Back by popular demand, the RiverPark Center is offering its Harry Potter-themed summer camp, School of Witchcraft and Wizardry 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 8 -11.
Program creator Dana Wheeler said she is anticipating 150 attendees and that currently there are only 30 spots remaining for first-year attendees and only a few for second-year attendees. The program is open to all students going into the third through eighth grade.
During the four days, campers will experience the world of magic and work toward the coveted House Cup, according to Wheeler. Several of the programs offered during last year’s camp will return, such as broom design and potion making, but new subjects have been added as well, including astronomy, find your Patronus and Harry Potter-related art, theatre and dance classes with local community teachers providing the instruction.
“If you enjoyed the summer camp last year, this will be even better,” Wheeler said. “They had a great time last year and the kids loved the subjects.”
Western Kentucky Raptor Center will be teaching a program on birds of prey that is thematic for the Harry Potter week.
Quidditch will be played throughout the week, along with trivia challenges that test the campers’ knowledge of the Harry Potter books and movies.
A new class that Wheeler is excited about is a first aid class where campers will receive some training as the students do at the fictional Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
A snack and lunch will be provided to the students daily from the Summer Feeding Program, but campers will have the option to bring their own lunch as well. A letter will be sent to attendees with each day’s meal.
The cost of the program is $105 per child.