Silver Lining Circus Camp
Tour camp: June 30 - July 4
Video of our 2010 Tour Camp...
Video credit: Meghan McClure
The 2014 Tour camp will be one week long from June 30-July 4. Troupers will train for 3 days, then perform in a fundraiser for the Peterborough Children and the Arts Festival, with the Davis & Davis Family Vaudeville & Circus Show, on July 2 and 3. The Tour will culminate with participation in July 4th parades (New Boston or Amherst).
Location: Rinaldo-Nielsen Circus Barn, Temple NH
Participation by special permission only - contact Jackie Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Silver Lining Youth Circus Tour is our most advanced level camp of the summer and is performance-oriented. Except in unusual circumstances, the Tour Troupers are teenagers, or at least "tweens" (11 or 12.) Tweens and teens may request attendance in the Tour if they:
- have prior circus or performance experience,
- are confident 3-ball jugglers (at least),
- can perform basic tumbling skills (forward roll, cartwheel),
- and have experience in at least one other circus skill that they want to develop.
The Tour program concentrates on longer and more advanced training sessions to improve physical fitness, strength, and flexibility in addition to circus skills. Troupers select a few disciplines and spend more time specializing in those areas. Circus skills are taken to higher level including a workshop day for learning to juggle and twirl fire torches safely and responsibly.
Troupers must possess interpersonal maturity and an ability to self-motivate, and they must be able to work independently of an adult supervisor and to collaborate with others on acts for the performance. At this stage in their development, adolescents are ready to take increased responsibility for determining which skills they will focus on over the course of the training period and an active role in constructing the show that they will then take “on the road”. The coaches fade into the background as they empower Troupers to share their skills with each other, manage the many tasks of touring, and assess the successes and gaps in each performance in order to improve and grow.
Requirements for registering for Tour Camp: Unless the Tour Director knows the applicant’s levels of circus skill and maturity, an interview or audition (or DVD) may be necessary prior to admission to the Tour. Two letters of recommendation are required but can be waived if the Director knows the applicant personally and/or has worked with the applicant in previous situations. To inquire contact Jackie, SLYC Tour Director, at email@example.com
June 30 - July 4
Silver Lining Youth Circus Tour
Tour Camp meets Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Troupers may be dropped off starting at 8:30 (but not earlier, please).
Rinaldo-Nielsen Circus Barn, Temple NH
Fee: $150 for Tour.
We offer a $25 discount for siblings!
Fee includes the famous Silver Lining Circus Camp T-shirt!
Troupers must bring their own hearty snacks and lunches – and LOTS of it!
Please – healthy foods only. No sodas, candy, or sugary treats (brownies, cupcakes etc.)
We regret that we can’t offer a refrigerator or microwave – plan accordingly.
Bring a bottle for water! We supply refills as needed.
Clothing & belongings:
Troupers should wear clothing that is easy to move in and will keep them cool.
Sneakers and socks are necessary for certain activities.
Gymnastic or soft-soled shoes should be brought if you have them.
Helmets for unicycling may be needed (see Helmet Waiver form.)
Please do NOT bring or wear:
Clothing with offensive language or pictures
Electronic games or devices (cell phones may be brought by older campers)