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What Makes us Different

Mooseburger Camp started as Mooseburger University in 1994. (Yes, I was pregnant with Julia Swanson!)

The following year we did a small local workshop. Then Mooseburger Clown Arts Camp was born in 1996! In my heart I wanted to take my years of experience teaching at camps, conferences and conventions and create a powerful clown arts education experience. I feel that beginners and experienced clowns alike can learn from each other as they laugh, grow and play in a big clown sandbox.


Truth be told I always wanted to recreate the magical experience I had at Ringling Brothers Barnum and Baily Clown College for home town clowns. I think we come pretty darn close and even improve upon it (no stress about getting a contract or earning a spot in the final show!) because it is NOT about becoming a circus clown. It is about becoming the best clown that you can be for you! No matter how old you are, what skills you have, or where you live! Be the best clown you can be and let us help you!

Every year I assemble an amazing staff. They are not only the best in their field, they really care about you. We have a special guest star each year to bring in something new and fresh and stretch your boundaries.  And YES you perform at the end of the week in a free show for the public.  Even if you are a beginner we have a routine you can do! More experienced? We will encourage you and stretch you! 

You are more than an attendee at Mooseburger Camp, you are family. We have alumni. Lasting friendships are formed. Lives are changed. Join our Facebook page and see for yourself! Mooseburger Clown Arts Camp and Mooseburger Clown Arts Friends. Then sign up and have one of the best weeks of your life!

What is a P.E.P.?

PEP stands for Personal Education Plan. Everybody needs one, because everyone’s journey in clowning is different. There is no one size fits all program. I take the time to chat with each and every person that comes to camp. How does it work?


  1. Sign up for a PEP talk time on my calendar

  2. Watch the video that walks your through a day and week at Mooseburger Camp. 

  3. Read through the list of course and workshop descriptions. Learn more about our staff. 

  4. Then you and I will discuss your goals and dreams. With your help we wilI choose your Main course, and the afternoon workshops.  

  5. I will answer your questions. 

  6. You hit the ground running at Moose Camp and don’t miss out on a thing! 


Your PEP talk helps you make the most out of your Moose Camp experience, whether you are a first time attendee or a seasoned Alumnus.   

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