This program is dedicated to empowering girls and young women to make confident and powerful choices in their lives. Participants will develop the skills they need to express their own unique voice, encourage a positive self image and the formation of healthy relationships.
*Two sessions — Girls 9-12 and Girls 13-18
While the two sessions are similar in mission and goals, the older group will tackle more advanced comedic styles and activities while the younger group will be more imagination/play/and team work focused.
Ages 9-12 (9 am – noon)
SHE Camp Online for ages 9-12 is designed to empower girls to make confident choices, encourage teamwork and inclusion, a positive self-image and teach leadership skills- all while celebrating their imaginations, unique spirits, interests and comedic voices. Activities will take place on a virtual platform that include improv, storytelling and comedy writing, group discussion and plenty of laughs! The week long program will conclude with a final virtual showcase open to family and friends.
Ages 13-18 (1 pm – 4 pm)
SHE Camp Online for Teens 13-18 is dedicated to empowering young women who are navigating the middle school and high school years to make confident choices in their lives, as well as voice their unique interests and point of view through comedy and satire. Over the course of the week, they will learn improv, sketch comedy writing, and stand-up comedy accompanied by group discussions, and plenty of laughs! SHE Campers will gain tools they need to build confidence in themselves, the importance of ensemble and working as a team, assertiveness, positive self image, and self expression. The week long program will conclude with a final virtual showcase open to family and friends.
VIRTUAL Camp // Cost: $175, includes GirlSpring t-shirt
Jessica Antes is an actor, writer and teacher with a BA in Film from Columbia College Chicago, as well as a graduate of the Second City Training Center’s Conservatory, Comedy Writing Program, Music Conservatory and has also trained at iO Chicago. She is currently teaching Improv, On Camera Acting, Comedy Writing at The Second City in Chicago. She performs with her iO Harold team Daffodil and her sketch groups Just the Tip, The Comic Thread, and American Girlz.
Stacey Smith is the Comedy School Manager at ImprovBoston and regularly performs with The Deltones and The Musical Armando at iO as well as at CSz. In addition, she also has taught at iO and The Playground Theater and is the former Head of the Training Center at CSz Theater Chicago. Stacey is the Creator/Executive Producer of the Chicago Musical Improv Festival.
This program has been made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.