Fall Family Weekend

Fall Family Weekend

September 11-13, 2020  • Ages 5-adult  • $700 for a family of four OR $175/person 

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Run away with the circus one more time – this time as a family!

Join Circus Smirkus for fun, frolicking, and relaxation in Greensboro, deep in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom at the height of fall foliage season.

Circus Smirkus

Kids will tumble, juggle, and laugh in circus classes on our green Vermont hillside, while parents will be treated to a jam-packed Vermont weekend, including activities such as cheese-making class and cheese tasting, visiting an award-winning brewery and other quirky attractions, and even enjoy a night at the spa, before coming together for some serious clowning around. 2020 activities will be announced later in the season.

Rooms, meals and all activities are included.




The 2019 Weekend Schedule

This was last year’s schedule for reference. The 2020 schedule will be announced later in the season.

Friday, September 11 

7-9 PM: Meet & Greet. Check into to Smirkus Camp and meet the other campers and Smirkus staff in the dining hall. Light refreshments (and lots of laughs) will be served.

 Saturday, September 12 

8-9 AM: Breakfast at Smirkus Camp

9 AM: A Balancing Act: Circus classes start for the kids in our Balance Barn where kids will learn rola bola, wire walking and rolling globe.

Parents, go ahead and grab that second cup of coffee – you’ve earned it! – and enjoy the view on the deck.

10 AM: Get Cheesy! Adults will learn to make mozzarella from WonderArts’ instructor Carol Fairbank, followed by a cheese tasting featuring award-winning Jasper Hill Cheeses.

12 PM: Lunch! Kids will have a fun lunch in our circus-themed dining room.

Parents, jump in our vans for a trip through the fall foliage-covered hills to best-brewery-in-the-world Hill Farmstead – lunch provided! – before visiting the Museum of Every Day Life for their pointed exhibition on scissors – it’s really sharp!

1 PM: The kids will have their hands full as they take a Juggling Class in Ruby, our red and white circus tent, followed by Acrobatics.

5 PM: When the grownups return from their NEK excursions, the whole family comes together for Walk Like an Egyptian: Building a Pyramid Circus Style. And, so you can prove your circus abilities, we’ll have a family photo shoot so you can share the memories.

6:30 PM: Taco Truck Dinner

8 PM: Kid’s Movie Night! Don’t worry, we won’t forget the popcorn!

Spa Night! Professionals are on hand to lead parents through a Sound Bath Guided Meditation followed by Chair Massages and a tasting in our dining hall.

 Sunday, September 13 

8-9 AM: Breakfast at Smirkus Camp

9 AM: Serious Clowning Around! This workshop is all funny business. Coach Josh Shack leads parents and kids through a clowning workshop sure to induce fits of giggles.

10:30 AM: Exhale. Emily from Whetstone Wellness will lead a final yoga class for everyone.

12:00 PM: Check Out Time. See you down the road in 2020! A bag lunch for the road is provided.

Questions? Contact Robin Allen LaPlante, Camp Administrative Director at 802-533-7443 x34

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