Circus Summer Camp Registration Information will be available in February
COVID-19 Updates 6.24.2020
On May 22, Governor DeSantis opened Florida to begin youth recreational activities and camps. For several weeks, the CAC has been waiting for guidelines, regulations and protocols from local entities such as the Sarasota County Health Dept. and the Sarasota County Parks & Recreations Dept while thoroughly reviewing recommendations from the American Camp Association, the CDC and the American Youth Circus Organization as it relates to Summer Camp. We have worked hard behind the scenes in countless conversations to find out as much as we could to be ready to open and serve our families.
After careful review of available information relating to the impact of the spread of COVID-19, with an abundance of caution and as a result of the extensive planning and preparations that need to take place, we are planning to open Circus Summer Camp sessions after June 26, 2020. We committed to having camp this summer if we were allowed to do so and only if CAC can be the safest summer program for your child. We are discussing everything from health screenings upon arrival to minimizing group sizes, disinfecting the facilities regularly as well as how to properly engage in circus activities with safe distancing and much more. We want to make sure we are doing everything we can to provide a safe, fun summer for our campers, families and staff.
While we are experts in the Circus Arts, we listen to the experts in public health; CAC staff need time to prepare our facilities and programs to meet the recommendations for best practices that are ever changing in response to the Coronavirus. It is also important to recognize that no program can reduce all risk of contracting COVID-19. The only way to ensure that a person does not contract the virus is to stay home. Once an individual leaves home to go to the grocery store, go to work, or for any other activity, there is a real chance that they could contract or spread the COVID-19 virus. CAC aims to reduce the risk to the best of its abilities while maintaining a level of operation that allows for circus activities. Staff, students, and individuals who enter CAC must understand and agree to the risks associated with the spread of the virus, acknowledging that CAC cannot eliminate all risk. Therefore, only persons who have accepted this risk by signing a liability waiver will be permitted entry to CAC.
We look forward to welcoming you back into our Sailor Circus arena and for Circus Summer Camp after June 26, 2020. Visit CircusArts.org frequently for updates. THANK YOU for your patience and support.
If summer camp can open as of July 6, at minimum, the following protocols are being put in place and subject to change as appropriate:
- All campers will be required to report any flu-like or COVID-19 symptoms, and have daily infrared temperature checks administered by staff leadership before entering the camp facility. If a camper is displaying COVID-19 symptoms, or has a temp above 100° (CDC guidelines) the camper will not be able to participate in camp until symptoms diminish and/or a doctor’s note is presented.
- Overall camp size will be scaled down to fewer campers enrolled in each session and group sizes will also be scaled down to minimize student interaction
- Out-of-state campers or campers not within CAC’s geographical region, MAY not be permitted to attend or MAY be required to quarantine based on guidelines in place at the time of camp session.
- All campers will be dropped off and picked up in a carline fashion similar to school drop-off or pick up. No parents or guardians will be allowed inside the arena facility, no exceptions.
- Group circus acts or acts including multiple students meant to work together in close contact may not be included.
- Friday “Showcase Performances” will be eliminated and only if technically possible modified to virtual presentations.
We are putting the following measures in place for the safety and well being of staff, volunteers, campers, and families
- Frequent hand washing breaks during the day.
- Assigning campers to the same groups & circus equipment for the duration of session.
- Sanitizing all communal spaces, and equipment daily.
- Communal meeting spaces and large group gatherings will be scaled to a minimum, and maintain 6 ft distance whenever possible.
The Circus Arts Conservatory reserves the right to cancel or modify any planned program, camp session or scheduled class due to insufficient enrollment, in which case, refunds or credit toward future programming will be processed.
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.
Ages 6-15 Years Old (Your child must have completed kindergarten by the start of camp.)
Sessions sell out quickly so reserve your child’s spot in Circus Summer Camp Now!
- Circus Summer 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 Summer Campers enjoy a truly unique experience where they learn circus arts disciplines.
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.
Field Trips: Due to COVID 19 there will not be any field trips this year.
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), closed-toe shoes and socks are preferred. Circus boys: tee shirts, gym shorts, briefs (no boxer shorts), sliders or leggings for aerialist, closed-toe shoes.
NEW THIS YEAR: The last Thursday and Friday of the session, girls are required to wear black leggings and boys wear black shorts. Campers are required to bring a yoga mat (preferred) or beach towel.
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- SESSION 8
- 1 WEEK SESSION (Pre-registration Required)
- 2 WEEK SESSION (Pre-registration Required)
- BEFORE CARE
- $25 PER WEEK (Pre-registration Required)
- DROP IN – $10 PER DAY
- (Subject to Availability)
- AFTER CARE
- $75 PER WEEK (Pre-registration Required)
- (Max 25 Campers)
- DROP IN – $30 PER DAY
- (Subject to Availability)