Monthly Archives: June 2016

Let’s Chat (a word about Snapchat)

Hey All, I’ve plugged the Snapchat a couple of time on this blog and I just wanted to take a moment to tell you all about the app and how we use it.  Snapchat is an app for smartphones that … Continue reading

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Onwards to Essex, VT!

Dear Smirkus Family and Friends, Two shows down, sixty-four to go folks! We opened tour at our home in Greensboro to some enthusiastic crowds on Saturday before speeding off to Essex Junction for our next six shows from the 28th … Continue reading

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Camp has Campers!

It’s been months of preparation and weeks of setting up but we finally have the first of our 2016 campers, and we (both campers and staff) couldn’t be happier! It’s oft been said that a camp doesn’t really come alive … Continue reading

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Smirkus and Rick Davis Fan, Anna Doucet Pays Tribute

When it came time to complete her class project, Smirkus Camper Anna Doucet wrote about her favorite subject, circus. In this essay, she writes a beautiful tribute to our late Residency Director, Rick Davis. Please enjoy.  Rick Davis Anna Doucet, 2015 … Continue reading

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Long Summer Days

The days are long here on Circus Road but never boring.We have just six days until opening as of the time this post is being written. Practices are down to 20 minutes each with the focus on perfecting what have … Continue reading

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Houston, we have a staff.

Big things are happening here at Camp, friends!  Did you hear that the staff is here?  THE STAFF IS HERE! We had assembled little by little over the past few weeks but on Sunday we all officially landed for our … Continue reading

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Heating Up

Dear Smirkus Friends and Family, It’s been cold here in Greensboro for the Trouper’s first week but things are quickly heating up for the Big Top Tour. We are 13 days away from opening as of today, Sunday 12th. Every day … Continue reading

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