About

Howard County Recreation & Parks offers Circus and Magic summer camps for youth and teens. These camps are instructed by experienced circus clowns (Circus Camp) and by local magicians with many years of experience entertaining children and adults of all ages/backgrounds. Young magicians will be instructed on basic sleight of hand tricks, how to make things disappear and reappear, learn magic history, and public performance skills. Circus campers are taught juggling, plate spinning, tumbling, and physical comedy (clown skills) while older campers participate in tight wire, stilts and unicycling while building self-confidence and a positive work ethic.

Sections

Camps

• Info: Adam Wienckowski, 410-313-4714 or

awienckowski@howardcountymd.gov.

 

Big Top Buddies

Gain circus skills with an emphasis on manipulation skills(spinning plates, balancing feathers/sticks and juggling scarves). Tumbling is introduced along with clowning skills. Circus-themed arts & crafts included. Performance on last day.

 

Circus Camp Stars

Learn juggling, plate spinning, tight wire, stilts, acrobatics, rolo bolo, unicycling, physical comedy (clowning), and more! Handeye coordination, balance and self-confidence all improve. Performance on last day of camp. Safety is stressed. Camp directed by Michael Rosman, a graduate & veteran of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus College.

 

The Wizard's Imaginarea 

Make this your most memorable summer and Join Master Magician Ben Corey for a week filled with excitement and enchantment! Discover ways to wow your friends and blow people's minds. As you learn real magic secrets, cast a spell to vanish solid objects; use your wizardly powers to zap minds and capture thoughts; safely venture beyond dragons in a magical castle filled with unicorns. Improve interpersonal skills through magical performance and play, and make friends for life!

 

Academy of Wizarding Arts

This is the newest Creative Magic Camp program from Magician Ben Corey - brand new for 2020! Create amazement and astonishment as you put on your robes and discover your inner wizard. Develop laser eyesight that allows you to suddenly locate a hidden object; feel invisible messages through the vibrations from a piece of paper; learn a magical vanish that proves that the hand is quicker than they eye! First time Creative Magic campers welcome, but previous magic camp experience will dvance your abilities even faster. More info at CreativeMagicCamp.com.

 

Turner! Dean of Magic Magician Camp

Enjoy this magic camp with Turner, the Dean of Magic, who has performed n local stages. Learn basic sleight-of-hand tricks, make crafts for magical pparatus and props to use for magic tricks, learn magic history.

 

 

 

 

Inclusion

Howard County Recreation and Parks strives to make programs available to all individuals with disabilities and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Inclusion Services provides a variety of supports to individuals with disabilities who choose to participate in any recreation program or class offered by the department. Inclusion accommodations may include financial assistance, accessibility, companions, additional training, medical, and interpretive services for the deaf or hearing impaired.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to register for general recreation programs of their choice. Howard County Recreation and Parks Department has developed an inclusion process to better accommodate citizens with disabilities. To ensure that we meet your program needs, please call 410-313-4628 or 410-313-4708 at least two weeks before the program begins.

The Inclusion Process:
Look through the brochure and find a class or program you like.
Register for the program. Let us know what you need to participate on the registration form or when you call to the person taking the registration.
Examples may include effective communication for the deaf or hearing impaired, improved signage, activity modification, additional staff training, companions, accessible equipment and facility features, and/or individualized planning for program or class participation. 

Therapeutic Recreation Staff will contact you to discuss strategies for inclusion and to offer an opportunity to share additional accommodation information. You will be asked to complete this confidential survey to help us better serve you.
Each request is assessed on an individual case by case basis. Additional information may be needed to address the request.
Modifications or accommodations will be made as needed.

Companion Services are not guaranteed.

Come live, learn, and choose your fun!

Contact Us

Adam Wienckowski, Recreation Manager: 410-313-4714 / awienckowski@howardcountymd.gov

 

Financial Assistance is available by application on an individual basis. Please call 410-313-4659 for details.