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Camp Updates

A Year of Reflection

Hey campers! 2018 has been a supremely challenging year for camp and me personally. We opened our first international camp north of Dublin, Ireland in the beginning of May. Opening a new camp is always a very difficult and long process and takes a lot out of our staff, Ireland took more then two years…

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For the Love of Improv

Another camp season is down. We did 3 camps in a matter of 4 months with Yosemite, East and West. Next year it will be four when we add Ireland into the mix. We’ve had over 1,300 campers attend over our 7 years with 13 camps in total. We’ve donated thousands of dollars back into…

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Give Back More Than You’re Given

Camp Improv Utopia ended it’s 2016 season with a bang. This year we had three amazing camps, and introduced our newest one Camp Improv Utopia Yosemite. You might be the fine collector of a CIU Hoodie or one of our personalized camp shirts. If you did get one thank you! You know why? The proceeds went…

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Say Day is Today! Pass on your Appreciation!

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?

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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Support Camp Yes And!

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

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!

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!

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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