Summer Circus Camps

Each day starts with a vigorous warm-up to prepare students for the bending, jumping, twisting, and flying we’ll do throughout the day. Students then move through our core classes in aerial, acrobatics, juggling, and performance.

Our coaches will be there every step of the way to help each student work toward individual goals in a fun and friendly team atmosphere. 

CAMPS AVAILABLE:


Is your child interested in classes this fall? Check out our Fall Schedule!


Summer Camp for Kids (ages 7-11)

Whether your child is ready to climb into the air for the first time, or wants to push their circus skills to the next level, our camps offer immersion in a wide array of circus arts.

Each day starts with a vigorous dance based warm-up to prepare students for the bending, jumping, twisting, and flying we’ll do throughout the day.

Students are then placed into groups based on age, skill, and experience to move through our core classes in aerial, acrobatics, tumbling, and juggling. Students also hone their performance skills and get their funny on with a theater and performance workshop.

Our supportive coaches will be there at every step of the way to help each student work toward individual goals in a fun and friendly team atmosphere. The Kid Circus Camp is a great fit for students newer to circus or currently in Kid Circus Fundamentals 1 or 2. We will do our best to challenge all students that attend. Each week of camp will conclude in an end­ of­ week showcase for friends and family on Friday at 2:30pm!

All students will work on the following disciplines:

Tumbling
Physical Theater
Trapeze
Partner Acrobatics
Juggling
Silks
Chinese Pole
Dance

Times: 9 am - 3 pm
Price: $395

Before and Aftercare options provided in collaboration with PDX Playdate! Must be signed up by the Wednesday before camp starts.   Contact frontdesk@thecircusproject.org for more details.


Summer Camp for Kids/Teens (ages 11-15)

Our general circus camp for kids and teens; students will work on all disciplines with a greater focus on developing artistry and a higher attention to detail.

Each day starts with a vigorous dance warm-up to prepare students for the bending, jumping, twisting, and flying we’ll do throughout the day. Students are then placed into groups based on age, skill, and experience to move through our core classes in aerial, acrobatics, tumbling, and juggling. Students will hone their performance skills with a theater and performance workshop.

The week of camp will conclude in an end­-of-week showcase for friends and family on Friday at 2:30pm!

Disciplines include:

  • Tumbling

  • Physical Theater

  • Trapeze

  • Partner Acrobatics

  • Juggling

  • Silks

  • Chinese Pole

  • Dance

Times: 9 am - 3 pm
Price: $395

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Little Circus Summer Camp (ages 5-6)

Our Little Circus Camp offers a fun, guided way to discover circus arts.

Each day starts with an engaging warm up to help students become accustomed to the space and ready for the jumping and bending we’ll do throughout the morning.
Students will participate in rotations in aerial, acrobatics, tumbling, and juggling. At the end of the morning students will hone their stage skills with theater games integrating the fundamentals of performance. We will explore musicality, creativity, and joy in movement, while developing social skills such as taking turns and following directions.

Our supportive coaches will be there at every step of the way to help each student work toward individual goals in a fun and friendly team atmosphere. Each week of camp will conclude in an end­-of-­week showcase for friends and family on Friday at 11:00am!

Times: M-F 9 am - 11:30 am
Price: $190

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Aerial (Only!) Camp (ages 8-13) ***For Intermediate to Advanced students

A week of skill building for active kids and young teens, this camp will include static trapeze, dance trapeze, aerial fabric, aerial rope, and aerial hoop. While building on a foundation in aerial technique, students will be challenged to integrate artistry and creative expression into their aerial movement to create choreography and bring their skills of the next level.

This week of camp will conclude in an end­-of-week showcase for friends and family on Friday at 2:30pm!

Prerequisites:

  • Students should be able to climb an aerial rope or fabric at least 10 feet, comfortable going upside down, able to hang from knees for 20 seconds and hang with straight arms from a bar for 30 seconds.

  • Great for students currently in Kids Circus Fundamentals 2, Teens Circus or Youth Aerial (please contact us for questions)

Times: M-F 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Price: $225

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Summer Performance Intensive - Mini-series

A one-week version of our summer-long Summer Performance Intensive, this camp is for the experienced, enthusiastic youth circus artist! Students will work with the Summer Performance Intensive on an ensemble piece as well as develop small group or solo acts for the Sunday Parkways Performance.

Date: August 19-23 with a performance on August 25

Ages:
 8 - 15 years

Pre-req:
 Must be approved for youth acro, youth aerial or youth specialty classes at the Circus Project.
Assessment required for students not attending Circus Project Classes currently.

Performance:
 Portland Sunday Parkways, August 25th

Time: M-F 2:30 - 5:30 pm Sunday approximately 10am - 4pm.
Price:
 $235

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