Camp Sessions

 2022 Sessions

NOTE: We are in the process of updating our 2022 Smirkus Camp sessions. Dates are posted to help families plan, but are subject to change. We anticipate opening our registration in January 2022. Tuition Rates are forthcoming.

★ Age 5-11:  Age 8-16: ★ Age 12-18: ★ Families:
Smirkling Camp:
TBD 2022
All Levels Circus Camp (1 week):
June 19-24, 2022
Intermediate Camp
(2 weeks):
July 10-22, 2022
Fall Family
Weekend:
September 2-4, 2022
All Levels Circus Camp (2 weeks):
June 26-July 8, 2022
Intermediate Skills Intensive
(3 weeks):
July 24-August 12, 2022
Advanced Ensemble
(3 weeks):
July 24-August 12, 2022
Advanced Individual Acts
(3 weeks):
July 24-August 12, 2022
★ CIT Program Scholarship Applications 

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Smirkling Camp

TBD 2022 • Ages 5-11 •  

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Get your first look at our summer camp in this camp designed for first-timers, age 5 to 11, and perfect for the young monkeys and clowns in your house. More details on our Smirkling Camp will follow in early 2022.

All Levels Circus Camp

June 19-24, 2022 (1 week) OR June 26-July 8, 2022 (2 weeks) • Ages 8-16 • Tuition Rate TBA
All dates subject to change

Choose either camp session or combine them to form a longer camp by adding a layover!  

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Live your best circus life at Smirkus Camp in a one or two week session of general overnight circus camp designed for campers at any skill level, age 8 to 16.

Our All Level sessions are open to anyone, whether you are training at a circus school in your home community or this is your first time trying circus. Expect top-rate training in aerials, acrobatics, juggling, clowning and more, as well as games, campfires, dinner dress, and the magic of a circus summer, all under authentic circus tents in the beautiful Green Mountains!

Covid-19 safety protocols may be in place for summer 2022. Click here to view our 2021 protocols. 2022 guidelines will be determined closer to summer; updates will be made available on our website and sent to all registrants.

View our 2021 Smirkus Camper & Family Handbook.

Got A Question?

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Intermediate Camp

July 10-22, 2022 • Two Weeks • Ages 12-18 • Tuition Rate TBA
*No video required for this session*
All dates are subject to change
  
 

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Take your skills to new heights in our Intermediate Camp program!

Campers will join us in Greensboro for a fully immersive overnight circus program, exploring all aspects of circus for two weeks. This program is geared toward campers aged 12 and older.

Whether you have lots of circus experience or you have experience in dance or gymnastics, our expert coaches will help you put a shine on those skills and send you home with new tricks and more confidence than ever before.

Covid-19 safety protocols may be in place for summer 2022. Click here to view our 2021 protocols. 2022 guidelines will be determined closer to summer; updates will be made available on our website and sent to all registrants.

View our 2021 Smirkus Camper & Family Handbook.

Please let us know if you’d like to attend by emailing us at camp@smirkus.org.

Got A Question?

Ask us here

Camps requiring Placement Videos

July 24-August 12, 2022 • Three Weeks • Ages 12-18 • Tuition Rate TBA
*Placement videos are required for all camps in this session*
All dates are subject to change
 

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Submit your videos to be in one of 3 placement-based Intermediate or Advanced Camp programs!

In 2022, campers who send in placement videos have the opportunity to be placed in one of the following sessions:

Intermediate Skills Intensive
Advanced Ensemble
Advanced Individual Acts

Click here for more information on video submissions. Campers will join us in Greensboro for a fully immersive circus program, exploring all aspects of circus for three weeks. This program is geared toward campers aged 12 and older.

Whether you have lots of circus experience or you have experience in dance or gymnastics, our expert coaches will help you put a shine on those skills and send you home with new tricks and more confidence than ever before.

We can offer campers the chance to delve fully into the circus arts, creating stronger connections with their Smirkus friends and enjoying more training time with our fabulous coaches. This session incorporates and expands on exciting circus program offerings  including guest speakers, special workshops and electives in specialized circus training, and other skills such as rigging, auditioning, learning to coach, act creation, and more based on the talents and interests of campers and staff!

Covid-19 safety protocols may be in place for summer 2022. Click here to view our 2021 protocols. 2022 guidelines will be determined closer to summer; updates will be made available on our website and sent to all registrants.

View our 2021 Smirkus Camper & Family Handbook.

Got A Question?

Ask us here

CIT Program

The CIT program is for current or former Smirkus campers, ages 16-18, who possess lots of enthusiasm, responsibility, and desire to maybe be a counselor or coach someday!

CITs will work one-on-one with an experienced mentor counselor and/or coach throughout the camp session, and by the end will perform all of the tasks that their mentor counselor does. You will also meet daily as a group with a camp administrator for sharing, reflection, team project planning and execution, plus special topics and activities.

At the end of the program, CITs will receive a certificate documenting their community service hours. As a tip, we look to our CITs first when hiring new counselors.

For more information, email camp@smirkus.org.

Applications for 2022 Smirkus Camp CITs will be posted here when available.


Scholarships

Circus Smirkus has long been committed to making circus programs available for as many children as possible, regardless of ability to pay. A limited number of partial scholarships are available to families with low incomes or other financial circumstances.

2022 Scholarship applications will be posted here when available. Contact camp@smirkus.org for serious inquiries.

There are no fees to apply for a scholarship, and you do not need to register for a camp session before doing so. However, registering for camp ensures that you have a spot saved for the session of your choice this summer.

Notifications of scholarship awards are made in the spring.

Policies

 

View our 2021 Fees, Conditions, & Policies – PDF

View our Smirkus Camper & Family Handbook (includes packing lists!)

View our Covid-19 Guidelines page

Circus Smirkus Inclusion Policy:

Smirkus celebrates all types of peoples, cultures, and skills to showcase the multifaceted triumph of human abilities, particularly among the youth population. Joining Smirkus—as a participant, an employee, a volunteer, or an audience member—means you belong. And to all who join, Smirkus asks for them to embrace its values and to help create joy and magic for everyone who encounters a Smirkus program. Smirkus commits to providing everyone equal opportunity to shine—both in and out of the ring.

VT DOH Licensing:

Smirkus Camp is licensed by the Vermont Department of Health and complies with their regulations. We perform a thorough background check of all newly hired staff, and repeat it every two years for returning seasonal employees.

Contact

Circus Smirkus Camp is located in Greensboro, Vermont, just down the road from our main headquarters. Email us at camp@smirkus.org.

SUMMER MAILING ADDRESS FOR CAMPERS:

Circus Smirkus Camp
409 Breezy Ave
Greensboro VT 05841
GPS Coordinates
Camp Office: 802-533-2423
camp@smirkus.org

CIRCUS SMIRKUS WORLD HEADQUARTERS:

Big Top Tour Kickoff & Finale (and year-round offices) 
1 Circus Road
Greensboro, VT 05841
GPS Coordinates
phone: 802-533-7443