Registration for Spring Break Camp 2023 Coming Soon!

Spring Break Camp runs Monday – Friday, March 13 – 17, 2023

Registration closes Friday, March 3, 2023

JOIN US for the most unique summer camp in our area where youth campers learn circus arts disciplines. Campers will: Increase coordination through acrobatics; test their balance on the low wire; inspire courage on the flying trapeze or learn to juggle all while having the time of their lives!

Please read through the information on this page before registering.

HOW TO REGISTER GUIDE

Camp registration is NOT COMPLETE
until the Google registration form (link sent in your receipt email) is filled out for all children. Paying does not guarantee a spot.

Need Based Scholarships

To apply for a need based scholarship, please click here.

Payment Options

For payment options, please click here. 

DESCRIPTION

Ages 6-15 Years Old  

Campers are required to have completed kindergarten by the start of camp. Currently enrolled Kindergarteners may not attend Spring Break Camp  

Monday-Friday 9am-3pm 

Sessions sell out quickly so reserve your child’s spot in Circus Spring Break Camp Now!

  • Circus Campers learn a variety of circus arts including: triple and single trapeze, globes, silks, Rolla Bolla, hula hoop, low wire, clowning, flying trapeze, juggling, and much more!
  • Circus Campers enjoy a truly unique experience.

A Typical Day begins with a warm up and group stretch, 1-2 warm up circus activities (like circus relay, low wire, unicycle, trampoline, hula hooping, or juggling) snack, showcase act rehearsal, lunch, theater games, arts and circus crafts, showcase act rehearsal, snack, check-out and group games, dismissal.

Dress Code: Circus girls: leotards or one piece bathing suits with leggings or shorts to go over leotards; hair ties (hair must be up if long) and shoes. Circus boys: tee shirts, gym shorts, briefs (no boxer shorts), sliders or leggings for aerialist and shoes.

Please Note: Friday Showcase, girls are required to wear skin tone tights (Walmart, target, amazon). If you forget the tights, DO NOT BRING THEM AFTER CAMP HAS STARTED.

Showcase: Friday at 3:30 (doors open at3:15).

Spring Break Camp 2023 Pricing

  • CAMP
  • 1 WEEK SESSION (Pre-registration Required)
  • $
  • AFTER CARE (Limited spot available)
  • $ (Pre-registration Required)
  • DROP IN – $ PER DAY (Subject to Availability)
Conditions of Registration

Enrollment

  • Campers are enrolled on a first-come, first-serve basis as per the date of receipt of the registration form and fees
  • Confirmation of enrollment and receipt will be sent via email through MindBody

Waiting List

  • When a session is full, you will have the option to enroll on a waiting list.
  • Family is notified via email / phone when space becomes available

Refunds

  • Please see our Policies and Procedures Tab

Medical Refund Policy

  • Please see our Policies and Procedures Tab

Release

  • Parents/Guardians are required to sign a “General Release” and a “Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement” prior to a Circus Summer Camper being admitted
  • Proof of insurance is required for all Circus Summer Campers
Policies and Procedures

TUITION COST
$ for 1 week session

CAMP ENROLLMENT
Is secure once payment in full is collected and all forms are completed and returned to the Circus Arts Conservatory

REGISTRATION FEE
No Registration Fees

CAMP HOURS
Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 3p.m. Campers should arrive between 8:55 a.m. & 9 a.m. and must be picked up by 3:15 p.m.

AFTERCARE
Aftercare hours are 3:15 – 5:30PM
$ Per Week
Snack included, 35 minutes of circus programming, movie time-schedule available upon request.
Single day rates for after care $ per day. Subject to availability.   

ENROLLMENT
Campers are enrolled on a first come, first served basis as per the date of receipt of the registration application in Mindbody and the Google Registration Form. Confirmation of enrollment and receipt will be sent via email through MindBody.

WAITING LIST
When a camp session fills, you may enroll onto the waitlist through MindBody.  Applicants will be notified if space becomes available by email/phone. Tuition fees are not processed until applicants are placed in a session. If a spot becomes available you will be notified via email and have 24 hours to reply. After 24 hours the spot will be given to the next camper on the waitlist.

REFUNDS

Refunds may be requested up to 10 days prior to the start of the camp session and a $50 admin fee will be deducted. After 10 days there will not be any refunds. Cancellation requests must be emailed to Tonia Bichler Tonia@circusarts.org.  

There are no refunds for campers dismissed from the program due to disciplinary reasons, or for campers found with evidence of lice (see our lice/nit policy), or  for campers who choose to withdraw early from a program already in session 

MEDICAL REFUNDS

If a camper leaves due to an injury incurred at camp, a prorated portion of the tuition may be refunded. If a camper is injured prior to attending a scheduled session and it prohibits them from participating, we will consider a refund upon review of the doctor’s note.  A doctor’s note must be received prior to the start of the camp session in order to be considered for a refund.  Any tuition refunded will incur a $50 admin fee. Camp reserves the right to make exceptions to this rule without setting precedent.

COVID 19: campers unable to attend to due to Covid 19 will not receive a refund.

RELEASE

Parents/Guardians are required to sign a general release and waiver of liability and indemnity agreement prior to camper being placed in a session. In addition to a release proof of insurance is required for all campers.

CAMP POLICIES

PARKING/ DROP OFF /PICK UP
Parking is in the Sarasota High School Parking lot ONLY. Park and walk your child to the main doors by the Circus Entrance Banner located in the Sarasota High School Parking lot. Pick up will be at the same doors students are dropped off.

VISITORS
Circus camp is a closed space and we do not allow parents or guests to spectate during the training times.  Parents/Guardians/Visitors are not permitted to stay during camp session time.  

SNACKS

  • Campers need to bring two healthy snacks per day.
  • Bring a water bottle to refill during the day.

LUNCH

  • Campers must bring their own lunch.
  • Campers need healthy lunches to supply them with enough energy to excel. Please send your child to camp with a good protein source and fruit and/or vegetables.
  • We do not allow soda, gum or candy, cookies other junk food at camp. Please don’t send it with the students.
  • We do not a have a microwave to heat lunches

ATTIRE

  • Campers should wear clothing that is easy to move in and appropriate for being upside down.
  • Circus girls should wear leotards or one piece bathing suits with leggings or shorts to go over leotards; hair ties (hair must be up if long), closed toed shoes and socks are preferred.
  • Circus boys should wear tee shirts, gym shorts, briefs (no boxer shorts), sliders or leggings for aerialist, and shoes.
  • Girl campers must wear black leggings and boy campers must wear black shorts during the last two days of each session.

PERSONAL ITEMS

  • NO jewelry, watches, or other valuables are allowed at camp
  • NO Electronics such as cell phones, laptops, mini computers, Ipods, MP3 players, e-readers, money or checks, and portable game consoles.
  • We do not have secure lockers for personal storage. The CAC is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items brought to camp.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

  • Personal hygiene is very important for health and our safety. Body to body contact inevitably leads to spreading of germs so keep your child’s body clean.
  • All cuts or open wounds must be covered with a bandage.
  • Campers may  not share clothes, hair ties, combs or hair brushes.
  • Campers may not share drinking containers.
  • Campers must wash their hands often and use the hand sanitizers  located throughout the facility.
  • We do our best to keep the facility and equipment clean with regular sanitary maintenance. We ask our campers follow do the same.

CODE OF CONDUCT

  • All campers will adhere to the full values contract below. Full Values Contract is a verbal agreement within a group to try, support, and encourage everyone to achieve their personal best.
  • The F.V.C. is used to secure the bonds of teamwork, perseverance, and dedication in a learning environment.
  • We will ask the campers to abide by the following philosophy: “I will try everything and be respectful to my instructors; I will try everything and support and encourage myself and my friends; I will model this behavior all the time because I am a leader by example”.
  • Parents please discuss examples of good behavior with your children to aid in the cohesion and flow of camp functions.
  • The consequence for not adhering to this policy is removal from camp activities, removal from the showcase or dismissal from camp.
  • Bullying will not be tolerated under any circumstances.

SHOWCASE DETAILS  

  • Showcase will be on Friday at 3:30. Doors open at 3:15.
  • All costumes and costume pieces are the property of the CAC and may not be taken off campus.
How To Register for Camp

Click the link below to learn how to register for camp –

HOW TO REGISTER FOR CAMP 2022

COVID 19

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the ages for Circus Camp?

Ages 6-15 Years Old (Your child must have completed kindergarten by the start of camp.)

What are your Circus Camp hours?

Monday-Friday 9am-3pm (drop off begins at 8:55am)

Where is Circus Camp located?

In the newly renovated and air-conditioned Sailor Circus Arena located at 2075 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota, FL 34239.

Where do I drop off, pick up and park? Do I have to come in?

Park in the High School parking lot and enter near the Circus Entrance Banner. Walk your child through the main doors for check in.

Can I print out or pick up a registration form?

No, all registration is done online. Click the register now button on this page.

Is the Sailor Circus arena air conditioned?

YES!!!

Do you have before care and aftercare?

Before care is not available during Spring Break Camp. Drop off and pick up is 8:55 OUTSIDE our main doors – look for the Circus entrance banner.

Yes, after care is available from 3:00-5:30 Monday -Thursday for $75 (No aftercare on Friday)

Space is limited. Enrollment is on a first come first served basis.

After care is $75 for a 1 week session.

A maximum of 12 children may be enrolled in after care so early registration is encouraged as drop-ins may not be available on all days. The only way to guarantee care is with the full session registration.

Do you have per day before care and after care prices?

Yes, after care is $30.

A maximum of 12 children may be enrolled in after care so early registration is encouraged as drop-ins may not be available on all days. The only way to guarantee care is with the full session registration.

Before care is not available for Spring Break Camp.

Do you offer discounts for siblings?

No.

Can I register online?

Yes, click the REGISTER NOW button at the top of the page.

What should my child wear to circus camp?

Circus girls: leotards or one piece bathing suits with leggings or shorts to go over leotards; hair ties (hair must be up if long) and shoes.

Circus boys: tee shirts, gym shorts, briefs (no boxer shorts), sliders or leggings for aerialist and shoes. 

What should my child bring to camp every day?

A healthy lunch, two healthy snacks, a refillable water bottle with your child’s’ name on it.

Don’t forget to bring a smile too!

What should my child NOT wear or bring to camp?

1) We do not allow soda, gum or candy, cookies other junk food at camp. Please don’t  send it with your child.

2) NO pajamas, cargo shorts or jeans, flip flops, sandals or slippers

3) NO jewelry, or watches, or other valuables are allowed at camp

4) NO Electronics such as cell phones, laptops, mini computers, Ipods, MP3 players, money or checks, or portable game consoles.

Do you provide lunch?

No, campers should bring a healthy lunch to camp each day.

Do you provide snacks?

No, campers should bring two healthy snacks each day.

Will there be a Showcase on the last day of camp?

Yes, Friday at 3:30 doors open at 3:15.

What is a typical day like at Circus Camp?

A typical day begins with a warm up and group stretch, 1-2 warm up circus activities (like circus relay, low wire, unicycle, trampoline, hula hooping, or juggling) snack, showcase act rehearsal, lunch, theatre games, arts and circus crafts, showcase act rehearsal, snack, check-out and group games, dismissal

How are the students separated into groups?

The students are separated first by age into a HOME group where they will have 1 counselor and 2-3 junior counselors assisting them; and then by interest and ability into a SHOWCASE ACT group. Showcase acts groups will encompass all ages and have a lead trainer that may or may not be the same counselor as their home group counselor.

How does the camp place the students into their Showcase Act groups?

On the first day of camp we conduct a “round robin” and have the student try out each of the different acts that are offered for that session. The counselors evaluate each student at the end of the different events. The students are evaluated on their ability to take direction, natural talents, potential to learn, strength, prior circus or comparable experience, and general attitude. The students also provide us with their top 3 choices of acts at the end of the round robin experience. Based on the counselor recommendations and the student’s interest, we cast the acts for the showcase.

If my child does not make it into their top choice, will they still have a chance to practice that activity at camp?

Yes

Do you offer scholarships?

Up to date scholarship information is on this page under pricing.

Will there be a chance for campers to fly on the trapeze?

YES!

What is your camp refund policy?

Refunds may be requested up to 10 days prior to the start of the camp session and a $50 admin fee will be deducted. After 10 days there will not be any refunds.

OPEN IN MAPS!

LOCATION:  Sailor Circus Arena
2075 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota, FL 34239

• From Interstate 75- Take exit 210 heading West on Fruitville Rd/Historic Florida 780 W. Turn left (South) onto North Tuttle Avenue. Turn right (West) onto Bahia Vista Street. Our arena is located on the right with Parking available in the Sarasota High School parking lot adjacent to the east side of the building.

• From US 41/ North Tamiami Trail.- Turn onto Bahia Vista Street. Our arena is located on the left with Parking available in the Sarasota High School parking lot adjacent to the east side of the building.

For more information, contact us at 941.355.9335, ext. 300.

*Photos taken Pre-COVID-19