How is Mooseburger Clown Arts Camp different from other clown schools?
We make the week about you, the students
It’s not about us and what stars we think we are, or making you exactly like us. We realize that every clown has their own personality. We don’t want cookie-cutter clowns. We give you the tools to develop your art in the way that best works for you. We know you are unique, and we want you to stay unique.
We will get to know you personally
Unlike most clown schools, our instructors are present onsite 24 hours a day. Campers can approach them with questions from morning to night and even at meals. They are not only the best in their field, but they are also exceptional educators. They will work with you to find out what is the best learning environment for you. Some will hold your hand, others will kick your butt. But one thing is for sure – they will make themselves available to you so you can become the best clown you can be!
We teach clown arts by doing clown arts
Among other clown arts tools, we use circus gags and an actual live performance to teach skills and confidence. We assume you are capable of being a great clown, so we can focus on how to get you there. Even if you have no aspiration to be a circus clown, these gags are the perfect vehicle to make you comfortable with comic timing, working with a partner, and being in front of crowd. Once you learn to play it BIG, you can play it small. Believe us: there is no substitute for experience.
We provide small class sizes, so you get more personal attention
There is stronger focus on the details of your specialty. We have several Specialized Courses and over 50 electives, so you can tailor-make your own curriculum. Our biggest Course is Clowning 101, which has a maximum capacity of 24 students. Most of the other Courses and Workshops will have a dozen or less students. This low student-to-teacher ratio ensures that you will get the hands-on training and individualized attention you need.
You gain so much more than just an education
When you leave Mooseburger Clown Arts Camp, you go home different than when you came. Sure, you will have learned new skills, gotten great advice, had a lot of fun, and made new friend…but what is all that without CONFIDENCE? We focus on building confidence — we believe that this makes for a better clown. Moose Camp is an once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you changed for the better.
This stands for Personal Education Plan. This is a Mooseburger Exclusive – you can’t get PEP anywhere else, folks! Everyone who registers for Mooseburger Clown arts Camp gets a phone consultation with Tricia Manuel (aka “Pricilla Mooseburger”). Tricia will talk with you about how you can make the most our of your Mooseburger experience. She knows this program like the back her gloved hand – after all, she founded Moose Camp! After your consultation with Tricia, you will be provided with a list of recommended courses, workshops, and labs to get you on the right track (via carney). PEP ensures that every hour at Moose Camp will be well spent; you will get the training you want and need. No more guess work, just quality education!
The Clown eWorkbook is another item you can only get this from Mooseburger’s, and it is only given to registered campers. Brand-new campers will get the complete file, while returning alumni will get the updated addendum file. We will email you the PDF file of the updated Clown eWorkbook. We recommend that you print out the first section because those “Red Nose Goal” Worksheets are a great way to begin your education early and get excited about Moose Camp! Other sections of the workbook do not need to be printed off, simply read at your leisure. The file includes inspiring anecdotes from the staff, resource list for clown supplies and organizations, character worksheets, annual timeline and check-lists for your clowning career, ideas for improving your act, and tons of useful information. Over three decades of experience has gone into this workbook, so you’ll want to hang onto it for a long time!
We could go on and on about how marvelous Mooseburger Clown Camp is, but we want you to find out for yourself what makes it so special!