Dive into Summer Adventure with Philadelphia School of Circus Arts

2024 Summer Circus CampSubmitted Image, Photo by Sarson Photography

PHILADELPHIA, PA — This summer, the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts (PSCA) invites children of all ages to experience the magic of the circus at their 2024 Summer Circus Camp, running from June 17 to August 23. This award-winning camp offers an unforgettable adventure for kids aged 4 to 16, divided into age-specific groups with no prior experience required.

A Unique Camp Experience

From walking the wire to mastering aerial silks, campers will engage in a variety of circus arts under the guidance of trained professionals. The camp’s immersive environment fosters creativity, mental concentration, and teamwork, culminating in a spectacular circus show for family and friends at the end of each week-long session.

“We are thrilled to offer a full summer of circus camp for kids of all ages,” said Executive Director Kitsie O’Neill. “Summer is the perfect time to challenge your children with the right balance of creativity, skill building, and connecting with new friends. Participants will create new friendships, learn new skills, become more receptive to new ideas, build self-esteem, and simply experience pure fun!”

Camp Details
  • Age Groups:
    • Kinder (Ages 4-5)
    • Junior (Ages 6-7)
    • Youth (Ages 8-12)
    • Teen (Ages 13-16)
  • Schedule: Each session runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  • Cost: $475 per one-week session.
  • Extended Camp: Additional $25 per day from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (not available for Kinder).
Activities and Benefits

Campers will learn skills on real circus equipment used by professional artists. They will explore trapeze, aerial rope, silks, feather-balancing, scarf-juggling, plate spinning, tightwire, rolling globe, and acrobatics. Beyond physical skills, campers will build self-esteem, learn teamwork, and make lasting friendships.

Daily Schedules
Kinder/Junior Camp (Ages 4-7):
  • Morning: Warm-up, circus disciplines (acrobatics, aerials, juggling, balance), snack breaks.
  • Afternoon: Rest, arts and crafts, fun circus games, culminating performance.
Youth/Teen Camp (Ages 8-16):
  • Morning: Warm-up, circus disciplines (30 minutes each of acrobatics, aerials, juggling, balance).
  • Afternoon: Specialty workshops (clown, hula hoop, theatre), supervised practice, group games, culminating performance.
Location

The camp takes place at Circus Campus, the home of PSCA, Circadium School of Contemporary Circus, and Airplay Entertainment. Located in the historic former St. Madeleine Sophie Church in Mt. Airy, the campus features indoor and outdoor spaces, including a 40-foot high sanctuary, gymnasium, classrooms, and extensive green areas.

How to Register

Pre-registration and a deposit are required for all camp programs. To secure a spot for your child, visit www.phillycircus.com.

Join the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts this summer for an extraordinary adventure where children can explore their creativity, develop new skills, and experience the joy of the circus.

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