CIRCUS SUMMER CAMP 2024: Explore Skills that Create the Circus Arts

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

CircEsteem 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. Learn trapeze, tightwire, juggling, and more, with a different theme each week! 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. Kids don't have to run away to join the circus! We accept children ages 6-16. 

Camp day hours: 9:00am-3:00pm
Before Care 8-9am and After Care 3-5pm are available with registration
Location: Northside Chicago
Camp Address: 4730 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60640

Cost per week:  $425.  Early bird discount until March 1 - $375
Length of a single session: 1 week (can sign up for multiple sessions)  
First Session: June 10-14, 2024
Last Session: Aug. 19-23, 2024
Special Dates: June 17th - 21st & July 1st - 5th are 4-day Camps at $340/wk 

Camp Specialty: performing arts, athletics
Camp Activities: CircEsteem explores a wide variety of Circus arts, including but not limited to: Acrobatics, tumbling mini-trampoline, German wheel, aerial silks, trapeze, lyra, diabolo, plate spinning, feather balancing, and clowning.


*Covid Precautions: CircEsteem’s COVID policies are subject to change between now and the beginning of Summer Camp. At this point in time, we will not be requiring proof of vaccination and masks are optional. We are constantly monitoring the advice of public health officials, government mandates and recommendations, and our community’s comfort levels with varying COVID precautions. We have learned that flexibility is important, not just for circus activities!
- All CircEsteem staff are fully vaccinated 
- Staff, teens, or campers that are sick are asked not to attend camp

Business Review

"Our son loves CircEsteem, and so do we. He's spent two wonderful summers in the summer camp, and a season or two of Saturday mornings learning to clown, climb, juggle, and tumble. When his cousin visited from Switzerland, they both performed together. Meanwhile, as a community member, EVERYONE is represented here -- it's inclusive, confidence-building, and inspiring. When I think about the cultural richness of our neighborhood, CircEsteem surely rises to the top. It's a hidden jewel, and it shouldn't be." -James Janega

"What an AMAZING organization! CircEsteem really focuses on inclusion and self-esteem for its participants. The youths of Chicago are lucky to have this organization, and the community is as well to witness the smiling faces and impressive skills at performances. If you have not yet attended a CircEsteem event, do yourself a favor and GO!" -Brianna Burgart

"My kids have been involved in CircEsteem for 7 and 3 years, respectively. I've seen them grow and develop in the circus in ways they aren't elsewhere; gaining confidence, strength, self esteem, and compassion for others. Neither of my kids moved to this country speaking English but quickly found that circus was a place that embraced and accepted them, providing them with their first (and still most significant) social networks." -Liz Kloster

"I am so thrilled to get my child back in camp!  I looked into so many camp options and I am so happy that we chose circesteem.  They really live by their mission of their name.  We were looking for lots of exercise and maximum fun!  After the first day, my child asked if she could go for all 6 weeks!  And my high energy kid is exhausted (which is exactly what I want!).  After just one week of camp they managed to direct the kids in putting on a great performance!  Thank you for bringing back the fun!!! Thank you for putting smiles on my child's face again! Thank you CircEsteem!" -Maureen Callaghan