Circus Arts Camp 2019!

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….

The circle of awesomeness.
Diabolo routine.
Flying high.
Flying higher.

If you want to know more about this circus arts camp, check out the home page for it here:

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!

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Dr. Jesse Joyner travels nationwide as a speaker and entertainer. His primary role is that of a performing juggler spreading joy and the love of learning to family and kids events. H earned his PhD in Educational Studies at Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL). He enjoys playing the piano, bird watching, and old houses. He lives in Richmond, VA with his wife, Sarah, and their three kids - the perfect number for juggling children.