Circus Arts Summer Camp 2021

In the summer Thorndale Gym is transformed. . . 


Thorndale Gym takes the form of a mythical circus tent,

The Gym convert into training grounds for our young campers,

And our young campers become 

C I R C U S   S T A R S !

Monday, June 21 - Friday, August 20, 2021

Registration is open!

sign up for a single week session or for the entire 7 week program.


Campers spend the summer in a celebration of movement and play. Our certified coaches teach exciting new skills in a fun, safe and nurturing environment. Campers enjoy the satisfaction of mastering amazing feats and working as a team. And throughout the summer, full-time campers get to experience the thrill of performing!


Camp is open to one and all, ages 6 – 16; no previous experience is needed! 

Activities include:

  • The amazing Gym Wheel

  • Aerial Silks

  • Static Trapeze

  • Mini and Big Trampoline

  • Partner Acrobatics

  • Juggling

  • And more!


Sign up by the week, or for the entire program!


Monday, June 21 - Friday, August 7, (Friday, August 21) 2021

Camp hours are from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

We have extended care available (8 am- 9 am and 3 pm - 5 pm). If you are requesting extended care services, please email  (



single week session = $285

7-week package price = $1,795

Try-out Camp for a day = $70 ($35 in the event you book at least one week summer camp)


Camps typically run as week-long sessions during the summer, and we highly recommend pre-registration. Space is limited, and our cancellation policies are strict to ensure the best experience for each student.

Payment: Full payment is due upon registration. $100 of your payment is non-refundable; the remaining balance becomes non-refundable after June 1. Rescheduling to another week is based on availability. The balance is due before the first day of camp.  Your spot is not guaranteed until payment is received. Children with outstanding charges will not be allowed to participate in the camp.  


Refund Policy:   Payment is non-refundable.  Cancellations made two weeks in advance may be applied as credits to future CirquesExperience programming.  If your child is unable to attend camp, please contact the CirquesExperience office at 773 239-6320 email to

If CirqueExperience must cancel any weeks of camp due to the Coronavirus situation, your tuition will be refunded in full. 

​We want circus arts to be open to everyone! Don’t let cost get in the way. If camp fees seem unmanageable, please contact us to discuss grant or scholarship opportunities.

If you have any questions regarding summer camp, call Wolfgang or Christian +1 (773) 293 6320




As a reminder in regards to COVID19 we have to follow all "State of Illinois and City of Chicago Guidelines" which include most important amongst others:​

  • Visual signage posted throughout facilities regarding hygiene,  social distancing, proper PPE and more keeping 6ft apart (social distancing); stay within marked off areas where required/needed

  • ​Health screenings required for children before classroom entry take your temperature before you leave home if it is over 99.6 please stay home! hand washing/sanitizing upon entry and after every routine

  • ​Parents and employees must wear facial coverings at all times; children are required to wear facial coverings when outside the classroom - Masks to cover mouth and nose outside the classroom at all times

  • ​Staff frequently disinfect facilities, including wheels and other object

  • Group children into stable cohorts Groups are limited to 10 kids , two coaches assigned for each group: due to space limitations only three groups per day and week are possible

  • ​Doors and windows remain open to increase ventilation, where appropriate; windows and door will be open  at all times during camp

  • ​bring your water bottle

  • reduce what you bring with you to things you need (shoes, belts, water bottles)


New pick up and drop off regulations for parents

  • Do NOT arrive more than 5 minutes before camp!

  • Drop off and pick up your kids on time! 

  • Parents are not allowed to pass the parent board marked with stripes in the entrance area

  • Parents are not permitted in the Gym (this will exceed the ten-person limit set by City of Chicago.


If you have concerns or questions, please talk to Jesse or Wolfgang!