Let your kids and teens learn to approach life more playfully at Laugh More Worry Less Summer Camps (formerly known as Stand UP for Student Well-Being), where they can learn stand-up comedy and improvisation from professional comedians! These five-day Stand-Up Comedy Camps promote wellness through laughter, designed to foster self-expression through engaging activities, improv exercises, and expert guidance from trained coaches.

This summer, sign your kids up for a week of laughter, filled with fun activities to help them develop and focus on healthy humour as a character strength. The camp lessons channel the participants’ humour to help them discover their creativity and embrace self-expression. The campers love this opportunity to shine!

The Laugh More Worry Less Summer Camps bring joy and well-being to young people one laugh at a time. Throughout the week, each camper spends their time developing and showcasing their own unique stand-up comedy routine, which gives them the platform to express themselves while also honing their performance skills. Then, the week culminates in a show hosted by the coaches where the campers perform their first stand-up routine and make their comedy show debut!

The Many Health Benefits of Laughter

As the saying goes, “Laughter is the best medicine,” and this idea is the goal of the Laugh More Worry Less Summer Camps. Comedy can help everyone, especially young people, cope with the tough times in our lives. Certainly, healthy humour is the best survival tool!

These programs are designed to be fun, encouraging youth to find joy in difficult times while discouraging hurtful humour. The lessons unlock the students’ voices while also capturing their imaginations. Let your kids learn self-expression, resilience and community through  comedy this summer!

Participants say the Laugh More Worry Less has helped them:

  • Make jokes that are funny while still being appropriate and kind
  • Learn not to be scared and to be self-confident
  • Bring out their sense of humour
  • Be more confident when speaking in large groups
  • Be more open and comfortable in social situations

Laugh More Worry Less Summer Camps — Details

Laugh More Worry Less Summer Camps are held through the summer break in two locations in Toronto (Bloor West Village and Leslieville) and in Cobourg, Peterborough and Port Dover. “A day without laughter is wasted,” according to Charlie Chaplin, so sign your child up for unlimited laughter!


  • July 8-12: Bloor West Village Players, Toronto, ages 10-16: $400 per week
  • July 29-August 2: Northumberland Players, Cobourg, ages 10-12 (register here)
  • July 29-August 2 Red Sandcastle Theatre, Toronto, ages 10-16: $300 per week
  • August 6-9: Bloor West Village Players, Toronto, ages 10-16: $350 per week (four-day week)
  • August 12-16: Red Sandcastle, Leslieville, Toronto, ages 10-16: $300 per week
  • August 12-16: The Theatre on King, Peterborough, ages 10-16: $300 per week
  • August 19-23: Northumberland Players, Cobourg, ages 12-16 (register here)
  • August 19-23L Port Dover Community Centre, Port Dover, ages 10-16: $300 per week

Subsidy Program

Laugh More Worry Less is a registered charitable organization aiming to be accessible to all. Therefore, for families experiencing financial hardships, a bursary program is available for financial assistance to children dedicated to attending their summer camps. There are limited spots available, so hurry and send your application(s) to suestephenson@laughmore.ca, telling them about your child’s love of the Comedic Arts and/or why you think this program would be helpful for them.

Laugh More Worry Less Summer Camps

When: Weeklong camps from July 8-12 to August 19-23, 2024
Where: Two locations in Toronto, plus Cobourg, Peterborough and Port Dover
Phone: 647-751-7238
Email: suestephenson@laughmore.ca
Website: www.laughmore.ca

Jump into our full Summer Camp Guide for Toronto and the GTA here!