What about COVID-19? Is camp still going ahead?

The FGC team has been in close discussion with our circus education colleagues around the country, as well as listening to advice from the YMCA, American Camping Association, the CDC, state and federal governments, and the pandemic task force of AYCO and ACE.

 

Given the many complexities and challenges of hosting a camp during the pandemic, we have decided we will not hold in-person Silver Lining Circus Camp this summer. 

 
But have no fear! CIRCUS IN A BOX is here! 
You can now have a week of Circus Camp shipped right to your door, equipment and all, and participate in real-time online classes with a coach and other campers. The 5-day Box Sessions are the same dates as Silver Lining, so don't delay!
Order your Circus In A Box today!
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About CAMP

“Circus is good for kids!” 

Silver Lining Circus Camp is founded on this belief and remains dedicated to uniting kids with the educational, developmental, and magical experience of circus arts. We have seen first-hand over nearly two decades that circus is much, much more than a fun recreational activity: circus benefits the bodies, heart, and minds of young people and can be a catalyst for significant change as children grow into adulthood.  

 

Silver Lining Circus Camp is a developmental circus arts program (DCAP) that strives to benefit the bodies, hearts, and minds of children and teens in age-appropriate ways through circus skills, activities, and performances.

Circus benefits bodies through fun and challenging circus skills that can increase physical fitness (strength, endurance) and motor fitness (coordination, balance, reaction time). The unique family of circus skills offers many opportunities for campers to have successful experiences no matter what their capabilities and learning styles. Our programs are inclusive and our coaches are trained to accommodate individual campers whether they are new to circus or experienced. Circus skills taught at Silver Lining include tumbling and acrobatics, juggling, balance, clowning, and human pyramids. Even after one week, campers report they feel stronger, more flexible, and more coordinated.

Circus promotes social and emotional learning -- the heart of the SLCC program. As campers persevere through the challenges of learning new circus skills, they gradually achieve basic competency, which can lead to a rise in confidence and self-esteem. This sense of accomplishment can lead to feelings of joy and pride in what they have learned. SLCC provides a positive social environment where coaches model language and actions that encourage and support the campers to encourage and support each other. Together, coaches and campers build trust, and they collaborate to produce an end-of week show (or "Share" in the junior camps) in which individual efforts attain a collective goal. Success for one equals success for all! 

Circus can also benefit developing minds, an observation that is capturing the attention of cognitive scientists. The process of learning complex physical circus skills and of putting skills together into a performance places demands on concentration, focused attention, and self-control. These cognitive abilities, collectively known as executive functions (EFs), are critical for success in school, work, and relationships. Increasing evidence in academic literature shows that EFs are more likely to improve through activities that include strenuous physical activity, joy and social connections, and challenges that lead to more advanced stages of mastery. Circus arts provide an EF-friendly environment that appears to foster these cognitive benefits. Attending Silver Lining Circus Camp is a fun and effective way to get started and keep going! 

 

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By email: info@flyinggravitycircus.org

By mail:

Flying Gravity Circus

P.O. Box 1207

Wilton, NH 03086

By phone:

(413) 313-1778

(Artistic Director Jon Roitman)

GPS intructions:

 

Enter 353 Abbot Hill Rd, Wilton NH to accurately arrive at the High Mowing School campus.

The Circus Studio is located on the second floor of the Science Building.

 

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