Friday, January 18, 2013

Welcome Friends, Clowns, Magicians, Balloon Twisters, Facepainters, Childrens' Ministry Workers, Family Entertainers, Storytellers and Family to the new blog of Fun Camp Canada!  We're so excited to be able to blog this year's information so that you can 'follow' the blog and keep up to date with all the latest in Camp Information!

To begin with, many of you have been inquiring about a few basics for Fun Camp this year....  Here are a few of your answers...

Camp is May 23 - 26, 2013(Thursday noon to Sunday noon).  Keep checking the "Schedule" page of this blog for the latest updates to exactly what's going on at camp this year.

The location is again at the Ambrose University College where we are able to learn together, eat together, camp out together in the dorms, renew old friendships and create new ones. 

And now for this week's BIG NEWS!!!  We have had confirmation from our headliner and we're excited to be able to announce to you that for the first time, Fun Camp Canada welcomes DON BURSELL as our feature instructor!!!  Don comes highly recommended from our mutual friend and last year's Headliner, Randy Christensen who has done a lot of performing and instructing with Don. 

Don Bursell grew up in North Minneapolis, presenting his first show at 12 years old. For the next five years he performed around Minnesota with The Variety II Review. Don attended one year of college, but because of his endless energy he opted to chase his dream of circus life by working with Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus. Sadly, after only 6 months on the road he was forced to leave because of severe allergies and life threatening asthma complications. Soon afterward he moved to California to work as an entertainer for the Disney Corporation. In 1988 he married his beautiful wife, Debbie, and began ministry work as Circus Unique. After 17 years, he now presents family entertainment and evangelism programs as DonB! Ministries, coordinating over 250 events annually around the United States and Canada.
Don is also a 2-time National Unicycle Champion, is regularly brought in as a Convention Entertainer, and because of the quality and uniqueness of his one-man shows, he regularly receives standing ovations and high acclaim for his work.

We will also be having many other great instructors so keep watching this blog for more updates...

For those of you who just can't wait to register, you can go to the "Register" page here on the blog or from the website and use last year's form until our web master has updated it to this year's information.

Please note there are some changes in the prices though...  This year's prices are as follows:

Full Conference Registration - $169.00 / adult over 18 years
Full Youth Conference Registration - $99.00 / youth 18 years and under
Single Day Rate not including the Saturday Banquet and Show - $90.00
Single Day Rate INCLUDING the Saturday Banquet and Show - $110.00
T-Shirt - $20.00
Extra Banquet Tickets - $35.00 (yours is included in your Full Registration Package or the Single Day plus Banquet but in case you want to bring friends and / or family as your guest for a great dinner and FABULOUS show done by our headliners, they will need a ticket.)
Full Meal Package (includes Friday Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Saturday Breakfast and Lunch and Sunday Lunch) - $65.00
Single Meals only - $10.00 / meal and then include a check box for each meal - Friday Breakfast, Friday Lunch, Friday Dinner, Saturday breakfast, Saturday Lunch, Sunday Breakfast
Thursday Night BBQ - $20.00 (remains the same)
Accommodation - $44.00 per person per night includes taxes
Please note that food tickets and T-Shirts must be pre-purchased as they are not available for sale at the conference.  T-Shirts must be ordered by May 1 and Food Tickets must be ordered no later than May 15 so that we can let the caterers know how much food they will need to have for us.

We want to add a Jr. Joey Program.
This is not a babysitting service but a meaningful program for kids 6 to 12 years in clowning and entertaining.
I myself have grand kids in that age bracket. Most of them have been exposed to clowning parents and grandparents and they have learned to have a good time and learned how to laugh but – we hope to encourage and help them to learn to channel their enthusiasm and abilities a more effective way to express themselves. Not to just being silly and getting themselves into trouble.

Another important facet of Clown Fun Camp 2013 – Proceeds from registrations will be going to a charity. The charity will be an orphanage project in South America. We want to help in the building and or supply some needs of an orphanage/school. As all clowns should at least be and are, small “c” caring clowns, this fits in with what we are training for and getting together about. The motive here is not denominational, it is to show some very needy kids, we care for them. Clown Fun has always been a time of great fellowship, learning and enjoyment and we want to add some more purpose for the event.
Have a “Fun Day”
Elmer (aka SlingShot) Reimer
Dates for Fun Camp 2013 are now set and we are ready to start receiving your registrations!  It's going to be another fabulous year with fabulous instructors, great friends, terrific classes and of course, all the fun and excitement you've come to expect from Canada's largest Family Entertainers' Conference!  Register now to let us know you're planning to be part of the fun!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Start them Out Early!!!

Fabulously exciting news to announce today!!!  We've been working on this for a couple of years but now we're ready to launch it!!!  It's our new "Mini-Joeys" program!  If you have kids between the ages of 6 - 12 that you would love to bring to camp but you haven't before because you didn't know what to do with them... well, now we have a program just for them!  This will not be just a day-care-babysitting program but rather a program for those little outgoing, energetic bundles of fun that would love to get in on the clown / magic / entertaining action too!  We'll have special classes just for them for learning things like balloon twisting, juggling and clowning plus they will have the opportunity to be 'models' in the facepainting classes and jams as well as times of being guinea pigs for those entertainers that would like to try out some clowning with a 'real audience'!  Sign up now to make this weekend a Full Family Fun Camp!!!

(Mini-Joeys' program - $50.00 for those aged 6-12)
(Junior Joeys' program - $99.00 for those aged 13 - 18 -- they will be in the classes with the adults)

Special rates for kids meal programs and accomodations also available.  Phone for more info.... 1-877-508-7100