Spring Break Comedy Camp April 14-17, 2020 ages 7-17
Daily registration includes lunch, snacks and classes in both Improv and Stand-Up Comedy. Weekly registration includes five days, ending with Friday performance showcase at 2pm, exclusive to those signed up for full week.
Spring Break Comedy Camp
Join us for our first full Spring Break Comedy Day Camp. Campers ages 7-17 will daily participate. Let’s look at what a week of camp looks like.
Monday April 13
9:30am camp starts. We will have an adult on campus by 8:45am for early drop offs. After a brief morning meeting, welcoming all to camp, we warm up. Playing a series of “games” we develop team and individual skills in improv comedy. Next we play a technique building game on how to start a scene and develop story with WHO (characters, relationship) WHERE (setting) and WHAT (plot, action, arc). We intro duce a few performance games that could be played during the Friday show. In addition to learning Improvisation and Performance skills, campers develop self confidence, public speaking, and creative/critical thinking skills. We play these same games in corporate events teaching team building, leadership, sales and customer service.
11:30 Brainstorming exercise. Before lunch we discuss ideas for possible stand up comedy routines. We start simply by listing things we have experienced and observed at school, home, on vacation and in public spaces, recording this list in our journal.
Lunch is served
Open Mic- each student will take their list, one at a time, and just share some of the items. Some students on might simply share the list. Others might start telling us the stories. Each comic just talks for about 2 minutes. After talking on stage, campers write about the experience in their journals. What connected, what hot a laugh, what seemed to misfire. All this organizing our thoughts for the next time we get on stage.
1pm Afternoon Improv Session – after a brief refocusing warm up game, we focus on playing one or two performance games.
3pm showtime – campers will get to watch a public performance of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv Comedy, featuring camp counselors and teachers.
Parents and siblings are invited to join the campers to watch the show. There is a one beverage minimum (included for campers) but the $25 tickets are on us.
4:15 dismissal after the show, but we will have adult supervision until 5:15 as needed for late pick ups.
Tuesday 4/14 – Wednesday 4/15 – Thursday 4/16
8:45a early drop offs. Microphones on for students to practise stand-up comedy
9;30 morning meeting and brainstorm – short journal writing exercise to help flesh out comedy routines – brainstorming details, learning ways to make more funny etc
9;45 Morning Improv Session
11:30 lunch and open mic time
1pm Afternoon Improv Session
3pm snacks and afternoon break out- teenterns (teen students that have attended 2-6+ years) lead
Friday is exclusive for students attending full week. 8:45-9:30 drop offs, 9;30 morning meeting and dress rehearsal. 11:30 notes. 12:pm30 lunch break, 1:30 house opens for show as campers gather to focus. 2pm showtime. Please invite the world. Our campers work hard and they deserve a great audience!!!
Dismissal after show.
Early drop-offs start at 8:45, late pick-ups 5pm
$125/Day (Monday-Thursday) includes daily classes, lunch & snacks
$450/Week includes watching a professional show (EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Family Friendly Improv Off-Broadway) and performance showcase on Friday at 2pm.
$850/Two Weeks (Register for more, save more)
Check out recent article in THE TIMES, London, regarding our classes for kids. Click here for full article