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CIRCUS ARTS SOCIAL SUMMER CAMP
Circus Arts Social Summer Camp is designed for children ages 5-15.
During each week-long session, Carrie Heller, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist, and circus arts professionals help participants with:
- Individual skills: focus, coordination, balance, and flexibility
- Physical improvements: muscle tone, overall strength, and motor skills (engaging the whole body to achieve fluid, smooth movement)
- Social skills: Cooperation, taking turns, sharing, listening, teamwork, personal space and conversation
- Emotional growth: Self-esteem, empathy, and overcoming fears
Circus Arts Social Summer Camp is based on the same principals and methods as
Small Group Circus Arts Therapy. The program is specifically designed for those with learning differences, physical challenges, social challenges, and other special needs. It is a unique play therapy experience that may be practiced independently or used to compliment other types of therapy.
In the program, children and pre-teens will stimulate their imagination and creativity by learning a variety of circus activities in a playful, social setting, while focusing on community building, teamwork and safety. We work with both the physical and social aspects of timing: not only of when to do a trick, but also when to speak and when to listen. Through this form of movement we work on balance, strength, coordination and flexibility. While learning these fun and unique circus skills, participants will experience "Therapy In Action.”
The small group setting provides a place for individuals who have trouble in large groups and might require a high staff to student ratio.
For children and pre-teens who would enjoy the opportunity to learn circus skills without the therapy component, please read more about traditional circus camp.
See our 2016 brochure here.