theaters, so students may want to bring a sweat shirt or sweater, as all of our facilities are air conditioned. Dress code for performance day is nice casual; students should not wear torn jeans, shorts or any shirts with writing or logos on the last Friday of camp.
Valuables must be left at home. MP3 players, iPads or any other electronic devices are not allowed in the classroom. The Second City is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Cell phones are allowed but must be silenced during class.
Students must provide their own sack lunch. The training center does now have a small snack bar where lunch items and beverages are available for purchase. Included in this packet is information regarding a lunch option available though the café. However please be aware that students will not be permitted to leave the Second City Training Center to purchase food at local restaurants and stores. This does include establishments located in Piper's Alley. Please make sure your child's lunch is marked with his/her name. There will be coolers that students can use to store food and beverages. When preparing your child's lunch we ask that you please keep in mind that many of our students have severe allergies to nut products. We would appreciate if you could refrain from sending these items. Your assistance in this matter helps us keep your child and your child's friends safe.
Pick Up / Drop Off
All students will be allowed to sign themselves in and out of camp in the mornings and at the end of the day. Any parents who wish to amend this policy for their specific student need to contact us directly with a list of individuals who are authorized to sign them in and out. A detailed email with this information can be sent to Jessica Antes at email@example.com. Please include the student name along with the list of authorized individuals. If a student is not allowed to sign themselves in or out, then someone who is authorized must come to the 4th floor classroom each day to sign their student in and out.
Morning Drop Off: Students should be dropped off between 9:45 and 10:00 AM. Students should enter through the doors underneath the Piper's Alley marquee (230 W. North Avenue) where there is a loading zone. A teacher's assistant will be in the lobby to monitor and direct students to the 4th floor. Students must still sign in on the 4th floor.
Afternoon Pick Up: Students not staying for the post camp workshop must be picked up at the North Avenue entrance at 3:30 PM.
Parents are expected to write a note if their student needs to leave early or arrive late. No student, regardless of age, will be excused from camp without parental consent. If a student is going to be late or miss a class, parents need to notify the training center at 312-664-3959. A camp staff member will call the parent or guardian of any student not present at the start of class.
If you drop off your child late, we prefer that you escort your child to the 4th floor, as a teacher's assistant will not be on duty downstairs.
First Day Orientation
There will be a brief parent/guardian orientation on Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. in the fourth floor lobby at Piper's Alley. A staff member will answer any questions you may have about the program.
Student Performance Day
On performance day (the final day of camp) Second City will provide pizza and salad for lunch. Students do not need to bring their lunch unless they desire.
Each student will be allotted four tickets for their final performance. Students will not receive paper tickets, but reservations will be made under their surname. A ticket request form will be sent home with your student during the first week of camp. All requests should be made by the second Tuesday. At that time, students should notify us if they will not be using any of the allotted four tickets. We will notify parents the day before the performance only if we cannot accommodate part or all of the requests for additional tickets.
The Second City will record student performances and a recording of the camp performance will be available though a download. A link to the website will be email to all campers approximately six weeks after camp ends. Orders will not be taken for DVD copies.
General Performance Schedule, Friday August 17th
Second City Skybox Theatre, 1608 N. Wells, 4th floor
1:00 p.m – Ages TBA
2:00 p.m – Ages TBA
3:00 p.m. –Ages TBA
Second City DeMaat Theatre, 1608 N. Wells 3rd floor
1:00 p.m. – Ages TBA
2:00 p.m. – Ages TBA
The Second City Mainstage, 1608 N. Wells, 2nd floor
1:00p.m. – Ages TBA
2:00 p.m. – Ages TBA
3:00p.m. – Ages TBA *Students will be notified of their exact performance time by Friday, June 29th.
Post Camp Workshops
Post camp workshops will begin at 3:40pm and go until 5:00pm. All workshops run Monday-Friday, Week 1 and Monday-Thursday, Week 2. Workshops are not featured in the final camp performance, but Stand Up students are welcome to participate in an informal open mic that begins at 4:10pm following final camp performance. Any students interested in participating must notify the Stand Up instructor by the second Wednesday of camp. Students may still register for post camp workshops if space is still available. Please call the training center to check availability.
All parents and guardians should have completed the medical information question on the camp application. We ask you to be candid about any conditions which may impact your child's learning and participation. In most cases, we do not recommend that children go off of any medications they take during the school year. While it is understandable that parents may want to give their child a break from these, there is a great deal of stimulus and activity associated with our camps. We have found that students perform best under the same medical conditions as when they are in school.
We don't experience many discipline problems, but they have occurred in the past. This is how they generally are handled: If a student is misbehaving or disruptive, the teacher will have a conversation with the student that outlines the behavior, its effect on the class and what is expected to rectify the situation. If the behavior continues, the teacher may ask the student to sit out part or all of the class with a teaching assistant. When the student is permitted to return to class, if the behavior continues, the student will be asked to meet with the Youth Program Manager or other senior staff member of The Second City Training Center. At this point, the student's parent or guardian will be notified and the situation discussed. If it is decided that a student is to be dismissed from the program, no part of the tuition will be refunded.
Students are not allowed to leave the fourth floor of the training center except for the third floor bathrooms. Students who fail to comply with this will not be allowed to perform in the final show.
Controlled Substance Policy
Controlled substances, including tobacco, are not permitted on Piper's Ally premises. Students who fail to comply with this policy will not be allowed to perform in the final show or and will be dismissed from camp.
We would like to reiterate that due to the large number of students enrolled in each camp, we are not able to take pairing requests. There are generally multiple classes of each age group, and students will be split into classes based on age and to help balance the girl/boy ratio. Please also keep in mind that improvisation and sketch classes are designed to help students make new friends. All students do share the same lunch time and have the opportunity to support one another by attending the final shows.
Students are expected to attend all 10 days of summer camp. We understand that illness and unforeseeable situation may cause a student to miss a class but it is important to remember that students and the instructors are working toward an original performance presented on the final day of camp.
A carpool form is included in this information packet. If you are interested in a possible carpool during summer camp, please fill out the form and return it to the office on the first day of camp. All returned forms will be collected in a binder and available for your viewing.
Important Camp 5 Dates:
- Camp 5 2012 Runs: August 6th-17th
- Camp Orientation: August 6th at 10-10:20am
- Performance Day: August 17th 1-4pm – all camp performances will finish by 4:00pm. There is an optional open mic for Stand Up students that runs 4-5pm
- Parents will be notified of exact performance time by August 10th
- Any extra ticket requests must be submitted by August 14th ticket request forms will be sent home by August 10th
The Second City Training Center – 312-664-3959
Jeff Gandy – Youth and Education Program Manager – 312-475-3551
Jessica Antes – Youth Program Assistant – 312-664-3959
We look forward to a great summer.