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Circus Skills & Magic

A new addition to the summer camp line-up!

Teaching at camp usually means working in idyllic surroundings, but it can be an energy-zapping job! Your role as an instructor will be to develop and enhance children’s confidence, skill and proficiency over the summer. The children may be absolute beginners or have a lot of experience, so a broad knowledge and plenty of patience are important. Your responsibilities may also include the maintenance and upkeep of the camp’s equipment.

What experience or qualifications are camps looking for?

Camps are looking for:

  • Magic enthusiasts who are able to teach simple magic tricks to children and are able to make lessons interactive and fun for everyone
  • Individuals who are familiar with juggling from: plate spinning, diablo and devil sticks
  • Individuals who are familiar with equilibritics from: unicycles, stilits, trapeze and tight rope 

Being a camp instructor can be a tiring job and you could be working for several hours a day, often in high temperatures, so stamina is very important! You should also have a fun and enthusiastic approach to working with children while maintaining a safe and professional approach at all times.

A camp counselor’s role is to encourage and enhance the experience and involvement of campers, so patience and understanding are important attributes for camp counselors to have.

Camps are looking for staff members who have worked in a similar role and/or have great personal experience. Therefore, previous experience working with children in a supervisory role and a high level of personal skill is essential for a strong application.