Camps

The Second City is a place to exercise your creative energies in our comedy camps! Campers play fun improv games to help access creativity, boost self-confidence and develop spontaneity and playfulness. Read about 2022 Chicago comedy camps HERE, and 2022 Toronto comedy camps HERE!

In-Person Fall Camps

One-Day Comedy Camp (Ages 7-11 - In-Person)

Spend your day off school at The Second City in our day camps! Campers cultivate their sense of play through improv games and exercises that are the foundation of The Second City’s unique brand of comedy. No previous experience is required!

Our teachers provide campers an immersive curriculum that develops confidence…

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Two-Day Comedy Camp (Ages 7-11 - In-Person)

Spend your day off school at The Second City in our day camps! Campers cultivate their sense of play through improv games and exercises that are the foundation of The Second City’s unique brand of comedy. No previous experience is required!

Our teachers provide campers an immersive curriculum that develops confidence…

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In-Person Spring Break Camps

Spring Break Comedy Camps (Ages 7-11)

The Second City’s signature Comedy Camps for kids are jam-packed with fun & games!

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…

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Spring Break Comedy Camps (Ages 12-18)

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.

Campers explore the fundamentals of improv as taught and performed at The Second City and develop skills like creative thinking, self-confidence, listening, brainstorming,…

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In-Person Summer Comedy Camps

Chicago Summer Comedy Camps (Ages 7-11)

The Second City’s signature Comedy Camps for kids are jam-packed with fun & games!

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…

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Chicago Summer Comedy Camps (Ages 12-18)

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.

Campers explore the fundamentals of improv as taught and performed at The Second City and develop skills like creative thinking, self-confidence, listening, brainstorming,…

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Advanced Comedy Camp (ages 15-18)

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. Curriculum includes training in advanced scenework and long form improv as well as additional lessons in clowning, stand-up, and music improv.

Improv (9:00am–11:30am) – Explore the fundamentals…

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In-Person Winter Break Camps

Chicago Winter Break Comedy Camps (Ages 7-11)

Improv (9am–12:30pm) – 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 (12:30pm–4:30pm) – Learn the basics of sketch comedy scenes, the building blocks of…

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Chicago Winter Break Comedy Camps (ages 12-18)

Improv (9am–12:30pm) – 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 (12:30pm–4:30pm) – Learn the basics of sketch comedy scenes, the building blocks of…

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