The Second City Summer Camps Return with Two Locations!
The Second City Training Center is How fun does a Comedy Camp sound? Spend part of your summer at The Second City in our improv and comedy writing camps. Campers exercise their sense of play through improv games and exercises that are the foundation of The Second City’s unique brand of comedy. Our teachers will work with these young improvisers to help enhance their ability to communicate with others and develop confidence in their own creativity while working as part of an ensemble. Our summer comedy camps attract students from all over the world to learn improv, make friends, and perform on our stage! No previous experience is needed. Camps end with a show where the students show off what they’ve learned!
Early drop off available. You can drop your student off as early as 8:30am free of charge.
$25 off the second child in the same camp.
SUMMER COMEDY CAMPS (Ages 4-18)
Depending on which camp your child takes, they will learn between 2-6 of the bellow subjects:
- Improv: Explore the fundamentals of improv. Develop skills like creative thinking, self-confidence, listening, brainstorming, team building, empathy, and communication, while having loads of fun and laughs.
•Musical Improv: Learn to spontaneously put words to music.
•Sketch Comedy: Learn the basics of sketch comedy scenes, the building blocks of any Second City show. Study classic Second City scenes, use improv to develop scenes, and create original sketches.
•Stand-Up: Students develop their personal style as a stand-up comedian or storyteller as we focus on developing material, stage presence, and delivery.
- Clowning & Physical Comedy: Clowning is 50% physicality, 50% silliness, and 100% fun. Students will learn about slapstick comedy and how to theatrically control their gestures.
1-WEEK MINI CAMPS IN HOLLYWOOD (AGES 4-6)
Mon-Fri • 9am-12:45pm • Students learn: Improv & Musical Improv
Camp 1: June 15-19 • $225
Camp 2: June 29-July 2 • $180
Camp 3: Aug 3-7 • $225
1-WEEK CAMPS IN HOLLYWOOD & PASADENA (AGES 7-18)
Mon-Fri • 9am-3:30pm • Students learn: Improv, Sketch Writing, Musical Improv
Students are grouped by ages 7-9. 10-12, 13-15, 16-18
Students rotate daily through three subjects:
Camp 1: June 8-12 • Hollywood only • $395
Camp 2: June 15-19 • Hollywood OR Pasadena • $395
Camp 3: June 22-26 • Hollywood only• $395
Camp 4: June 29-July 2 • Hollywood only • $316
Camp 5: July 6-10 • Hollywood OR Pasadena • $395
Camp 6: July 13-17 • Hollywood OR Pasadena • $395
Camp 7: July 20-24 • Hollywood only • $395
Camp 8: July 27-31 • Hollywood only • $395
Camp 9: Aug 3-7 • Hollywood OR Pasadena • $395
Camp 10: Aug 10-14 • Hollywood only • $395
Camp 11: Aug 17-21 • Hollywood only • $395
2-WEEK CAMP IN HOLLYWOOD (AGES 12-18)
Mon-Fri • 9am-4pm • July 6-17 • $800
Mon-Fri • 9am-4pm • July 20-31 • $800
Students learn: Improv, Sketch Writing, Musical Improv, Stand-Up, Clowning, and Physical Comedy
Hollywood: 6560 Hollywood Blvd. LA CA 90028
“I can’t tell you how excited she was each morning to head to the camp. You really made this a great experience.”-Irene Z.
“She learned a lot, made new friends, and had so much fun every single day. Thank you!!”-Bethany R.
“Going into camp, Connor was really reluctant. He usually hates camp, so I was pleasantly surprised when I picked him up the first day to hear him say he loved it. We will be back.”- Court P.
“You guys are doing a great job with your kids at Second City. 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.
”Second City has been such an amazing thing in my life…it’s a great environment and everyone has so much fun.” – Kiernan Shipka (Sabrina, Mad Men)
About The Second City
The Second City is the premier brand in improv-based sketch comedy. Dedicated to entertaining, inspiring, and transforming through fearless comedy, the company’s ten resident stages in Chicago and Toronto, plus four Touring Companies and a booming Theatricals division, entertain one million theatergoers a year around the globe. The Second City Training Center, which includes the Harold Ramis Film School, is the largest school of improvisation on the planet, with locations in Chicago, Toronto, and Los Angeles. Second City Works, the B2B side of The Second City, focuses on hands-on learning, digital content, and consumer insights, and Second City Entertainment’s foray into television and media continues to produce new content and programming. Founded in 1959, The Second City continues to grow rapidly in size and influence by upholding five core values: performance; ensemble; diversity and inclusion; resiliency; and authenticity.Connect: