Editor’s note: Walton Arts Center is a paid sponsor in the featured section of our 2019 Northwest Arkansas Summer Camps & Activities Guide. This story offers additional information about Walton Arts Center comedy camps as well as contact info.
Walton Arts Center Second City Improv Camps
About the Improv Camp: The Second City Training Center’s Summer Improv Camps are returning to Walton Arts Center this summer. Early Bird registration for the camps is now open at waltonartscenter.org. Campers will exercise their sense of play through improv games and activities that are the foundation of The Second City’s unique brand of comedy. At the end of the two weeks, campers will present a show for their family and friends to showcase their new skills.
Two adult intensive training programs also are available this summer at Walton Arts Center. Improv 1 will be 6 pm July 15-19. This is a crash course in the philosophies and methods that The Second City uses to find, explore and create material. It is a detailed look at the principles and processes of improv for beginners. Sketch Writing 1 will be 6 pm July 22-26. This is an introduction to sketch comedy techniques including characterization, comic premise and story structure. Registration for either class is $300.
Address: 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville
Dates: July 15-26 2019
Age groups served: A two-week day camp for students between the ages of 11 and 18 is available. Camps will be weekdays from 10 am until 3:30 pm July 15-26 at Walton Arts Center. See above for adult improv class details.
Cost: Early bird registration is $785 until April 14, then prices increase to $850. Registration fees do not include lodging or food.