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GIVEAWAY! Cast a Spell at Magischola Prep, the Wizarding Camp for Kids

Rising sixth through 12th graders become part of the story at this week-long sleepaway camp.

They’ve read the books, watched the movies, worn the costumes, and cherished the wands. Now, your 11- to 17-year-old can live out their wizarding dreams in real life, at the week-long Magischola Prep camp.


For one magical week, July 23 — 29, rising sixth through 12th graders can live a real-life Hogwarts experience at this sleepaway camp at beautiful (and architecturally appropriate) Swarthmore College. From the sorting ceremony to a Wizard Ball, this new camp is aimed squarely at kids who are interested in wizardry and role-playing, and specifically live-action role-playing, or larp.


Magischola is perfect for Harry Potter fans, but the camp is based on an original narrative that’s built around North American history and folklore. Each student who signs up gets an acceptance letter, and each is assigned a character to play in the larger narrative after the sorting.


There are four courts, or schools: Bradford, Hutchinson, Williams, and Morton. Each student then gets a uniform (including a tie) in their school’s colors. Want a peek at which school is right for you? Try the “Court Sort.”


Kids don’t need experience in role-playing games to attend Magischola Prep — the professors will teach the rules and procedures, and students are even issued a wand if they need one. The camp’s staff members have lots of experience role-playing and in theater and camps. Click here to read about Magischola Prep’s founders.


During the week, students will attend classes (in alchemy, magical creatures, combat, and more) and compete against other courts for the Providence Court Cup. Kids can join clubs, play magical sports, and then dress up for the crowning moment: the Wizard Ball.


Because this is a role-playing camp, it’s a truly unique experience, with each player’s actions contributing to the way the story unfolds.


Think your pre-teen or teen is ready for sorting? The week-long overnight camp costs $1,400, with all meals and lodging included. (Campers borrow costumes for the week.) Click here to register for Magischola Prep.



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Photograph courtesy of Magischola Prep. 



This week-long overnight summer camp is designed for kids and teens who want to experience life as a young wizard! Running July 23-29 on the Swarthmore College campus for grades six through 12.

  • Tolan Tran June 28, 2017

    Bradford Court for my Dylan!

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