Intensive Summer Camps

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in order to comply with the directives issued by the governments of Quebec and Canada, we are obliged to cancel all the 2020 Session of the National Circus School's summer camps. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

If you have any questions, please contact Jérémie Boisier-Michaud : [email protected].


This summer camp in the form of a one or two-week intensive workshop allows young people ages 9 to 12 or 13 to 17 to experience professional training in circus arts. During their stay, participants receive a solid grounding in the demands of the various disciplines, and begin to learn effective training and personal motivation skills. At the end of the camp, participants who wish to apply for one of the School's programs can register for an entrance examination. If selected, the candidate will be able to integrate the preparatory program or the Circus and High School Studies program in August.

ACQ_CC-pleinNOIRDay camp or 24h camp!

The 13-17 Camp
The 9-12 Camp

Candidate profile

The ideal candidate wishes to undertake an intensive session in circus arts training. He or she may already be enrolled in a preparatory program in circus arts or may simply wish to gain experience.

The candidate demonstrates proficiency in the circus arts, dance, a martial art or acrobatic sport with an artistic component, such as artistic or rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline, diving, figure skating, etc. The candidate has a functional knowledge of either the French or English languages.

Program Content and Organisation

Activities are scheduled 5 days a week, 6 hours per day, and represent a balance between learning physical techniques such as physical conditioning, flexibility, acrobatics, trampoline and "powertrack" with receiving an introduction to such circus arts as aerials, manipulation and balancing.

Creative and acting workshops are among the many diverse activities that complement the training participants receive, culminating in performing before an audience.

Summer camp attendees may select from two options:

  • Option 1 - Day Camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Option 2 Camp 24h/24 The participants are housed in the School's residences or in dormitories (in rooms housing 2 to 17 students). This option also includes meals served in the School's cafeteria. A professional coordinator assumes responsibility for participants 24/24, from overseeing activities to night-time supervision.
  • Admission RequirementsOpen or Close
    • Excellent health

    • Fill out the online application form with all the required documents before March 9, 2020. Registration will open on December 9, 2019. 

    • Spaces for this program are limited. The School reserves the right to select candidates

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

  • FeesOpen or Close


    9-12 years old Camp



    Option 1

    Day Camp

    Without meals
    Including meals



    Option 2

    Camp 24h/24*


    $1 100

    13-17 Camp



    Option 1

    Day camp

    Without meals*
    Including meals*


    $1 015

    Option 2

    Camp 24h/24*

    $1 510

    $2 000

    *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.

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

  • Documents to enclose with entrance applicationOpen or Close
    • A video with content that meets the requirements (only for candiates aged between 13-17 who were not preselected during the Canadian preselection tour)

    • A legible copy of the Birth certificate

    • For those participating in the selection option, also join - Canadian candidates only* -: Legible copy of official transcripts of the last two school years completed (2017-2018 and 2018-2019), and most recent from current year (2019-2020) - copies bearing the seal of the issuing institution.

    • The following photos, included with the other documents (JPEG) :

    For all candidates: A photo portrait

    For candidates that were not preselected during the Canadian Preselection Tour

    • A photo in action of your artistic or sports discipline

    • A Full body photo shot (clothes should be close-fitting)

    • A photo for each of the following movements:


    Front split

    écart facial

    The bridge (shoulder)

    pont épaules

    The bridge (back)

    Side split, left leg forward

    Side split, right leg forward

    Pike standing position

    carpé debout

    Pike sitting position

    carpé assis

Frequently asked questions about the summer camp.

Following the registration of your Online application, you will receive a confirmation of the reception of your request.

If you experience problems during registration, please contact the registrar:

[email protected]

*The selection option of the summer camp is only offered to Canadian participants. Due to the delay to obtain an Acceptation Certificate from Quebec along with a Study Permit from Canada, foreign 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 February.

Admission: All candidates will be informed of the the result of their application request by email by May 15th at the latest.

Intensive Summer Camps 2020

13-17 years old 
9-12 years old

Registration is now closed.

Online Registration

And also...

''Immersion Cirque'' Camps: 

7-15 years old

Information and registration on Sports Montréal website (website in French only):