406 W Hwy 50, Salida, CO 81201

Salida Circus Outreach Foundation

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Jennifer Dempsey
140 North C Street
Salida, CO 81201

phone: 719-239-4500

website: thesalidacircus.com
email: info@salidacircus.com

The Salida Circus Outreach Foundation (SCOF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in September 2007 to provide circus training to children and adults in Chaffee County a personal development and community-building tool. Tutors offer weekly workshops and three annual camps to teach acrobatics, stiltwalking, juggling, trapeze, unicycling, plate-spinning, clowning and more. Participants have the opportunity to participating in more than 20 shows per year at senior centers, nursing homes, festivals, fundraisers, parades and other community events.

SCOF provides circus skills training in a nurturing, non-competitive environment. Workshops are held at local yoga centers, community centers, libraries and parks. While making circus skills training available to all members of the community, SCOF works to provide scholarships for members of the Chaffee County Mentoring and Nurturing Parenting Programs. SCOF fosters links with other community circus schools throught the US and the world, including Colorado Youth Circus, Boulder Circus Center, the American Youth Circus Organization, Santa Fe Wise Fools, The Belfast Community Circus in Northern Ireland, the Zip Zap Circus in South Africa, the Afghan Children’s Circus in Kabul and La Cambalacha in Guatemala.