Every location brings with it new opportunities and new restrictions, so the following information about our 2014 sessions at Highland Mall (map) will be of interest to both new and returning campers.
- Our camp day begins at 9:00 am at Highland Mall (here’s a map of directions to get there) but our doors will open at 8:00 to accommodate parents who need to drop their kids off early. Although the main doors of Highland Mall are unlocked at 8:00, if you arrive prior to then we will be able to make accommodations on the first day. If you anticipate an early arrival after the first day, let us know so that we can show you the “secret entrance.”
- Our “Location” page has extensive directions not just to Highland Mall, but also to help you find your way through the mall to our space.
- Each day there will be a Magic Class, a Juggling Class, and a Puppetry Class. Skill/comfort level are accounted for in placing campers into classes, so don’t worry if you don’t think you have skills in Magic/Puppetry/Juggling.
- There are always other activities as well. They vary from session to session throughout the summer. That means campers can come to more than one session and will see a large varieties of activities. Some of these may include carnival games, clown classes, balloon twisting classes, and lots lots more!
- Monday through Thursday, at 2:00 pm we will have a professional entertainer. Nine out of the ten performances will be open to family and friends.
The Dos, Dont’s and Probably Shouldn’ts
- Campers should leave all electronic games at home.
- Cell phones are allowed, but may not be used except in case of emergency or to get in touch with parents.
- We cannot be held responsible for the loss of anything that campers bring from home. There is plenty to do all day at the camp, so there is no real reason to bring anything to the camp other than food and drink. We will provide both a snack, but it would not be a bad idea to provide your child with enough of their favorite beverage to last them throughout the day (we will provide them with water all day and punch during snack).
- Violence, bullying and lack of respect for others will not be tolerated.
- We strongly recommend campers wear the Magic Camp shirts we provide them every day of camp. We have many security measures in place at the Magic Camp, but having the campers wear their shirts adds one more level of security to our system. When it comes to our campers, security is our number one concern at all times and we encourage any measure which will increase our ability to insure their safety.
- No campers will be released to a person not on our “Pick-Up List”. Please notify us in writing if you plan on having anyone other than the camper’s parents pick them up in the afternoon.
- We expect every camper to have as much fun as possible, as long as it is not at the expense of other campers. If at any time a camper is not having as much fun as they expect or if another camper infringes on the ability of another camper to have as much fun as possible, please let us know immediately. We will do everything in our power to rectify the situation. There is no point in attending the camp, if you are not having fun (LOTS OF FUN!).
What to expect the first day of camp
- The first hour of the first day of camp is always a little chaotic. We try to streamline the sign in process as much as possible, but there will always be exceptions and concerns which need to be addressed. Please be patient with us and we will try to make the first day sign-up period as smooth and pleasant as possible.
- The Camp Director for that session, the General Director for the Fantastic Magic Camp and the Financial Director will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. You will also get an opportunity to meet the rest of our staff and all of our counselors. You may want to make a point of meeting your child’s counselor, as he or she will be your child’s constant guide throughout the session.
- Don’t be afraid to ask any questions. While we have heard most of them a thousand times, they are your concerns and are therefore very important to us.
Last but not least
- Be prepared to have your child want to show off everything he or she learned every day of the camp.
- The biggest fear of most adults is speaking or performing in front of others. The biggest fear of most of our campers is that no one will watch them.
We will not be held responsible for the loss of anything that campers bring from home. There is plenty to do all day at the camp, so there is no real reason to bring anything to the camp other than food and drink for lunch. We will provide a morning snack, but it would not be a bad idea to provide your child with enough of their favorite beverage to last them throughout the day (we will provide them with water all day and juice during snack).