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 first session kicks off June 29, so don't delay! Order your Circus In A Box today!
Silver Lining Circus Camp
Now in our 20th year!
Juggling, acrobatics, and unicycling -- clowning, tightwire, and diabolo!
There are so many activities at Silver Lining Circus Camp, it’s hard to fit them all into a week!
At Junior Camp (ages 6-8), campers jump, roll, and tumble, spin plates, balance peacock feathers, juggle scarves, and more! Circus activities intersperse with free play, outdoor time, crafts, rest time, and stories in our circus library. The week ends with a “share” for family and friends including face painting and the famous Silver Lining popsicles!
Circus skills (and fun!) are the focus of our Youth Camp (ages 9-14). Campers warm up, then rotate through skills stations in acrobatics, juggling skills, and balancing on tightwire, unicycles, and rolling globe. After lunch there is clowning, Coaches’ Choice, and free practice -- not to mention strengthening! By mid-week, campers select the skills they want to focus on for Friday’s show and work with their coaches to build their acts. (Also: Popsicles!)
Most years we also run a 2-week Advanced Camp for campers with previous circus experience. Previous themes include show-building and a local tour, a clown intensive, and an act building and creation intensive.