The Wild Rumpus Circus Camp

The Wild Rumpus Circus Summer Day Camp

Since 2002, we’ve been offering kids ages 9 and up the chance to explore stilt walking, trapeze, acrobatics, clowning, juggling, tightwire walking, pantomime, physical theater, circus history, and more! Our approach to promoting confidence and cooperation is action-based: we emphasize focused development of circus skills while having fun together. Whether the skill at hand is balance, coordination, strength, flexibility, or creative expression, students gain self-esteem, learn valuable lessons about teamwork and tolerance, and develop their physical and mental agility.

What to Expect:
A morning warm-up will stretch and strengthen body, mind, and imagination through new games and improvisation. We’ll master the basics of stilt-walking, juggling, and low-flying trapeze and explore the world of physical comedy, including pantomime, clowning, and mask movement forms, as well as dabbling in tightwire, acrobatics, costuming, and set design. As lifelong performers living in a state (and a town) that’s steeped in circus history, we have stories and images galore to share when it’s time for quieter activities. Camp closes on Friday with an exceptional performance showcasing skills learned and joy discovered! Parents, families, and friends are cordially invited.

Our Staff: 
Jacob Mills teaches physical comedy, juggling, pantomime, clowning, and tightwire. Marcia Miquelon teaches stilt walking, aerial arts, and acrobatics and serves as the administrative director for our Wild Rumpus camp programs. To help us fill our lead teaching team, Brandon Anderson, the Saint John’s Prep Theater Director, will allow us to give our circus students caring, positive, one-on-one instruction and mentoring.

Dates: Tuesday, July 6th – Friday, July 9th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $400
Lunch at the SJU Refectory and clown noses included in registration.
Location: Saint John’s Prep Weber Center and Outdoor Theater
Contact: Brandon Anderson, banderson002@sjprep.net

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