Silver Lining Circus Camp
July 1-5, July 8-12 and July 15-19, 2013
Whether new to circus or more experienced, campers in this session will learn new skills and improve in old ones. The twin goals of Youth Camp are: to achieve basic competency or to deepen in circus skill proficiency; and to work collaboratively with coaches to create a culminating performance by Friday afternoon. Coaches emphasize effort and positive mental attitude and progress is measured against one’s own abilities.
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays begin with a comprehensive warm-up and stretching in preparation for a morning of skills rotations. Rotations include: acrobatics and tumbling; toss juggling (scarves, balls, rings, clubs); balance equipment (tightwire, rola bola, rolling globe, unicycles); and gyroscopic juggling (devil sticks, diabolos, poi). (SLCC does not offer aerials.) Afternoon activities include clowning, human pyramids, and strengthening. By Wednesday of each session campers select two skills that will be showcased in Friday’s performance, then they spend Thursday composing and polishing their acts.
On Fridays, Youth Camp ends with a Show for families and friends, followed by the traditional SLCC popsicles. “SLCC WE CAN DO IT!”
Dates: Three 1-Week Sessions Space is limited to 24 campers per session.
I. July 1-5, 2013
II. July 8-12
III. July 15-19
Youth Camp meets Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Campers may be dropped off starting at 8:30 (but not earlier, please).
Youth Camp meets at the Temple Elementary School on Rte. 45 in Temple, NH.
Come to the gymnasium at the back of the building. Map
NOTE: Kinder and Junior Camps meet in Friendship Hall in the Congregational Church (Temple Center); Youth Camp meets at the Temple Elementary School, 5 minutes away.
$250 per camper.
A $50 non-refundable deposit is due upon registering. Balance is due two weeks before camp begins.
We offer a $25 discount for siblings!
Campers must bring their own hearty snacks and lunches.
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:
Campers 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)
Please DO bring: