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Reception and Registration will start on JUNE 1st around 7:30PM. You will follow signs to a parking lot, and walk over to the big theatre building to pick up your badge and check in.
Our mixer event starts around 9pm, so come get settled into your assigned cabin and join the activities and fun!
FRIDAY: If you hope to join us Friday instead, feel free! That is a camper’s choice, of course, however, our first formal classes begin Friday.
TBA! We will announce the Counselors as they are locked in!
To view some of the incredible (and likely) talent from 2016’s TIR, check out the COUNSELORS page! This information will be updated as soon as we have it for 2017!
Suggested items to bring would be non-perishable snacks that you keep in your bunk in case you get hungry outside meal times, a journal, a game to share, a camera phone. Whatever else is dealer’s choice.
We will have a lot of various things available for purchase. Purchasing concessions is remarkably cheap (really, ask anyone) and it helps us give scholarships each year to three campers. Although we’re fine with you bringing sealed things, you cannot KEEP unsealed things in cabins (ie, mixers, food, a blender, etc.) – the camp is usually a kosher Jewish day camp for kids. Please don’t break their rules and respect the place that loves us.
On drinking: Have fun. You’re adults. Be responsible. In three years, we’ve had zero problems with over-imbibing. PLEASE – PLEASE Don’t be the douche bag that we have to take care of all weekend – we’d like to bond in other ways.
You’ll also fill out a medical emergency form when you get your lanyard at the start of camp.
February 2-March 31, we are able to “transfer” a ticket – meaning you can resell on your own to another party, and we help you transfer information over/have them sign the waiver, etc.
There are no exchanges after March 31, 2017 (one month prior to event, at the request of our host facility). We pay per head, and there are major fees to cancel, so we have to keep your cash after we lock numbers for the housing.
GO TO THE IMPROV RETREAT FACEBOOK PAGE, LIKE IT, and post for carpool help. No guarantees – getting to camp is YOUR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY – but there are often lots of people offering rides from Chicago and Milwaukee airports or city.
Consider Zipcar or priceline car rentals, or ride-sharing. Posting to the FB page and introducing yourself is the second best thing to do!
We’re doing it so Chicago troupes can be inspired and connected to other folks and are reminded why they started this journey in the first place. We’re doing it, basically, for fun. So if you’re doing it for lesser reasons, don’t come.
We are super excited. You should join us in this very unique, very unusual, very exciting event!
-TIR’s Tara DeFrancisco