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Circus Camp (Venables Theatre)

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Step right up for a week-long circus extravaganza! Green Fools Theatre Society is coming to Oliver July 29 – August 2 to teach circus for ages 8 to 14. The camp is hosted by Venables Theatre and will allow youth to try a multitude of circus disciplines including stilts, unicycles, juggling, walking barrels, and more.

For Green Fools Co-Founder Dean Bareham, circus and performing had a profound impact on him. “It really saved my life,” says Bareham, “I was a teen who could have easily slipped through the cracks, and it gave me direction.” During the camp the kids get to try everything from juggling to stilt walking. “We want to create a place where kids can participate in healthy risk taking and see that failure is okay,” says Bareham. At the end of the week, participants will create a performance for their families.

In Bareham’s thirty years of experience teaching circus, he has experienced the incredible impact it has on kids. “During one of our camps in Calgary we had a young boy join us who had just arrived in Canada from Ethiopia. He was a refugee and didn’t speak English. Within days he was performing in the Jubilee auditorium and the rest of the kids had banded together to make sure he felt included.”

About Green Fools
From Alberta to Africa, the Green Fools have been fostering circus and theatre since 1991. Co-founded by Artistic Director Dean Bareham, the Green Fools are passionate circus educators, entertainers, and artists. In the last five years, the Fools have impacted over 14,000 kids through their circus programs and new circus school Studio G, which develop confidence and social skills. Over 1,100 of those kids received free programming. They have also performed children’s theatre and street performances across the globe. The Green Fools also create unique event entertainment with their custom costumes, circus artists, stilt walkers, and more. The mission is simple: changing the world one kid at a time.

Cost for the week: $300
Dates: July 29 – August 2
Times: 9:00am – 3:00pm
​Ages: 8-14
40 spots available. Limited spots with financial subsidy are available. Please uscontact community@venablestheatre.ca to inquire about a subsidized spot.


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