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About Hula Hooping Hannah

Hannah Stanton-Gockel is a graduate of Ohio University, a fluent Spanish speaker, world traveler and a hula hoop circus performer who devotes her life to story-telling both onstage and off. With a focus in marketing and the guts to venture anywhere, Hannah currently works as the PR intern for Circus Smirkus in Vermont. You can follow her as she finds her purpose in this circus on Instagram @hulahoopinghannah.

Exactly Where We Left It

The campers have left, the tents are coming down, and we’re left with a summer of incredible memories here at Breezy Avenue. Here at Smirkus Camp, we feel so lucky that we are the ones setting the precedent for this … Continue reading

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It’s Road Show!

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the Smirkus Camp Session V Road Show! Flying around Vermont during Week 2 of Session V, our “Superhero” themed Road Show performers worked incredibly hard the first week of camp! After many hours … Continue reading

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Individual Acts

The first week of Session V is ending with a bang! The camp took a trip to Derby Line for their annual city-wide yard sale. Road Show performed twice for the public and although some were nervous about their first … Continue reading

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A Daring Adventure

Where has the summer gone?! Session IV ended last week with the incredible final show “Monsters Under the Bed.” Campers were creepy, they were scary, they embodied monsters, ghouls, and ghosts in every act, from Spanish web to clowning to … Continue reading

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Through the Lens: A Camper’s Perspective

“This is my second year at Smirkus Camp and I came back because everyone was so welcoming,” Jeremy Mezoff, a Session 4 camper explains. Jeremy is an avid photographer who brought his polaroid camera to Smirkus Camp to capture his own … Continue reading

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The Talent Show, Beach Day and a Visit from Rob!

Hello Smirkus Family! Here’s an update about the latest Smirkus Camp happenings! You would think that at a circus camp’s talent show our campers would be inclined to perform their latest circus skills, show off some hand balancing, their juggling … Continue reading

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Circus Past, Present and Future

Greeting Smirkus Family, Circus Past, Present and Future was the theme for the 2015 Worldwide Circus Summit, which I had the privilege of attending last weekend in Springfield, Massachusetts. It was an incredible experience to be a part of Circus … Continue reading

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