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While we continue to navigate the world in ways to keep each other safe & healthy, we've taken all of our fun summer camps online this year! We're excited about our online approaches to work and play with your kids in this new environment!

Scroll down to see all of the fun online camps we're offering!


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.


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 VIRTUAL camps take place for a full week, at the same time every day of that week! Your campers get a full two hours where they laugh and connect and interact with other campers. And be sure to set them up where they have room to move and play while participating in the camp! It may be all on Zoom, but they're definitely not going to just be sitting still!

And our TWO week SKETCH CAMP is even more! Campers will spend three hours each day connecting, writing, laughing, sharing, and performing their masterpieces, with a showcase performance online at the end! 

We may have moved online out of necessity, but the fun and excitement is as great as ever!


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! The youth will collaborate online, and support each other's sketches with a final day ONLINE PERFORMANCE of their own sketches!

TWO WEEKS - Monday through Friday
August 10-21, 9am-Noon EDT (ages 14-18)
TWO WEEKS! Online - Only $350

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!

July 27-31, 9:30am-11:30am EDT (ages 9-13)
Online - Only $125

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. 

July 27-31, 9:30am-11:30am EDT (ages 14-18)
Online - Only $125

The older we get, the more we forget how to play! This camp for high schoolers reminds us that there are many facets to play and there are many benefits. We'll learn to play improv organically and without judgment, honing our skills as an innovator and game player. The Art of Play is a camp designed to heighten your awareness of patterns in a scene, encourage recognizing games between you and your partners, and most of all to foster delight and joy for yourself and your audience.

July 6-10, 10:00am-Noon EDT (ages 14-18)
Online - Only $125

There are many sides to who you are, some of which you haven't even seen yet. In this camp, we get to explore them and the characters they inspire. We'll learn to build characters for the stage from the inside out, all from your own imagination and creativity. From pirates to wizards to superheroes to monsters, all characters are a part of you, Let's find them and bring them out to play!

July 13-17, 10:00am-Noon EDT (ages 14-18)
Online - Only $125

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. 

July 20-24, 9:30am-11:30am EDT (ages 14-18)
Online - Only $125

Every story has a setting - a place where all of the action happens, rich with objects and locations and excitement. But Improv doesn't come with a set or props or painted scenery, so how do we build a world that characters can play in? How do we make all of this imaginary stuff REAL? Come find out as we build worlds together that complete our stories and bring our improv games to life!

August 3-7, 10:00am-Noon EDT (ages 14-18)
Online - Only $125

Please note that there is an enrollment limit on each camp, so our campers can get the absolute most out of their experience! 

There is also an enrollment minimum, to ensure that the experience is the best we can offer. If any particular camp does not meet the minimum enrollment by the Friday before the camp start date, we will offer refunds or transfers to our other camp offerings.

And most importantly, we want all youth who are energized by our camp offerings to be able to participate. Consideration for need-based financial assistance is available upon request.




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 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.


Shannon Stott is an improvisor based in Austin, TX.  She has been performing and teaching Improv and its benefits to theater students since 2001, getting her start with ComedySportz Richmond as a Major League player and instructor.

Shannon has taught internationally and currently runs a YouTube channel sharing Improv lessons to enrich improviser's journeys. She has seen improv change lives on and off the stage and strives to teach improv so that it continues to do so.


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.

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