An incredible Vermont summer of circus fun awaits you at Circus Smirkus Camp! You’ll feel the magic the moment you step inside one of our spectacular European Big Top Tents set among the lush, green hills of Vermont.
Regardless of your skill level, our circus professionals are here to meet you where you are and welcome you to a vast array of circus arts: acrobatics, clowning, juggling, aerials, balance and much more.
Training in a spectacular setting under real Big Top circus tents, campers receive both circus arts training and exposure to the collaborative tradition and diverse culture of the circus arts
Campers are split into mixed groups of age, gender and skill to rotate between the four core classes of Acrobatics, Juggling, Aerials and Performance.
In the afternoon, campers get to choose from a variety of circus classes that change from day to day and that give campers the opportunity to try out new tricks or to work harder on skills they already love.
Afternoon and Evening Activities range from Scavenger Hunts, Kickball and Capture the Flag to Arts & Crafts, Talent Shows and Camp Fires.
In her book “How to Keep Your Children Safe: A Guide to Parents,” author and former camp parent, Yvonne M. Vissing, uses Smirkus Camp as an example of a camp which makes sure children are safe. “The Circus Smirkus Vermont camp is a model of high-quality care for kids,” she writes.
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.
Smirkus Camp offers sessions for ages 5-18, plus our Adult Camp age 21+