Camp Carnival

Camp Carnival

No need to run away and join the circus when you can be part of Camp Carnival, a two-week circus and puppetry arts camp for students ages 9-15. This camp is a unique opportunity to explore the worlds of circus and puppetry together! Try your hand at aerial arts, clowning, juggling, stilt walking and hooping! Unleash your imagination with puppets, and learn how to make them! This camp provides a taste of both worlds with the option to focus on one area or both. Life is a Carnival at this unique, first-of-its-kind camp in Richmond.

The camp runs weekdays August 14-25. Classes will be held 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Genworth Brightlights Education Center located on the third floor of Dominion Arts Center: 600 E.Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23219. Registration for the camp is $450.

To register, please complete the form below.


Enrollees can also print and mail registration and a check payable to
Richmond Performing Arts Alliance
Memo: Film Production Project
Attn Lucinda M. Piro, Director of Education
600 E. Grace Street, Suite 400
Richmond, Virginia 23219

Please note that students are not enrolled until payment is received.

Once registration and payment is received, you will be contacted by a member of the education staff at RPAA and sent further information, including a insurance/health information form and photo release/waiver to fill out and sign. These forms will need to be completed and brought with student(s) on the first day of the course.

Withdrawing from course: Any refunds for withdrawal are considered on a case by case basis by the Director of Education. Please note that if you must withdraw from the course less than two weeks prior to the start date, you will not receive a refund. For questions regarding the summer camp, please contact Director of Education Lucinda McDermott Piro at

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