We just wrapped up our third annual youth circus arts camp in Richmond, Virginia. This is the only camp of its kind in the state of Virginia. For two weeks every August, a few dozen youth participate in a day-camp where they learn how to run away with the circus! We teach them juggling, hooping, clowning, puppetry, acting, silks, and more!
It was an honor to be one of the juggling instructors. I’m so proud of all the kids for learning things like the flower sticks, the Diabolo, the spinning plates, and basic juggling. But most importantly, the kids learn about friendship, community, and the joy of sharing our newfound skills with others. That’s one of the things I love about the circus. It is an opportunity for a group of people (the performers) to share a little joy and wonder with the public.
At the end of the two weeks, our campers did just that. They had a chance to demonstrate their newfound skills with their friends and family in the final Friday showcase. Here are some pictures….
If you want to know more about this circus arts camp, check out the home page for it here: https://www.puppetsoffbroadstreet.org/campcarnival.html
And please let me know if you want to be in the loop about this arts camp for future years. We look forward to growing this camp into an even larger and more exciting camp in years to come!