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About Little Apple Circus Camp:

Ladies and Gentlemen let us introduce ourselves!

From the Big Apple of New York City to the Little Apple right here in Kansas, we bring you THE LITTLE APPLE CIRCUS CAMP.  


Our staff has taught thousands of campers and is excited to bring our professional experience in circus arts to the youth of Manhattan and surrounding communities.

The Little Apple Circus Camp is the ONLY circus camp in Manhattan - no one has to run away to the circus, because it’s right here in your own backyard!


Introducing Our New Program for Campers


Step right up! Step right up! Let Little Apple Circus Camp set off a dream in your child or teen star!  

The CAMP: All circus campers will learn the five main foundations of circus - clowning, acrobatics, balance arts, juggling/hand skills & aerial arts.


The BIG SHOW: Upon completion of our week-long camp, friends and family are invited to watch our campers perform in their very own Circus Spectacular!

Camp Activities will include:




Juggling & other Hand Skills

 Clowning & Slapstick

 Pie Throwing

Strengthening & Endurance

and SO much more!


Registration for Camp is Now Open

Register your Circus Star now and take advantage of our Early Bird Special!

Limited: 50 spots

Regular Payment Options: 

  1. $400 Paid in Full

  2. Reserve Spot Payments $200 x 2

  • Reserved Spot Payment (up to 50 students)  :$200

  • Final Registration Payment Deadline July 7th : $200

(all registrations include a $200 non-refundable deposit)

Little Apple Circus Camp

Ages 6-18


July 08 -July 12 2019

9 am - 4 pm

Final Circus Show Starring YOUR Camper:

Friday, July 12th  5:30 pm

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Our Coaches


Erin has been performing for most of her life - beginning with a solo spot as a Ladybug in the 2nd grade! She is a professional Circus performer who has performed in festivals and circuses in China, England and the U.S. 

Together with her husband Ray, she co-created the Grins & Grins Comedy Juggling Show which has delighted audiences on cruise ships as well as family resorts and comedy clubs all over the country. 

For the last decade, she has also worked as a Circus Coach - teaching adults and kids how to spin plates, juggle and create their own circuses!

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Heidi Hilton

Heidi Hilton is a former professional dancer and a professional aerialist since 2013. She is an accomplished choreographer, performer, and adjudicator.

She performed nationally on tour in "The Music Man" as well as onboard Holland America Cruise Lines (Alaska) and at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg. She has been on faculty at Kansas State University as an advanced jazz and tap instructor, former KSU Classy Cat coach, as well as the coach for KSU Baton Twirlers. She has a huge passion for dance and even more so now for aerial dance . Heidi is the advanced silks trainer for Little Apple Aerials and looks forward to sharing her love of Circus Arts!

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Erin Grins

Ray has been performing and coaching Circus skills for more than 30 years. Early on he decided that Circus was his passion and learned a myriad of skills: juggling, unicycling, stilt-walking, Chinese yo-yo and many, many more! He has traveled the world performing in circuses, theme parks, comedy clubs and on cruise ships. 

Ray is the other half of Grins & Grins and together with his wife, Erin, has been invited to perform on the Late Show with David Letterman as well as with Disney, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines and for many corporations, family resorts and comedy clubs across the country.  

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Damian Hilton

Damian's first foray into circus was as the AcroSport & Tumbling Coach at Wichita's Century II Theatre for 100 performers who entertained 1000s at "ArtAid 10" a high-profile charity event. After much training with circus professionals and aerial trainers around the country and abroad, audiences were wowed as Damian & Heidi performed their first professional aerial duo act 35 ft in the air for "ArtAid 17" as half of the featured act. Damian 

is the former Manager and Coach at Manhattan Gymnastics Center and former Head Coach for KSU's Cheer Squad, where he was also in charge of the KSU Stilt Walkers, The Big Cats.  Damian has coached all over the U.S.on safety, proper technique and developing high-level performances in stunting, tumbling, acrosport and partnering skills to students and coaches alike.

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Ray Grins


“The noblest art is that of making others happy.”

P.T. Barnum