Please enjoy these highlights and feel free to visit the student art gallery here for more images! I look forward to next year.
-Headmaster Ali LaRock
WANDMAKING-Every young witch or wizard needs their own!
Students compete in getting "Aunt Marge" down.
Students create their own wands using wood, clay, paint, and other magical substances.
This years camp focused on the storyline from book 3-Prisoner of Azkaban. Many activities for the week and art projects were inspired from this story.
Students catch a quick ride on the Knight Bus.
With all the projects students had the freedom to transfigure the materials however they wished. It was truly magical to see the variety of creations throughout the week. The book on the right was craftily created so it would open by stroking the spine.
"Time is Making Fools of Us Again"-Albus Dumbledore
There was so much to do at the School of Creativity and Wizardry we barely had a chance to squeeze it all in. Sadly no time turners were available so students managed their time the best they could. Some preferred to focus on the projects while others spent more time dueling or playing games and hanging out in the common room. To see more student work visit the student art gallery on my site here.
Buckbeak and Hippogriffs
We had a special visit from Harry Potter riding 'Buckbeak' during the Care of Magical Creatures lesson. Students also practiced bowing to the" school hippogriffs". Some were even able to get a ride on their back! They fondly named these hippogriffs Beardbeak, Fartfeathers, and Gentlebeak.
Dementors and Defense Against the Dark Arts
With Sirius Black on the loose from Azakaban and Dementors stationed near the school, learning Defense Against the Dark Arts is as important as ever! Professor Lupin taught the class the Ridiculus spell and eager students practiced on a boggart Lupin had captured in a box.
Sirius Black wasn't the only one with a mug shot from Azkaban. Check out the student gallery to see all the images from the Azkaban photo shoot.
Lupin in action-click to view
Quidditch and other Mischief Managed
So many magical creations. Students worked hard the last couple days to finish what they were most excited about.
Students attended remedial potions with Professor Snape. He taught the class about the wolfsbane potion. Advances in potion making allow a werewolf to remain in his or her right mind when transforming if the wolfsbane potion is taken in time. Sadly Lupin forgot to take his and the consequences were quite scary for everyone around. The short clip below shows Lupin after he's transformed. He went into the bathroom because he wasn't feeling good and this is how he emerged.
Students at work potion making
More fun was had with parachute games and obtaining signatures for the permission slips to Hogsmeade.
Students were given just a few hours to get their parents signatures so they could go to 'Hogsmeade'. They could've just sent an owl but lucky for them help was there when they needed it. That's what I like about this camp, some of the stuff I don't even plan... it just happens.
The Leaving Feast and House Cup
Every year more delicious and even more magical treats show up for the leaving feast. This year people really outdid themselves-from homemade butterbeer, licorice wands, hand drawn chocolate frogs cards, a monster book of monsters cake and MUCH more! It was a sugar lovers dream. But that one lone tray of veggies someone brought sure tasted good after eating a plate of sweets!