Under the Big Top

Under the Big Top

A healthy future is fostered through the Under the Big Top camps.

Our unique learning environment helps to develop creativity, teamwork, confidence, adaptability, physical activity, problem-solving skills, and effective communication.

Children are given the opportunity to build amazing magic, puppetry and circus skills through age-appropriate instruction.


The camps run Monday through Friday, with free pre-care available at 8:00 a.m. and post-care until 5:15 p.m. There will be a final performance for family and friends spotlighting camp participants. Experienced recreational instructors teach the camps for ages 6-8 and professional performing artists lead the camps for ages 9-17. Register Now!


Are you ready for a "masterclass" in circus arts? You are experienced in at least one area of circus performance and you really want to work on a routine that allows you to perform in public. Develop a routine uniquely suited to you character and skills. Two professional instructors will work with you in a small class setting, no more than 12 students, to bring you up to a level that allows you to perform and entertain the public.


Combined with this class will be an opportunity for some of the students to become group leaders at circus camp as well as enjoy two weeks of programmed performance opportunities in August as part of Strathcona County Canada 150 Celebration. This is an exciting opportunity to enjoy the life of a working performer, get paid and enjoy the experience of entertaining in your own community. Get more information.


A program subsidy is available for qualifying Strathcona County residents through the Recreation Access Program (780-467-2211). If you would like to sponsor a child, please complete the Donations Form.


 Be adventurous and come Under the Big Top for a creative and fun experience this summer!


 Register for Festival Place courses online with Click-it, by telephone (780-464-2852), by fax (780-449-0743), or in-person at Festival Place.


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