Circus Summer Camp

Ages 6-15



Spend the summer flying, flipping, and spinning with MSA Summer Camp! Watch your kids become circus performers by learning new skills and staying active. Daily activities include Stretching, Tumbling, Aerial Arts, Sports Acrobatics, stilt walking, rolling globe, tight wire, Juggling arts and much more!

Camp Session Dates

Full  Session 1:   June 17 – July 12                                                                                      

Week:     1-2     June 17- June 28
Week:     3-4      July 1  –   July 12         (NO CAMP ON JULY 4 )

Monday-Friday from 9 am-3 pm
Student Showcase July 12  6:00 pm


Full  Session: 2  July 29 – August 23

Week: 1-2     July 29 –  August 9
Week: 3-4    August 12- August 23

Monday-Friday from 9 am-3 pm

Student Showcase August 23  6:00 pm


Camp Information:

Any personal items campers choose to bring to camp are the campers responsibility. We do have a lost and found box, but we will not replace or reimburse for any lost or stolen personal items at camp

Please make sure your child wears comfortable clothing suitable for exercise and movement. We recommend outfits that consist of dance/gymnastics leotards or unitards paired with athletic shorts & stirrup or footless tights, or leggings. Or and outfit of a formfitting athletic shirt/ tank top and formfitting athletic shorts or tights. Big/ loose clothes do not work well for circus arts. Dance slippers are acceptable if your child wishes to not be barefoot while inside the gym but grippy or yoga socks are needed for doing trampoline if the wish to not do it barefooted.

Campers are allowed up to 2 make-up days for missing camp, please call/notify us of sick or other absence before 9:15 am on day of missing camp.

Behavior at camp

We have several rules at camp we have in place to ensure a fun and safe space for everyone at camp. We go over all these rules on the first day of camp to ensure they are clear to our campers. Being that kids will be kids, these rules are not always followed to a T but our instructors work hard to enforce them. Being said, we are implementing a new 3 strike rule for campers, we try to meet the needs of all of our participants but if in the event that behavior becomes intentionally either consistently: disruptive, dangerous to self, or dangerous to others; a behavior report will be made for each incident detailing the circumstances and severity, once two behavior reports are made a call to parents will go out, if there is no change in behavior afterwards and a third behavior report is made, an in-person discussion will be had with parent/guardians and in the rare event we will reserve the right to ban a camper from camp/MSA activities for a period we deem fit to the severity of the incidents

Before & After Care

Before & After care is available this year for an additional $5 per child, per half hour of time before 9 am and after 3 pm, parents will be automatically charged this same price as a late/early fee for pickup and drop-off. Before & After care is NOT viewed as an open gym time, kids are free to stretch condition, relax or play games during this time equipment is off limits as to the discretion of the staff. If you plan on using before and after care please inform us a minimum of 24 hours in advance, if you plan on using Before & After care daily you can make out payments at the beginning of each week or session as needed.

Bring the following items to camp everyday:

  • Refillable Water Bottle
  • A snack: we suggest a fruit or protein based snack
  • Lunch: make sure to include necessary utensils if needed, and a reusable cold pack (we cannot refrigerate the lunches), we do have a microwave available but pack food in a microwavable container if it needs to be heated. We will e-mail all parents on any food allergy based lunch restrictions if we have campers with sever allergies, we want to make camp safe as possible for all
  • Extra pair of yoga pants/leggings: to change into to prevent fabric burns on aerial silks
  • Hair Ties/ headbands: hair needs to be tied back while doing aerials acro or tumbling, tieing back the hair will also help prevent overheating
  • Glasses case (if child wears glasses): to prevent loss/breaks, as glasses can’t be worn on aerials/while stunting
  • Close toed shoes: we walk to a gated park two blocks away from MSA everyday weather permitting, we want to prevent foot injuries/scrapes stubbed toes
  •  Sunscreen: prevent sunburn when we go to the park


Sample Class Schedule

Classes vary daily.

Regular Drop-off opens at 9:00 am

9:00 – 10:00 am Arrival/morning– Camp Games, Team building, Stretching/conditioning, Juggle jam
10:00 – 10:15 am Snack & water Break
10:15 – 12:00 noon Class Rotations (15-20 minutes per rotation) – acrobatics, tumbling, aerial arts, juggling arts/object manipulation skills, balancing arts, and clowning skills
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch (till 12:30/45)  then Recess at the park or free-time/movie inside on rainy days
1:30 – 2:45 pm

2:45 – 3:00 pm

Class Rotations (15-20 minutes per rotation) – acrobatics, tumbling, aerial arts, juggling arts/object manipulation skills, balancing arts, and clowning skills

Open gym, Cleanup, End of the day announcements

Pick up is promptly at 3:00 pm every day

Student Showcase Shows

There will be a camp show on the last day of each session of camp from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm (call time for campers is 5:30 pm) Parents and family are invited – bring your cameras!


Note: the prices for this up-coming year have been increased due to a need to budget for the new increase of the Chicago minimum wage. At MSA we are striving to ensure our instructors can be paid on livable wages; as well so we can ensure that our activities are taught safely by qualified instructors at wages that match the necessary skills that insure a safe and productive learning environment for our students.

Early bird Registration:  January 1st, 2019 – April 15th, 2019

2 Weeks – $550        Full Session (4 weeks) – $725        Two Full Sessions –  $1250


Regular Pricing   April 16th, 2019 – Session 1 : Jun 17th    Session 2 : July 29th

2 Weeks – $600        Full Session (4 weeks) – $800        Two Full Sessions –  $1400


Discounts that apply:  $20 Off Sibling Discount


We DO NOT offer this camp as a single week/day choice, and camp fees are non-refundable and due by the first day of camp, those who pay camp fees before the start of camp will have their child’s spot reserved.


*Registration for Summer 2019 will open Jan. 1st of 2019*


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