From the LifePlay Big Top!

Are you excited about camp? We Are!

Dear LifePlay families,

We're thrilled to see you at camp this week! At our camp, The Math & Physics of the Circus, you can expect your kids to be very physically active, academically challenged, and, of course, entertained! Each day features professional instruction in circus skills such as juggling, hooping, balancing, & clowning. Campers will also enjoy arts & crafts, and age-appropriate math & physics lessons we can learn at the circus. As with every LifePlay program, every lesson is infused with social and emotional development guidance and Socratic questioning to foster self-awareness.


*scroll down for a detailed description of each day of camp *

What will happen at camp each day?

Each day of camp is packed full of educational play and exciting times! Here's a glimpse of what our week will look like:


  • Monday • Embracing Mistakes, Juggling, and Gravity
  • Tuesday • Personal Accountability, Hooping, and Circumference
  • Wednesday • Balancing Mind, Body, and Math
  • Thursday • Leadership and Hula Hoop Geometry
  • Friday • Team Support, Clowning, and Bubble Physics

What do I need to know about camp this week?

Camp is located at the back of Faith Community Church

2285 Murray Ridge Road, San Diego, 92123

Best number to call if you need to reach camp: 858.255.0820


Regular camp hours are from 8am - 3:30pm,

with the option of 6am - 8am and/or 3:30 - 6pm.

You can drop off and pick up any time.


You are required to show photo identification when you pick up your child.


Campers should come each day with the following:

  • backpack for personal items
  • lunch
  • morning snack
  • afternoon snack
  • water bottle
  • sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)


Please do NOT send electronic devices or personal items that might cause trouble if lost.


We encourage kids to come in their circus finest, so feel free to go a little

crazy with your wardrobe choices this week!

Who will be teaching my kids?

LifePlay teaching artists are the cream of the crop, skilled in visual and performing arts, positive discipline, and social and emotional education.

This week the following teachers will be working with your children at camp:


  • Niko Waldschmidt • E3 (before & after school care) supervisor / math instructor
  • Artemis Xanakis • E3 specialist, visual arts instructor
  • Nathaniel Allenby • professional juggler and circus performer / instructor
  • Krystin Railing • professional hooper and circus performer / instructor
  • Rebecca Lantry • E3 supervisor and drama specialist
  • Deena Mobley • professional educator and E3 specialist



The LifePlay executive team will also be on hand all week to support your child's wonderful and positive experience at camp! (Ashley McGuire, Nicole Cantalupo, and Sarah Johnson)

About LifePlay

LifePlay and The LifePlay Foundation support schools and empower students to achieve greater personal and academic success by providing quality emotional intelligence education through play.