21 years ago we had our first improv summer camp!
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, daily activities, as well as information about what your child should bring with them when they arrive!
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. In addition to these lessons, the kids will be taking part in arts and crafts, writing, and musical exercises!!
July doesn’t work?? Try June 6-10: https://www.jesterzimprov.com/events/youth-teen-summer-camp-3/
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!
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.
Improv Games – Structures, rules, and guidelines allow for creative freedom to flourish. Fun theater games that set up the team & individual for success. Many of the same games you see the professional comedians perform! This is where the FUNNY happens!
Youth Summer Camp Schedule:
*Summer camp is Monday – Friday from 10am-4pm each day.*
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 (12:30-1:10). 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 learning improv games for performance.
LAST DAY OF CAMP: SHOWCASE!! From 3:00-4:00(ish) we’ll showcase our skills we learned!
We are so excited for your interest in summer camp for your child! There will be emails sent out with additional information as Summer Camp approaches.
If you have absolutely any other questions feel free to email the education director Jef Rawls at email@example.com
ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
July Improv Summer Camp
July 18, 2022 - July 22, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: JesterZ at Riverview
Venue Phone: 480-423-0120Address: