SPECIAL COVID CONSIDERATIONS: For now, the pandemic seems to be waning but we know this could change. Precautions may still be required. PYCA has an excellent safety record and we intend to maintain that!

  • Enrollment will be limited to 28 campers
  • Masks will not be required for all campers and staff but this might need to change in the event of a sudden return of a new variant or a high level of community transmission.
  • Full refunds will be given for campers that need to miss camp because of COVID-related health or exposure conditions

Here is what some parents said about our camp!

“My four children have been attending camp at Phoenix Youth Circus Arts for the past two years, and it is one of the highlights of their summer!…. The camp is conducted in a safe and supportive environment.  The instructors are all incredibly knowledgeable about circus arts, passionate about teaching, and know how to encourage and challenge kids simultaneously.  I can’t say enough good things about PYCA and what they have done to grow my kids’ self-esteem, encourage their curiosity, and teach them how to be resilient.” E. Girard (PYCA summer camp 2018, 2019)

“My daughter had a blast last week! She told me that it was hands down the best camp she’s ever been to!”  N. Lawson (June 2018)

“My kids can’t get enough circus time with Mr. Jens. They attend weekly during the school year & beg to attend the summer camps. They make great strides in weekly circus throughout the year but with summer camps we see progress from each kid by leaps & bounds.” M Kratzer – (PYCA summer camps 2018-2019; Desert Marigold School Circus club 2014-2022)

NEWS FLASH! We have received permission to run a third week of camp during the first week of July. It will be a four-day camp Tuesday July 5 – Friday July 8. (July 4 is a holiday) See below for the link to register for this added week


  • ADDED WEEK: July 5-8

Camp Hours: 9AM – 3PM (drop off begins at 8:30AM)

Location: the Gymnasium at Emerson Elementary School, 915 E Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85006

Who can sign up? kids ages 7 – 16

What will the kids do? Campers will learn all the circus basics – juggling of different forms, acrobatics,  balancing, aerial skills (such as silks, lyra, Spanish Web, trapeze) and clowning. Each camper gets to try all the different skills and then towards the end of the week they choose two skills to specialize in. The last day of camp finishes with a show for family and friends!

Cost: Circus camp is $190 for the four-day July camp. A discount is available for for siblings attending together. Limited scholarships will be available for some campers whose families need financial help at a rate of $75 per week (or sliding scale pay-what-you-can). Contact Jens (jens@phxyouthcircus.org) for more information on scholarships.

Payment:  Registration and Payment for the added week, July 5-8 can be done via credit or debit card by clicking here. Payments are made to the  “Technical Assistance Partnership of Arizona” (TAPAZ is PYCA’s fiscal sponsor).  Payments can also be made by personal check made out to “TAPAZ-PYCA” and  mailed to the contact address on this website.

Cancellation policy – Full payment is due to register for camp. If you need to cancel your registration, you can receive a full refund if the cancellation is within 6 weeks of the date of purchase and more than four weeks from the start of the camp session you have paid for. Less than four weeks  prior to the start of a camp session, credit will be given for camps in the future or handled on a case-by-case basis. COVID-related cancellations will receive a full refund.

Registration Form – each camp participant must have a completed registration and liability waiver form by the beginning of camp. You can view and download the form here.  For “name of class”, write “Phoenix Summer Day Camp”. The form can also be filled out at the first day of camp – but no child will be able to participate fully without a signed waiver.