COMEDY CAMPS

CSz Richmond Theater • Summer Improv Camps 2017

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 20 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."

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

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

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

OUR SUMMER 2017 CAMPS

Summer is right around the corner, and we've got a whole bunch of chances for your kids to to come play!

 RISING 3rd-5th GRADERS 

ELEMENTARY IMPROV 1

The JUNE Week

Here's everything they'll need to start their career in improv comedy! From learning teamwork and supporting each other, to accepting and building on offers, to the basics of how to tell a good story, this camp will sharpen the tools that they'll use for their rest of their lives. And as with all our camps, they'll put on a show at the end that you won't want to miss! 

LOCATION: CSz Richmond Theater

June 19-23

9:00am - 12:00pm

Showcase : June 23, 12:30 PM

For Rising 3rd-5th Graders

$240 - Save $50 before March 31st or save $25 before May 15th.

IT WAS GREAT!

ELEMENTARY IMPROV 1

The JULY Week

This popular class gets an extra set of dates, just so we can make sure everybody gets a chance to play. If you signed up for the other Elementary Improv 1 class, then move away from this one to Elementary Improv 2. But if you just couldn't make it in June (that family vacation is priority #1) then join us for all the basics in July. Same camp, probably hotter.

LOCATION: CSz Richmond Theater

July 17-21

9:00am - 12:00pm

Showcase : July 21, 12:30 PM

For Rising 3rd-5th Graders

$240 - Save $50 before March 31st or save $25 before May 15th.

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

COMBINED IMPROV 2

Building and Expanding

If they've had that first class and just can't wait for more, this Level 2 improv class is exactly what they're looking for! Combined with our awesome middle school campers, we'll play new games and teach new skills, exploring communication, creating characters and physicality. Slightly more challenging but even more fun than the first time! Ending with another awesome show for family & friends!

LOCATION: CSz Richmond Training Center

July 10-14

9:00am - 12:00pm

Showcase : July 14, 5:30 PM

For Rising 3rd-8th Graders

$240 - Save $50 before March 31st or save $25 before May 15th.

RISING 6th-8th

GRADERS

MIDDLE IMPROV 1

Session 3

Our most popular camp returns for a third opportunity this summer! If your middle schooler couldn't make it to our level one classes in June, FEAR NOT! This is the perfect chance to get them up on that stage and playing those games! All the great improv lessons from either of the other level one sessions, but with more 90-degree days outside! (It's okay - we have air conditioning.)

LOCATION: CSz Richmond Theater

July 17-21

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Showcase : July 21, 4:30 PM

For Rising 6th-8th Graders

$240 - Save $50 before March 31st or save $25 before May 15th.

COMBINED IMPROV 2

Building and Expanding

If they've had that first class and just can't wait for more, this Level 2 improv class is exactly what they're looking for! Combined with our experienced elementary school campers, we'll play new games and teach new skills, exploring communication, creating characters and physicality. Slightly more challenging but even more fun than the first time! Ending with another awesome show for family & friends!

LOCATION: CSz Richmond Theater

July 10-14

9:00am - 12:00pm

Showcase : July 15, 5:30 PM

For Rising 3rd-8th Graders

$240 - Save $50 before March 31st or save $25 before May 15th.

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

MIDDLE IMPROV 1

Session 1

Didn't start learning back in elementary school? No worries! From learning teamwork and supporting each other, to accepting and building on offers, to the basics of how to tell a good story, this camp will sharpen their tools that they'll use for their rest of their lives. Call the grandparents and neighbors - the show they present on the last day is a must-see! 

LOCATION: CSz Richmond Theater

June 19-23

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Showcase : June 23, 4:30 PM

For Rising 6th-8th Graders

$240 - Save $50 before March 31st or save $25 before May 15th.

SOLD OUT

MIDDLE IMPROV 1

Session 2

By popular demand, here's your second chance to start from the beginning! From learning teamwork and supporting each other, to accepting and building on offers, to the basics of how to tell a good story, this camp will sharpen their tools that they'll use for their rest of their lives. With a showcase show at the end that you'll never forget! 

LOCATION: CSz Richmond Theater

June 26-30

9:00am - 12:00pm

Showcase : June 30, 5:30 PM

For Rising 6th-8th Graders

$240 - Save $50 before March 31st or save $25 before May 15th.

IT WAS GREAT!

RISING

6th-12th

GRADERS

Christine is the founder of ComedySportz Richmond and the architect  of the CSz Richmond Comedy Camps! She's been teaching and performing with CSz for over 25 years, and has produced and directed or co-directed every single one of our musical parodies! She also coaches for Destination Imagination.

Emmy played Princess Leia in our original 2015 "Refrain of the Jedi" production, and served as fight choreographer. She is one of our

Major League ComedySportz players, a member of the longform troupe "Overtime Improv", and spends the school year as a fourth grade teacher for Henrico County!

MUSICAL JEDI CAMP

Perform in a Musical Parody!

Based on our hugely successful run of "Refrain of the Jedi" in 2015, this camp will have everyone on stage playing parts from the original movie and singing song parodies from decades of pop songs! It's a full production with costumes and props and even some prime time show times! The ability to sing is a big plus! More fun than summer in a Sarlaac pit! Campers will audition for roles and everyone will be a part of the ensemble!

Auditions will be open, and enrollment in the camp will be limited to the number of parts of cast for the show.

LOCATION: CSz Richmond Theater

THREE WEEK CAMP!

FINAL AUDITION DATE: June 21st - 7pm

CAMP DATES: Mon. - Fri., July 24 - August 11

9:00am - 4:00pm

Performance Dates : August 10 & 11 - 8pm

and Saturday August 12 - 4pm

For Ages 11-18

THREE WEEKS - $650 

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