Circus Summer Camp returns to the Sailor Circus Arena for 2019!

Registration Now Open!

SUMMER CAMP 2019 - 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.

DESCRIPTION

Ages 5-15  (Your child must have completed kindergarten by the start of camp.)  

Monday-Friday 9am-3pm 

One and two-week 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 and then showcase their new skills with a costumed performance with friends and family invited to watch!

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.

Water Day: During two-week sessions, we rent a giant water slide and set it up so that the students have a chance to literally cool off during the week and give their bodies a break from the showcase training schedule. On Water Day the students will have an exciting  opportunity to fly on the aerial straps and flying trapeze.

Field Trips:   During the two-week camp programs, we take the campers to The Ringling to see a professional circus show at The Historic Asolo Theater and explore the circus museums. This occurs during normal camp hours so drop off and pick up will happen from the Sailor Circus Arena. Parents will be notified before the scheduled trip.  

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.

  • SESSION 1 – FULL / CLOSED!
  • JUN 3 – JUN 7
  • 1 WEEK
  • SESSION 2
  • JUN 10 – JUN 21
  • 2 WEEKS
  • SESSION 3 – FULL / CLOSED!
  • JUN 24 – JUN 28
  • 1 WEEK
  • SESSION 4 – FULL / CLOSED
  • JUL 8 – JUL 12
  • 1 WEEK
  • SESSION 5
  • JUL 15 – JUL 26
  • 2 WEEKS
  • SESSION 6 – FULL / CLOSED
  • JUL 29 – AUG 2
  • 1 WEEK
  • SESSION 7
  • AUG 5 – AUG 9
  • 1 WEEK

Summer Camp 2019 Pricing

Please add $25 one time family application fee to pricing below.

  • 1 WEEK SESSIONS
  • CAMP – $300
  • BEFORE CARE – $25
  • AFTER CARE – $75
  • 2 WEEK SESSIONS
  • CAMP – $600
  • BEFORE CARE – $50
  • AFTER CARE – $150

SUMMER CAMP 2019 - 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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the ages for Circus Summer Camp?

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

What are your Circus Summer Camp hours?

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

Where is Circus Summer Camp located?

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

Where do I park for drop off, pick up and summer camp showcase?

Use the Sarasota High School parking lot (adjacent to the arena on the east side) for all summer camp needs.

Can I print out or pick up a registration form?

No, all registration is done online. Use the “How to Register for Summer Camp Guide” link on our website after March 18th.

Is the Sailor Circus arena air conditioned?

YES!!!

Do you have before care and aftercare?

Yes, the hours are 8-8:55 am for before care M-F; and 3:15-5:30pm for after care M-TH .

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

How much does before care cost?

$25 for a 1 week session; $50 for a 2 week session  

How much does aftercare cost?

$75 for a 1-week session; $150 for a 2-week session

 – Snack provided, 35 mins of circus programming, movie time (SCHEDULE PROVIDED upon request)

Do you have before care and aftercare sibling discounts?

No.

Do you have per day before care and aftercare prices?

Information to come March 18th.

Can I register online?

Yes!! Use the “how to register for summer camp guide” link on our website (available starting March 18th)

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), 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.

What should my child bring to camp every day?

1) Healthy lunch, 2) refillable water bottle with your Child’s’ name on it, 3) a smile!

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) ABSOLUTELY NO NUT PRODUCTS AT CAMP!!!!

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

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

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

Do you provide lunch?

No, but we do provide refrigerated storage for your lunch containers from home. Except on Friday show day! We will have a pizza party for lunch.

Do you provide snacks?

Yes, healthy snacks are provided twice a day. Students with special dietary needs should provide their own snacks.

Where should I drop off my child, do I have to come in?

Parents should park in the Sarasota High School lot. All campers MUST be walked into circus camp and signed in and out each day.

What are the dates and times of the Showcase Programs?

All showcases are on the last Friday of each session.

Doors open at 3:00.

Photo Opportunity:  3:00-3:30

Showcase Performance:  3:30-4:30

Session 1 showcase: June 7, 2019

Session 2 showcase June 21, 2019

Session 3 showcase: July 28, 2019

Session 4 showcase: July 12, 2019

Session 5 showcase: July 26, 2019

Session 6 showcase: August 2, 2019

Session 7 showcase: Aug 9, 2019

Are the Showcase Programs free to attend?

Beyond immediate family, we ask for a small donation of $5 per person to support the outreach programs that operate at the CAC throughout the year.

What is a typical day like at Circus Summer 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

What is Water Day?

During two-week sessions we rent a giant water slide and set it up so that the students have a chance to literally cool off during the week and give their bodies a break from the showcase training schedule. On Water Day the students will have an exciting  opportunity to fly on the aerial straps and flying trapeze.

What should I pack on Water Day?

A swimsuit, towel, change of clothes. Please apply sunscreen prior to camp or send campers with spray sunscreen.

What if it rains on Water Day?

If Water Day is slated for rain, we will have an alternate activity such as a camp wide circus relay Olympics.

Are there scheduled field trips?

Yes!  During the two-week camp programs, we take the campers to The Ringling to see a professional circus show at The Historic Asolo Theater and explore the circus museums. This occurs during normal camp hours so drop off and pick up will happen from the Sailor Circus Arena. Parents will be notified before the scheduled trip.

Do you offer scholarships?

Scholarships are no longer available for 2019.

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

Yes! 

What are the showcase dates?

SAVE THE DATE!

Session 1 showcase: June 7, 2019

Session 2 showcase June 21, 2019

Session 3 showcase: July 28, 2019

Session 4 showcase: July 12, 2019

Session 5 showcase:  July 26, 2019

Session 6 showcase: August 2, 2019

Session 7 showcase: Aug 9, 2019

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, along with an invoice for balance due (if applicable) will be sent via email

Balance

  • Balance is due in-full at the time of registration

Waiting List

  • When a session is full, a waiting list is started and a family is notified via email / phone when space becomes available
  • Registration fees are not processed until applicants are placed in a session

Session Date Change

  • Session change requests are based on availability of spaces in camp
  • Session changes can be denied if they are not made 14-days in advance

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
$300 for 1 week session
$600 for two week sessions

This does not include the registration fee $ 25.00 (non-refundable deposit -One Time per family, per summer)

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

REGISTRATION FEE
All families must pay a non-refundable registration fee of $25 once per summer, per family.

CAMP HOURS
Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 3p.m. Campers should arrive between 8:50 a.m. & 9 a.m. and must be picked up by 3:15 p.m.

BEFORE AND AFTERCARE
Before care hours are 8:00AM – 8:55AM
$25 for 1 week session; $50 for 2 week sessions.
Pre-registration required, space is limited.
Single day rates for before care- $10 per day. Based on availability

Aftercare hours are 3:15 – 5:30PM
$75 for 1 week session; $150 for 2 week sessions
Snack included, 35 minutes of circus programming, movie time-schedule available upon request.
Single day rates for care $20 per day. Based on 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 Google sheets or hard copy receipt. Confirmation of enrollment and receipt, along with an invoice for balance due (if applicable) will be sent via email.

BALANCE DUE IN FULL
Balance is due in full at the time of registration.

WAITING LIST
When a camp session fills, a wait list is started. Applicants will be notified of their wait list status by email. Registration fees must be process to get on the waiting list. Tuition fees are not processed until applicants are placed in a session.

SESSION CHANGE / RESCHEDULING
Session change requests are based on availability of spaces in camp. You may change your reservation in Mindbody up to 8 days prior to the session start date. If the session you’d like to move into has spaces available, please add your child(ren) to that session. If the session is full, please add your child(ren) to the waiting list. If you don’t get into the waitlisted session, a credit will be available on your account. Refunds will not be processed for cancellations or schedule changes.. If you filled out a paper application please call 941.355.9335 ext 321 to request a schedule change.

REFUNDS
Tuition already paid can be applied to another week of camp during the enrollment period of the summer. There are no refunds for cancellation, or schedule changes. There will be no refunds given after a session of camp begins. 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 camper leaves due to an injury incurred at camp, a prorated portion of the tuition will 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 doctor’s note.  A doctor’s note must be received prior to start of camp session in order to be considered for a refund.  Camp reserves the right to make exceptions to this rule without setting precedent.

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
Drop off and pick up parking are located in the Sarasota High School Parking Lot (EAST of the Sailor Circus Arena) Do NOT drive your vehicle into the open midway gate.

SIGN IN / SIGN OUT
Parents/guardians must come inside and sign campers in and out every day. If someone other than you is allowed to pick up your child, please indicate who that is on the registration form under who is authorized to pick up this camper? Additionally, ID may be required for pick up.

VISITORS
Circus camp is closed space and we do not allow parents or guests to spectate during the training times without approval from the camp director.

SNACK

  •  Snack will be provided twice daily by THE CAC.
  • Bring a water bottle to refill during the day.
  •  Snacks are fruits and veggies, and other healthy options.
  • If your child has special dietary needs, please supply special snacks.

LUNCH

  • Campers must bring their own lunch.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO PEANUT BUTTER AT CAMP! Parents, please refrain from packing peanut butter sandwiches, other nut products in your children’s lunches.
  • 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 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.
  • For Circus boys tee shirts, gym shorts, briefs (no boxer shorts), sliders or leggings for aerialist, close toed shoes.
  • NO pajamas, cargo shorts or jeans, flip flops, sandals or slippers
  • Foot protection is very important at camp. Crocs are perfect camp shoes.
  • NO jewelry, or watches, or other valuables are allowed at camp
  • We do not have secure lockers for personal valuable storage.
  • NO Electronics such as cell phones, laptops, mini computers, Ipods, MP3 players, e-readers, money or checks, and portable game consoles.
  • If such items are brought to camp and are lost, stolen or damaged The CAC is not responsible.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

  • Personal hygiene is very important for your health and our safety. Body to body contact spreads germs so keep your body clean.
  • All cuts or open wounds must be covered with a bandage.
  • Please do not share clothes, hair ties, combs or hair brushes.
  • Do not share drinking containers.
  • Wash your 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. You must do the same yourselves.

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

  • Campers will enjoy a pizza lunch with salad and fruit on showcase Friday’s. If your child does not like pizza please pack a ready to eat lunch for them. We are not able to microwave frozen meals or leftovers.
  • On the final day of camp at 3:30PM we will end the camp experience with a showcase for friends and family. (See the dates of the showcase below)
  • During two week sessions we will conclude our camp with a showcase for friends and family on the second Friday.
  • Doors will open at 3:00PM.
  • Parents may take photos of campers in costume from 3-3:30. The show will last approximately 45 minutes.All campers may invite people to attend the showcase. Beyond immediate family, we ask for a small donation of  $5 to support the outreach programs that operate throughout the year.
  • We will offer a limited summer menu in our concession stand.
  • Camp merchandise available for purchase.
  • After the show, campers will need to change out of their costumes back into clean clothes. Please send campers with a fresh change of clothes on showcase Friday.

WATER DAY
On the first Wednesday of a new camp session, we will be taking a break from our usual programing and offer a circus relay and a water slide. Students are encouraged to bring sunscreen, a towel and a change of clothes. Water play is not mandatory but encouraged. If it rains on water day we will set up alternative activities indoors. Waterday will not be rescheduled during a 1 week camp.

How To Register Camp 2019

For more information, contact us at 941.355.9335 ext. 314.

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