We are EXCITED to bring back our Youth Summer Camps for the months of June and July!
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Summer Camp is a wonderful opportunity for your child to grow as an individual, work together as a team, and gain valuable life skills – all while having the time of their life! Below you will find the curriculum, teacher bios, daily activities, as well as information about what your child should bring with them when they arrive!
2 age groups: 8-11 & 12-17
We also have 3 Level 1 Summer Camps & 1 ADVANCED Summer Camp
Everyday the kids will learn new improv lessons that apply to both the stage and life. Lessons like staying positive, listening, eye contact, communication skills, and empathy. Everything that they learn is instrumental in their personal growth. Below you will find some of our core lessons.
Listening – It’s a world-wide epidemic that kids don’t listen. And there’s not a lot of summer camps that focus on the SKILL of listening. Improv is about creating together and REQUIRES that we listen to each other. It’s the #1 rule in improv!
Yes, And – On stage, we teach them to say “yes” to the reality which is being created, to stay positive and support the ideas that are being given by their partner. In real life “yes, and” teaches kids to listen, contribute to the conversation and to be way more positive, even about the most difficult tasks. (Kids saying “Yes, And” to cleaning their rooms is all we could ever want)
Team Work – We reinforce the individual contributing to the success of the whole. Each kid and their imagination work with 1-10 other people to create amazing scenes on the spot. Requires listening skills!
Pantomime – It’s the movement or display of action on stage. We teach the kids how to expand their creativity and really use their imagination. We get them to start flexing that creative muscle. Not only does it get them up and moving, it also showcases their ability to display their creativity in a unique way.
Characters – Playing characters and making bold choices can be really fun! It also teaches us empathy. To play someone else besides ourselves teaches us to think in a different perspective, teaches us to have perception.
In addition to these lessons, the kids will be taking part in arts and crafts, writing, and musical exercises!!
ADVANCED IMPROV SUMMER CAMP REQUIRES PREVIOUS JESTERZ CLASS OR L1 SUMMER CAMP COMPLETION
Each morning begins with connecting with the team through FUN and interactive warm up games. Wake up the brain with quick thinking exercises and activities & wake up the body through movement. With a focus on give and take, we’ll learn to respect each other and ideas.
After we are warmed up, we will get on stage and practice improv skills through scene-work. Learn improv and acting techniques that are universal.
Lunch (12:30-1:00). Students must bring their own lunch. We have a fridge, but no microwave. WE PROVIDE WATERS. *** Friday Lunch is provided by JesterZ! We will have a PIZZA PARTY! ***
After Lunch, we’ll break out into smaller groups and focus on different aspects of performing and improv: Creative Writing, Musical Improv, Art/Creativity
We’ll wrap up the day with learning improv games for performance.
LAST DAY OF CAMP: SHOWCASE!! From 3:30-5:00pm we’ll showcase our skills we learned! Admission: $5 (ages 2+)
Jef Rawls- Owner/Producer/Director/Instructor
We are super exited to have the owner of JesterZ as Co-Instructor this summer! Jef brings over 20 years of improv experience and a wealth of improv knowledge! A father of 6, he’s more than familiar with working with kids of all ages and communicating with them and relating to individual ages groups.
The JesterZ Education Director for the past year brings over 10 years experience of performance improv and 4 years of teaching improv. David’s creative style of teaching makes it fun for everyone involved! His energy and desire to always “play” is contagious!
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We have 3 weeks of L1 Camp available this year!
JesterZ Improv Camp– Ages 8-17
Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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JesterZ Advanced Improv Camp– Ages 12-17
Limited Spots Available! (Must Complete L1 Improv Camp or have previous training with JesterZ)
Includes a Pizza Party on Friday and a performance!!
Monday July 24th through Friday July 28th | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$300.00 – ENROLLMENT COMING SOON
We are so excited for your interest in summer camp for your youth! There will be emails sent out with additional information as Summer Camp approaches.
If you have absolutely any other questions feel free to contact the Education Director
David Raftery. Telephone-928.287.0080 Email- email@example.com