Intensive Summer Camps

 

Given the current context surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the health measures in place and the travel restrictions, the National Circus School has decided to offer the 2021 summer camps only to Canadian residents. The 24-hour camp option is maintained provided that the context and government guidelines allow it. 


In the form of intensive training, summer camps allow participants aged 9 to 17 to experience professional circus arts training in Montreal.  
 
As a participant, you will be able to acquire and develop yourskills for a whole week at the School, in a unique and safe training facility specially designed for the practice of circus arts. At the end of the week, if you are interested, you will be able to participate in an entrance exam to apply for the Higher Education program (DEC) Circus and High School Studies program or the preparatory program. If you are selected, you will begin your first session at the beginning of the school year in August 2021. 
 

Program and organisation 

 
Throughout your stay, you will be able to develop and work on your acrobatic techniques, flexibility, trampoline and physical preparation, while discovering many circus disciplines such as juggling, aerial disciplines, balance, and much more!   
 
Your stay at the School will end with a presentation where you will be able to demonstrate your new skills.  
 
Summer camps for 13-17 year olds are offered:   
 
  • The week of July 5 to 9, 2021   
  • The week of July 12 to 16, 2021  
 
In order to allow for a balance among participants, a variety of disciplines practiced, as well as due to the limited number of places per group, we cannot guarantee the choice of camp dates for all participants. Information concerning the camp weeks will be sent to you following the selection of participants by our jury. 
 
The summer camp for 9-12 year olds is offered : 
 
  • The week of July 19 to 23, 2021 
 
Summer camp attendees may select from two options:
 
  • Option 1: Day Camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with or without meals)
  • Option 2: Camp 24h/24 The participants are housed in the School's residences or in dormitories. This option also includes meals served at the School. A professional coordinator assumes responsibility for participants 24h/24, from overseeing activities to night-time supervision 

*The 24-hour camp option is maintained provided that the context and government guidelines allow it.

 



Candidate profile

To participate in the intensive summer camps, you must:   

  • Be between 9 and 17 years old   
  • Be in good physical condition  
  • Already be practicing circus arts, dance, martial arts or acrobatic sports such as artistic or rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline, diving, or figure skating.  
  • Have a functional knowledge of French or English.  
 
You must complete your online application and attach the documents by April 30, 2021. 
 
As the number of camp participants is limited, the School reserves the right to select the candidates.


 

  • camp FeesOpen or Close

     

    9-12 Years old Camp

    Canadians

    International

    Day camp option – without meals $350Not available
    Day camp option – with meals $400Not available
    24h/24 camp option $790Not available

    13-17 Years old Camp

    Canadians

    International

    Day camp option – without meals *$350Not available
    Day camp option – with meals *$400Not available
    24h/24 camp option *$790Not available

    *Fees are indicated before taxes for 13-17 years old camps and 24h/24 activities.
    Taxes not applicable for for 9-12 years old camps (except 24h/24 activities).

    Airport escort service: $ 50 + taxes for each trip.

    Fees are in Canadian dollars and are subject to change.

    Payment of Admission Fees must be made upon reception of the registration contract stipulating that the participant has been admitted to the summer camp.

    These activities are eligible for the refundable tax credit for provincial and federal physical, artisitic and cultural activities.

  • RegistrationOpen or Close

    1. Register for the intensive summer camp via the Omnivox platform  
    2. Attach the following documents: 

    • A portrait photo, passport size (JPEG format)  
    • A copy of the birth certificate  


    An admission guide will be sent to you following the reception of your application in order to accompany you step by step in the admission process and the realization of the requested elements.

     
    For participants in the 9-12 years old camp:  
     
    • A photo in action in your artistic or sports field  
    • Several photos showing your flexibility  
    • One full body photo (standing)  
     
    For participants in the 13-17 year old camps:  
     
    • A video demonstrating your acrobatic skills, conditioning and flexibility 
     
    An admission guide will be sent to you following the reception of your application in order to accompany you step by step in the creation of your participation video.   
     
    For Canadian candidates wishing to take part in the selection option to enter the  Circus and High School (CES) program, preparatory program or Higher Education program (DEC) in fall*, copies of the official report cards for the last two completed school years and the most recent report card for the current school year will be needed. 
     
    *Due to the delay to obtain an Acceptation Certificate from Quebec along with a Study Permit from Canada, international candidates whishing to be admitted in one of the School’s CES, DEC or DEE programs have to apply to the Official entrance exam held each year in winter.
     
     
    To complete your application, you will also be asked to complete the following elements: 

     

    Middle split

    écart facial

    The bridge (shoulder)

    pont épaules

    The bridge (back)

    Front split, left leg forward

    Front split, right leg forward

    Pike standing position

    carpé debout

    Pike sitting position

    carpé assis

Frequently asked questions about the summer camp.

Once your online application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation that your application has been received 

For any questions regarding the application process, you can contact us by email at: [email protected].

 

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13-17 years old 
9-12 years old

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Deadline : April 30, 2021