2019 Circus Summer Camp FAQs

Camp Dates: June 24 – Aug. 2, 2019

Where is your circus camp?

Grace Episcopal Church, 130 First Avenue, Nyack, NY 10960 in Grace’s air-conditioned Memorial Hall. The campus is beautiful and provides a unique setting: the church itself is 157 years old, made of local brownstone; lunch is on the grass in an enclosed historical Garden. 

2019 Circus Summer Camp FAQs

CircusKids at camp  

What are the camp hours? 9:00am – 4:00pm

What ages attend BIG TOP CIRCUS Camp? Ages 7 – 14

Call Mr. Amazing if your child is almost 7.

How do I register my child for camp? Click here for all forms. Tip: Scroll down to bottom of the page.

2018 Circus Camp FAQs

What will my child do in circus summer camp? 

All campers learn how to juggle three balls, handstands, cartwheels, forward/back bends and walkovers, acro-balancing, equilibristics (walking on a tight-wire, balancing on a rolling globe, unicycle or rola bola), aerial (static trapeze, silks), clown and comedy routines (acting) and how to put on make-up, costumes and a show.

Early Drop-off or After-Camp Extended Hours? 

Only Early Drop-off at 8:30am (no charge); before 8:00am: $15/day

Does my child need any prior experience in circus skills? None…all skills are taught to your child’s ability. 2019 Circus Summer Camp FAQs

What food should my child bring to camp?

Pack your child 2 healthy snacks and a lunch. We provide ice pops every afternoon. We are a peanut- and nut-free camp. No fast food is allowed. There are no food machines at camp. 

Can I stay and watch my child in camp?

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.

Do you take day trips? No.

Can campers attend for just one week? 2019 Circus Summer Camp FAQs

Yes. Our one-week option is for the first week only of a two-week session. The directors have developed a carefully staged curriculum of skill-building the first week that carries over into the second week as they choreograph the show.

Do you teach anything besides circus skills at your camp? 

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.

Is your circus space air conditioned? Yes, it is!

I have two children aged 6 and 8, and I have to work all day. Can they both attend BIG TOP CAMP? 

Yes. Magic happens to siblings in camp – they learn to support each other and get along.

2019 Circus Summer Camp FAQs

Is your Circus Summer Camp open on the 4th of July?

Yes! It’s Circus Family Fun Day! 

We open our Circus Summer Camp to your whole family that day. Stay a half-day or a full-day.

Do you run any other Circus Summer Camps in the area?

Yes. Our sister-circus partner, Westchester Circus Arts runs a circus arts camp the same dates as we do at The Harvey School in Katonah, NY. Imagine your child performing in a real circus show, produced by professional circus performers…in a real circus tent!

What if I want to have you run a Circus Summer Camp in my area?

We would love to. Definitely give Mr. Amazing a call to discuss.