Marcus Asp (left), Olivia French and Thalia Lucie study some spells at the Alectoria School of Magic. (File contributed)

Greater Victoria’s school of magic is back

The Alectoria School of Magic will run for the second year at Shawnigan Lake School

Wizards and witches are gearing up for another year at the Alectoria School of Magic summer camp.

For the second year, the popular program will offer an interactive role-playing experience for children and youth ages 11 to 17 at the Shawnigan Lake School.

It’s inaugural year in 2018 sold out quickly, prompting the experimental camp to become an annual adventure.

ALSO READ: School for witches and wizards opens this summer

Over three days, students will be divided into houses, given hand-crafted wands, and have the opportunity to go on quests, craft potions, learn about stars, bargain with beasts and earn points to win the house cup.

Classes offered include herbology, history of magic, magical creatures, astrology, divination, archery and more.

ALSO READ: School of magic teaches youth to be themselves

Last year, participants battled against the giant squid in the lake, learned to sword fight and ran away with a satyr and nymph in a quest to find the headmistress’ wand.

“Last year we had kids tell us they’ve never felt like they’ve been able to be themselves and have their voices heard at camps in the past, but this was a place they felt completely accepted,” said camp co-ordinator Maddy Kirstein in an email. “We are excited to replicate that again!”

This year the camp will run from Aug. 7 to 9.

For more information, you can visit alectoriaschoolofmagic.com.

nicole.crescenzi@vicnews.com


Send a Tweet: @NicoleCrescenzi

Like us on Facebook  

Just Posted

Castaway Wanderers men, women advance to B.C. semifinals

Castaway Wanderers men trounce UVic 59-29 in playoffs

Unattended cooking causes fire in Songhees Nation home

Two people treated for injuries, one transported to hospital Monday evening

Busy Tuesday for BC Ferries passengers

First sailings to and from Swartz Bay sold out

Rain with a high of 16 C for Tuesday

Plus your weekly forecast

Canada Women’s Rugby 7s Team land at home after series triumph

Next stop at Langford offers Olympic qualification

Easter bombings a response to New Zealand attacks, says Sri Lanka minister

The Islamic State group asserted it was responsible for the nine bombings

New commemorative loonie marking ‘progress’ for LGBTQ2 people to be unveiled today

But advocates say it mistakenly suggests equality has been achieved largely as a result of government actions

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s lawyer show is turning into a horror movie

Court actions pile up over pipelines, car insurance, care aides

United Way opens grants to help charities tackle social issues

Charities north of the Malahat can apply for grants $2,000 to $20,000

POLL: How often does your family use BC Ferries?

Navigating the lineups for BC Ferries is a way of life for… Continue reading

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for the week of April 16

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Sri Lanka invokes war-time military powers after nearly 300 killed in Easter bombings

Sri Lanka’s minister of tourism says 39 foreign tourists were killed in the Easter Sunday attacks

Man’s body found in popular Cowichan Valley hiking area

Police say death not suspicious after discovery in Stoney Hill area overlooking Saltspring Island

Most Read