Under the Big Top

Under the Big Top


Welcome to the Circus!
Circus is inherently an art form that celebrates diversity; it is the marriage of physical challenge and creative thinking. Training in the Circus Arts builds strength, focus, coordination and confidence. During the annual, hands-on Circus Camps at Festival Place, kids and teens are encouraged to get creative, to challenge themselves and to make new connections.

Live the adventure and join us Under the Big Top for
unique experience this summer

Who are the instructors?
Under the Big Top Circus instructors for the 6-17 year old camps are from across North America; they are professional performers, buskers and educators with the skills, experience and sensitivity to encourage a child towards success.

What happens at camp?

During one energized week at Under the Big Top, your child or teen will be introduced to exciting, age-appropriate elements of the Circus Arts, in a creative environment of safe risk: puppetry and puppet-building, balancing (rola bola, tight wire, barrel-riding), juggling and object manipulation, acrobatics and human pyramids, stilt-walking, unicycling, clowning, choreography and act-creation.

A culminating showcase to spotlight all campers and their achievements is presented on Fridays at 3pm, free for families and friends.


Please note that all 2020 Strathcona County summer camps  have been cancelled.

The format of County summer camps and programs does not meet Alberta Health’s guidelines due to:

  • physical distancing requirements
  • participant ratios
  • access to facilities

Refunds will be automatically processed starting May 20 for individuals who registered online using their credit card. Individuals who registered in person at a facility or over the phone can call 780-467-2211 to coordinate their refund.

Recreation facilities remain closed until further notice.

Visit Strathcona County’s COVID-19 page often for updates.


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