Covid-19 Guidelines

Covid-19 Guidelines

In 2020, Circus Smirkus was able to run our Smirkus Camp program 100% Covid-19 free. This was because of the cooperation and diligence of all the campers, their families and staff. Please read our Covid-19 Prevention Protocols carefully for full details on how we plan to create a safe, healthy environment for all campers and staff.

Click here for the full 2021 Covid-19 Prevention Protocols
Pre-arrival behavior restrictions and testing are two of the most essential elements in keeping everyone at Circus Smirkus programs safe this summer. What you do before you arrive in Greensboro matters – a lot. The best way to ensure plenty of Smirkus joy is to limit your exposure to germs of all sorts.

Beginning ten days before arriving at Circus Smirkus, participants and staff (vaccinated or not) should restrict behaviors to low-risk activities only. This means: no social gatherings, no events, no other camps, no play-dates, and no get-togethers with other families during the 10 days before you arrive. If you do have to come in contact with anyone outside your household, wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Participants and staff who travel to Circus Smirkus via public transportation (bus, airplane, train) will need to travel and then follow these guidelines for 10 days within driving distance of Greensboro, VT (after they travel via public transit).

This chart can help you identify ways to limit your exposure:

Quarantine log: We also provide each camper with quarantine log to track camper’s temperature, any symptoms, and to confirm that the camper quarantines each day.

For full information about drop-off, during camp and pick-up procedures, please ready the full 2021 Covid-19 Prevention Protocols.


We’re so glad we took our chances on Smirkus last summer. Smirkus’s protocols successfully curtailed the risks, and after months of pandemic-era stasis, our child had a chance to grow and thrive. He has been happy enough at other camps, but at Smirkus, he found his tribe. And he has been cheerful enough social distancing at home, but being at Smirkus, he experienced joy. Finally — circus camp is no joke. I don’t think he’s ever worked so hard in his life — or been so happy to do so!” – Camp Parent