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Future Stars Circus Arts Camp at Purchase College is a unique and challenging learning experience. Circus and performance skills are taught by professional educators in an energetic team-oriented atmosphere. The Circus Arts campers have several securely rigged aerial activities including triple trapeze, silk, and Spanish web. Their floor activities have ample matted areas. The camp culminates in an unforgettable live circus show Fridays at the end of each 2 week session.
|A Typical Day
||Circus Arts Skills 1
||Field Play / Snack
Circus showcase prep
|Ages 7-16 Boys & Girls Two week sessions: June 25 - August 3
**Typical Day activities/sports/times subject to change
Director: Jamarr Woodruff
Circus Director, Jamarr Woodruff, was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Ever since his senior year of high school, when Jamarr saw a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College audition poster on his guidance counselors' door, he knew he was meant to be a clown. After the audition Jamarr was not accepted to RBBBC Clown College so he decided to continue his education at Alabama State University. Seen juggling all over campus, Jamarr soon earned the name Juggleman.
He honed in on his performing skills by partaking in many plays on campus. He worked his way from performing in the plays, to assistant directing and then directing main stage productions. In his free time, Jamarr would juggle at ASU Basketball games during time outs and offered entertainment to the large crowds.
After graduating from ASU, RBBBC Clown College was no longer open so Jamarr studied at the Clown Conservatory at the San Francisco Circus Center. Learning in depth the art of clowning from professionals like Peggy Ford (Ringling Bros.), Dominique Jando (Big Apple Circus), Weng Xiao (Nanjing Acrobatics Troupe), and Jeff Razz (Pickle Family Circus, Cirque Du Soliel). Jamarr again auditioned for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and was hired in November 2005, becoming the 18th African American Clown in their 136-year history of the show.
Jamarr has traveled all over the US bringing his clowning experience as 'JMan' on local and national television shows like Good Morning America and Fox and Friends. He has also been featured in print and on the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Nintendo Wii video game.
In 2009, Jamarr became the Artistic Director of the Prescott Circus Theater, a non-profit afterschool program that teaches circus skills to youth in Oakland, CA. In 2012, he joined The Big Apple Circus Clown Care Team in Atlanta, bringing the joy of classical circus to hospitalized children at 16 of the leading pediatric facilities across the United States. He is also working on his inspirational book that uses clown pedagogy and clown logic to enlighten people on how to live a happier and more fulfilled life; entitled "Wise Words from a Fool: Life Lessons from a Clown Perspective".
Jamarr is excited to bring his expertise and many years of clowning and performing experience to our Circus Arts Camp again this summer. Campers will be able to embrace the art of performing and building confidence by expressing themselves through Circus Arts. Campers will learn to juggle, hang from silks, clowning, and so much more here at Future Stars!
Camps and Programs
Future Stars Summer Camps at SUNY Purchase offer several Sports & Specialty camp programs. Summer 2018 will offer over 20 program options for campers from kindergarten to 16 years old.
Sports camp programs include: Tennis, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Flag Football, Chess, Adventure, Football, Multi-Sports, Swim, Diving, Softball, Field Hockey and Volleyball. Specialty camp programs include; Circus Arts, Magic, Academic, Engineering for kids (STEM program), STEAM Education, Horseback Riding, and Cheerleading. Our Rising Stars program is a specialty program for younger campers entering grades Kindergarten-1st.
About the Facility
SUNY Purchase is a sprawling 500 acre campus in the heart of Westchester County with state of the art facilities. Just minutes from the Greenwich border and 23 miles from Manhattan the campus is easily accessible from all major highways. Door-to-door transportation is available from most surrounding areas including Manhattan and Riverdale.
The facilities include a brand new lighted turf baseball complex, new lighted turf football/soccer field, NCAA regulation softball field, and several full size soccer fields. Additionally, there are acres of training fields expertly maintained. ---- 14 deco tennis courts (6 lighted), 3 full indoor and 3 outdoor basketball courts.
The indoor facilities utilized include the swimming pool, diving well with 3 meter and 1 meter boards, aerobics studios, locker rooms, analysis rooms, 3 gymnasiums, racquetball/squash courts, and more.
In addition to the grounds, we utilize program specific training equipment for each program (i.e., trampolines with harnesses, batting cages and pitching machines, sport specific target training, radar gun, video, and much more).
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Future Stars Summer Camp programs have exclusive use of the athletic facilities on campus during the summer. Campers have the option for the camp lunch which is a full buffet in the campus dining hall and includes a variety of daily hot and cold choices. For those children that choose to bring their own lunch, the lunches will be refrigerated and delivered to the kids at lunch time. All campers have the option for a daily recreational swim period under the supervision of our certified water safety instructors and lifeguards (please note that Rising Stars campers have instructional swim). Door-to-Door bus service is available for an additional charge for campers in Manhattan, Riverdale, Westchester County, Greenwich, CT, and beyond by arrangement. Please contact the camp office for transportation specifics.
Jordan Snider has been the Site Director for Future Stars at Purchase College since 1993. Jordan has also seen the camps from the perspective of being a camper when growing up. He graduated from Rollins College with a BA in Psychology, and also has an MBA from the Stern School of Business, NYU. Jordan was an NCAA Tennis Championship winner during his collegiate years. As a USPTA certified tennis pro, he has coached and directed tennis programs in Westchester for 11 years. His Business and Sports experience make him uniquely qualified to direct programs.
Dates & Rates
Summer 2018 programs will run from June 18th to August 24th. Flexible weekly scheduling is available. Each camp week is Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. Pricing is time sensitive as outlined below.
All Camp Programs
(except where noted)
| $675 / wk
Tennis Camp, STEAM &
| $775 / wk
| $805 / wk
| $875 / wk
Transportation is available from most surrounding areas in Westchester and Fairfield for $200 per week or from Manhattan and Riverdale for $235 per week. Early drop-off and/or late-pick-up are also available for an additional $50 per week. Early enrollment discounts are offered throughout the year, along with sibling discounts for campers enrolling for 3 or more weeks. Team or Group discounts are also available. Please call our office at (914) 273-8500 for current details on discount offers.
For details of dates and rates of all programs click below to download the form:
Purchase College Application
If you need to check your forms, get information on which camps which weeks your camper is registered for, or change your credit card information please log into your Parent Portal by clicking the link below:
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