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SPEND YOUR SUMMER LAUGHING AND BRINGING LAUGHTER

Comedy from the heart. Teaching collaboration, inspiration, gratitude and fun in all that we do. 

Sure, "funny" has a lot to do with comedy. But our years of experience have taught us that it is so much more than that. In our summer camps, kids of all ages learn how to work and play together, creating amazing moments and unforgettable performances as a team. We focus on the basic skills of improv: teamwork, trust, accepting, and a "Yes, and.." attitude. You'll see self-confidence soar as they build skills that will help them succeed on stage and well beyond.

 

CSz Comedy Camps are backed by our 24 years in Richmond, performing ComedySportz® and teaching improv in schools, churches, and businesses.

We're a proud part of the international CSz Worldwide network of training centers.

WHAT ARE THEY SAYING ABOUT US?

Quotes and testimonials from actual CSz Richmond students & parents

"You can mess up

and it's okay. Yay!"

"It's just really amazing to see someone come out of their shell and blossom before your very eyes."

"You support each other. You learn to share focus, which means you have each other's backs."

"It was hilarious! I loved it so much, and I'm going to go to many more!"

"I can't think of a better way for a kid to spend his time."

"It makes me feel better about myself, and it makes me feel more confident in a new situation."

OUR SUMMER 2020 CAMPS

Playful games, improv & theater skills, and a whole lot of FUN. This summer we're offering a wide variety of IMPROV ADVENTURE SUMMER CAMPS - sign up for one or a whole bunch, as each camp takes a slightly different focus on fun and crazy adventures that improv can bring!

FOR KIDS AGES 9-13

BETWEEN THE PAGES

with KELLY SCRUGGS!

The way we live and play is always based in a good story! Improv teaches us how to work TOGETHER to create stories that come from our heart and make us laugh. From learning teamwork and supporting each other, to accepting and building on offers and all the basics of good storytelling, this camp will sharpen tools that they'll use for the rest of their lives. Call the grandparents and neighbors - the show they present on the last day is a must-see! 

June 22-26, 2020

9:00am - 4:00pm

Showcase : June 26, 4:30 PM

For Ages 9-13

Only $285

WHICH ADVENTURE WILL YOU TAKE?

IMPROV DISCOVERY

with JAMES WASILEWSKI!

What in the world is this thing called "improv"?  It's way more than just making things up - it's a highly refined system of observing, connecting and responding where everyone gets the opportunity to laugh and play together while making each other shine! No matter what your experience is - brand new beginner or experienced stage performer - this camp is custom fit to what the students want and need to make new improv discoveries!

June 15-19, 2020

9:00am - 4:00pm

Showcase: June 19, 4:30 PM

For Ages 9-18

Only $285

EXPLORING THE GAME

with ELIZABETH BYLAND!

There are so many adventures and directions that you can explore in the world of improvisation. Did you know that there are some improv games you can play that last less than 4 minutes, and some that last as long as 20 minutes (or even more)? In this camp, kIds get to learn and play together as they explore all the forms of improv in a week filled with games and stories and fun, culminating in a memorable showcase show for everyone!

July 6-10, 2020

9:00am - 4:00pm

Showcase : July 10, 4:30 PM

For Ages 9-13

Only $285

FAKE IT TIL YOU MAKE IT

with KELLY SCRUGGS!

This introductory improv camp is all about having the confidence to play together as a team and make something magical for everyone! While laughing and playing games, kids will learn all about commanding the stage and connecting with your team as well as with the audience. Learn what makes a good leader in ANY situation, and be your best while making your teammates shine. The group showcase that caps off the week is always a performance to remember for the entire family!

July 20-24, 2020

9:00am - 4:00pm

Showcase : July 24, 4:30 PM

For Ages 9-13

Only $285

BE YOU & BE NOW

with KELLY SCRUGGS!

Kids and even adults these days are faced with being overprogrammed, multi-tasking our way through life. But improv can help to teach us how to be the best version of ourselves while being present and in the moment! Explore how to do this as different characters, how to play and expand on a focus, and esepcially how to celebrate mistakes and grow from them! Loads of fun, and a showcase at the end that will make everyone cheer!

July 27-31, 2020

9:00am - 4:00pm

Showcase : July 31, 4:30 PM

For Ages 9-13

Only $285

FOR YOUTH AGES 10-18

THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE...

STREAMING CHANNELS

SKETCH COMEDY CAMP

with JEFF CLEVENGER

Write & Perform Your Own Show!

You can't escape it - YouTube, Netflix, Hulu and about a million other "streaming" services are a part of our daily lives now. Spend two weeks learning all about sketch comedy - how to create sketches based on improv, refining your ideas with a team of fun and like-minded improvisers, and polishing it up for the big stage performance. And the inspiration for this summer's camp is from the infinite world of streaming shows - what's popular and really worth roasting and having fun with! Kids will make their own props and costumes, and support each other's sketches in the final showcase production.

TWO WEEK CAMP!

August 10-21, 2020

Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Showcase: August 21, 4:30 PM

For Ages 10-18

Two Weeks - $570

TAKING YOUR TIME

with JAMES WASILEWSKI!

A lot of the time in our camps is spent playing games very much like what you might see in our popular ComedySportz matches. This is called "short form" improv, and is super fun! BUT.... what if you wanted more time to explore and discover? This camp adventure helps the older youth do just that with "long form" improv. They'll learn formats and theater styles where working together as a team creates longer and more intricate stories! Who knows where your imagination can take you?

August 3-7, 2020

9:00am - 4:00pm

Showcase: August 7, 4:30 PM

For Ages 10-18

Only $285

IMPROV DISCOVERY

with JAMES WASILEWSKI!

What in the world is this thing called "improv"?  It's way more than just making things up - it's a highly refined system of observing, connecting and responding where everyone gets the opportunity to laugh and play together while making each other shine! No matter what your experience is - brand new beginner or experienced stage performer - this camp is custom fit to what the students want and need to make new improv discoveries!

June 15-19, 2020

9:00am - 4:00pm

Showcase: June 19, 4:30 PM

For Ages 9-18

Only $285

MEET OUR CAMP LEADER TEAM!

JAMES WASILEWSKI 

Improv has been an obsession for James for over two decades in a variety of troupes and through variety of improv styles as a performer, teacher and director. James is the founder of the business-focused training "Ha-Ha to A-ha!"and is a CSz Worldwide certified trainer. His improv background has helped him immensely in two other arenas of his life off-stage: at work as a nonprofit fundraiser and at home with his wife Rachel and his sons Embry and Turner.

KELLY SCRUGGS

Kelly has been a loyal fan of CSz since she was five years old. She joined our High School League before graduating into the Major League back in 2011. She is a member of our Major League Teaching Team and has spent several years as one the head coaches for our year-round ComedySportz Middle School League. She is an Assistant Teacher at Epiphany Lutheran Nursery School, is a professional nanny, and can do a great British accent.

ELIZABETH BYLAND

Elizabeth is a professional actor known for many stage and screen roles. She has a Masters in Performing Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), and is the Director of Improv at VCU. Elizabeth performs and coaches improv teams local and regionally, and consistently leads sold-out workshops in acting for the camera. And she's the only former gymnast on our Camp Leader Team!

JEFF CLEVENGER

Jeff is a ComedySportz Major League player and has been doing comedic sketch writing for 30 years. He was the founder of the Take 5 comedy troupe, which wrote and performed sketch comedy shows. He was also a founding member of “Out of Stock” which wrote and performed weekly sketches. As a theatre teacher, he has taught playwriting & performance in local schools such as Stafford, Matoaca, VCU, Meadowbrook, and Huguenot for 18 years.

Last year, our camps continued to sell out, even as we added more to our calendar to accommodate the demand! Don't get caught off guard this year and miss the chance to register your kid for that perfect camp week! 

If you register by March 31st, 2020, we'll apply a huge $40 discount to your remaining balance! Just enter the code SAVE40 on your registration. And if you register during the month of April, we'll give you a $20 discount from that final total (enter the code SAVE20).

So follow the links above and register soon! Class sizes are limited, and they fill up fast!

Consideration for need-based financial assistance is available upon request.

DISCOUNTS FOR EARLY ENROLLMENT!

QUESTIONS? Drop us a note and let's talk!

ADDRESS

 

8906-H W. Broad Street

Richmond, VA

23294

CONTACT

 

info@cszrva.com

Tel: 804.266.9377

 

TICKETS

 

AVAILABLE ONLINE OR

AT THE BOX OFFICE.
 

Senior, Military & Student discounts available at the box office with ID.

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