Send your kids on a rock climbing adventure! Climb Iowa’s unique camps will engage your child’s mind and body while keeping them active and teaching them new skills. Climb Iowa camps will introduce young adventurers to rock climbing, but we won’t stop there. Children will learn about trust, teamwork and problem solving while developing circus skills through interactive games and activities.
Our site hosts professional equipment in a three thousand square foot studio featuring every sort of circus apparatus. Our staff is made up of professional circus artists and instructors. You can be part of our circus show and perform in acts just like those performed in professional circuses, or you can just try out the trapeze, juggling, hula hooping or one of our other circus acts. Circus teaches children the benefits of hard work and self reliance. It is fantastic physical conditioning which is useful for dancers, gymnasts and sports enthusiasts of all kinds.
Each Session is capped off with a full fledged circus performance where parents and friends can watch our campers show off their new skills. We have tumbling, poi-twirling, slack-balancing, juggling, rings, trapeze, trap-lyra , silk, ropes and other acts which all perform in an end of session extravaganza. Campers who just want to try new things without participating in the show also have that opportunity.
What You’ll Learn
Aerials: Fabric, Tissue and Aerial Silks, Lyra and Aerial Hoop, Spanish Web & Rope, Hammock & Sling, Chinese Pole, Single, Double, Triple, Dance & Duo Trapeze.
WARM UPS: Safety is our number one priority and that includes warming up our bodies to prepare for all the jumping, bending, twisting and contorting the kids will do throughout the day.
CORE CLASSES: After warm-ups, campers are split into mixed groups of age, gender and skill to rotate between the core classes: Acrobatics & Aerials.
CHOICE ROTATIONS: In the afternoon, campers get to choose from a variety of circus classes that change from day to day and that give campers the opportunity to try out new tricks or to work harder on skills they already love. Our supportive coaches will assist each camper with working toward their individual goals in a fun and friendly team setting.
Traditional Camp Activities Cirque Wonderland also offers traditional camp activities from Scavenger Hunts to Arts & Crafts.
Inclusion Policy: Throughout history, the circus has sought out and celebrated all types of peoples, cultures, and skills to showcase the multifaceted triumph of human abilities. It is fundamental to our values to welcome participants and audience members of all backgrounds with the curiosity, respect, and awe human diversity inspires. Bias, prejudice, racism, and hatred have no place on our tent. As a company, we are required to follow all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination based on such factors as race, religion, national origin, gender or gender orientation, etc. As a proud upholder of circus tradition we commit to providing everyone equal opportunity to become a star.
Your children will jump for joy when they learn you've signed them up for Circus Summer Camp, and you'll do a flip or two when you see just how much fun they're having! Circus Camp is where your children create wonderful memories, make new friends, and experience a wide variety of circus skills. Children at any skill levels are welcome! Ages 5 and older including teens. Throughout the day our highly trained counselors describe which circus skill they will be teaching for that "act", and your child picks the one they would like to learn! The younger 5-6 year olds have a more structured day, and we make sure they get to participate as much as they're comfortable with. • INTERACTIVE: Your children get to participate in real circus activities - Trapeze, tightrope, juggling, magic, even throw a pie in a clowns face! • PERFORMANCE: Campers choose what they want to perform and work together to present a grand finale Circus Show! Hurry hurry hurry… come see our amazing live circus show where your children are the star performers! Showtime is friday after camp and admission is free. See how much fun your children have displaying their newly learned circus skills! Click here to see the wide variety of activities your "Circus Star" will get to choose from.
Circus Camp: $275 per session for each child Advanced Aerial Camp: $625 (2 weeks - June 18-29) Runs concurrently with regular camp After-Camp Aerial Class: $40 (Every Wednesday and/or Thursday from 4pm-5:30pm)
Before Care & After Care: Pre-Registered: $10 per care time. Walk-Up: $15
105 S. 11th st West Des Moines, Iowa 50265 Next door to Fox Brewing in the Valley Junction neighborhood