IMPROVCAMP, GAMBIER ISLAND, VANCOUVER, BC

 

CAMP DATES: AUGUST 19th-25th, 2024

Improvcamp is a week-long sleep away camp held at Camp Fircom (Gambier Island, BC) run by the Canadian Improv Games. A truly memorable and exciting experience for high school students who love the art of improvisational theatre!

 

Registration is now closed! If you are still interested in camp, send an email to improvcamp@improv.ca. 

ABOUT IMPROVCAMP

Improvcamp is a Summer camp run by the Canadian Improv Games. A truly memorable and exciting experience for high school students who love the art of improvisational theatre, and, thanks to our Leadership Program, it’s also a place for recent grads to expand their skills.

 

For over a decade, Improvcamp has created exciting, life-changing programming through the use of improvisation. Improvcamp uses improv as a learning tool to foster skills like positivity, leadership, commitment and teamwork. Improvcamp was created in 2002 as an opportunity to further promote the lifelong skills and artistic expression within young improvisers. Not surprisingly, it has done so—and then some!

THE CAMPER PROGRAM

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.

Registration Open: Feb 1, 2024
Registration Closed: Jun 14, 2024

 

THE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

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.

This program is both challenging and rewarding, and vital for those improvisers who are interested in assisting in the growth of the next generation. We ask that individuals who wish to apply for the Leadership Program fill out our application form. 

 

Our Leadership Program is for current Grade 12 students (as of September 2023) and recent high school graduates (graduated in Spring of 2023 or 2024).

 

Applications Open: Feb 1, 2024

Applications Close: June 14, 2024

Applicants will be notified by: June 25, 2024

If you’ve registered for Improvcamp, you can apply for leadership right here!

GETTING TO CAMP

 

All campers will take a water taxi to get to Gambier Island. There’s a drop off near Horseshoe Bay Public Docks in North Vancouver. Full drop off information will be sent out in the Welcome Package once you’ve registered. 

For campers arriving from out of town, there is an additional fee of $50 for bus transport from the airport or bus terminal to the docks. We will be coordinating pick up and drop off after registration is complete!

REGISTER NOW!

Registration for Improvcamp is $1199+GST. Because everything at camp is precisely budget refunds will not be given unless under very specific case-by-case circumstances to be decided by the Board of Directors. A minimum threshold of campers must be met in order for camp to run, at the discretion of the Board of Directors, if camp is cancelled due to lack of interest, refunds will be given in full. 

         

Registration Includes

  • 6 days of improv and theatre workshops, field activities, social and team-building activities
  • 6 nights accommodations at Camp Fircom
  • Water taxi to and from Gambier Island (embarks from Horseshoe Bay Government Dock in North Vancouver)
  • 3 meals per day plus an evening snack in the camp dining hall prepared by professional staff
  • Placement in a performance ensemble where you’ll work, perform and play with new friends from across Canada
  • Up to 5 performance opportunities
  • An awesome camp t-shirt
 
 Register until June 14th to learn why Improvcamp is the “Best Camp Ever!”
 
 

Looking to donate funds to a camper bursary?

Contact Allie and Michelle at improvcamp@improv.ca