The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield, a non-profit organization that provides the youth of Marshfield and surrounding towns with enrichment and recreation programs in a safe environment, will host the second annual “Camp Chuckles” Comedy Camp for kids and teens in July. Registration has begun and is open to members and non-members of the club.
Camp Chuckles is a one-week workshop led by Chrissy Kelleher, a teacher and comedian who has opened shows for Kevin Nealon and Loretta LaRoche and also appeared on Nickelodeon’s America’s Funniest Mom. She is joined by fellow comedian and Milton High School Social Studies teacher and Drama Coach, Jimmy Bowes.
Kelleher and Bowes taught 15-year-old Max Clary at last year’s Camp Chuckles and he is now a regular performer at the Comedy Studio in Cambridge.
Camp Chuckles is geared towards middle and high school students and is a comedy writing and performing experience that uses improvisation and writing exercises to help kids turn their funny ideas into stories and jokes.
After the week-long session, attendees perform in front of family and friends in a Camp Chuckles graduation show.
Camp Chuckles will be held from July 20-24 and the cost is $120. The workshop for students entering grades 6-8 will be held from 5:30-7:00 p.m. and the workshop for students entering grades 9-12 will be held from 7:15-8:45 p.m. There is a maximum number of 12 students to each workshop.
To register or for more information about Camp Chuckles, contact Chrissy Kelleher directly at (617) 966-3832.
About the Boys and Girls Club
The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield’s purpose is to establish a safe haven for recreation and fun, which includes a variety of supervised activities for the 1,100 current members and is available to youth (between the ages of 6 to 18 years old) within the town and surrounding communities. The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield has five Core Areas: Character and Leadership; Education and Career; Health, Sport Fitness Recreation and Life Skills; The Arts; and Technology. These Core Areas serve as the foundation for all programming.
As a privately-funded, non-profit organization, the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield relies tremendously on the generous philanthropic support of individuals. Financial gifts assist in providing the financial strength necessary to continue the club’s mission “to enable and inspire all young people to realize their full potential as productive and responsible citizens, as well as become tomorrow’s capable leaders.”
For more information about the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield, please contact (781) 834-CLUB (2582) or visit the club in Library Plaza or the website at MarshfieldBoysAndGirlsClub.com. The club’s mailing address is P.O. Box 311, Marshfield, MA 02050.