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. Online and in-person options available!

Online Camps

Online Comedy Camp for Ages 7-18: Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall

Virtual camp = real fun!

PARENTS, we know you’re doing your best to find interactive play (how did our parents even do it?!) and we’re here to help you with a virtual room filled with kids! We’ve figured out how to bring real, live fun straight from The Second…

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In-Person Summer Comedy Camps

Chicago 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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Chicago 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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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. Students will also receive a…

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In-Person Spring Break Camps

Chicago Spring Break Camp (Ages 7-18)

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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