Camp Sessions

 2021 Sessions

★ Age 5-11: ★ Age 8-16: ★ Age 12-18: ★ Families:
Virtual Smirkling Camp (virtual camp):
June 12-13 2021
All Levels Circus Camp (Session 1):
June 20-July 2, 2021
Intermediate & Advanced Camp:
July 18-August 13, 2021
Fall Family
Weekend:
September 3-5, 2021
All Levels Circus Camp (Session 2):
July 4-July 16, 2021
★ CIT Program Scholarship Applications 

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Virtual Smirkling Camp

June 12-13, 2021 • 2 Half-Days • Ages 5-11 • 11am-2pm each day  • $195 

Get your first look at our virtual summer camp in this live online camp, designed for first-timers, age 5 to 11, and perfect for the young monkeys and clowns in your house.

Join your Smirkus Camp friends for a virtual camp experience – Smirkus style! We’ll send you a camp package with everything you’ll need for a full circus camp experience at home, including a t-shirt, postcards, popcorn and a movie for movie night, juggling scarves, a spinning plate, a peacock feather, and more ($50 value).

Then, log into the online campsite for your circus adventure.

You’ll receive an email confirmation letting you know everything you need for camp. We’ll send the package out the week before camp starts.

All Levels Circus Camp

June 20-July 2, 2021 OR July 4-July 16, 2021 • Two Weeks • Ages 8-16 • $2525 

*Choose either camp session or combine them to form a four-week camp by adding a layover!  

Live your best circus life at Smirkus Camp in a two- week session of general 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!

All participants will be required to follow safety protocols prior to arrival and while at Camp to mitigate the risks of Covid-19 as much as possible. Specific Covid-19 protocols may change based on current state guidelines; updates will be made available on our website and sent to all registrants.

  • Pre-session health screenings
  • Pre-session quarantine for staff and campers
  • New drop-off procedures
  • Quarantine and testing
  • Strict no visitor policy
  • Ongoing health checks, including daily temperature and symptom checks
  • New cleaning and disinfecting routines

Got A Question?

Ask us here 

Intermediate & Advanced Camp

July 18-August 13, 2021 • Four Weeks, Overnight • Ages 12-18 • $4900
*Audition videos are NOT required this year*
  

Take your skills to new heights in our Intermediate and Advanced program!

Campers will join us in Greensboro for a fully immersive circus program, exploring all aspects of circus for four weeks. This program is geared toward campers aged 12 and older. The program will start on Sunday, July 18 and run through Friday, August 13.

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.

By offering four weeks of camp, 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 will incorporate and expand on the exciting new circus program offerings offered in 2020 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!

All participants will be required to follow safety protocols prior to arrival and while at Camp to mitigate the risks of Covid-19 as much as possible. Specific Covid-19 protocols may change based on current state guidelines; updates will be made available on our website and sent to all registrants. 

  • Pre-session health screenings
  • Pre-session quarantine for staff and campers
  • New drop-off procedures
  • Quarantine and testing
  • Strict no visitor policy
  • Ongoing health checks, including daily temperature and symptom checks
  • New cleaning and disinfecting routines

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

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.

Click here to apply.


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.

Click here to access the scholarship application.

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:

Throughout history, the circus has sought out and celebrated all types of peoples, cultures, and skills to showcase the multifaceted triumph of human abilities. It is fundamental to our values to welcome employees, participants, and audience members of all backgrounds with the curiosity, respect, and awe human diversity inspires.

Joining a Circus Smirkus program – as a participant, an employee, or an audience member – means you belong. As a company, we promise to consider only merit in making hiring or program decisions. The only thing that matters to us is your willingness to embrace our values and help us create joy and magic for everyone who encounters a Smirkus program. If you’re smart and talented and willing to work hard, please apply for a job with us!

As a proud upholder of circus tradition we commit to providing everyone equal opportunity to become a star, 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