This year, in an exciting new development, the Flying Gravity Circus will be taking on the Summer Touring Circus Camp program that has been run for many years by the Silver Lining Circus Camp. The program and staff will remain fundamentally the same, just the name will change.

 

The Silver Lining Circus Camp will continue to run our  Youth and Junior Camps in July and August;

more info on those programs in the menu to the left of the page.

 

FGC Tour Camp RATES AND DATES:

 

PRE-TOUR TRAINING WEEK: June 27 - July 1

Ages 8-18, previous experience or permission of director required.

Tuition: $300 for the week.

 

Pre-tour training week is a time for all troupers to focus on skill building and building a larger repertoire of circus techniques, without the need to rehearse or perform for a show.

 

Register HERE

 

TWO WEEK TOUR CAMP: July 4-8 (Monday - Friday) and July 11-16 (Monday - Saturday)

Ages 12-18, previous experience or permission of director required - contact Director Jon Roitman at info@flyinggravitycircus.com or 413 313 1778!

 

The FGC Summer Tour Camp will perform at various venues in the region, with a last performance on Saturday July 16.

 

Tuition: $300 per week. (Total of $600)

 

Register HERE


 

Limited scholarships are available for both programs. Please contact info@flyinggravitycircus.com for more information or call Jon Roitman at 413 313 1778!

 

About the Program:
 

Flying Gravity Circus Tour Camp 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. 

 

FGC Troupers from our school year programs are strongly encouraged to join us for the summer, and we also invite new applications from interested teens who have not worked with us before and want to develop their circus skills.

 

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 a 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 work to 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 Jon Roitman, FGC Director, at info@flyinggravitycircus.com

 

FGC Summer 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).

 

Pre-Tour Location:

Temple Elementary School, Temple NH

 

Tour location:

Souhegan High School, Amherst NH

 

Food:

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.

Please do NOT bring or wear:

Jewelry

Clothing with offensive language or pictures

Electronic games or devices (cell phones may be brought by older campers)

 

Register here!

Camp Dates 2016:

Youth Camp: Ages 9-14:

July 18-22 Amherst, NH

Our Amherst camp is now full.  

July 25-29 Wilton, NH

Spaces still available!

August 1-5 Wilton, NH

Spaces still available!

Junior Camp: Ages 7-8:

July 25-29 Wilton, NH

Spaces still available!

August 1-5 Wilton, NH

Spaces still available!

FGC Pre-Tour: 

June 27-July 1, Temple NH

(now over)

FGC Summer Tour:

July 4-17, Amherst NH

(now over)