Payomet Circus Camp

Circus Camp

“Circus arts training builds confidence, social skills and is more fun than just about anything else in the world of performing arts. That’s why we’re offering – and expanding – our circus for the 11th year!”

– Kevin Rice, Artistic Director

Summer is coming… Sign up for Circus Camp today!

Payomet’s New Big Top Circus Tent at the WHAT Theater in Wellfleet

The Payomet Big Top Tent is home our amazingly talented professional circus troupe Cirque by the Sea, as well as our accredited Summer Circus Camp.

This summer, Payomet’s Summer Circus Camp is presented in partnership with WHAT for Kids and the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, a local nonprofit professional theater company dedicated to enriching the cultural life of the Outer Cape through plays and innovative programming that entertains, inspires, and informs a multi-generational audience.

Camp will be held in a dedicated outdoor space where there’s room for our Acrobatics equipment, Aerial Fabric, Static Trapeze, Lyra, Juggling, Physical Comedy & Improv, Hooping, Trampoline, Movement, Tumbling and more fun than we can contain!

Summer Circus Camp Details

Each summer, our team of professional certified instructors offers Summer Circus Camp over a seven-week period for students ages 7 to 13. Every week will include aerial arts, acrobatics, juggling, mini-trampoline, physical comedy, improv, object manipulation, rope climbing and physical training geared to the level of each individual student.

Who: Kids age 7 – 13 (Maximum capacity of 30 participants per week.)

Where: All weeks will be held at the Payomet’s new Big Top Circus Tent location at the WHAT Theater in Wellfleet.

When: July 8 to August 22, 2024


We offer a limited number of need based scholarships for local families. Low income and BIPOC families are given priority. Please email us at to inquire about scholarships.


Apply to be a Counselor In Training

The Counselor In Training (CIT) program is for current or former Cirque by the Sea campers, ages 13-18, who possess lots of enthusiasm, responsibility, and desire to maybe be a counselor or instructor someday! For more information on becoming a CIT, please email


Get in Touch

Do you have a specific, circus camp related question? Feel free to reach out to the Cirque team at

“She (my daughter) has a real sense of pride and accomplishment from what she’s done here at Payomet and at circus camp so it’s been a fantastic experience.”

– Mac Hay, Mac’s Seafood