summer camp


Unfortunately, our hope that we could hold summer camp this year has been dashed. With the governor's decision to cancel school for the rest of the year, we have concluded that it will not be safe for us to host groups of campers in our small space. 


Instead, we are developing a series of downloadable video classes and activities that will be available through our new Online Academy at  While these 20 - 30 minute videos cannot take the place of a full camp day, they will come in handy to help your children pass the time in a productive way, at your convenience. 


Two classes are currently available (Wizarding at Home and Storytelling for Kids) and a dozen more will be available by June 1st, covering topics including mythology, getting published, journalism, "spy school," creating your own escape room, and more.  Several fandoms will also get the video class treatment, including Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Percy Jackson and even princesses.  These videos will each include themed lessons, games, crafts and writing prompts. We'll announce new videos via our email newsletters and social media feeds, so please keep an eye out. 

Harry Potter

Spend a week at Hogwarts!  Bring your wand, wear your house colors, and take classes from a range of visiting professors in all your favorite subjects, including Potions, Charms, Transfiguration, Alchemy, History of Magic, Care of Magical Creatures, Defense Against the Dark Arts, and more.  Enjoy book discussions, scientific experiments, crafts & costuming, cooking, and even learn magic from a real magician! We'll make chocolate frogs, drink butterbeer, play Quiddich, and even take a field trip to Hogsmeade.  ALL NEW ACTIVITIES!


Suitable for ages 8 - 12

$275 per week


Code Breakers & Spies

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Are you a fan of exciting problem-solving books like the Mysterious Benedict Society, Book Scavenger, Mr Lemoncello's Library, Greenglass House and 39 Clues?  Spend the week learning to break every kind of code there is!  We'll play all three of our mystery rooms, then build our own room from scratch. 

Suitable for ages 10 - 14

$275 per week

Camp Half Blood

Do you suspect you might be a demi-god?  Come to Camp Half Blood and find out!  Spend the week immersed in mythology, monster lore, weapons training, daily quests, epic battles and more.

Suitable for ages 9 - 12

$275 per week


Get Published

Session 2: August 10 - 14

Do you love to write?  Would you like to become a published author?  Spend the week with us exploring all the coolest types of writing, like journalism, blogging, food critics, fan fiction, fantasy world-building, and more.  Meet a different REAL PUBLISHED AUTHOR each day, and learn where to submit your writing for publication, how to write a query letter, when you'll need a literary agent, and get professional editing on your own work. Spend afternoons at "CAMP NaNoWriMo", the kid's version of National Novel Writing Month, working on your creative writing -- complete a publishable piece by the end of the week!

Suitable for ages 10 - 14

$275 per week

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