ImprovCamp combines the typical summer camp with improvisational theatre training.
ImprovCamp combines the typical summer camp with improvisational theatre training.

Looking for something a little different for your high school age kids this summer than the typical summer camp?  How about ImprovCamp?

Held on Gambier Island, situated off the west coast of British Columbia in Howe Sound, the week-long camp combines typical summer-camp activities like canoeing and hiking with workshops on improvisational theatre.

Now in its 14th year, the annual camp attracts teens aged 13 to 18 from across Canada for its camper program and recent grads for its leadership program.

“Participants receive top notch instruction and supervision, working with over twenty professional instructors, many of them former participants who have gone on to spread their love of improv to the next generation,” say organizers.

Balancing the learning with the fun, organizers say a typical day for campers includes intensive workshops that cover all facets of improvisational theatre as well as games, swimming, lounging on the beach and the obligatory campfires.  At ImprovCamp though, the evenings also include performances from the campers.

The 2014 ImprovCamp takes place at Camp Fircom on Gabier Island from August 20-27.  Visit http://improvcamp.com for more information.