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Spend part of your summer at The Second City Hollywood where you can work out your creative energies in our youth improv camp, make new friends and learn new skills, all while having loads of fun and laughs. The Second City has launched the careers of countless actors, writers, directors and producers, and has influenced American comedy like no other theatre. Our summer program attracts students from all over the country and abroad.
Camp will take place Monday through Friday 10:30am-4:30pm, for your choice of one week or two week camp duration. Each day, you will rotate through Improvisation, Sketch Comedy and Musical Improvisation. All students are welcome and no previous experience is needed. At the end of the camp, invite your friends and family to a free show where you will show off your new improv, singing and sketch skills. You’ll receive a 15% family discount on each additional child after the first registration.
Camp is broken into three sections each day:
- Improvisation: Explore the fundamentals of improvisation as taught and performed at The Second City. Develop skills like creative thinking, self-confidence, listening, brainstorming, team building, empathy and communication while having loads of fun and laughs.
- Sketch Comedy: Learn the basics of sketch comedy scenes, the building block of any Second City show. You’ll study classic Second City scenes, use improvisation to develop scenes and write original sketches.
- Musical Improvisation: An introduction to musical games and techniques. The class introduces students to vocal performance, production, and projection for the actor/improviser; the basics of comedic songwriting; and the fundamental concepts of musical improvisation. No singing experience is required. This is often the subject most feared at the start of camp and most loved by the end.
1-week camps - $350
2-week camps - $700
Camp #1 - June 8-12 (1 week)
Camp #2 - June 15-19 (1 week)
Camp #3 - June 22-July 3 (2 weeks)
Camp #4 - July 6-10 (1 week)
Camp #5 - July 13-17 (1 week)
Camp #6 - July 20-24 (1 week)
Camp #7 - July 27-August 7 (2 weeks)
Camp #8 - August 10-14 (1 week)
Camp #9 - August 17-21 (1 week)