Posted by – July 27, 2008
Another summer of teaching Juggling, Magic, and Balloon Twisting camps wraps up for us. We have had amazing campers this summer – creative, playful, and determined!! There is nothing more exciting than watching the face of a camper as they experience the flow of the 3 ball juggling pattern for the first time. For some it happens on the first day….for some it takes a few more. This feeling is akin to the joy and accomplishment you feel when you first learn to ride a bike.
As one parent reflected, Our children skipped and ran into and out of their Flow Circus session; both times eager to demonstrate their new skills. This has been the most unique and fun camp our children have attended. We invite you to comment on your experience with Flow Circus camps.
To see the campers in action visit the Flow Circus Photo Gallery
Posted by – July 20, 2008
Dawn and I just finished 2 camp programs in Newland, NC. Mornings were spent working with sixteen 9-12 year olds developing juggling skills, sculpting balloons, and mastering magical sleights. Their energy and enthusiasm for the Variety Arts was refreshing.
Each afternoon we worked with middle schoolers enrolled in the SOS (Support Our Students) program. This group of 9 impressed us with their focus developing their juggling chops, their entertaining magical performances, and their support and compassion for each other. The camp was modified to include Twist & Earn! , an entrepreneurial program for young adults. Each camper left at the end of the week with everything needed to start a small business twisting balloons!
View photographs from these programs at the Flow Circus Photo Gallery.
Posted by – July 12, 2008
The Flow Circus Skill Toy Club Program launched at the Wake Forest, NC Boys & Girls Club in January 08 was profiled in Making Every Moment Count: An Achievement Report From The Boys & Girls Clubs, Summer 08. The description mentions some of the skill toys we use and some of their benefits beyond encouraging active learning. Benefits such as patience, perseverance, dedication and teamwork. The report then goes on to mention the impact on our program had in the community by club members participating in Talent Shows and volunteering at a town festival.
Special thanks to the Koinonia Foundation, Graham Johnson Cultural Arts Endowment, and Wal-Mart for their support of this program.
The profiled member in this report is an 11 year old boy from the Wake Forest Club. He is the recipient of the STAR Award and is described as “the one kid who does it all”. Not surprisingly, he was also an active member of our Skill Toy Club. Congratulations Faison!
Making Every Moment Count: An Achievement Report From The Boys & Girls Clubs – Summer 2008