Our weekend camps offer thrills that will have campers rushing with adrenaline!
Since 2014, Studio CirQus has offered circus play as recreational therapy for children and adults. Our primary aim is to inspire participants to develop skills that will become the "extra" to their ordinary. But this year- we up the thrill factor.
Join us for 3 weekends filled with adrenaline, play, skill-building and fear-facing. Studio CirQus partners with some of Montreal’s best adventure companies to offer campers dual experiences in a variety of adrenaline-fueled activities including: ziplining, parcours and highlining. Each weekend will offer 10 hours of circus arts, a 3 hour fieldtrip to one of our partners headquarters, and 5 hours of partner acrobatics and object manipulation activities at the Mont Royal parc.
Summer Camp 2018
Weekends Aug 4- 5, Aug 11 -12 and Aug 18-19
Age 7 -15
Location: le Bain Mathieu @ 2915 Ontario St E, Montreal, QC H2K 1X7,
The Early Bird price is $285 for registrations made before June 1, 2018. The regular rate of $315 will apply to all registrations made on or after June 1, 2018.
PRICE: 75$ per day // 120$ per weekend // 315$ for entire camp
Our highly-trained instructors will coach campers in some of the most popular aerial apparatus including hoop, aerial silks and static trapeze. In addition to aerial training, this camp will include instruction in tumbling, partner acrobatics, balance and object manipulation. Our week-end long thrill camps offer your child top-notch instruction in a non-competitive environment that teaches confidence, communication skills, perseverance, self determination and how to be a fabulous acrobat, aerialist, and flow artist.
Students will work in groups by age and ability for the best learning experience.
A waiver and medical form are needed for your child to attend camp.
9:00am: Drop off
9:00am-10:00am: Warm-up, games and tumbling
10:00am-12:00pm: Rotating activities incl. trapeze, fabric, lyra acrobatics, balancing, clowning & acrobatics
12:00pm-13:00pm: Lunch (outside if weather permits), and juggling // shuttle //
1:30pm-3:30pm: Field trip special outing for trampoline, parcours or ziplining
9:00am: Drop off
9:00am-10:00am: Warm-up, games and tumbling
10:00am-12:00pm: Rotating activities in aerials incl. trapeze, fabric, lyra
12:00pm-13:00pm: Lunch (outside if weather permits) // shuttle //
1:30pm-3:30pm: Special outing at Mont Royal Tam-Tam's: Rotating activities in acroyoga, partner acrobatics, hulahoop and flow arts
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What should my child bring every day?
- 1 cold lunch, 1 bottle of water, 2 snacks (no peanuts or nuts).
- Wear stretchy fabrics and fitted clothing
- Sun screen, hat and clothing appropriate for the daily weather
- Running shoes
What does a typical weekend look like?
The beginning of the camp includes fun warm up games, tumbling and stretching. We then proceed to developing aerial techniques on the silks, trapeze and/or lyra. After lunch, they will be picked up by the shuttle and driven to their field trip location specific to the weekend, either at Zipline MTL, Paragym for parcours or trampoline.. They will be picked up at 4pm at the Bain Mathieu. On Sunday, the kids will have another fun-filled morning on the aerials, they will be shuttled to the Mount Royal Parc (weather permitting) for an afternoon of acroyoga, partner acrobatics and slackline with the Montreal circus community.
Can my child participate in only one weekend?
Yes, absolutely! The formula of the weekend remains the same each week. Although skills will be build upon and practiced, new techniques will be introduced each class.
Do you have a fridge or microwave?
No, children must bring a cold lunch and snacks.
Do the kids get fresh air during the day?
Yes, everyday. We take the kids outside everyday for at least an hour as we have our snacks and lunch outside when weather permits.
Are there any outings during the week?
Both saturday and sundays, there will be outings;
What is the ratio of coaches to children?
There is sliding scale depending on activity from 1:7 to 1:10
Can the parents watch?
Is pick up and drop off at the same location?
On saturdays yes, the pick-up and drop off are at the same location. On sundays, parents will pick up at the Mount Royal metro.
How can my teen apply to be a volunteer at the camp?
We are offering 2 positions to teenagers with experience in circus. If your teen is 15 years or older and has a vested interest in assisting our coaches, they can email us with a letter of intention outlining their interest, their training background, their experience in circus. We are looking for teens who have attended circus camps in the past. They must be available one full weekend between 9am and 4pm.
Can I pay in installments?
Full payment is required for camp registrations.
You want to work or volunteer at the CirQus camps?
We are currently accepting applications for circus teachers who have graduated from recognized institutions, special preference given to graduates of the ENC teacher training program. Assistant teachers must be minimum 15 years old.
We at Studio CirQus are always striving to run our programs as safely as possible.
But circus activities are not without risk. Activities like aerials, partner acrobatics, object manipulation come with risks. One of the things that makes circus fun is that it is risky. And risky means that the activities can be dangerous. During camps or training sessions, athletes can fall in a variety of circumstances. Injuries can range from abrasions, sprains, strains, and occasionally more serious injuries like concussions or even a broken bone.
But we at Studio CirQus believe that when one perseveres, especially in domains that requires courage and dedication, there is instrinsic rewards beyond the physical benefits, both of which outweigh the risks. More broadly, we believe strongly that for many people there is actually more risk in not participating then there is in participating. Almost all circus activities offers children the chance to get to know themselves: what makes them persevere? How do they work with others? what prompts them to quit? What makes them uncomfortable?
In our calculus, it is better to take the risk of injury – especially when those risks are managed in a group learning environment with professionally trained instructors– rather than run the significant risk of not learning the growth skills that one acquires through discipline and perseverence. We want each participant and their parents to understand and recognize the inherent risks, hence this discussion.