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Castra Verrucae will provide engaging learning activities for youth as well as social emotional learning all with a Harry Potter theme. The program is designed to be inclusive for nuerodivergent youth- providing a structured social environment where they can engage with peers and program staff who are knowledgeable about supporting neurodivergent youth. The program is designed based on classes offered at Hogwarts and will include ties to state standards, enrichment activities, STEM and art, English language learner support as well as learning Spanish and Latin words and phrases, financial literacy, trivia, reading, book discussion (which will include SEL discussions of characters and ties to real life experiences), and more. The program will enable students to engage in learning and with peers through the lens of Harry Potter.
What is Castra Verrucae?
It is a Tween and Teen Science & Magic Camp at the Donnelly Public Library. Castra Verrucae means Camp Wart. We will be creating a little Hogwarts like magic for 5 weeks this summer.
Science is magic that’s real.
Join us for 5 weeks of reading, STEAM! (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), botany, Latin, trivia, physical activity, entrepreneurship, and more!
Week 1 June 19 – 23
Week 2 June 26 – 30
Week 3 July 10 – 14
Week 4 July 24 – 28
Week 5 August 7 – 11
8am to noon, Monday – Friday
Young wizards are encouraged to attend all 5 weeks of the program, but are not required to do so.
Requirements for Camp Wizard admission:
Must be 10 – 15 years old at time of camp. (Entering 5th Grade and not yet in High School.)
Must be interested in science, magic, learning new things, sharing their knowledge, and work on a team to earn house points, compete in trivia competitions, and more.
Interested tweens and teens can submit a letter of interest to [email protected] or bring their letter of interest to the Donnelly Library
Letters of interest should include:
- A little about yourself
- Your favorite wizard or magic quote
- What books in the Harry Potter series you have read
- What Hogwarts house you most relate to:
Gryffindor is the House for the brave and courageous.
Hufflepuff is the House for the loyal and hardworking.
Ravenclaw is the House for the wise and intelligent.
Slytherin is the House for the ambitious and cunning.
Our goal is to have 3-5 members in each house.
- Contact information including your full name, mailing address, and the name and phone number for your parent / guardian
Your letter of interest must be received by 6pm April 30th
Library Wizard Professors will evaluate letters of interest and will contact your parent / guardian to complete camp registration.
Camp Wizard is limited to 20 participants.
Camp tuition is $100 a week
Participants can earn $50 off weekly tuition through reading rewards.
Participants in middle school can stay when Camp Wizard ends at noon to volunteer for Summer Reading Camp and earn $50 off Camp Wizard tuition. Camp Wizard participants who are in elementary school and wish to stay for Summer Reading Camp must pay tuition for the afternoon portion of Summer Reading Camp. Tuition questions can be direct to Sherry Scheline at [email protected] or 208-325-8237