For 15 years we have conducted camp at Grace Episcopal Church, 130 First Avenue, Nyack, NY 10960 in Grace’s Memorial Hall. It is a well-equipped room with air-conditioning. The campus is beautiful and provides a unique atmosphere for campers. The church itself is 156 years old, made of local brownstone. The historical nature of the setting makes our camp very special. Read through to the rest of the 2018 Circus Summer Camp FAQs.
Ages 7 – 14. Call Mr. Amazing if your child is almost 7.
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Early Drop-off only. Early Drop-off starts at 8:30am (no charge); at 8:00am, there is a $15 surcharge per day.
None…all skills are taught to your child’s ability. As you can see from our 2018 Circus Summer Camp FAQs, the whole curriculum is geared to the healthy development of your child.
Pack your child 2 healthy snacks (morning and afternoon) and a lunch. We provide healthy ice pops every afternoon. See our Checklist for more information. We are a peanut- and nut-free camp. No fast food is allowed in camp. There are no food machines at camp. Please make sure your child walks in with his/her lunch in the morning drop-off period.
As with school, parents are encouraged to drop off and leave their campers on a regular schedule to facilitate the daily routine of camp. If parents have safety concerns, or if their child has special needs, please discuss these with Mr. Amazing.
All campers and staff stay on premise all day. If it is really, really hot, we may walk the camp down to Nyack’s Memorial Park to cool off in their playground water fountain. Don’t worry: you will be advised of our plans the night before.
Yes, but only the first week of a two-week camp. Over the past 15 years, the directors have developed a carefully staged curriculum of skill introduction and advancement that takes place daily over the two-week span of camp. Each day’s work and play builds toward the Showcase of Talents on the last day of camp. During a two-week camp, we are building teams of partners for acrobatics, working on comedy routines that involve multiple participants.
First of all, she is going to love it! Yes, she can add the second week, too!
We have found over the years that campers coming in the second week of camp have a much harder time acclimating to the routine of the camp and to the other campers. We wish that we could accommodate all parent’s schedules. If your summer schedule does not align with our camp schedule, fortunately, there is a silver lining: they can enroll in our CIRCUS SCHOOL held 5 days a week at Westchester Circus Arts in Ardsley (16 minutes from Nyack). We start CIRCUS SCHOOL in early September.
All of the arts are allied with Circus: acting, dancing, choreography, music, painting, set decoration. Our skill is that we find each child’s special talent and feature it. No child is left behind (or out) of our circus camp.
Yes, it is!
Yes. Magic happens to siblings in camp – they learn to support each other and get along.
Yes! It’s Family Fun Day. This is considered a regular day of camp, and optional to attend. If you family has other plans for the day, just let the Staff know if you will be attending all day, a half-day or not at all.
We make it really fun for everyone: we open our Circus Summer Camp to your whole family that day. However, this is not a drop-off program for siblings. At least one parent/guardian must attend with their child/ren. If you have to work that day, you can drop the other siblings off for a small charge. If you attend with your children, there is no charge. This is meant to be Family Day at the Circus.
Yes, we do. Our sister-circus partner, Westchester Circus Arts Center in Tarrytown, runs a circus arts camp the same dates as we do. In 2018, WCA will have a special camp running in a real circus tent on the campus of The Harvey School in Katonah. They offer only a two-week experience. Imagine your child performing in a real circus show, produced by professional circus performers and entertainers.
We would love to. Definitely give Mr. Amazing a call to discuss. We are always looking for opportunitites to expand our camp offerings in towns where kids want to run away to join the circus and still be home for dinner!