For over a decade the Improvcamp has created exciting, life-changing programming through the use of improvisation. Similar to the Canadian Improv Games, the Improvcamp uses improv as a learning tool to foster skills like Positivity, Leadership, Commitment and Teamwork, the IMPROVCAMP was created in 2003 as an opportunity to further promote the lifelong skills and artistic expression within young improvisors. Not surprisingly, it has done so—and then some!
The camper program is the ultimate combination of outdoor activities and the best improvisational training Canada has to offer. Each day at IMPROVCAMP, campers take intensive workshops from some of the most talented instructors from across Canada and beyond, which cover all facets of improvisational theatre. They also participate in camp-wide games, swim, lounge at the beach and work together on performance projects. At night, IMPROVCAMP becomes a venue for improv theatre and entertainment. Each evening there are performances by the campers, as well as campfires, beach party extravaganzas, and numerous other surprises. And dance parties. So many dance parties. This program is for improvisers of all skill and experience levels.
The leadership program is designed for young people who are ready to take the next step, both as improvisers and youth leaders. The members of the leadership program take workshops to grow their improvisation skill set, but they also take seminars designed to enhance their abilities as leaders and mentors of youth. This program is both challenging and rewarding, and vital for those improvisers who are interested in assisting in the growth of the next generation. Acceptance is by application only.