Update May 2024

Hello Circus Families! 🎪🎪🎪

We are closed for classes May 8, 10 and 11 for the annual church rummage sale.

We are OPEN May long weekend.

We are closed Saturday May 25th for a church event.

We look forward to more jumping, spinning, flying, and laughing together.

- Jen and the team at Toronto Circus Centre




March Break and Summer Camps FAQ


Ages 4½ to 13

We’ve rounded up the questions most often asked about March Break and Summer Circus Camp and have answered those below. Are we missing anything? Still have questions? Get in touch!

Phone: 416-433-7731
Email: info@torontocircuscentre.com

Ready to sign up? Register here!
Where is camp held?

TCC operates in Leaside @ Leaside United Church, 822 Millwood Ave, Toronto ON. Please use the NE entrance at Field Ave & McRae Drive. (See map at bottom of page.)

Where should I drop off my child & do I have to come in?

In Leaside United Church’s gymnasium, 822 Millwood Road), please use the NE entrance at Field Ave & McRae Drive.

Parents are required to sign children in and out of camp. If you wish to give your child permission to sign themselves in and/or out, please note in the “Comments” section of the registration form or send Jen an email (jen@torontocircuscentre.com).

What are the hours? Do you have Early Drop-off or After-Camp Extended Hours?

Camp hours are 9am-4pm. Extended hours are 8-9am and/or 4-5pm available on request and cost 50+hst for the week.

Can I stay and watch my child in camp?
Camp is drop off only – no parents at camp. We do have a parents’ show at 4pm on Friday where kids will demonstrate what they have learned!
Does my child need previous circus class experience to register for camp?
Not at all – everyone is welcome! We are able to adjust each child’s direction to their individual skill level. New students can learn the basics and more experienced junior acrobats can add onto their circus repertoire.
My child is not the most athletic - will they still have fun?
We do encourage kids to try everything. There is so much variety in circus that every child will find something they are good at and can focus on.
Who are the coaches?
TCC specialty coaches are professional circus artists from all disciplines of circus arts that share a joy of working with children and a passion for training up-and-coming circus stars!
What do kids do at camp?
There’s something for every junior circus star-in-training! Aerial trapeze, hoop, rope and silks as well as juggling, floor and partner acrobatics and clowning. Campers and coaches work toward building a show that parents are invited to @ 4pm on Friday!
What is the age range of campers?
4 ½ – 13 years. Kids need to be turning 5 at some time during 2020 to qualify.
How are the campers split into age groups?
All kids are in the same gymnasium. Children are grouped with peers closest to their age.
Can my child be grouped with their friend?
For sure! Just put that in the ‘Comments’ section of the registration form
Are they doing circus all day?

We do a lot of circus!  Additionally, we head outside to the garden for crafts, two snack breaks and a lunch break, and games, weather permitting.

What should they wear? What should I pack?

Long pants (leggings or jogging) and a tighter/more-fitted top. Long hair should be tied back. Campers should not wear jewelry.

Labelled, refillable water bottle.

More food than kids take to school – we are quite physical. Kids get two snack breaks and a lunch break.

NUT FREE food only.

Hat and sunscreen (if used) and a bathing suit if your child wants to go to the splashpad.

Can campers bring phones to camp?
Phones, tablets, and other such devices brought to camp will be stored by coaches and returned at the end of the day. (It is helpful to label these with your child’s name, if they will be bringing them to camp.)
When is the parents’ show & show much does it cost?
4pm on Friday! The show is free; friends and family are welcome.
Can my child come multiple weeks?
Absolutely! The structure repeats, but the tricks we can teach them are endless.
When do we need to register by? When is payment due?
Online registrations are due by 6pm the Friday before camp week starts. You can register after that cut-off, but please contact us directly to ensure space availability. Earlier is better as weeks may fill up fast!

Full payment is required to secure your child’s spot at camp.

Do you have a waitlist if a week is full?
Yes. If a student requests to register for a full camp on a waitlist, parent(s) will be notified when and if space becomes available. No waitlist deposit is required. We release spots in the order waitlist applications are received.
What is the cancellation policy?

Should you decide to voluntarily withdraw more than 14 days prior to the start date of camp, all but a non-refundable deposit/admin fee of $50 may be refunded. If cancelling 7-14 days before camp begins, a $100 deposit/admin fee applies.  Refunds are not issued for withdrawal once a program begins or within 7 days immediately prior to the start of the term. 

You may switch to a different class day/camp week once you have registered, granted space is available. All class credits must be used no later than the end of the term following the one wherein the credit was issued. If not used within this time, credit is fully forfeited.

No refund shall be provided in the event of dismissal for breach of the Conduct Policy. Failure to issue payment on time may result in cancellation of enrollment and/or a late payment charge of 1.5% per week of the total outstanding balance.

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