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Session 2: Teen Sketch Comedy Camp 7/15-8/2

Camp Session 2: 7/15/24 – 8/2/24 (3 weeks, M-F)

If your teen has a flair for comedy writing or performing and an imagination that knows no bounds, this camp is the perfect summer destination.

Registration closes: 7/8/24



If you want to see your child light up the stage and have a blast doing it, join us for three weeks of laughter, creativity, and unforgettable memories at our Sketch Comedy Teen Camp. We’re all about immersing young comedians in the world of sketch comedy, where creativity takes center stage and the laughter never stops.

Throughout this three-week camp, we will guide campers through the ins and outs of sketch writing, character development, and comedic timing, as well as building essential life skills like confidence, teamwork, and problem-solving. From brainstorming sessions to improv games, every day is filled with fun activities designed to unleash your child’s inner comedian. And with flexible drop-off and pickup times, we’re here to make life easier for you while providing an enriching experience for your kids.

Schedule of daily activities:
Please note that these are subject to change

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Flexible drop off: Crafts and warmups
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Group warm-ups and exercises
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Sketch writing, sketch acting lessons
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Break
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM: Sketch brainstorming workshop and/or rehearsals
11:15 AM – 11:45 PM: Lunch (picnic at Sierra 2 playground, weather permitting)
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Post-lunch warmups
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Writing, brainstorming, and rehearsal
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM: Break
1:15 PM – 2:50 PM: Writing, brainstorming, and/or prop/costume design
2:50 PM – 3:00 PM: Reflection, cleanup, and wrap up
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Flexible pickup: Writing or crafts


  • 7/15/24 – 8/2/24 (3 weeks, Monday – Friday)
  • Performance date: August 2nd, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
  • Drop off time: Flexible drop off, from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
  • Pickup time: Flexible pickup, between 3:00 and 3:30 PM


Empire LaunchPad at Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th St, Room 13 (upstairs), Sacramento, CA 95818


Students must be between the ages of 12 and 17 to register. Tuition is nonrefundable. Students should bring their own lunch. Water, sparkling water, and snacks (snacks will meet EMSA Health and Safety Standards) will be provided for breaks.

Parking & Accessibility:

Sierra 2 has two free parking lots and various on-street parking options. Check out the map >

Our venue is upstairs on floor 2. The building is wheelchair accessible (including the bathrooms and access to the second floor). Please let us know if you require any special accommodations ahead of time and we’ll be happy to help.

COVID Safety Requirements:

All students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination (either vaccination card or digital record) via email prior to the start of class to be admitted.

About the Instructor

Jessilee Windhaus is a proud Sacramento local and a firm believer in the power of applied improvisation. With a background in both short form and long form comedy, she is a 20-year improv veteran who has trained with Upright Citizen’s Brigade and The Groundlings and performed in cities all across the country.

Learn more about Jessilee >

Jessilee Windhaus

Improv Program Director, Empire Arts Collective Co-Founder

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