Kids Comedy Camps

The Second City Kids Comedy Camps are a place to exercise your creative energies in our improvisation and comedy writing camps! Campers play fun improv games to help access creativity, boost self-confidence and develop spontaneity and playfulness.

Spring Break Camps

Spring Break Camp (ages 5 - 18)

Improv – Study the fundamentals of improvisation through exercises that help to develop strong ensemble and character work. Develop stage presence as well as patience, self confidence, good communication skills, and a respect for other performers and their creativity.

Stand-up – Come develop your personal style as a stand-up comedian as…

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Summer Comedy Camps

Summer Comedy Camps (ages 7-11)

Improv (9am–10:30am) – Explore the fundamentals of improv 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.

Writing & Storytelling (10:50am–12:20pm) – Learn basic scene structure, the art of storytelling, and…

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Summer Comedy Camps (ages 12-18)

Improv (9am–11:30am) – Explore the fundamentals of improv 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 (12pm–2:30pm) – Learn the basics of sketch comedy scenes, the building blocks of…

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Summer Mini Camps (ages 5-6)

Mini Camp is a chance for our youngest comedians to get a taste of camp. Campers 5-6 years old will spend each day in four classes: improv, storytelling, clowning, and theater crafts. Mini Camp also has a rotating workshop so that every day is totally different. Workshops can include…

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One-Day Camps (ages 5-18)

Spend your day off of school having FUN at The Second City in our one-day camps! Get out of the classroom for a day and explore improv and sketch comedy. Campers cultivate their sense of play through improv games and exercises that are the foundation of The Second City’s unique…

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Summer Advanced Comedy Camps

Summer Advanced Comedy Camps

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. Curriculum includes training in advanced scenework and long form improv as well as additional lessons in clowning, stand-up, and music improv. Students will also receive a…

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Harold Ramis Film School Summer Camps

Comedic Storytelling & Filmmaking Camp (ages 16 - 18)

In this one-week course you will be taken through a miniature version of the yearlong filmmaker program at The Harold Ramis Film School. You will begin the class by learning how to use improv to create content for the screen and to build your confidence and refine your skills on…

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Making the Improvised Movie (ages 12 - 15)

In this one-week class you get a chance to do one of the most fun and unique classroom assignments we offer at the yearlong filmmaker program at The Harold Ramis Film School – the improvised movie! You will learn the improv basics like creating from abundance, collaboration, and how to…

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