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Jet City Improv brings laughs to Summer Camps for kids across the NW!

Posted Jun 19, 2017 in Announcements, Improv For Good

The pride of our outreach work is our performances and workshops for kids in the community and around the Northwest.

Every summer, we take Jet City Improv across the state of Washington to perform at summer camps for kids with life-altering illness or disabilities, with no cost to the camp.   In 2016, Jet City Improv visited a record-setting 13 different camps where we performed a total of 22 shows!  This year; we are breaking that record!

Here’s the camps Jet City Improv will visit in Summer 2017.

Camps 2017 – 24 shows, 2 workshops, 14 camps
 Camp Kesem Benefit Show with The Collective (U.W. Improv team) (3rd year)
March 29, 2017

Camp Stand By Me – 2 performance (3rd year)
June 12, Aug 15
The joy, camaraderie, and personal growth of summer camp is something almost all of us have experienced and will remember the rest of our lives.  Unfortunately, for people with disabilities, the opportunity to take part in this summer tradition is almost non-existent.  Camp Stand By Me provides this special experience with a fully accessible, adaptive camp facility, and low counselor to camper ratios.

Camp Goodtimes – 2 camp performances (15th year)
June 27 and July 18 – 2017
Location – Camp Burton, Vashon Island, WA
Camp Goodtimes is a medically-supervised, week-long camp, and is free to all cancer patients ages 7 to 17. Any child with a history of cancer is eligible to apply, whether or not he or she is currently receiving cancer treatment.

MDA Summer Camp – 1 camp performance (8th year)
June 30, 2017
Location – Camp Seymour, Gig Harbor WA
At MDA camp, kids with neuromuscular disease discover a world created specifically for them, and meet many other kids sharing the same needs and experiences. MDA campers dream about summer camp all year and often say it’s better than Christmas; some even say it’s changed their lives.

Camp Leo – 4 camp performances (2nd year)
High School July 9, Middle School July 17, Jr High July 26, Elementary August 1
Camp Leo is the only overnight camp exclusively dedicated to children with Type I Diabetes.

Burn Camp Eyabsut – Opening day of camp performance and Chili Cook-Off (15th year)
July 16, 2017
Location – Camp Waskowitz, North Bend
A positive summer camp experience that benefits burn-injured youth. A place where children ages 7 to 17 can come together to play, grow and encourage each other while building lifelong friendships!
For the past 26 years, staffed by volunteers and supported by donations, Camp Eyabsut has provided a free, fun, sometimes challenging and often life-changing experience to hundreds of burn-injured children from throughout the Pacific Northwest (WA, OR, ID, MT, AK)

The Healing Center – 2 camp performances (2nd year)
July 27, Aug 3; 2017The Healing Center offers a safe, loving place that honors grief, helping you to move through it and heal. We serve adults, young adults, and children who have experienced the premature death of a spouse/partner, parent, or sibling.

KATFISH Camp – 1 performance, 1 workshop (5th year)July 27 workshop, July 28 performanceKATFISH Camp is open to kids with arthritis and related rheumatic diseases—ages 2 months to 18 years—and their immediate family members, including parents and siblings! Arthritis Foundation camps provide a safe and secure camping experience for children and teens with juvenile arthritis and childhood rheumatic diseases.

Kiwanis Camp Casey – 2 camp performances (10th year)July 30, July 31st , 2017
Location – Camp Casey, Whidbey Island
A week-long summer camp for physically disabled children ages 6-17 provided by the North Central Kiwanis Club for over 75 years. Campers include children with Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Muscular Dystrophy, amputees and other physical ailments.

Camp Kesem –  2 camp performances – (4th year)August 14 and 21st, 2017
Location – Camp Koinonia, Cle Elum
Camp Kesem is a summer camp for children whose family is struggling with cancer.

Camp Discovery – 1 camp performance (5th year)
August 6, 2017
Location – Black Diamond Camps, Auburn WA
The Camp is for children with epilepsy age 7-16 for which there is no charge. Siblings are also invited to attend Camp Discovery.

Camp Korey – 3 camp performances (3rd year)

  • July 31 – August 4: Session 4- General Session (Friends of the Craniofacial Center)
  • August 7 – 11: Session 5- General Session
  • August 14  – 18: Session 6- General Session (Skeletal Dysplasia)

Camp Korey’s mission is to honor the courage, strength and determination of children living with life-altering medical conditions. With specialized medical support, we help kids re-imagine the future.  In 2012 Camp Korey became an official member of Paul Newman’s SeriousFun Children’s Network, serving thousands of children and families each year with week long summer camp sessions, year-round Camp to You, family weekends, young adult retreats, and more.  Camp Korey, like all SeriousFun Camps, remains 100% free to all campers and families, relying on the generosity of the community for support.
Camp Ten Trees  – 2 camp performances (1st year)
Aug 2017
Camp Ten Trees strives to create a socially-just, youth-empowered camp community for youth of LGBTQ and nontraditional families, LGBTQ youth, and their allies.


Camp Fire – 1 Camp Performance, (2nd year)
Aug 2
Location –  Carkeek Park
Overnight camp for under-privileged kids


In summer 2018 we hope to visit these camps again and more – we don’t want to turn down any camp that requests a visit from Jet City Improv and a chance to laugh and have a great summer camp experience.

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