Denver theater hosts improvised summer camp show

A Denver improv group has been hosting a weekly improv summer camp show this summer about the “best Colorado summer camp you’ve never heard of.”

Called Camp Atlas, the improvised show has been performed on Thursday nights since July 9 and ends August 27.

The show follows the lives of campers, counselors and camp staff during “a summer of shenanigans and hilarious happenings.” It’s produced by Grafenberg Productions, a Denver-based group that leads improv classes and comedy shows in the Mile High city and is staged at the Atlas Theater.

“Camp Atlas is the perfect summer treat for your mom, friend or hiking lover you desperately need to impress,” the show’s page on the Grafenberg website states.

Cast member Emily Coates said her time at camp and summer camp movies inspired the show in a recent interview with Westword.

“I went to summer camp a bunch growing up and I love movies like Heavyweights and Wet Hot American Summer. They just make life brighter. Heavyweights, especially, is one of my favorites and near and dear to my heart. I thought it would be fun to use the summer camp setting, but in an improv show, and especially an improv show that’s running during the summer months.”


Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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