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CAMP NEWS & STORIES

Just What I Needed – By Alex Lee

By Improv Utopia

Photo by Ryan Smith Camp Improv Utopia East was such an amazing experience last year that I couldn’t wait to come back. I met some wonderful people, took workshops with great teachers, and kayaked around Trout Lake. One year later, I was dreading my return. I was about to be surrounded by much more experienced…

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For the Love of Improv

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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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My Cup Runneth Over!

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Another West Camp breezed by like a flash from Mike McFarland’s camera. It seems it gets faster every year. I sometimes wish time could slow down every camp weekend. This year marked the 7th CIU West and boy it was amazing and refreshing. I’ve been out of sorts as of late and haven’t felt like…

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New Registration Process

By Improv Utopia

Hey Future and Former Campers! We are always trying to find better ways to make it easier for you to register for camp and we have found it. Camp Improv Utopia has partnered with Camp Network to run our registration from here on out. What does this mean for you? Easier payment process and registration…

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8 Things for Improvisors to Remember for 2017 and Beyond

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So 2016 is about to end. Oh my. We as a community lost a lot of great improvisors this year and it hurts. No matter where the improvisor is we all feel connected and share the pain. Think about it. When an improvisor leaves us we know how it affects the community they were in.…

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Give Back More Than You’re Given

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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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3 Camps – 3 Experiences – Sean Geary, San Francisco, CA

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This year I had the honor or attending all three Camp Improv Utopia camps. I was one of three that completed this feat. I am honored to be joined by both Jaclynn Cherry and Erica Clermont in that. Each camp was unique and offered me a great perspective into my own improvisation and play. The…

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First Time Improvisor! By Christen Cook Seattle, WA

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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

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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!

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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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