Summer Comedy Camps from Second City

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For kids looking for a fun and funny way to spend their summer, The Second City Hollywood is offering a full slate of comedy camps in Hollywood and Pasadena.

The camps, for ages 6-18, attract students from all over the world to learn improv, make friends, and perform on the Second City stage. No prior experience is required, and camps end with a show where the students show off what they’ve learned.

The Second City Hollywood Summer Comedy Camps include:

Ages 6-7 Mini Summer Comedy Camps in Hollywood

Each day, students will rotate through two subjects:
– Improv: An intro to the rules of Improv: saying yes, working together, listening, and having fun.
– Musical Improv: Learn to put words to music on the spot.
Dates: June 11-15, July 2-6, Aug 13-17
Time: Mon-Fri, 9am-12:45pm
$226 per student (15% discount for second child in same class)

Ages 8-18 Summer Comedy Camps in Hollywood or Pasadena

Grouped by ages 8-10, 11-13, and 14-18.
Each day students rotate through three subjects:
– Improv: An intro to the rules of Improv: saying yes, working together, listening, and having fun.
– Sketch Comedy: An intro to the basics of writing sketch comedy scenes.
– Musical Improv: Learn to spontaneously put words to music.
Dates in Hollywood: June 11-15, 18-22, 25-29, July 9-13, 16-20, 23-27, July 30-Aug 3, Aug 6-10, 13-17
Dates in Pasadena: July 9-13, 16-20, 23-27, July 30-Aug 3
Mon-Fri, 9am-3:30pm
$396 per student, 15% discount for second student in same class

Summer Flavor Camps

These two day flavor camps, in Hollywood only, address topics not covered in our regular camps. So pick your favorite flavor, or several, and have a blast! No experience necessary. Ages 13-18 only, camps meet 9am-3pm. $195 per flavor camp, 15% discount for second student in same class.

ACTING
July 10 & 11,  $195, Tues & Weds, 9am-3pm  Students will learn about stage presence and how to use their voice and physicality to convey meaning. This class is about developing the individual as an actor. Students will be given monologues and scenes from the Second City archives to perform.

CLOWNING & PHYSICAL COMEDY
 July 17 & July 18, $195, Tues & Weds, 9am-3pm  Kids will have the freedom of movement and self-expression in this class, while also learning about slapstick comedy and how to theatrically control their gestures. Use your body to make stronger character choices, increase range, and feel more confident.

PUPPET IMPROV
 July 19 & July 20, $195, Thurs & Fri, 9am-3pm Intro to basic puppetry technique for the stage while strengthening improv skills through games and exercises that students will perform with the puppets. We encourage students to bring their own puppets so they can also practice with them at home.

STAND-UP
July 12 & 13, $195, Thurs & Fri, 9am-3pm Intro to stand-up develops skills of observation and defines one’s point of view. Students study joke structure and learn why some jokes work and some don’t. They’ll develop material from everyday life, create original, imaginative stories and bring those tales to life.

Testimonials

”She absolutely loved every minute of camp. I can’t tell you how excited she was each morning to head to the camp. And then when she returned home, she couldn’t stop talking about it or working on sketches. She will definitely be back next summer. Thanks again for everything. You really made this a great experience.” – Irene Z.

”Naomi was in the teen camp last week and had a blast. She learned a lot, made new friends, and had so much fun every single day. Thank you!!” – Bethany R.

”Connor usually hates camp so I was pleasantly surprised when I picked him up the first day to hear him say, he loved it. Hearing his daily recaps of the day and seeing him on stage today was really rewarding. I am truly grateful. We will be back.” – Court P.

“You guys are doing a great job with your kids at Second City. Even if they are not actors, these improv skills are so essential in life. Learning to think on your feet and just rolling with it have been the two biggest things my kids are getting out of it.” – Asha F. (parent)

“So much fun. I definitely want to try it again soon.”–  Mackenzie Hancsicsak (This Is Us)

”Second City has been such an amazing thing in my life. I look forward to going to class…it’s a great environment and everyone has so much fun.” –Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men)

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Second City Hollywood Summer Comedy Camps
The Second City Hollywood, 6560 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
The Second City Pasadena, 690 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104 

(323) 464-8542
SecondCItySummers.com

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