Montreal's Improv Camp
For Adults!

Three amazing days of cabins, bonfires, workshops,
canoes, shows and much much more!

24-26 August 2018, Montreal
Save The Date. Don't Miss It! Book your place today! 0 spots remaining. SOLD OUT!
CAMP ZIPZAP EAST 2018 What You'll Discover at Camp Zipzap:
Learn from 4 outstanding teachers
Experience the wilderness
Meet great new friends
Special early bird offer, save 25$ - until June 25th.

About Camp Zipzap

What do I need to know about this camp?

Camp Zipzap is Canada's first improv camp for grown-ups who are kids at heart.

Spend a weekend with campers from all over the place as you bond over improv classes and the fresh air of the outdoors. Not only will you get to experience the wonderful woods of northern Quebec but you'll also receive four workshops from some of the best improvisers in Canada and the US. Campers will be grouped by cabin with one of the workshop teachers as your cabin leader. Cabin rivalries are expected to get heated with contests throughout the weekend to see which cabin gets their name on the coveted Wilderness Trophy.

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Location

Camp Kanawana
Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts
90 minutes north of Montreal

Teachers

4 Incredible Improv Teachers:
AL Connors (Ottawa), Coko Galore (Toronto), Natalie Miller (Burlington), Kirsten Rasmussen (Toronto)

Date & Time

August 24th - 26th
Noon on the 24th
to 6pm on the 26th

Produced by

Montreal Improv

Venue

Camp Kanawana

Located on the shore of Lake Kanawana, YMCA Camp Kanawana has been the site of Camp Zipzap for the last two years by providing all our guests with a unique outdoor experience in a safe and supportive environment.

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Improv Teachers

Meet our killer line-up of teachers from Toronto, Ottawa & Burlington (VT) and learn about the workshops they've got lined up. You can also roll over each image to learn more about the teacher.

Ottawa, ON
AL Connors
AL Connors Gladstone Theatre

AL has taught improv from coast to coast. As former President and National Director of Canadian Improv Games (CIG), he has produced hundreds of events all over Ottawa, including the National Arts Centre.

Toronto, ON
Coko Galore
Coko Galore Bad Dog Theatre

Coko Galore is an alumni of The Bad Dog Featured Players and The Second City Training Centre. She wrote, performed and produced her first solo-show, "Mixed Chick", at The Toronto Fringe Festival. She is currently Apprentice Artistic Director at The Bad Dog Theatre.

Burlington, VT
Natalie Miller
Natalie Miller Vermont Comedy Club

Natalie is a founder, teacher and performer at the VCC. She's trained at UCB, Second City, iO and at the prestigious American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC.

Toronto, ON
Kirsten Rasmussen
Kirsten Rasmussen Second City

Kirsten Rasmussen is a Canadian Comedy Award Winning improviser and alumnus of The Second City Toronto Mainstage company. She currently teaches and directs at The Second City Toronto and The Bad Dog Theatre.

Workshop Title

Get phsyical in your improv scenes. No more talking heads, or scenes in eleven this workshop will get you improvising with your whole body. And give your skills and tricks to keep you thinking in and making phsyical offers long after the workshop has ended.

AL's Workshop
Listening Loudly

Maximize your improv by absorbing every nuance your stage partners have introduced to the scene. Listening Loudly is about actively seeking out the small details that bring richness to the stage and amplifying them in a way that brings everything along for the ride.

Emotional Choices

Get phsyical in your improv scenes. No more talking heads, or scenes in eleven this workshop will get you improvising with your whole body. And give your skills and tricks to keep you thinking in and making phsyical offers long after the workshop has ended.

Coko's Workshop
Emotional Choices

Improv isn't just about quick wit -- sometimes the funniest thing you can say in a scene is simply speaking your truth. This workshop explores how honesty, playing the reality of the moment, and bringing in your emotional truth can be the most rewarding.

Workshop Title

Get phsyical in your improv scenes. No more talking heads, or scenes in eleven this workshop will get you improvising with your whole body. And give your skills and tricks to keep you thinking in and making phsyical offers long after the workshop has ended.

Natalie's Workshop
A Little Help From My Friends

Your team is struggling in a scene. Your brain is coming up blank. How do you break that mental block & help them get UN-stuck? Let's discover when & how to best use support moves like walk-ons, tag-ins & scene painting and become a GREAT teammate.

MOVE IT!

Get phsyical in your improv scenes. No more talking heads, or scenes in eleven this workshop will get you improvising with your whole body. And give your skills and tricks to keep you thinking in and making phsyical offers long after the workshop has ended.

Kirsten's Workshop
MOVE IT!

Get phsyical in your improv scenes. No more talking heads, or scenes in "11": this workshop will get you improvising with your whole body. You'll get skills and tricks to keep you in the phsyical offer zone long after the workshop has ended.

Camp Schedule

Take a look at what we have in store. We try to balance our scheduled improv activities with free time so you can have the time to explore your surroundings. Whether you want to jump into a jam, go for a hike or paddle around the lake, there's time enough to do it all.

What's going on:
Orientation
at Montreal Improv
Travel
to Camp Kanawana
Your First Workshop!
90 mins
The Staff Show
featuring all the teachers
Campfire and Marshmallows
with BYOB drinks
Workshop #2
90 mins
Improv Jam
optional
Workshop #3
90 mins
Outdoor Activities
Archery, canoeing, climbing
Student Showcase
featuring all the students!
Pyjama Dance Party
with DJ AL Connors
Workshop #4
90 mins
Another Improv Jam!
optional
Outdoor Activities
Archery, canoeing, climbing
Closing Ceremonies
Awarding the Wilderness Cup
Return to Montreal
3 Days
2 Nights
54 Hours
60 Campers

THE ZIPZAP FUN FAQ

Here is a list of answers to frequently asked questions about Camp Zipzap.
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If you still have unanswered questions after reading this page, please contact us.

Great teachers in the great outdoors. Come join us!

Registration is done on a first-come, first-served basis with a total of 55 spots available. Once you have reserved your spot by making a payment, you will be sent a Camp Registration Form asking for further details at the email address used during payment. If you do not receive an email within 10 working days of registering, please check your junk/spam folders. If you still can't find it, please email us at zipzap@montrealimprov.com and we will send it again.

"I liked that as adults we can go to a summer camp and have a blast."

"The workshops were varied and extremely interesting. The pyjama party and the campfire were epic."

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SOLD OUT $355
  • Three days & two nights
  • All meals included
    (with dietary options)
  • Travel to and from camp included
  • Four 90 min. improv workshops
  • Official Camp Zipzap hoodie
  • Staff Show & Student Showcase
  • Canoeing, climbing, swimming, archery & more
  • Pyjama Dance Party

Early bird pricing ends June 25th, after which the price becomes $355.00.

SOLD OUT!


A playful weekend in the wild. Register today!

We offer an instalment plan to help spread the price across three payments. To claim your spot, you can simply pay the first instalment. You'll be responsible for paying the other instalments by July 9, 2018 and August 9, 2018.

"Such a great time, with such good-natured people!"

"Please don't ever end Camp Zipzap."

Instalment Plan $119
  • 3 payments of 119$
  • Spot reserved with 1st payment
  • 2nd Payment Due: Jul 9
  • 3rd Payment Due: Aug 9
  • Includes everything as full payment

Regular ticket price is 355$

SOLD OUT!

Refund policy

PLEASE NOTE: We charge a 30$ administration fee for all refunds.
If a camper requests a refund by email on or before July 18, 2018, a full refund of the payments made to date (minus the 30$ admin fee) will be issued. If a refund is requested by email after July 18, 2018, a full refund of the payments made to date will be issued, minus the admin fee + an additional 30$ late refund fee (60$ total). Registered campers are allowed to find a replacement camper without any penalties should they no longer be able to attend PROVIDED we are notified by email and given the new camper's contact information. There will be absolutely no refunds issued in the final two weeks before camp (after August 10, 2018).

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