AcroCamp


"Play energizes us and enlivens us. It eases our burdens. It renews our natural sense of optimism and opens us up to new possibilites."

"We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."




I do not know where to start. I am so pumped up that I can’t even describe acrocamp with sentences!!!

So here are key words: acrobatics, balance, yoga, and upside down; passing the flyer, slack lines, slacklines on fire! More fire! Sing as a sing and Do as I do songs (with a backflip at the end!), community, and freedom!!

I mean, where else would you see a flute player balancing on someone hands and feet, while being twisted and turned upside down?!?!
Acrocamp felt like home, and made me even more excited to move to Chicago, because that’s is where a lot of the people I met were from. I am a very energetic person who likes to do random silly dances. Most of the time, I don’t have people who share my excitement and happiness, when I don’t have a specific reason to be.  Because of that, I am rarely as bubbly as I am at home.
At acrocamp, we hyper danced around a fire, the sillier the better! In the morning, we were still with each other during yoga. Then after breakfast we were adults playing, upside down and in the air. You did not meet one person who wasn’t smiling, extremely happy and enthusiastic, just because!
During camp, if you are ever just sitting down, it wouldn't be long before someone approaches you, introduces themselves and ask, do you want to base me or fly? Do you want to play on the silks with me? Do you want me to spot you on anything you just learned? Or would you like me to teach you how to do ___?  It was great to be around likeminded people who share genuine care and friendliness. In this community, everyone wants the other to succeed at whatever their goals may be, and will work with you to help you achieve them.

I feel like as you become an adult, you loose the venue to play and replace it with competitiveness, but I have found that aerial dance and acro give adults a playground. So while these people from their 20s to 50s+ do go and have their normal jobs, the energy and smile remains when you surround yourself with a community of laugher, acceptance, trust, play and freedom. 
Home During Camp
You can mature, but you don’t have to grow-up!!!

Anyway, I am now terribly sore, it hurts to laugh, and i laugh really easily. Ahhh!







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