A Summer Camp unlike any other in Evanston.
Young circus stars learn acting, improv, and dance – all while flying in the air!
An Unforgettable Experience
Every year, almost 200 kids run away with the circus at our summer and winter camps.
Of the dozens of programs we offer to kids each year, our camps stand out as the most immersive and popular of them all. They’re perfect for young performers who want to strengthen, stretch and flex their creative muscles.
The experience, kids tell us, is nothing short of transformational.
Each day begins with a warm-up, followed by training and workshops in circus, drama, and movement. Students learn circus and aerial skills: juggling, tumbling, trapeze, tightwire, stilts, and more, and there’s no experience necessary to join!
Additionally, kids get to participate in field trips on Fridays to the beach, a water park, and more!
Perform in a show!
The four-week experience culminates in a fully produced, original show featuring all the skills campers have learned during the session. We bring in professional designers to help the kids bring their creativity to life through a show they will never forget!
Summer camp is directed by Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi, our Artistic Director and second generation circus performer who grew up touring with various circuses, including Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey.
In 2019, she and her family, The Hernandez Troupe, were inducted into the Circus Ring of Fame for their monumental contributions to the world of circus.
Click here to learn more about our award-winning faculty!
Summer Camp Registration 2019
June 10 – July 5*
July 8 – August 2
9 AM – 4 PM , Monday through Friday. For incoming 4th graders and older.
Tuition is $1400 for the full, four week session.
Campers can enroll in the first one or two weeks and receive a pro-rated tuition rate, or register for all four. Families have a choice of paying in full at the time of registration or purchasing a 5 month payment plan.
* Please note that due to July 4th, Session 1 camp performances will be on July 2 and 3.
Registration for partial camp sessions is only available during the first half of camp. To register for a partial session, please call us at 847-328-2795!
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We do not, unfortunately. Drop off starts at 8:45 AM, and we ask parents/guardians to pick up their child when camp lets out at 4 PM.
Nope! We welcome beginners and experienced circus artists alike.
Yes! There’s an option to identify a friend in camp when filling out the emergency info form.
Parents can coordinate carpooling and other needs through this Facebook group.
Families planning summer travels are asked to plan trips with the understanding that their camper may be in an evening performance on either the Thursday or Friday of the last week of camp. Missing a performance is allowed but not encouraged, since performing is a big part of the camp experience.
We unfortunately are unable to offer refunds.