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.



To register call 410-313-7275 or Register Online

Info: Adam Wienckowski, 410-313-4714 or awienckowski@howardcountymd.gov.


Big Top Buddies with Michael Rosman (6-8 yrs)

Young circus stars are introduced to circus skills with an emphasis on manipulation skills such as spinning plates, balancing feathers/sticks and juggling scarves. Tumbling (acrobatics) are introduced along with clowning skills and gags. Circus-themed arts and crafts round out the days, with a performance on last day. Campers get to pie the instructor on Pie in the Face Day. Camp directed by Michael Rosman, a graduate and veteran of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus College with 20 years' experience teaching circus arts. Bring a nut free snack, lunch and beverage.

Creative Magic Camp (6-11yrs)

Want to learn some secrets? Spend a fun week with professional magician Benjamin Corey.

Learn real magic, including how to make things disappear and reappear. Find funny tricks. Explore your creativity through indoor activities and outdoor games while learning how to present tricks to make them real magic. Info: www.creativemagiccamp.com. Bring a nut free snack, lunch and beverage.


Turner! Dean of Magic Magician Camp (6-11 yrs)

Enjoy this new magic camp with well-known magician, Turner! Dean of Magic, has more than 25 years of experience and has performed on almost every stage in Howard County. Dean is sharing his lifetime of experience, knowledge and skills in magic and passing it on to a new generation by offering summer magic camps. Learn basic sleight-of-hand tricks, make crafts for magical apparatus and props to use for magic tricks, learn magic history and watch professional magicians perform their tricks! Daily worksheets outline goals and objectives specific to you. Bring a nut free lunch, snack and beverage.


Circus Camp Stars (9-16 yrs)

Learn juggling, plate spinning, tight wire, stilts, acrobatics, rolo bolo, unicycling, physical comedy (clowning) and more! Hand-eye coordination, balance and self-confidence all improve as you realize that with practice and a positive work ethic, you can learn anything. Performance on last day of camp. Safety is taught and stressed for all activities. Camp directed by Michael Rosman, a graduate & veteran of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus College with 20 years' experience teaching circus arts.






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.