LET YOUR CHILD RUN AWAY THIS SUMMER AND JOIN THE CIRCUS!

SARASOTA’S MOST UNIQUE SUMMER CAMP EXPERIENCE

Camp Is Filling Up Fast – REGISTER NOW

Kids ages 6*-15 – Experience the thrill of the circus at summer day camp!

Discover a variety of circus skills, including…

Trapeze • Rolling Globe • Aerials  • Rolla Bolla • Trampoline • Wire Walking • Clowning • Juggling

Circus Arts enhance self-confidence, creativity and life skills such as responsibility, teamwork, poise, and discipline.
It’s a fun way to improve balance, coordination, problem-solving, and self-esteem.
At the end of the session, your child will show their skills in a spectacular costumed show for parents, creating memories that will last a lifetime.​

*Campers must have finished kindergarten. No experience or evaluation is required.

Field Trip:

The extended session will include a field trip to see The Summer Circus Spectacular at The Ringling!

Ticket and transportation are included in tuition.

Enrollment is conducted exclusively online.  Session requests via email or voicemail cannot be accommodated, and spots cannot be reserved without payment. 

Our camp program is designed for daily practice and progress toward the camper’s showcase performance. As a result, drop-in days and make-up days are not available.

Need Assistance? Email Register@circusarts.org or call 941-355-9335 x326 or 300. We will respond to your inquiry within 48 hours.

2024 Summer Camp Session Dates 

(Pre-Registration Required)

Session availability may not be accurately displayed here. Please click Register Here to check for available spots in a specific session. If the session you want is full, you can join the waitlist by clicking the Register Here button below.

Sessions labeled as sold out are no longer available.

  • SESSION 1

  • June 3-7
  • $695
  • Sold Out!
  • SESSION 2

  • June 10-14
  • $695
  • Sold Out!
  • SESSION 3

  • June 17-21
  • $695
  • Sold Out!
  • SESSION 4 (extended)
  • June 24-July 3
  • $695
  • Field Trip Included
    Few Spots Left
  • SESSION 5
  • July 8-12
  • $695
  • Sold Out!
  • SESSION 6

  • July 15-19
  • $695
  • Sold Out! Join the waitlist
  • SESSION 7

  • July 22-26
  • $695
  • Sold Out! Join the waitlist
  • SESSION 8

  • July 29-August 2
  • $385
  • Few Spots Left
  • SESSION 9
  • August 5-9
  • $385
  • Few Spots Left
  • CAMP HOURS
  • Camp hours 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • Before Care starts at 8:00am.
    Extended Care hours till 5:30pm.
  • Early drop off / late pick up will automatically incur additional fees.
  • CAMP SESSIONS
  • $385 1 Week Session
  • $695 Extended Session (Includes Field Trip – Show & Transportation)
  • Pre registration required for all camp sessions
  • BEFORE CARE
  • $75 PER WEEK
    $120 EXTENDED SESSION
  • Drop in – $15 PER DAY
    (Subject to Availability)
  • Starting at 8:00am
  • EXTENDED CARE
  • $100 PER WEEK
    $175 EXTENDED SESSION
  • Drop in – $35 PER DAY
    (Subject to Availability)
  • Until 5:30pm (pickup after 5:30 will automatically incur late fees)

SIGN UP IN 3 EASY STEPS

STEP 1

  • Click the “Register Here” button below.
  • Click on the “My Info / Add Family” tab at the top of the window.
  • Complete your “Personal” and “Billing” information.
  • In the “Family Members” column, click “Add Family Member” and complete this information using your child’s birthdate, but your email and phone number.
  • Click on the “Summer Camp” tab at the top of the window.
  • Select your desired session(s) and submit payment.

STEP 2

  • Once Step 1 is completed, you will receive an email receipt/confirmation.
  • Click on the link in this email to finalize your child’s spot in Circus Summer Camp.
  • You will receive a final confirmation email after completing this step.
  • A late fee will apply if this step is not completed at the time of registration.

STEP 3

Due to a high volume of inquiries regarding camp, PLEASE review all on-line information before contacting camp staff directly. Chances are very good that you will find your answers here.

  • Scroll down to review the Circus Summer Camp Information Guide with your child.
  • “Remind” is an app for your phone that will serve as the primary communication tool between you and the Camp staff.
  • Download this free app from your favorite app store.
  • On the Friday before your camp session starts, you will receive an email from Register@circusarts.org containing a unique code for each session you have signed up for. This code will enable you to join a group to receive messages from camp staff and to communicate privately with us. If you don’t see the email by Saturday morning, please check your junk folders. 

Circus Camp Information Guide

Prerequisites

For Summer Camp, campers must meet both prerequisites: they must have completed kindergarten and be at least 6 years old.

Please note that only campers who are officially enrolled and registered for a specific session can attend that camp session.

It is not allowed to switch or trade campers, nor attend a session a camper is not enrolled in. The camp staff requires all necessary documents and adequate time to prepare for the camp session before its commencement. Therefore, we cannot accept walk-ins, one-day drop-ins, or campers coming instead of another. Children who do not meet these requirements cannot attend camp.

Registration Form / Late Fees

Registration Form (see below regarding late fees)

The registration form can be found in the purchase receipt and session confirmation sent to your email address, which is in your Mind Body account. After enrolling a child and paying the tuition, a purchase receipt will be emailed to you. Click the SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION FORM link to complete your form.

Registration Confirmation: After completing the form, you will receive an email containing a copy of your responses. This serves as your confirmation that the CAC has received your form. If you have received a confirmation email from Google Forms (a copy of your form responses), refrain from emailing the registrar inquiring whether the form has been received. Due to the large number of campers and high interest in the Summer camp, your email might not receive a response.

If your reg form is not received, the camp admin will email you before your session. 

Late Fees: You must complete and submit the Google Registration form immediately upon enrollment. If forms are not submitted at the time of purchase/enrollment, a $50 late fee per form will be applied, and Group requests will not be considered. We reserve the right to cancel your reservation, and you will not be entitled to any refund. 

Fees

TUITION COST
$385 for 1 week session (2024)
$ for the extended session (includes a field trip to The Summer Circus Spectacular and transportation to and from the show).

CAMP ENROLLMENT
Is secure once payment in full is collected and ALL FORMS are completed ( ALL registration forms are completed online and will come in your purchase email receipt )

Your camper registration form link is in your purchase receipt.

Our camp model is for campers to practice and progress in their act group daily, drop in days are not offered in our camps for this reason.

REGISTRATION FEE
No registration fees. Registration forms must be completed at the time of purchase/enrollment to avoid a $50 late fee. Failure to complete the forms may result in cancellation of reservation without a refund.

BEFORE AND EXTENDED CARE
Before care hours are 8:00AM – 8:55AM
$75 Per Week
Pre-registration required, space is limited.
Single day rates for before care- $15 per day. Subject to availability

Extended care hours are 3:00 – 5:30PM
$120 Per Week
Snack included, 35 minutes of circus programming, movie time-schedule available upon request.
Single day rates for after care $35 per day. Subject to availability.   

Campers not picked up by 5:30PM will incur a $5 dollar charge, per camper, for every one (1) minute past 5:30. 

While we understand that things can happen that are out of our control, it’s imperative that you have reliable backup during those times, as late pick-ups will not be tolerated.

Conditions of Enrollment

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 Mind Body

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

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
  • If the session is available we will move campers one time at no charge. Additional requests will incur a $25 fee per child per session.

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
Visitors

To ensure the safety of all campers and staff, the CAC has implemented a policy that prohibits parents, guardians, and visitors from entering the arena during camp hours. Additionally, the doors and gates of the campus and arena will be securely locked from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM every day. This measure is necessary to ensure the safety and protection of all individuals attending camp and will be enforced without exception.

Once the camp begins, all parents or guardians are required to leave the campus.

To contact the camp staff, use Remind. Review the Remind tab. Or call 941-355-9335 ex 300.

Parents, guardians, and visitors are not permitted to have lunch with campers. There are no exceptions. 

Camp Hours

CAMP HOURS
Camp hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Campers should arrive between 8:55 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and must be picked up by 3:10 p.m.

Campers dropped off before 8:55 a.m. will incur a daily drop-in fee, and campers picked up after 3:10 p.m. will incur a drop-in fee.

No parents or visitors are allowed inside the arena during camp hours. This includes lunches and forgotten items. Please drop off any necessary items at the main office located in the small brick building on the west side of the arena. 

For the safety of campers and staff the arena doors and gates will be secure from 9:30 – 2:30 daily.

BEFORE AND AFTERCARE
Before-care hours are 8:00AM – 8:55AM
Pre-registration is required; space is limited.
Single-day rates may be available to enrolled campers. Subject to availability

Aftercare hours are 3:15 – 5:30 PM
Snack included 35 minutes of circus programming, and a movie. 
Single-day rates may be available for enrolled campers. Subject to availability.   

Campers not picked up by 5:30 PM will incur a 5 dollar charge per camper for every one (1) minute past 5:30. 

While we understand that things can happen that are out of our control, it’s imperative that you have reliable backup during those times, as late pickups will not be tolerated.

Need to drop off an item during camp hours? Please review the Remind Tab. 

Location / Parking

LOCATION: 2027 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota, Florida 34239. Inside the Sailor Circus Arena.

PARKING/ DROP OFF /PICK UP: All camp parking is located in the Sarasota High School parking lot, next to the Arena (building with the Blue and White circus tent-style metal roof). Throughout the camp, camp families must use the High School parking lot for access to the arena. The arena doors will be locked during the day, so camp families will need to use REMIND to inform camp staff to open a door.

Campers should be escorted to the main arena entrance, where camp staff will check them in. Use the new entrance with the red metal awning, which is located near the parking lot exit, facing Bahia Vista Street.

Once camp begins, parents/guardians will not be allowed inside the arena. Camp is not open to spectators and is closed to the public.

Campers will be picked up from the same doors as drop-off.

The circus staff parking lot, located on the west side of the Sailor Circus Arena (the other side of the arena) near Tamiami Trail, is not available for use to camp families at any time.

VISITORS: Circus camp is not open to the public; it is a closed space. We do not allow parents or guests to spectate during camp hours or during before- and aftercare. Parents/Guardians/Visitors are not permitted to stay during camp sessions for any reason. Campers cannot have lunch with anyone outside the camp.

Need to drop off an item during camp hours? Please check the Remind Tab and park in the high school lot, not the Circus staff lot.

Directions: If you are coming from the East on Bahia Vista Street, you will see the high school parking lot before you reach the arena. If you are coming from the West, you will pass the arena and then enter the high school parking lot to park.

Remind / Communication

During the camp session, Remind serves as the primary mode of communication between families and staff.

Once your session begins all communication will be conducted through Remind. Please note that you will no longer receive any emails from the registrar once the session begins.  To contact our camp staff, kindly use Remind since there is no phone available in the area. If a phone were present, it would be difficult to hear it ring due to the exciting camp activities taking place.

Prior to the start of your camp session, the weekend before, an email will be sent by the registrar providing you with instructions on how to join Remind and the corresponding class code.

We recommend communicating with our staff through Remind, but if necessary, you can also reach Kelly at 941-355-9335, extension 300. If she’s unavailable, she may be assisting in the arena, so please use Remind to message the camp staff.

During camp hours, if you need to drop off or pick up something for your camper, or drop off late or pick up early, simply message the camp staff via Remind. They will meet you at the locked gate near the Sarasota High School parking lot to assist you.

A day at Circus Camp / Acts

Our mornings at circus camp start with a gentle warm-up and group stretch, followed by one or two fun activities like low wire, unicycle riding, trampolining, hula hooping, and juggling. We take a break for a snack and then focus on practicing our showcase performance. After lunch, we enjoy theater games, arts and crafts, and more rehearsal for our showcase act. We take another snack break and end the day with group games before dismissal.

On Wednesdays, we have flying trapeze day, where all campers can experience the thrill of flying high on the trapeze. On the last Friday of camp, campers can showcase their talents in a costumed performance for their families. 

Two-week session includes a ticket to the Summer Circus Spectacular and transportation. All are included in your camp tuition.

Acts: Not all acts will train every session to mix it up. Unfortunately, we can’t tell you ahead of time which session will offer which acts.

Some of the acts that may be offered over the summer are Rolling Globes, Lyra, Silks, Hammock, Cargo Net, Ladders, Triple Trapeze, Rolla Bolla, Trampoline, Low Wire, Clowning, Acro, and more.

Lunch / Snacks

LUNCH / SNACKS

For safety and security reasons, parents, guardians, and visitors are not permitted to have lunch with campers. There are no exceptions. 

Starting in 2024, tuition will include two (2) snacks. Campers are still required to bring a non-perishable lunch each day. 

LUNCH: The CAC does NOT provide lunches. Campers need a nutritious lunch and snacks to replenish their energy. Lunch should include a healthy protein source, along with fruits and/or vegetables. Pack what your child will eat.

SNACKS: Two snacks per day will be provided, which will include items like pretzels, fruits, and vegetables. We are unable to make accommodations for dietary restrictions, preferences, or allergies. Please provide suitable snacks. The CAC does not provide candy or junk food.

Reusable water Bottle: Campers are required to bring a reusable water bottle that is clearly labeled with their name. The arena has bottle refill fountains where campers can easily refill their bottles.

  • Every day, campers must bring their lunch and water bottle.
  • The CAC does not provide cups.
  • Refrigerators are NOT available for campers. Pack a non-perishable lunch.
  • Microwaves are NOT available for campers. Lunches should be prepared in a way that they are easy and convenient to consume.
  • Lunches are not provided by the CAC.
Camp Attire / Personal items / Health & Safety

Camp Attire

  • Shoes required, any type. 
  • Long hair: All campers must wear a hair tie or have their hair up if it’s long. (For both safety and performances.) 
  • No pajamas, cargo shorts, or jeans.

Recommended Items:

  • Leotards
  • Biketards
  • Leggings 
  • Shorts
  • Tee shirts
  • Gym shorts 
  • Sliders, or Leggings for all aerialists
  • Campers should wear clothing that is easy to move in and appropriate for being upside down.

Showcase

  • Tights: On the last day of the camp session, girl campers are required to wear skin-colored tights, either footed or footless, for the showcase. (not included in tuition)
    • Tights may be purchased at Walmart, Target, Amazon, etc. 
    • Any brand 
    • No patterns allowed
    • The color of the camper’s skin should be matched.
    • Footed, footless, or convertible (google it) 
    • For campers attending multiple sessions, it is recommended that you purchase convertible tights.
    • Footed tights may need to be cut by our staff depending on the act
      • Please be advised that showcase items (tights, etc) must be dropped off on Friday morning of the showcase, along with the camper. It is imperative to understand that parents will not be granted access to the campus during the day for the purpose of dropping off items.

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.
  • The CAC does 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 our health and safety. Body-to-body contact inevitably leads to the 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 to do the same.
Before Care & Extended Care

Services are exclusively provided to campers enrolled in the program and unavailable to anyone not registered in the session.

BEFORE AND EXTENDED CARE
Before-care hours are 8:00 AM – 8:55 AM
Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.
Single-day rates are $15 per day. Subject to availability

Extended care hours are 3:00 – 5:30 PM
Thirty-five (35) minutes of circus programming, a snack, and movie time.

Single-day rates are $35 per day. Subject to availability.   

On Showcase days, there is no extended care offered. After the showcase, all campers will be dismissed and no staff will be on duty.

No special requests or ACT practice will be accommodated during extended care time, which is a group activity.

Campers not picked up by 5:30PM will incur a $5 dollar charge per camper for every one (1) minute past 5:30. 

While we understand that things that are out of our control can happen, you must have a reliable backup during those times, as late pick-ups will not be tolerated.

Refunds

REFUNDS: 

Refunds may be requested until May 1 and a $75 admin fee will be deducted. After May 1 there will not be any refunds. If your camp session is purchased after May 1 there are no refunds. 

There are no refunds for cancellation or schedule changes after May 1. Any cancellations made after May 1 are not eligible for a refund. 

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), for campers who choose to withdraw early from a program already in session or for campers who choose to withdraw before the start of their scheduled session.

Camper can not attend due to COVID: camper or family member has COVID no refunds will be given. If space is available in another session the camper may be moved to a session with open spots. If all remaining session are full or camper can not attend another session for any reason, no refunds will be given.

Cancellation / Refund Policy: Refunds may be requested until May 1 and a $75 admin fee will be deducted. After May 1 there will not be any refunds. If your camp session is purchased after May 1 there are no refunds.


No refunds will be given for:

  • Purchases made after May 1
  • Cancellation or schedule changes after May 1
  • Campers dismissed from the program due to disciplinary reasons
  • Campers found with evidence of lice (see our lice/nit policy)
  • Campers who choose to withdraw early from a program already in session
  • Campers who choose to withdraw before the start of their scheduled session.
  • Campers sick with a flu or virus.
  • Camper can not attend due to COVID
    • Camper or family member has COVID
    • Camper or family member has COVID-If space is available in another session the camper may be moved to a session with open spots (one time).
    • Camper or family member has COVID-If all remaining sessions are full or the camper can not attend another / open session for any reason, no refunds will be given.

Cancellation requests must be emailed to Tonia Bichler at Tonia@circusarts.org prior to May 1.

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 or is injured during the session outside of camp 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.

Camper can not attend due to COVID(camper or family member)  or any other illness,  no refunds will be given. If space is available in another session the camper may be moved to a session with open spots. If all remaining session are full or camper can not attend another session for any reason, no refunds will be given.

Cancellation requests must be emailed to Tonia Bichler at Tonia@circusarts.org prior to May 1.

Field Trip

Field trip to see the Summer Circus Spectacular at the Ringling Museum.

Extended sessions only. The camp session fee includes a ticket for the show and transportation.

Transportation: The Sarasota County School District provides transportation for all campers and camp staff attending the show. Campers must be transported by the school bus with CAC staff to attend. Any requests for students to be transported in a different way or to meet the staff on location will not be granted. It is not possible for our staff to arrange a meeting with any campers or parents at the location.

If campers cannot attend or ride the bus, they cannot attend camp that day since no staff will be available on campus to supervise campers who are not attending the show.

For safety reasons, The CAC does not permit camp volunteers or parents or guardians to accompany their children on field trips.

Showcase

SHOWCASE DETAIL

Showcase is always the last day of the session.

– The showcase for campers’ families will take place at 3:30 p.m. The doors will open at 3:15 p.m.

– After the showcase, campers will change out of their costumes, and the camp session will end.

– The camp showcase is exclusive to campers’ families and is not open to the general public.

– No aftercare will be provided on showcase days.

– Parents are welcome to take photos of campers in costume from 3:15 to 3:30. The show is expected to last approximately 45 minutes.

– Our concession stand will offer a limited summer menu and Camp merchandise for purchase. We accept cash and cards.

– After the show, campers must change out of their costumes. 

– All C costumes and accessories, including hair pieces, are the property of the CAC and may not leave the campus.

– Campers will be dismissed immediately after they change out of their costumes.

– Female campers must wear skin-colored tights on the last day of the camp session for the showcase. Please drop the tights off on Friday morning with the camper. Parents will not have access to the campus to drop off tights throughout the day. More information is on the Attire Tab.

– The showcase always takes place on the last day of the session.

Costumes

The CAC costume team does an excellent job creating costumes for each session. Each act will have a custom costume designed according to the session’s theme.

All costumes are washed with Tide laundry detergent after each performance. If your child has a Tide sensitivity or allergy, please let us know.

ALL costumes, accessories, and hairpieces are the property of the CAC and are not permitted to leave the campus. 

Groups / Group Requests

The campers are divided into two (2) groups: a home group and an act group. During the day, they spend time in both groups.

Home Group: Our camp organizes campers into home groups according to their age. Each group is led by one counselor and two to three junior counselors. We assign campers to their home group (by age) before camp begins, and they cannot be rearranged for any reason. Home groups typically consist of 10-12 campers.

Showcase Act Group: Campers will be placed in an act group that matches their interests and abilities. The groups will include campers of all ages and will be led by a counselor. This counselor may or may not be the same as the camper’s home group counselor. The act group assignments will be given to campers at the end of the first day.

Group Requests

We understand that you may prefer your camper to be placed in a particular group, but we cannot guarantee that we can fulfill every request. Our team will do their best to accommodate your preferences, but please remember that it may not always be feasible. We strive to group campers with their friends, but our process may not always permit it. If your child is not assigned to their friend’s group, we apologize, but we cannot honor requests to switch groups due to the high number of campers we have each week; it would be impossible to make changes for everyone.

During the day, all the campers gather together in the arena, which is a vast open area. This means your camper will still be near his or her friends even if your requests cannot be fulfilled.

Registration Forms not completed at the time of purchase/enrollment will be considered late. Unfortunately, we cannot grant group requests for late forms.

*Requests to move to another group can not be granted.
**Refund requests due to camper group placements will not be granted.
Waitlist

The waitlist option becomes available only once a session is full and must be reserved via Mind Body. You can join the waitlist by clicking on the “Register Here” button provided in step #1 above. If you are reserving spots for multiple campers, add each camper’s name separately to the waitlist.

In case a spot becomes available, you will be notified via email by Tonia@circusarts.org. You will then have 24 hours to respond and confirm. If you fail to respond within 24 hours, the spot will be offered to the next person in line. Your child’s camp spot is reserved once you receive a confirmation email after payment from Mind Body for that session and CAC staff.

Please note that waitlist notifications will be sent out in the order of reservations received.

No spots will be offered for the upcoming camp session after Thursday of the preceding week.

Session Change Request

It is possible to request a change of session, but only if there is availability in the desired session. The request must be made at least two weeks prior to the start of the new session.

Please note that a $25 fee will be charged for any reservation changes, regardless of when the request is made. This fee is necessary because the administrator must make changes in multiple areas to accommodate the request.

Policies and Procedures

TUITION COST
$375 for 1 week session
$750 for two week sessions

CAMP ENROLLMENT
Is secure once payment in full is collected and ALL FORMS are completed ( ALL registration forms are completed online and will come in your purchase email receipt )      Our camp model is for campers to practice and progress in their act group daily, drop in days are not offered in our camps for this reason.

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 3:10 p.m. Campers dropped off before 8:55 a.m. will incur a daily drop in fee. Campers picked up after 3:10 p.m. will incur a drop in fee. No parents or visitors are allowed inside the arena during camp hours. For the safety of campers and staff the arena doors and gates will be secure from 9:30 – 2:30 daily.

BEFORE AND AFTERCARE
Before care hours are 8:00AM – 8:55AM
$75 Per Week
Pre-registration required, space is limited.
Single day rates for before care- $15 per day. Subject to availability

Aftercare hours are 3:15 – 5:30PM
$100 Per Week
Snack included, 35 minutes of circus programming, movie time-schedule available upon request.
Single day rates for after care $35 per day. Subject to availability.   

Campers not picked up by 5:30PM will incur a $5 dollar charge, per camper, for every one (1) minute past 5:30. 

While we understand that things can happen that are out of our control, it’s imperative that you have reliable back up during those times as late pick ups will not be tolerated.

Aftercare services are exclusively provided to campers who are enrolled in the program and are not available to the general public.

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

GROUP REQUESTS: See group tab  Refunds will not given due to camper group assignments.

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. Tuition fees are not processed until applicants are placed in a session. You will be notified via email if a spot opens and you will have 24 hours to reply or the spot will be offered to the next person on the waitlist.

SESSION CHANGE / RESCHEDULING: Session change requests are based on the availability of spaces in the requested session. If space is available, we can move your camper to a different session for a fee of $25 per camper per move. Requests must be made at least two weeks before the start of the desired session and at least two weeks BEFORE the currently enrolled session starts. Refunds will not be processed for cancellations or schedule changes.  Email Tonia@CircusArts.org. Provide your camper name and the session desired. 

MISSED DAYS/MAKE-UP DAYS: Absenteeism is not creditable. We have reserved a space at camp for your child with staffing. Due to its nature, our programming doesn’t allow for make-up days.

LATE FORMS: Registration forms must be completed at the time of purchase/enrollment to avoid a $50 late fee. Failure to complete the forms may result in the reservation being canceled without a refund.

REFUNDS: 

Refunds may be requested until May 1 and a $75 admin fee will be deducted. After May 1 there will not be any refunds. If your camp session is purchased after May 1 there are no refunds. Cancellation requests must be emailed to Tonia Bichler at Tonia@circusarts.org prior to May 1.

There are no refunds for cancellation or schedule changes after May 1. Any cancellations made after May 1 are not eligible for a refund. 

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), for campers who choose to withdraw early from a program already in session or for campers who choose to withdraw before the start of their scheduled session.

Camper can not attend due to COVID: camper or family member has COVID no refunds will be given. If space is available in another session the camper may be moved to a session with open spots. If all remaining session are full or camper can not attend another session for any reason, no refunds will be given.

Cancellation / Refund Policy: Requests for refunds must be submitted via email to Tonia@circusarts.org by May 1st and are subject to a $75 administrative fee. After May 1, no refunds will be issued for camp sessions purchased.


No refunds will be given for:

  • Purchases made after May 1
  • Cancellation or schedule changes after May 1
  • Campers dismissed from the program due to disciplinary reasons
  • Campers found with evidence of lice (see our lice/nit policy)
  • Campers who choose to withdraw early from a program already in session
  • Campers who choose to withdraw before the start of their scheduled session.
  • Camper can not attend due to COVID
    • Camper or family member has COVID
    • Camper or family member has COVID-If space is available in another session the camper may be moved to a session with open spots (one time).
    • Camper or family member has COVID-If all remaining sessions are full or the camper can not attend another / open session for any reason, no refunds will be given.

Cancellation requests must be emailed to Tonia Bichler at Tonia@circusarts.org prior to May 1.

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 or is injured during the session outside of camp 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.

Camper can not attend due to COVID(camper or family member)  no refunds will be given. If space is available in another session the camper may be moved to a session with open spots. If all remaining session are full or camper can not attend another session for any reason, no refunds will be given.

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.

PARKING/ DROP OFF /PICK UP: Campers should be walked to the main doors of the arena where camp staff will check campers in. Once camp begins parents/guardians will not be allowed inside the arena. Camp is not open for spectators and is closed to the public. Campers will be picked up from the same doors as drop off.

VISITORS: Circus camp is a closed space and we do not allow parents or guests to spectate during camp hours or during Before and After care. Parents/Guardians/Visitors are not permitted to stay during camp session. 

SNACKS

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

LUNCH

  • Campers must bring their own lunch. Refrigerators and microwaves are not available to campers. Pack the lunch accordingly.
  • 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.
  • Refrigerators and microwaves are not available to campers. Pack the lunch accordingly.

ATTIRE: See Attire Tab

PERSONAL ITEMS: See Attire Tab

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 : See Showcase Tab   

Enrollment Instructions: 

Do not add any notes in Mind Body as they will not be visible to the staff. Instead, you can add a note in your Google registration form.

To ensure that your purchase and reservation for the camp session went through correctly, check your email for a confirmation that includes the camper’s name and the session information. If you did not receive this email, your reservation may not have been processed correctly.

To ensure your camper has a spot at our summer camp, complete the Google Registration Form provided in your purchase receipt email. Failure to do so may result in your camper losing their spot. Registration forms are due at the time of purchase. Upon completing the form, a confirmation email will be sent to you, including a copy of your form as proof of receipt.

Enrolling with the Mind Body Website, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the “Register Here” button above.
  2. If you already have a Mind Body account, log in. Otherwise, create a new one.
  3. Once logged in, click “ADD FAMILY MEMBER.”
  4. Add your child by filling in their information, which will create a profile for them in your account.
  5. Add your child’s date of birth and your email address in their profile.
  6. Save the information.
  7. Select the desired camp session(s) for your child.
  8. Enroll your child in the camp session(s), not yourself.
  9. Check your email for a receipt and confirmation of the session(s) you have selected.
  10. Click on the link provided in the email to fill out the Summer Camp Registration Form.

Enrolling with the Mind Body App 

When you buy on the app, you can purchase camp sessions without enrolling. However, you must choose your session and enroll afterward, or your spot will not be reserved in a session. If sessions are full, we cannot add more campers, regardless of when the purchase was made. Enrolling in a session is the only way to reserve a spot. After purchasing, you must visit the Mind Body website to select your session.

Troubleshooting: 

Received a “Does not meet the prerequisite, call the business” message when trying to register? There are a few reasons this message pops up. 

  1. The client doesn’t meet the age requirements for camp.
  2. The client’s profile is missing a date of birth, preventing enrollment in Mind-Body.
  3. Your Mind Body account needs to be linked to our business. Please see below for instructions on how to resolve this issue. 

Please log in to your account and complete the following steps. You may not need to complete all of these steps. After you finish any step, you can attempt to enroll again. 

  • If your camper is not already listed in your profile, add them as a “family member” and ensure that their Date of Birth is included in their profile. 
  • Your camper is already listed in your profile. Please make sure that their Date of Birth is also included in their profile. 
  • Link your Mind Body account to our business by clicking HERE

Once you have completed any or all the steps above, try enrolling again. If you continue to have issues, please email Tonia@circusarts.org. Include the following information:

  1. Your Mind Body account name. (Your Mind Body account can be difficult for us to locate if you have a different last name) 
  2. Camper name, first and last
  3. Date of birth
  4. Phone number where you can be reached. 

NEED BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Applications are now closed. 

Applications are reviewed, and funds will be disbursed in the order they were received. All applications must include the applicant’s 2023 Tax returns. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Awarded applicants will be notified via email sometime after May 30.

All scholarship applications and inquiries should be directed to the following email address: Tonia@circusarts.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the ages for Circus Summer Camp?

Campers must be at least 6 years old and have completed kindergarten to attend camp. No exceptions.

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.

Can I print out or pick up a registration form?

All registration is performed through the online platform. You can access the registration forms by referring to the purchase receipt sent to your email.

Should you need assistance filling out a digital form contact Tonia@circusarts.org

Do you offer discounts for siblings or multiple sessions?

No. There are no discounts offered for camps.

What are the dates and times of the Showcase Programs?

Showcases will be held on the last Friday (or last day of the extended session) of each session for a live limited audience. Doors open at 3:15 and the showcase begins at 3:30. 

Can campers request to be with their friends?

Campers may request to be in a group with a friend, but we can not guarantee the request will be granted. Campers 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. Please note that we cannot guarantee group requests.

Are there scheduled field trips?

The Summer Circus Spectacular at The Ringling will be visited by the extended session, and tuition includes a ticket to the show as well as transportation on Sarasota County School buses with drivers. 

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

YES!

Can campers register to attend one week of an extended session?

No, campers can only register to attend the full session.

Do you prorate days? What if a camper misses some days can they make them up?

Unfortunately, we can not allow campers to join another session for make up days. Days are not prorated.