The Second City

230 W North Ave.
Chicago 60614
(312) 664-3959

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Let Your Kids' Inner Silly Out at The Second City Summer Camps!
In-person or online, learn from the comedy pros

Get Laughing This Summer at Chicago's Funniest Comedy Camp!

Some of the world's funniest superstars got their start at world-famous comedy launching pad The Second City, and your child can be part of that all-star list, too! We welcome all types from all experience levels, and programming is led by top-notch performers and instructors who are experienced working with young students. Summer comedy camps are for kids ages 7-18.

Why Should My Kids Go to Camp at Second City?
Improv is a superpower that teaches kids the skills they need to thrive in the classroom, on the playground, and sure, on the stage, too: listening, agreeing, imagination, emotional awareness, working collaboratively...the list goes on. Not to mention, it's tons of fun!

What Will You Learn at Comedy Camp?
Campers will explore the fundamentals of improv as taught and performed by The Second City. They'll be introduced to basic scene structure, the art of storytelling and character development through the study of classic Second City scenes and other written materials.

Mornings usually start off with improvisation before moving into comedy writing and specialty skills (like stand-up comedy or clowning) after lunch. There are also breaks built into the morning and afternoon sessions.

Kids are encouraged to explore the freedom of movement and self-expression while also developing a better understanding of theatricality and onstage performance techniques. Every day includes exciting new activities!


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