Practical

When

July 23-29, 2017

Campers arrive for check-in on Sunday the 23rd between noon and 2 p.m. Campers may be picked up on Saturday the 29th at 1:00 pm. 

 How

The Camp has spaces for up to 150 participants, ages 11-17, rising 6th-12th grade, or equivalent.

Where

The majestic Belltower overlooks Clothier Hall, the Sproul Observatory, and Parrish Beach.
The majestic Belltower overlooks Clothier Hall, the Sproul Observatory, and Parrish Beach.

Magischola Prep Wizard School Summer Experience is held on the beautiful and private campus of Swarthmore College, near Philadelphia, PA. We will be staying in a Swarthmore dormitory, using lounges as Court Common Rooms, and classrooms as, well, classrooms. We’ll also be using outdoor spaces such as the woods and the Amphitheatre. All meals will be in the Sharples Dining Hall. 

 Sleep

All campers sleep in standard twin dormitory beds, two students per room. Roommate requests will be honored as much as is practical; otherwise students will be paired with another camper of similar age and the same gender. Counselors are interspersed among the campers in single rooms. Lights out for middle-schoolers at 10:30pm, high-schoolers at 11:00pm. 

Eat

Come to Sharples Dining Hall for delicious feasts and to swap stories from classes and adventures.
Come to Sharples Dining Hall for delicious feasts and to swap stories from classes and adventures.

You’ll have three meals a day from dinner on Sunday evening to breakfast on Saturday morning. Feel free to bring extra snacks for between meals, but we will provide you with food.  Sharples Dining Hall is buffet style, and you can choose from many options to eat, including burgers, pizza, pasta, sandwiches, soups, salads, cereals, daily hot entrées, and desserts. There is something for all dietary restrictions, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Foods have allergens labeled, and campers should read the ingredients before selecting a food item. If your camper has severe allergies or other dietary needs, you’ll get the chance to enter that on their medical form. 

Getting there by car

  • 30 minutes from Philadelphia
  • 2 hours from New York City
  • 90 minutes from Baltimore
  • 2 hours 15 minutes from Northern Virginia/Washington, DC
  • 2 hours 30 minutes from Stamford

More driving directions

Getting there by Public Transportation

The Northeast Regional Amtrak arrives hourly to Philadelphia, and there is a SEPTA train to the Swarthmore station.

More information about public transportation options. 

Price

  • $1,100 for one camper.
  • Family discount: take $100 off of each camper’s price, for $1,000 each.

What do I get for the price

  • Full room and board from noon July 23, 2017 until 1:00 pm July 29, 2017 at Swarthmore College. This includes 6 nights, 6 breakfasts, 6 dinners and 5 lunches. Food is all-you-care-to-eat from the Swarthmore Dining Facilities.
  • Counselors, faculty, staff to guide and mentor campers 24/7.
  • A school robe and tie to wear for the week; a wand to borrow if you don’t have one.
  • A camp t-shirt to keep.
  • Supplies, props, special effects, set design to transform Swarthmore into a Wizard School and create the Four Courts of the school.
  • A written character with a background from the magical world.
  • Coaching and activities to develop improvisation, communication, acting, choreography
  • Bonfire, all materials for crafting and excursions.
  • A Camp Dance with a DJ.
  • A cast and crew to design, create, and act with you in this immersive theatre experience.
  • The dream come true of going to Wizard School!