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CAMP NEWS & STORIES

First Time Improvisor! By Christen Cook Seattle, WA

By Improv Utopia

In an effort to become a more interesting person, I started trying to say yes to all the wonderful opportunities life presents me. So when my old friend Stuart suggested meeting up in Yosemite I said, “Ok, sure!” and he proclaimed, ”YES! AND…by the way, you’ll be doing improv camp with me!” Wait, what?! I…

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The Moments in Between – Lauren Morris – Orlando, FL

By Improv Utopia

We see a close up on a pair of Converse athletic shoes. As the camera pulls back it reveals a woman walking with a group of people, some are her friends, some are strangers. They are headed for a building located in the middle of Yosemite. The camera moves to an over the shoulder shot…

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Say Day is Today! Pass on your Appreciation!

By Improv Utopia

So what is Say Day (#sayday)? Named after the late Jason Chin from iO Chicago, after he passed, TJ Jagadowski started a movement in his name to say how much you appreciate the people you love. I think it’s a wonderful way to celebrate one of our fellow comrades. So in the spirit of improv, Jason Chin…

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Camp Nights! What are these? How do I get involved?

By Improv Utopia

Camp Nights have been happening for a while. They started in LA a few years ago and have expanded to San Francisco, Denver, Detroit and Pittsburgh with more in the works. These nights are meant to be indie improv nights to allow campers and any improvisor to hone their skills and have a community night…

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Camper Tribute Video! CIU West 2016

By Improv Utopia

Here is a video made by one of our campers Jesse Joseph. Get an inside look at what camp is all about. Community. Camaraderie. Nature. Registration for our West Camp will open again in September! Stay tuned.

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How Improv Camp Helped Me Get My Groove Back! By Kevin Brown

By Improv Utopia

How Improv Camp Helped Me Get My Groove Back My improv journey with camp was a fantastic experience. I started improv in College and as the years progressed, it became a part of my life. I loved every second of it, but as the years piled on, it seemed more like a chore than fun.…

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Support Camp Yes And!

By Improv Utopia

Camp Improv Utopia is proud to announce our official partnership to Camp Yes And, an improv day camp designed to support verbal teens (Ages 13-18) on the autism spectrum. We are very excited to work with Camp Yes And to help them grow and provide even more free classes to teens on the autism spectrum. A…

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Coming Out of The Closet at Camp Improv Utopia

By Improv Utopia

When I was eighteen years old I joined NCT Phoenix, a comedy theater in the Mesa, Arizona. I was eighteen, I had just started college, and I was so deep in the closet I was hearing whispers of the R. Kelly Saga “Trapped in the Closet” on a loop. I was so afraid to accept…

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Improv Utopia Gives Back!

By Improv Utopia

As we grow, adding Camp Improv Utopia Yosemite to our family in 2016, it means our help to the improv community grows as well. In 2015, we were able to give back more to improv then ever before. Helping improv theater, festivals, and improvisors access to things like education, building materials, support and more! These…

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Camp Improv Utopia is Six Years Old!

By Improv Utopia

We are feeling a little nostalgic today! Six years ago we set out to create a camp for improvisors. We knew we wanted a place where improvisors could get together, learn, grow, and bring the community together from all over and we did it!    Six years later, we are three camps strong and cater…

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