CircEsteem Summer Camp

4730 N. Sheridan Rd.Chicago, IL 60640Phone: (773) 732-4564Email: scott@circesteem.orgWebsite: Visit Website Google Map


Weekly Sessions

June 21 – August 27

Summer Circus Camp  is a fun, safe, supportive environment where children explore the many skills that create the Circus Arts. Camp allows each child to develop self-confidence, self-esteem, physical awareness and an understanding of the potential they possess. 

Skills taught may include: trapeze, acrobatics, clowning, juggling, stilt walking, gym wheel, tight wire, rola bola, and mini trampoline. 

Students enrolled will get to share their excitement and newfound skills with family and friends at the end of the week in a Show Off performance! 

Schedule: Monday – Friday  9am-3pm 

Ages: 6-16 

Levels: Beginner students who are trying circus for the first time AND Intermediate to Advanced students wanting to work on skills.

**EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: $50 savings on all registrations made before April 1st!**

Payment: ($295 Early Bird exp.4/1) $345 regular enrollment, per one-week session. Full pay is due upon registration. $100 of your tuition is non refundable, the remaining balance becomes non-refundable after June 1st. Re-scheduling to another week is an option, based on availability. The balance is due before the first day of camp.  

Before Care AND After Care are also available

*Covid Precautions: 

  • If a coach, teen or camper is sick, they will not be allowed to come to camp and must stay home.
  • All coaches, teens and campers will be temperature checked before entering the building.
  • All coaches, teens and campers will wear face masks except while eating or when outside and maintaining at least 6ft of distance.
  • There will be scheduled hourly hand washing.
  • There will be scheduled sanitizing of mats, equipment, and props every 2 hours.
  • Parents will not be allowed in the building.  Drop-off and Pick-up will occur outside with the Camp Assistant.
  • Campers who are unable to follow social distancing safety rules may not participate in CircEsteem Summer Camp.

Business Review

"Both my daughter and my niece went to this camp and haven’t stopped raving about it. It was a great outlet for them – while fostering physical activity it helped them work with other kids, build their own self-esteem, and it was amazing to watch how proud they were of their work and how much they accomplished!  The staff is incredible… overall such a fabulous investment ... I wish they had a circus camp for adults!" - Melanie K., Parent 

"CircEsteem is one of the most incredible organizations around for young people and the performing arts. As a performer and theatrical producer myself, I can't say enough about the level of nurture, professionalism and guidance the CircEsteem staff and their teachers came to us with, during our first summer collaborating with them in June of 2019. Each of their trained staff took the time out with every one of our students (aged 5-15) and helped them individually over the course of their 2 week residency here with us in Michigan. We can't say enough about this organization, and we hope to work with them again in the VERY near future!" Best, Paul Mow, Artistic Director, The GhostLight Theatre, Benton Harbor, Michigan 

"I have nothing but amazing things to say about our experience with CircEsteem!!! My kids have been taking classes here for years, but the reality is that they've been an important part of the special community that CircEsteem has built as a social circus! There is nothing more amazing as a parent then to watch your child not being able to do something (like juggle or walk on a rope or ride a unicycle, for example) over, and over, and over again, only to be continually cheered on by not only their coaches, but also their peers. No one gets left behind here and they each discover all of they're own unique talents, while learning to believe in themselves. That's the magic that takes place here. I hope you find yourself registering your kids for summer camp, or a Saturday circus class, or your kids bday party, or coming to one of our shows! All are welcome, all are accepted, and all will grow." Christina E., Parent