Monday, August 15, 2016

Family Campout at Canal Shores Golf Course To Include Hands On Circus Arts Via The Actors Gymnasium

Circus Returns to Third Annual 
Canal Shores Campout



With activities that include swinging on a silk knot, climbing the Spanish web, spinning on the Lyra (aerial hoop), laser tag, rollerskating, a "midnight" movie, games, and an inflatable obstacle courses, the third annual Canal Shores Campout promises to have something for everyone. Add in grilling and meals from Ten Mile House and you have a formula for an overnight of fun for everyone, with a focus on family, friendship, and sports.

"The Campout has become one of our most anticipated events of the year. It's great to see families circle-up their tents by school or block. Last year more than 200 people had fun while supporting great causes that are based in their backyards," said Dan Bulf, Canal Shores' Business Manager. 

Bulf is planning to reach 200 campers again this year, and the program has expanded to provide additional experiences for all attendees. 

"The Board of the Evanston Wilmette Golf Course Association is thrilled to have the Actors Gymnasium providing their aerial rig so our attendees can Learn to Fly. We hope that all attendees will go home with fond memories of a great experience. We appreciate the contributions that the Chandler-Newberger Community Center has made in promoting the event, providing assistance with planning, and hosting indoor activities." 

What: Third Annual Canal Shores Campout
When: Saturday, August 27, 3 pm through Sunday, August 28, 10 am
Where: The First Fairway at Canal Shores Golf Course 1030 Central Street, Evanston, IL

Sponsors:
Evanston-Wilmette Golf Course Association
The American Legion Post 42
Ten Mile House
The Actors Gymnasium
Chandler-Newberger Community Center


Details: Passes for a family of four are now on sale through Aug. 20 at $199 with meals, $99 without; $249/$199 thereafter. Additional campers are $50/$62.50, respectively." 

Note: there will be a charge for some food items and that attendees may bring their own items for grilling

Net proceeds from the campout will support Canal Shores 2017 youth golf program and The Actors Gymnasium.

To register for the Campout and for more information, visit www.canalshorescampout.org, call 847-475-9173 or email info@canalshores.org.

About Canal Shores Golf Course (The Evanston Wilmette Golf Course Association)
The all-volunteer Evanston Wilmette Golf Course Association operates Canal Shores, an 18 hole, par 60 golf course on the banks of the North Shore Channel of the Chicago River. It is established as a charitable organization and qualifies as an exempt organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It offers programs that celebrate the game of golf, with special programs designed for families, youth and the community. More information can be found at www.canalshores.org. No public funds or taxpayer monies support the operations. The Course hosts corporate and charitable golf outings, tent parties and banquets; year-round recreation is also offered, including walking, cross country running and skiing, family campouts, and support for the Northwestern Wildcats football team. 

About The Actors Gymnasium
The Actors Gymnasium is dedicated to bringing a new physicality to the American Theatre. Encouraging ground-breaking theatrical exploration, The Actors Gymnasium teaches circus arts, physical theatre and multi-disciplinary performance to children and adults; produces original, daring works of circus-theatre; and serves as a talent resource, providing performance opportunities to our students and innovative professional event entertainment for a wider audience. At The Actors Gymnasium, people Learn To Fly - physically, emotionally, and creatively. For more information, please visit www.actorsgymnasium.org 

About the Chandler-Newberger Community Center

Chandler-Newberger Community Center is part of the City of Evanston's Parks & Recreation Division which is committed to enhancing the quality of life of all citizens by providing collaborative opportunities for our community to grow, learn, create and play. Chandler-Newberger Community Center offers comprehensive programs for infants through adults and manages a variety of citywide programs conducted at 20 sites throughout Evanston. Contact information: 847.448.8252, recreation@cityofevanston.org. www.cityofevanston.org/parks-recreation/chandler-newberger-center 

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