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Youth Camps

The Gamma Phi Circus is proud to provide the Bloomington-Normal community with opportunities to teach its youth about the joys and challenges of the circus. Youth camps are held on the campus of Illinois State University. Gamma Phi provides Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Circus Camps, as well as programs for younger children called CircusLings. These unique circus camps are sponsored by the College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) at Illinois State University and are presented by the directors and performers of Gamma Phi Circus.

The rewards and pleasure of learning AND performing a wide variety of circus skills can be yours. Taught by professional circus performers and educators, the program includes:

  • Aerial

  • Juggling

  • Trapeze

  • Balancing

  • Rolling globes

  • Tumbling

  • Clowning

  • Tight-wire

  • Vaulting

  • Cycling

  • Trampoline

  • And more...

There are (2) one week Basic Camp sessions for performers of all levels, (1) one week Intermediate Camp session for campers ready for the next step in circus training (but not yet ready for Advanced), and (1) two week Advanced Camp session for performers with previous circus/acrobatic experience. Join us for one, two, or all sessions!

CircusLings camps are one week (M-F) 90-minute camps. We offer (4) four sessions of CircusLings between 9am and 4pm.

Camps do not have to be taken in consecutive order. We're making it easier for you to participate in all the summer activities!