Socially-Distanced Teen Improv Comedy Camp

July 20-24

Socially-Distanced Teen Improv Comedy Camp


  • Ages: 13-17
  • Camp Fee: $115
  • Class Size: 10

Does your teen want to try their hand at learning the basics of improvisational comedy? Then this camp is for them. A week of fun filled and informative sessions with seasoned teachers Joe Conto & Amy Coddington-Burnett!

Please note that students will need to commit to camp no later than one week before camp begins. Registration will close for Improv Camp on Wednesday, July 15 at 9am.

About the Instructors:

Joe Conto has been with Montreal Improv Theatre in Montreal, Quebec for 10 years.  First as a student and then as a performer and instructor.  He has taught all levels of experience as well as in classic improv formats such as Harold, Armando, Pretty Flower and Narrative.  He has performed at festivals in New York City, Toronto, Ottawa, Boston, Burlington and Hartford, and has also competed and placed first in Montreal’s city-wide Threepio Competition.  He has studied under improv notables Armando Diaz, Will Hines, Jill Bernard and Kirsten Rasmussen.  Joe Conto continues to teach in Montreal while employed as the Department Chair of Business & Hospitality with Paul Smith’s College.  Most recently, he has begun teaching improv in the tri-lakes area at both BluSeed Studios and Lake Placid Center for the Arts.

Amy Coddington-Burnett got her start in Washington, DC with WIT (Washington Improv Theater) both as a performer and teacher.  While there, she taught both traditional improv techniques and facilitated corporate team-building workshops, using those same skills.  After relocating to Saranac Lake, she founded the troupe Gag Reflex; both a performance group and community outreach organization. She currently teaches Improv for Life Skills as an adjunct instructor at Paul Smith’s College.  Additionally, she has taught at Hochschule Munchen School in Germany for the last three summers, teaching improv to international students. 

Cancellation Policy

• Contact us at least 6 business days before the camp start date, and we will refund the cost of the program minus a 15% enrollment fee.
• Contact us 5 business days or less before the camp start date, and we will offer class credit only.

Call us at 518.523.2512 or email to request a refund.

For the safety of our community and staff members, summer camps have been designed for participants who have been in the area for 14 consecutive days prior to class. If you have any questions on this prerequisite, please contact Tara directly at

Monday 7/20/2020 - Friday 7/24/2020
Child: $115
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Lake Placid Center for the Arts

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round performing and visual Arts Facility.  Located in the Adirondack Park of Northern New York, the LPCA consistently presents arts of the highest caliber in music, dance and theatre performances, film exhibitions and visual arts presentations. 

In addition, the Arts Center provides special arts-in education programs, workshops and residencies for aspiring and renowned artists.

The Arts Center is the home of the Lake Placid School of Ballet, LPCA Children's Theatre, Community Theatre Players, as well as the Summer home of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta.

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