Each day begins at 9 am with a friendly greeting, a vigorous warm-up and game. Campers improve strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, body positivity and confidence as they rotate through a series of circus learning stations. They practice and explore balancing skills (tight wire, unicycling, stilt walking, rolling globes, spooner and balance boards) juggling (feathers, plates, diablo, devil sticks, bean bags & balls) tumbling, theatrical clowning and aerial arts (static trapeze, aerial rope/ fabric and Lyra).
Campers discover and practice new skills in a fun and supportive environment. All participants have an opportunity to choose an area of interest on which to focus and improve as they work toward accomplishing specific goals. Everyone works individually, in pairs, small groups and as a entire circus community.
On hot summer days, we hike up to Lake Mansfield for a cool dip and outdoor play in the sunshine. Pick up at 3 pm will be at the Lake. We’ll notify parents and guardians well in advance of those dates.
1 week camp sessions are designed for learning basics and further developing specific circus skills - while 2 week camps are for more intensive training and culminate in a short circus presentation finale where the campers share their excitement and joy of specialty skills!
DRESS CODE: Campers should wear comfortable clothing that supports ease of movement and rubber soled shoes (sneakers) for running games, riding unicycle and other balancing activities. Additionally, a snug fitting tank top or under shirt that covers the torso while upside down. Long hair must be secured away from the face. Thank you.