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Hogwarts Academy | Ages: 8-14

July 24, 2023 @ EST 9:00 am - July 28, 2023 @ EST 4:00 pm


Immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter when Writers & Books’ three-story building is transformed  into Hogwarts! Throughout the week, students will attend Herbology, Transfiguration, Divination, History of Magic, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Potions, and other classes. Hands-on activities will be accompanied by creative writing exercises to spur the imagination. You will be sorted, earn house points, play Quad Ball (formerly Quidditch),  take a magical field trip into the muggle world, and write for the Daily Quibbler! “Professors” will also provide opportunities to delve in deeply to the texts, analyzing them for strengths and flaws, and exploring issues of identity and social justice.  Every morning, all Hogwarts students will gather in the Great Hall for a special activity to start the day.

Spoiler Alert: Students must be familiar with all seven books/movies, as material from all seven years will be covered throughout the week. We cannot guarantee that there won’t be spoilers otherwise!

Note: Writers & Books neither condones nor agrees with J.K. Rowling’s transphobic social and political views. Our faculty, staff, and students choose to celebrate the magic of the Harry Potter series and claim the stories as our own through critical and creative exploration of the text. Trans Lives Matter.

Teaching Artist(s): David Broadnax, Emma Callahan, Tracy Cretelle, Rylie Day-Walker, Chris Fanning, Tracy Nemecek, Sara Penner, Alexa Scott-Flaherty, Claire Torregiano, and Katherine Varga
Location: Writers & Books
Camp Date: July 24 – July 28
Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Price: Members $375 | General Public $412
Deadline To Register: July 16, 11:59 pm
Minimum Enrollment: 12
Maximum Enrollment: 40

Scholarships Available. If your scholarship application is declined or the award does not meet your need, please email office@wab.org with the subject line “SW Scholarship” to discuss an adjustment.

Extended care is available for an additional charge of $32. Please click here.

For more information about SummerWrite visit our Things to Know page.

Cancellation: In the event that a camp must be canceled due to low enrollment or other unforeseeable circumstances, you will be notified as far in advance as possible, generally 3-5 business days. A full refund will be issued.

Withdrawal: To withdraw, email vanessaf@wab.org. If you withdraw at least 10 business days before the first day of  camp, you will receive a full refund, minus a 15% administrative fee. If you withdraw between 5 and 9 business days before the first day of  camp, you will receive a full refund, minus a 25% administrative fee. No refunds will be given for withdrawals after the above cited dates.


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July 24, 2023 @ EST 9:00 am
July 28, 2023 @ EST 4:00 pm
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Writers & Books
(585) 473-2590
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Writers & Books
740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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(585) 473-2590
If you would like to make a request for any accommodation, please email us at accommodation@wab.org at least 10 days prior to the event or workshop.

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