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Summer Circus Camp

Come join our circus!!!  Are you ready to perform under our Carpa?

One of San Antonio’s Cultural Legacies were the “Carpas” comprised of talented Mexican American families who created a number of successful traveling circus tent shows that toured the U.S. Southwest and called San Antonio their home during the first half of the 20th century.

We are accepting children from 8-12 years old to join us for an action packed 5 weeks of balancing, juggling, performing, and lots of clowning around. Additionally, children will  enjoy developing their inner clown, learn basic acrobatics, and learn a lot about preparing and performing in our Carpa. Participating kids will be performing in the historical Guadalupe Theater on July, 18th 2014.

Participants may join for all 5 weeks or choose to participate in  individual week arrangements. Friends and Family are invited!

What to Expect?

Mornings will be dedicated to physical warmups, acrobatic exercises, theater games, introductions to juggling, gymnastics, and other circus skills.

Midday, kids will have the opportunity to see some films from some of our Maestros. So they will discover what more about, Don Fito, Los Carperos, The Carpa Garcia, and some universal favorites  of the silent movie era.

Afternoon will give us the opportunity to center our thoughts on making others laugh by discovering our inner clown. We will study the fundamentals of clowning and physical comedy. We’ll also learn how to trip, walk, and throw a pie for a good laugh. You’ll even find out what a walk-around is and how to prepare a gag like  “a coat steal” or other circus routines!

Special surprises include acrobatics classes and puppet making.

Dates:  June 9-27th & July 7-18th
Ages: 8-12 years old (older or younger siblings will be considered for participation)
Times: Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00pm (No early bird or stay late options available)
Place: Guadalupe Academy, 723 South Brazos St.
Price: 150.00$ for week
Lunch: All children need to bring a sack lunch.  Some snacks will be provided so please indicate any food allergies at time of registration.

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Although participants can choose individual weeks the 5th week of camp (July 14-18th) will not accept new participants.
All participants from this summer’s camp are invited to participate in a performance to take place at the Historic Guadalupe Theater on the evening July 18th. Performers need to be available throughout the day of the 18th for preparations and rehearsals.

For a limited time only:

  • 20% off from Now until May 5th. This would be for 1 week or for the whole 5 weeks. In the case of the 5 weeks that would a 150.00 discount
  • 15% until June 1st

Full Price from June 2nd throughout the summer.

Additional information please Orlando Graves Bolaños, Deputy Director of Education at  210.271.3151  ext 237 or


“Clowns are the pegs on which the circus is hung.”

P. T. Barnum

“The sun stands for energy and youth, which is what I thought the circus should be about.”

Guy Laliberte

“The circus had been unlike anything I could ever imagine and I could not walk away. I wanted to be a part of the magic, create it and wield it with such skill that it looked effortless. I wanted to fly.”

Laura Lam, Pantomime