Camps Chicago

It’s time for a fun-filled summer with The Second City Comedy Camp! The same place where so many comedic legends began their journey… and now, your young one has the chance to follow in those same footsteps! Whether they’re a bit on the shy side, the life of the party, or simply brimming with curiosity, we welcome kids of all stripes and skills. Our camps, carefully designed for youngsters 7-18, are a whimsical playground of creativity and fun, guided by our first-class performers and teachers who specialize in bringing out the best in young talent.

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Summer Camps:
June 10, 2024-August 16, 2024

Ages: 7-11Ages: 12-18

ADVANCED COMEDY CAMP: AGES 14-18

The Second City Advanced Comedy Camp is a fully comprehensive program that dives deep into the skills required to present a Second City-style revue.

*Prerequisite: must have completed 2 previous summer camp sessions or 1 year of improv training classes.

We offer two payment plan options at checkout, 50/50 or weekly. The 50/50 payment plan allows you to pay half upfront. The other half will be automatically charged to your card 15 days later. The Weekly payment plan allows you to pay 20% upfront with an additional 20% charged every week thereafter until completed. If neither of those would work for you, our training center would be happy to discuss a customized plan that fits your needs. You can set up a custom payment plan by contacting studentsuccess@secondcity.com

Scholarships are available for our camp programs. For more information on applications and deadlines please visit our Scholarship page.

ACTIVITIES

The Second City’s signature Comedy Camps for youth & teens are the perfect space for budding comedians or young people looking to spend the summer laughing and creating. 

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Participants are encouraged to explore the freedom of movement and self-expression while also developing a better understanding of theatricality and onstage performance techniques. Every day includes exciting new activities!

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Campers explore the fundamentals of improv as taught and performed at The Second City and develop skills like creative thinking, self-confidence, listening, brainstorming, team building, empathy, and communication, all while having loads of laughs. They’re introduced to basic scene structure, the art of storytelling and character development through the study of classic Second City scenes and other written materials.

Mornings usually start with improvisation before moving into comedy writing and specialty skills (like stand-up comedy, satire-writing or clowning) after lunch. There are also breaks built into the morning and afternoon sessions.

EXPLORE THE SPACE!

Chicago Comedy Camps are located in the heart of Old Town, at our Second City Chicago Training Center. Campers will enter under the large marquee at 230 W North Avenue, Chicago IL.

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