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Circus Summer Camp 2023

Explore Skills That Create the Circus Arts


Summer Circus Camp  is a fun, safe, supportive environment where children explore the many skills that create the Circus Arts. Camp allows each child to develop self-confidence, self-esteem, physical awareness and an understanding of the potential they possess.

Skills taught may include: trapeze, acrobatics, clowning, juggling, stilt walking, gym wheel, tight wire, rola bola, and mini trampoline. Students enrolled will get to share their excitement and newfound skills with family and friends at the end of the week in a Show Off performance!

Financial Aid

Date & Time

June 12 - August 18, 2023

9am - 3pm


Weekly and biweekly

*Price is adjusted in consideration of the July 4th holiday, resulting in a 9 day camp session


4848 N Sheridan Rd


Before-care 8am - 9am Monday - Friday

After-care 3pm - 5pm Monday - Friday

Please register separately from camp and registrations are weekly.




Beginner students who are trying circus for the first time AND Intermediate to Advanced students wanting to work on skills.


Standard pricing: $400 one-week session. Full pay is due upon registration. $100 of your tuition is non refundable, the remaining balance becomes non-refundable after June 1st.

A child working on homework with a mentor
A child working on homework with a mentor
A child working on homework with a mentor
Refund & COVID-19 Policies

Refunds – Payment is non-refundable. Rescheduling to another week is an option, based on availability. Cancellations made 2 weeks in advance may be applied as credits to future CircEsteem programming.  In the event that your child is unable to attend camp, please contact the CircEsteem office at (773) 732-4564.

COVID – PLEASE NOTE: CircEsteem’s COVID policies are subject to change between now and the beginning of Summer Camp. At this point in time, we will not be requiring proof of vaccination and masks are optional. We are constantly monitoring the advice of public health officials, government mandates and recommendations, and our community’s comfort levels with varying COVID precautions. We have learned that flexibility is important, not just for circus activities!

  • All CircEsteem staff are fully vaccinated
  • Staff, teens, or campers that are sick are asked not to attend camp

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Participants choose from Skill Stations ranging from juggling, unicycle, gym wheel, trapeze, silks, lyra, clowning, and many other CircEsteem circus skills.

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Performance Troupe

CircEsteem’s Performance Troupe is designed for experienced youth seeking to advance their skills to the next level and participate in performance opportunities through CircEsteem.

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After School Activities

CircEsteem has built after-school and in-school programming to help students develop confidence and build flexibility, balance, coordination, strength and self-esteem through circus mastery.

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HomeWork & CircusWork

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