Run away and join the circus! You’ll learn a variety of circus arts in this intensive program: ball walking, plate spinning, acrobatics, aerial skills, juggling, tightrope walking and more. Circus campers swim in the JCC’s heated outdoor pool twice a week and participate in the daily morning song circle with the rest of camp, but don’t go on field trips.


Ages: Grades K-8

Circus campers are divided into two groups, one for campers entering grades K-2, and one for campers entering grades 3-8.


Dates and Times

Camp meets 9:00am-4:00pm Monday through Friday. Extended care is available.


Each circus camp session is one week long. You can sign up for as many weeks as you wish.

  • Week 1: 6/8-6/12
  • Week 2: 6/15-6/19
  • Week 3: 6/22-6/26
  • Week 4: 6/29-7/2 (no camp Friday 7/3)



Regular Price: $515 (Discounted Price for APJCC Full Center Members, Summer Members, and APJCC Preschool Families: $430)


Early Bird Discount: Register by 4/3/20 and save $10 off per week enrolled.


Multi Session Discount: If you register for Circus and qualify for a Multi Session Discount, your discount will be applied on May 22 (the “pay in full” day).


EXTENDED CARE is offered outside regular camp hours and is available for an additional fee.


How To Enroll

Click here to register online
Click here to download a printable registration form.


Enrollment Deadline

Last Day to Register: May 22, 2020
Campers must be registered and paid in full by the deadline if they wish to attend summer camp 2020. After May 22, camp registration will be closed for the summer! This allows us to staff appropriately for the summer.


Our circus is named Habima Hess, which means “Hess Stage,” named for the Hess family which gave the generous founding donation for our circus program.

Sample Daily Schedule*

*Schedule may vary.
9:00AM Camp Songs & Announcements
9:30AM Cabin Time
10:15AM Circus
11:30AM Lunch
12:30PM Circus
2:30PM Swimming
3:15PM Ma'agaal (closing circle)
3:45PM Pack Up
4:00PM Pick Up

Countdown to Summer Camp 2020