Circus Arts Camp at Solomon Schechter School of Westchester
Best Place to Clown Around
Best of Year: Best of Westchester 2009
Pick: Editors Picks
Best Place to Clown Around (2009)
Your kids are thinking of forgoing a liberal arts college for Clown College, but that doesn’t mean you can skimp on the college prep. Send them to a camp they’ll actually love—forget the calamine lotion and bug juice—where they can learn to walk the tightwire like Philippe Petit; “fly” on a trapeze with the greatest of ease; juggle beanbags, balls, rings, and clubs; walk on stilts or ride a unicycle; learn the art of genuine circus clowning (as opposed to the getting-sent-to-the-principal hijinks of class clowning). The ringmasters under this big top are professional educators and coaches, many of whom are grads of the world’s best circus schools and gymnastics programs. Just don’t be surprised if they inspire your young ones to run off with the circus.