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Circus Camp

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A Summer of Magic!


Open Hand Theater’s popular Theater Arts Circus Camp for students who have finished grades 2-8 (usually ages 7-13) will be held at Blessed Sacrament School in Eastwood this summer. 

This year's theme is:

Time Travel!

Circus Camp is:

  • A mixture of creativity, giant puppets, physical activities and performance arts.

  • Creative problem solving, teamwork and leadership skills.

  • Friendships that last a lifetime.



The camp has two 2-week sessions, Monday-Friday from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Each session culminates in a free public performance of the students’ Giant Puppet Circus.

Session 1: July 22- August 2. Performance: August 3

Session 2: August 5- August 16. Performance: August 17


Campers choose 3 of the four courses – juggling, acting, dance and art – and attend 45 minutes of instruction in each course each morning. In the afternoon, everyone comes together to rehearse for the circus performance. The final few days of camp are primarily spent rehearsing and making finishing touches. 


Tuition: $425. 

Camp will be held at Blessed Sacrament School, 3129 James St., Syracuse, NY 13206


Volunteer with Circus Camp

Circus Camp is special because of the people who make it happen! If you finished 9th grade (usually age 14 or 15) you may be able to volunteer as a  CIT (counselor in training). CITs can volunteer for one 2-week session. Each volunteer will be assigned to one of the classes - juggling, dance, comedy or art, and support the performance. 

To be considered as a Circus Camp CIT, email