Fall Family & Friends Weekend
September 1-3, 2023 • Ages 5-adult • $225/adult (age 18+) $195/child (under 18)
Run away to the circus along with your family and friends at our unique camp session designed for kids and adults of all ages!
Family and Friends Weekend at Smirkus Camp is built and planned for everyone ages 5-adult. Join Smirkus Camp staff and coaches for a weekend of fun, frolicking, upside-downing, and relaxation at our camp in Greensboro, in the heart of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. You’ll tumble! You’ll juggle! You’ll laugh and you’ll fly!
Rooms, meals and all activities are included.
Scroll below for 2023 COVID-19 requirements.
The 2023 Weekend Schedule
This sample schedule is subject to change and may be updated.
★ Friday, September 1 ★
7-8 PM: Meet & Greet. “Step right up!” Arrival, check in and welcome to to Smirkus Camp. Meet Smirkus staff in Rufus Dining Hall. Informal introductions with other participants. Light refreshments (and lots of laughs) will be served.
★ Saturday, September 2 ★
8-9:30 AM: Breakfast. Buffet style hot and cold breakfast offerings in Rufus Dining Hall.
10-12 AM: Balancing & Aerial Classes. The first class of the day will start with a general warm up for everyone. Family and friends will be grouped and directed into rotations so that all participants will have the opportunity to try rola bola, wire walking, rolling globe and have a turn on one or many aerial apparatus. Classes held on our aerial rig and in the Balance Barn.
12-1 PM: Lunch! Refuel and Recharge. Wholesome, filling and tasty options in Rufus Dining Hall.
1-2 PM: Kick your heels up or lay in the sun for a bit of downtime before afternoon activities.
2-3 PM: Juggling & Acrobatics Classes. Back in rotation groups, for round 2 of circus time! Juggling balls, flying scarves and spinning plates in the juggling tent, and rolls, jumps and tumbling on the acro mats!
3-4 PM: Crafting time, circus style!
4-5 PM: Come together for 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.
6:00 PM: Dinner. Cool Down, Calm Down, Casual good eats in Rufus Dining Hall
8 PM: Camp Fire! Don’t worry, we won’t forget the S’mores!
★ Sunday, September 3 ★
8-9 AM: Breakfast at Smirkus Camp
9-10 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.
10-12 PM: Surprise circus programming. We’ll keep you posted!
12:00 PM: Check out & see you down the road! Stop by Rufus Dining hall to check out with camp staff and pick up a bagged lunch for the road.
Questions? Contact email@example.com or call 802-533-7443
Circus Smirkus requires proof of full vaccination (including boosters as recommended by CDC) against Covid-19 with a CDC or WHO authorized vaccine for all staff, campers, and troupers. Additional Covid-19 protocols will be updated based on current public health guidelines, and are subject to change following state and/or local ordinance, guidance from the CDC, and at the discretion of Circus Smirkus for the health and safety of our participants and staff. You may want to use our 2022 guidelines for reference as you plan for this coming summer.
If Circus Smirkus must cancel at any point, participants will be refunded 100%. If participants must cancel before August 1, 2023, a full refund minus a $50 processing fee per group will be issued. Camper cancellations are non-refundable after August 1, 2023; exceptions will be determined by the Camp Director (symptoms, etc.).