Registration Link for Youth (6th grade +) who are interested in being Prefects for our Hogwarts Camp
Professors at Hogwarts Under the Pyramid seek magicians who wish to celebrate the wonderful world of Harry Potter for a week.
Each Summer, UUFA transforms the Fellowship Hall into our own version of Hogwarts Under the Pyramid in celebration of all things Harry Potter. This Summer Camp is a fun extension of Rowling’s book series and encourages Hogwarts’ students to open their imaginations as they engage in ways that help them experience loyalty, trust-building, friendship, leadership, problem-solving, working for the common good, and other positive qualities and life skills.
Once parents drop their children off at Platform 9 ¾, students begin their wizardry adventures in the Grand Hall for the Opening Assembly, when young apprentices are sorted into houses (Phoenixfire, Stonedragon, Waverider, or Windhorse).
Students begin their Hogwarts’ course work with a visit to Diagon Alley to obtain wizardry supplies including their spellbook, wand, and quill. Thus prepared, students fill their week participating in core classes such as Charms, Potions, Herbology, and Care of Magical Creatures. Quidditch matches, House time and other specialized classes complete the day. At the end of the week, we commemorate with a graduation ceremony and reception.
In 2019, we’ll celebrate our 6th year of Hogwarts at the Pyramid with a return to Alohomora. In the first book, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”, Hermione introduces the spell “Alohomora” to open locked doors. While the “keys” in Harry Potter all open real, physical locks, the theme of camp this year is intended to open locked imaginations. The greatest “key” to imagining this world is expecting the unexpected. As Dumbledore explains in his “welcome” speech in the book: “Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!”
UUFA offers this special opportunity for kids to use their imagination and creative energies while learning scientific principles, respect for each other, non-violent conflict resolution. Children will also learn themes around their inter-connectedness with all living things through drama, art and other creative expression. Hogwarts School Under the Pyramid supports the idea that the world is full of wonder and magic and we hope to foster a spiritual and grounded engagement with life.
General Camp Information
Times: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Fees: Sliding scale of $100-150
In respect for varying family circumstances, we offer a sliding scale. Please pay what you are comfortably able to pay within the fee range, taking into consideration the number of children registered in your family, financial needs, and membership status at UUFA.
Paying to the best of your ability allows us to provide quality programming and staff, nourishing snacks, and scholarships to those in need.
We offer a limited number of full and partial scholarships.
We have a maximum of 8 children per adult at any given time, and there are always at least 2 adults present with each group. Our maximum camp capacity is 40 campers. A Camp Director, Assistant Camp Director and Camp Nurse will be on site during camp hours each day.
Our campers spend their time in a variety of learning environments, including large whole-group assemblies, small age-level groups, and small mixed-age groups. We provide a balance each day of upbeat, boisterous activities mixed with slower paced, relaxing activities so that your child maintains interest but does not come home exhausted. Similarly, our activities cater to multiple developmental levels.
Campers bring a sack lunch from home, with the exception of Friday Pizza Day. We provide a nutritious snack each afternoon before campers are dismissed for the day.
Each camper is provided a camp T-shirt as part of the camp fee. Additional shirts will be available for family members and friends to purchase.
Contact Coordinator of Religious Exploration, Kelli McConnell with questions email@example.com 706-546-7914