Camps

All day circus!

They don't have to run away to join the circus!

• Acrobatics • Trampoline  • Juggling • Tightwire • Aerial Arts & more!

SANCA offers an extensive day camp program for children age 6 and up. Our day camps allow students to develop physical skills, increase confidence, build self-esteem and get physically fit!

  • No previous experience necessary to enroll
  • All camps are for all levels of experience including beginners
  • Our student-to-instructor ratio is 6:1 for maximum safety and fun.
  • Full-day camps are 9 am – 3 pm.
  • Aftercare is available from 3-5 pm for an additional enrollment fee.


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Summer Circus Camps Descriptions

Summer 2024

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Ring 1 Summer Camp at SANCA
Times: Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm with After Care available 3pm-5pm
Prerequisites: No experience required!
Ages: 6-8
Dates: 6/24-6/28, 7/1-7/3, 7/8-7/12, 7/15-7/19, 7/22-7/26, 7/29-8/2, 8/5-8/9, 8/12-8/16, 8/19-8/23, 8/26-8/30
An introduction to the wonders of circus arts for our youngest aspiring circus artists! Campers will develop increased body awareness through tumbling and balancing their bodies, work collaboratively in a small group, learning interpersonal skills, resilience, and kindness. We will explore many circus disciplines, such as Trampoline, Aerial Fabric, Static Trapeze, Object Manipulation, Tightwire and German Wheel. Ring 1 Camp was previously referred to as Odyssey Camp.

 

Ring 2 Summer Camps at SANCA
Times: Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm with After Care available 3pm-5pm
Prerequisites: No experience required!
Ages: 9-12
Dates: 6/24-6/28, 7/1-7/3, 7/8-7/12, 7/15-7/19, 7/22-7/26, 7/29-8/2, 8/5-8/9, 8/12-8/16, 8/19-8/23, 8/26-8/30
Campers will be presented with a wonderful introduction to many different circus disciplines while working together in their groups to explore the joys of everything that SANCA has to offer! From Juggling to Tumbling, Aerial Fabric to Static Trapeze, there is so much to enjoy about circus camp. We’ll also explore Trampoline, German Wheel, and Object Manipulation! Ring 2 Camp was previously called Ringmaster Camp.

 

Circus Menagerie Summer Camp at SANCA
Times: Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm with After Care available 3pm-5pm
Prerequisites: No experience required!
Ages: 10-15
Dates: 6/24-6/28, 7/1-7/3, 7/8-7/12, 7/15-7/19, 7/22-7/26, 7/29-8/2, 8/5-8/9, 8/12-8/16, 8/19-8/23, 8/26-8/30
An exciting opportunity for campers who are ready to take their circus training to the next level.  Campers will practice on Aerial Rope, Fabric, Static Trapeze, German Wheel, Juggling, Trampoline, Tightwire, Object Manipulation and Tumbling with an emphasis on excellent technique and safety. Through careful progressions and building success one step at a time, this camp is designed to create success for those continuing to develop their fundamentals. This camp integrates valuable cross-training in flexibility, conditioning, and handstands to encourage proactive injury prevention and strength-building.

Performance Camp at Emerald City Trapeze Arts
Times: Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm with After Care available 3pm-5pm
Prerequisites: No experience required!
Ages: 9-16
Dates: 7/8-7/12, 7/22-7/26, 8/5-8/9, 8/19-8/23
After a successful pilot summer last year, SANCA is offering an extensive day camp program at Emerald City Trapeze Arts for children and young adults ages 9 to 16! Performance Camp allows students to develop physical skills, increase confidence, build self-esteem and explore circus as a performance art. This camp is a great fit for young circus artists hoping to increase their performance capabilities and build additional Aerial Arts (Fabric, Rope and Lyra) and Flying Trapeze skills. While circus experience is not necessary, this camp will be a very active one and students can expect to dive deep into performance and theater skills. Each week will conclude with a Friday showcase that parents are encouraged to attend! The Friday Camp Showcase will give students a taste of how it feels to be in a genuine circus production and will take place on Emerald City Trapeze Art’s very own stage!

Circus Exploration Camp at Emerald City Trapeze Arts
Times: Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm with After Care available 3pm-5pm
Prerequisites: No experience required!
Ages: 9-16
Dates: 7/1-7/3, 7/15-7/19, 7/29-8/2, 8/12-8/16
SANCA is offering a brand new extensive day camp program at Emerald City Trapeze Arts for children and young adults ages 9 to 16! The core of Circus Exploration Camp is to invite preteens and teens to the magical world of circus, without the pressures of taking their skills to the stage. Circus Exploration Camp allows students to develop physical skills, build confidence, explore their own uniqueness, and expand their creative capabilities. We will explore various Aerial Arts (Fabric, Rope and Lyra), experience the exhilaration of Flying Trapeze, and develop ground and balance skills. This camp is a great fit for budding circus artists as well as experienced young circus artists hoping to deepen their general circus practice. Each week will feature a casual demonstration that parents are welcome to attend!

Neuro Support Camp
July 8th – 12th
Required age:
6 – 15 on the day of the activity

SANCA’s Every Body’s Circus Camp is a half-day adaptive camp designed to make circus accessible to everyone! Led by SANCA’s EBC coaches who are trained in adaptive coaching. This camp introduces students with neurological differences (past students have had ADHD, ASD, and Down Syndrome) to the joys of circus arts, while building strength, body awareness, confidence, and agency. At SANCA, we believe that everyone has a right to play and learn all that our bodies are capable of.

If you would like to enroll your student, please contact Circus Access Programs or the office for more information: ebc@sancaseattle.org or office@sancaseattle.org. We can accept DDA funds for Respite Care! If you plan to use DDA, please email ebc@sancaseattle.org with your case manager’s contact info.

Mobility Support Camp
July 15th – 19th
Required age:
6 – 15 on the day of the activity

SANCA’s Every Body’s Circus Camp is a half-day adaptive camp designed to make circus accessible to everyone! Led by SANCA’s EBC coaches who are trained in adaptive coaching. This camp introduces students with disabilities that affect their mobility to the joys of circus arts, while building strength, body awareness, confidence, and agency. At SANCA, we believe that everyone has a right to play and learn all that our bodies are capable of. This camp is for students needing more muscular support and heavy spotting than sensory or neuro support (check out Neuro support camp for that!), past students have had spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, and cerebral palsy, amputees are also welcome in this group

If you would like to enroll your student, please contact Circus Access Programs or the office for more information: ebc@sancaseattle.org or office@sancaseattle.org. We can accept DDA funds for Respite Care! If you plan to use DDA, please email ebc@sancaseattle.org with your case manager’s contact info.

 

2023 Camps Schedule

Summer Camps

Summer 2024

 

 

Enrollment Information and FAQs

How to enroll:

  • Check availability HERE or call our office at 206-652-4433.
  • Enrollments are also accepted in person.
  • Payment plans and limited scholarships are available. Payment plans are available for Summer Camps online at checkout, with $50 due at registration and the remaining balance due June 1st. Our scholarship application can be found here. This form should be completed before enrolling your student.

Transfers and cancellations:

  • Camp tuition is not transferable or refundable within 72 hours of the date camp begins.
  • Paid tuition may be transferred from one week to another or canceled and refunded at no additional charge if the request is received at least two weeks before the date camp begins.
  • Transfer requests from one week to another made in the two weeks before camp begins do not have a financial penalty, but transfer requests are subject to availability. If you transfer out of one camp and there are students waiting, your spot will no longer be available should you change your mind.
  • Cancellations made in the two weeks before camp begins are subject to a cancellation fee of 50% of the cost of camp, and the balance of the unused tuition will be retained as a credit toward future tuition. Credits are transferable to other students and may be used toward any tuition, including flying trapeze.

Waitlists:

  • Wait lists are available online through our registration portal. The system will email all waitlisted student if space becomes available.

Attendance:

  • Students are expected to attend the camps in which they are enrolled.
  • Camp tuition is not prorated.

Confirmations and communications:

  • You will receive an email confirmation for camp enrollment.
  • Using our email newsletter service, we send out camp reminder emails the Friday before camp starts, as well as information about camp experiences and events during the week of camp.
  • Campers will need to bring a lunch and water bottle for each day of the camp.

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Things to Keep in Mind for a Successful Camp:

-Shoulder length hair must be tied back
-Wear layers!
-Bring snacks and a lunch
-Absolutely no zippers or buckles on clothing
-Label EVERYTHING that comes to camp
-Bring a water bottle