Funny teens rejoice: 16th Annual IMPROVCAMP returns this summer

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For one week this summer, over 100 teens from all over the country will gather on Gambier Island, a beautiful getaway just minutes off the coast of Vancouver. There they will each learn to work together, tap into their imaginations and discover a passion and self-confidence that will bring them back year after year. And they will laugh. A lot. This is IMPROVCAMP.

What is IMPROVCAMP?

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IMPROVCAMP is a unique week-long event that draws in teens from all over Canada and the world to learn and develop skills in improvisational theatre. Now in its 16th year, IMPROVCAMP is a hotbed for funny teens looking to share their love of comedy and performance while forming friendships that will last a lifetime. Participants receive top notch instruction and supervision, working with over 20 professional instructors, many of them former participants who have gone on to spread their love of improv to the next generation.

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Why improv?

IMPROVCAMP draws its roots from the Canadian Improv Games, which has been teaching positivity, problem solving and storytelling through improvisation for the past 37 years through its National Tournament, with teams participating from high schools all across Canada. Improvisation theatre has proven to be instrumental to development in youth, teaching communication and quick thinking skills useful in all walks of life. Improvisation opens doors to countless professional, scholastic and personal opportunities throughout a lifetime. The benefits of improv training have been lauded by parents nation-wide, increasing demand for programming outside of school. Hence, IMPROVCAMP, and its fantastic continued success.

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Who should go to IMPROVCAMP?

IMPROVCAMP is open to teens from ages 13 to 18. No previous improv or performance experience is necessary and each camper’s experience is tailored to their individual needs. All you need is a willingness to learn! IMPROVCAMP consistently sells out when registration opens in February, so act fast in order to secure a spot, as well as to ensure a summer filled with laughter, learning and fast friendships.

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Find out more and register today at improvcamp.com.

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