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Youth Summer Camps

A week-long summer camp with a focus on improv. Campers will learn the basics of improv: listening, building ideas as a group, supporting each other, and exploring the strange and amazing things our minds can create. At the end of the week, the campers will perform a small show for all the parents and friends. Camp sessions are one week long starting on Monday and ending with the show on Friday. We offer both full day and half day options.


Interested in more than one session? Contact us for a discount!

Full day - Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm,    $450
Half day - Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 12:00pm,  $225

While we attempt to optimize our camp weeks for different age groups (some sessions are for youth approximately 8-11 years of age and others are for youth approximately 11-14 years of age), we recognize that there are unique circumstances that exist! If the age range of a given week doesn't work for your family, please contact our Director of Youth Programming, Rachel LaCava, at and she'll make sure you're situated.

The Team


Jeris Donovan

Jeris Donovan is an actress and comedian who has performed, studied, and directed improv for nearly thirty years at renowned improv institutions such as Second City Chicago, Improv Olympic Chicago, Annoyance Theater, and Improv Olympic West. Jeris recently joined the ComedyWorx family after years of building The Comedy Conservatory youth program.


Lisa Jolley

Lisa Jolley has been an improviser since 1990, studying and performing at the Magnet Theater, the Upright Citizens Brigade (original cast member, Evente - directed by Armando Diaz), and Chicago City Limits (MainStage and touring company). Lisa has taught improv and musical theater at UNC-Chapel Hill, the North Carolina Theatre Conservatory, William Peace University, the Comedy Conservatory, Saint Mary's School, and as a guest at the Yale School of Drama.


Rachel LaCava

Rachel LaCava has been an improvisor with ComedyWorx since 2018. She has been passionate about youth improv since she was introduced to it as a freshman in high school in 2002 and is excited to be working with such a dynamic, youth-focused team to build a great space for young creative minds at ComedyWorx.

Upcoming Camps

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