JULY 22-26 | SHE Camp – A Summer Camp For Girls!

Camp for Girls

Support for SHE Camp is provided in part by our generous sponsors and grantors.



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Bronze Sponsors


The Joe and Cornelia Fund at the Chicago Community Foundation

Beverage Sponsors

Food Sponsors

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Publix Supermarket Charities

July 22-26 (girls ages 9-12 and 13-16)

Cost: $285, includes GirlSpring t-shirt and lunch . Financial aid available. Email [email protected] for more information on financial aid or other questions.

Location: Artplay | Time: 9AM – 4PM

Taught by SheCamp co-creator Jessica Antes and co-teacher. Both have extensive experience as actors, writers, comedians, and teachers, and both trained or have worked at Chicago’s prestigious The Second City (where many SNL actors, and noted comics and girl power icons Tina Fey and Amy Poehler trained!). See bios below.

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. Both sessions will conclude with a final virtual showcase open to family and friends.

Ages 9-12

SHE Camp for ages 9-12 is designed to empower girls to make confident choices, encourage team work and inclusion, a positive self-image and teach leadership skills- all while celebrating their imaginations, unique sprits, interests and comedic voices.  Activities include improvisation, storytelling, dance, crafts and hands-on activities, group discussion and plenty of laughs!  

Ages 13-16

SHE Camp for Teens 13-16 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 improvisation, sketch comedy, and stand-up comedy accompanied by dance, crafts and hands-on activities, group discussion, and plenty of laughs! SHE Campers will gain tools they need to build confidence in themselves, the importance ensemble and working as a team, assertiveness, positive self image, and self expression. 



**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.