Performer’s Academy Programs for 2016


The Performer’s Academy programs are part of our regular camp sessions with an extra emphasis on performing magic. All the members of the Performer’s Academy will be working on creating an actual magic show to be presented at the end of the session. There are two versions of this exciting program – Regular Performer’s Academy and Monster Performer’s Academy.

Performer’s Academy – This program is open to any experienced camper (a camper who has attended two or more camp sessions) between the ages of 9 and 12. Campers in this program will take part in both the magic and juggling classes as usual, but instead of a puppet class, they will work as a group on creating a magic show, which will be presented at the end of the session. They will write their own script, choose what magic they want to perform, build props and create their own costumes. The program will be under the direction of Bertil Fredstrom (magician Black Bert). Bertil has performed in Europe and the US and has been a judge in some of the most prestigious worldwide magic competitions. Campers in this program will have access to some large scale magic props and illusions. The program runs during the usual camp hours of 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Monster Performer’s Academy– This program is open to anyone ages 10 – 18 who has a serious interest in performing magic. Participants do not necessarily need to have previous experience at Fantastic Magic Camp, but they should have a strong desire to learn and perform stage magic. The program includes workshops on stage presence, voice projection, staging, costuming, improvisational theater and of course magic, lots of magic. Campers can use tricks they already own, but they will also be taught new magic and have access to some of our larger magic props and stage illusions. The program will be under the direction of Peter Hinrichs (AKA Peter the Adequate). For the last 40 years, Peter has performed in the United States, Mexico and Canada. He has created magic tricks and routines for other magicians including a few winning routines for magic contests. Campers will also get a chance to work with some of the professional entertainers who will be performing at the camp. This program runs from noon to 6:00 pm every day. For an extra $60 per week, campers can take advantage of the rest of our Fantastic Magic Camp experience and join us at 9:00 am every morning. To do so, just add the “Rehearsal Time” option when registering.


​Session #2 Performer’s Academy
June 13, 2016 — June 24, 2016

Monster Performer’s Academy 
June 27, 2016 — July 8, 2016

Session #4 Performer’s Academy
July 11, 2016 — July 22, 2016