Camp Sessions

 2022 Sessions

★ Age 5-11:  Age 8-16: ★ Age 12-18: ★ Families:
Smirkling Camp:
June 18, 2022
All Levels Circus Camp (1 week):
June 19-24, 2022
2 SPOTS LEFT
Intermediate Camp
(2 weeks):
July 10-22, 2022
Fall Family
Weekend:
September 2-4, 2022
5 SPOTS LEFT
All Levels Circus Camp (2 weeks):
June 26-July 8, 2022
SOLD OUT
Intermediate Skills Intensive
(3 weeks):
July 24-August 12, 2022
  All Levels Circus Camp (2 weeks):
July 10-22, 2022
JUST ADDED
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

June 18, 2022: One Day Only • Ages 5-11 • 8am-4:30pm • $225.00
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This one-day camp is designed for first-time campers ages 5 to 11, and is a great introduction to the circus arts for all the aspiring clowns and acrobats in your house!

The fun will include the magic of hanging upside-down on a trapeze, balancing spinning plates, walking on a giant globe, and a general introduction to all of the circus arts skills we teach in our training tents. It’s a chance for kids to test the waters and see what circus training is like at Circus Smirkus.

Most importantly, your kids will get a feel for what the longer sessions are like, and what fun it can be to learn the circus arts in a spectacular setting under real circus tents.

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 in the spring 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. Click here to read our 2022 Smirkus Camp COVID-19 guidelines for this coming summer. Our current vaccination requirement supersedes any previous policy.

All Levels Circus Camp

June 19-24, 2022 (1 week) $1375 • Ages 8-16 JUST 2 SPOTS LEFT! OR
June 26-July 8, 2022 (2 weeks) $2525 • Ages 8-16 SOLD OUT
July 10-July 22, 2022 (2 weeks) $2525 • Ages 8-16 Just Added! Sign up for Session 3

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

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!

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 in the spring 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. Click here to read our 2022 Smirkus Camp COVID-19 guidelines for this coming summer. Our current vaccination requirement supersedes any previous policy.

View our 2022 Smirkus Camper & Family Handbook.

Got A Question?

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Intermediate Camp

July 10-22, 2022 • Two Weeks • Ages 12-18 • $2525
*No video required for this session*
  
 

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.

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 in the spring 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. Click here to read our 2022 Smirkus Camp COVID-19 guidelines for this coming summer. Our current vaccination requirement supersedes any previous policy.

View our 2022 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 • $4000
*Placement videos are required for all camps in this session*
 

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!

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 in the spring 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. Click here to read our 2022 Smirkus Camp COVID-19 guidelines for this coming summer. Our current vaccination requirement supersedes any previous policy.

Click here to fill out our Placement-Based Camp Application.

View our 2022 Smirkus Camper & Family Handbook.

Got A Question?

Ask us here

CIT Program

June 19-24, 2022 (1 week) $675 • Ages 16-18 OR
June 26-July 8 (2 weeks) $1260 • Ages 16-18 OR
July 10-July 23
 (2 weeks) $1260 • Ages 16-18

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 through

out 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.

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 in the spring 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. Click here to read our 2022 Smirkus Camp COVID-19 guidelines for this coming summer. Our current vaccination requirement supersedes any previous policy.

For more information, email camp@smirkus.org.

Click here to apply to be a 2022 Smirkus Camp CIT.


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.

To receive a scholarship application, please email camp@smirkus.org. 

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 2022 Fees, Conditions, & Policies – PDF

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

View our 2022 Smirkus Camp COVID-19 guidelines.

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