Summer Comedy Camp 2020 to be Online

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QUICK LINKS – Registration and information for specific camps and classes. Starting June 29 we will offer TEN weeks of camp online! If the city allows LIVE camps at all, we will build in days where students can join us at the club 1-2 days/week each in reduced numbers to respect social distancing.

RATES

  • ONE Class $25, FOUR sessions $75
  • Half Day Camp $150
  • Full day of Camp ONE Week $225
  • FOUR Weeks of Camp $700
  • TEN Weeks of Camp $1400 (register for June 29 & August 3 at $1400)

It is bitter sweet to make this announcement. We were looking forward to an aggressive TEN weeks of camp, following a highly successful 2019 eight-week run. At this time, NYC schools have announced schools will continue online through summer and many camps have already cancelled. Either their districts have officially shut them down OR the ndecision has made it impossible to plan.

So we are responding with an aggressive plan to fill those gaps in many schedules. Register early if interested. We will add teachers and times as per demand!

Camps will run MONDAY thru THURSDAY. Fridays we will provide activities like shows & showcases to help keep campers busy as needed but we anticipate many will be traveling to the beach etc so all these will be bonus informal sessions. 

Last year, we hosted EIGHT weeks of comedy camp, with 8-24 campers aged 7-17 weekly. Before the quarantine, weekly classes includes 30+ campers. Now online, we have 40+ students weekly, including kids & teens from all over the country and Canada!

We are still optimistic we will have some summer camp in person at some point, but in addition to being a summer camp, we work out of a performance venue. We cannot operate until the city goes into stage four – according to Governor Cuomo’s repening guidelines.

WHEN WE DO REOPEN – we will invite all – in acceptable social distancing shifts – to do some LIVE shows, classes and hang outs. However we will not include lunch this summer – sorry NO DOMINOS, kids…. (Screams of sorrow heard across the city…. lol)

Until then we are continuing with much needed online offerings. PLEASE register early. We are expecting HUGE numbers as so many camps just do not have an online option. We are ready to add teachers and class times as needed as per demand!

As we cannot imagine doing SIX hours of comedy class/day, we are adding in classes for music and movement. These will add much needed exercise and training breathing etc.

Comedy Class

20-30 minutes OPEN MIC – Each camper gets 2-3 minutes to share their comedy stories, ideas etc. Before it’s your time, organize your thoughts with the daily writing exercise. brainstorm ideas & details, then outline your routine. Every time you repeat the same story change something. Add some funny, remove some waste etc. While the TEENTERN MC the open mic, the teacher will take notes and pass them on.

The final 30-40 minutes will be dedicated to Improv Comedy. We will learn one scene game/week plus play large group games.

Musical Comedy

Class starts with a warm-up that teaches voice and breathing technique. Campers will learn some musical improv game – online this will mostly include rhythmic games like Beastie Rap. Each week we will also teach one game like Irish Jig or Blues. OPTIONAL for the last 15 minutes, Ryan will coach on musical theater songs. Sing a capella, with karaoke tracks or if you have piano skills, you can play too.

Movement

Every performer will benefit from the physical training. Everyone needs a little exercise in these quarantine times. Daily sessions will include acting warm-ups, stretching, dance and more.

  • $150/week – Sign up for HALF day of classes and get Comedy plus ONE additional skill set.
  • $225/week – Sign for for FULL day of classes get TWO comedy classes plus TWO additional skill sets.
  • $700 = Sign up for four FOUR weeks of camp and get at least one performance showcase and private coaching.

All of the above include additional bonus sessions including professional shows ( family friendly by the teachers and other cast mates from EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH), free time with the TEEN TENRS (Mafia, Werewolf and other games) and more….

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