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Magic Camps

Become a master of illusion this summer at a magic camp near you. Channel your inner Harry Potter, and start yourself on the road to becoming the next David Blaine!

Camps feature a variety of teaching techniques focused on magic for kids, to help them develop into better illusionists. Some of the things kids get from magic camp:

  • Essential techniques of prestidigitation, sleight of hand and misdirection.
  • Exposure to varieties of magic, including stage, parlour or close up magic.
  • Learn from professionals and working magicians.
  • Workshop with others in small groups.
  • Develop and improve your stage presence, and manipulate the audience's attention.
  • Learn staging tricks, acting and other performance techniques, to optimize showmanship.

Magic summer camps

Both overnight camps and day camps feature opportunities to learn magic. Depending on the focus of the camp you choose, your training in magic can vary greatly. A specialized magic camp will get you in front of an audience. They may even have a theatre explicitly devoted to staging, so you can get a true feel for your own stage presence. Working with real sound and lighting in an actual stage environment will have benefits beyond your expectations.

Through practice at a magic camp, you'll improve immensely in technique and presentation. You'll learn how to be more natural and more relaxed on stage. You'll gain assurance, both as a magician, and on a personal level. Things you learn at magic camp will have implications for your ability in real-life areas like public speaking, and careers such as business,  marketing and other fields.

Magic lessons

Think of all the different kinds of magic you have seen. How well do you know how to perform any of those tricks? How much fun would it be to learn how to actually do some of them?

Magic camps offer lessons in a whole variety of illusions, including the following:

  • Straightforward card tricks for close-up illusions or for the stage
  • Disappearing acts, levitation, escapes, and other stage illusions
  • Sawing people in half
  • Cups and balls tricks
  • Coin and money tricks

The benefits of camp

Aside from learning magic, camps like these have many other benefits:

  • Kids grow in self-confidence as they interact with other campers.
  • They'll make friends with other young magicians, to encourage each other
  • Children get outdoors and participate in camp activities such as canoeing, hiking and sports activities.

You never know where it might lead!

As a budding magician you can have fun busking or street-performing. Many magicians and illusionists have done very well on TV shows like America's Got Talent. There are many working magicians in the world, aside from those who are world-famous and suitably wealthy. David Copperfield and Michael Carbonaro (along with David Blaine, already mentioned) are magic camp alumni. In addition, Derek DelGaudio, Dan and Dave Buck, Criss Angel, Mark DeSouza, Simon Lovell, Rocco, Eric DeCamps, Johnny Ace Palmer, Dan Hauss are just some who make a very healthy living as magicians.

Research has, in fact, shown that the best magicians have developed an understanding of people that is ahead of what you can learn through sciences like sociology and psychology. Practical benefits of learning magic can extend to later life choices. Far beyond nerdy fun, magic camp really could change your life.


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List of magic camps and programs

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Township of King   
With a mixture of sports, arts, and nature based programs, you are sure to find the perfect camp or program for your child! High Five and OCA Certified. Visit www.king.ca for more information.

King

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 2 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $4/week
Day, Program, family Coed 4 2-18 0 King
Camps offering magic as an activity
Adventure Valley   
Summer day camp for Toronto kids yearning for outdoor adventure. Sports activities include soccer, tennis, swimming and a variety of other outdoor activities.

Throughout Greater Toronto Area

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • Day
from $325/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed 325 4-15 0 Throughout Greater Toronto Area
Branksome Hall Day Camps   
A co-ed day camp featuring Dance, Tennis, Soccer, Musical Theatre, Public Speaking/Debate, Tech/Computers, Swimming and more. Home base for the camps is Branksome's new, state-of-the-art Athletics and Wellness Centre.

Rosedale, Toronto

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • Day
from $360/week
Day Coed 360 4-12 1 Rosedale, Toronto
Conservatory of Dance and Music   
Professional and fun, themed March Break and Summer Camps. From Moana to Justin Timberlake, we make dance and music training fun! Ballet, jazz, hip hop, voice, music and other activities. No exp. necessary. (4 -16yrs)

Willowdale, Toronto

Dance (multi)

  • Ages 3 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $18/week
Day, Program Coed 18 3-16 2 Willowdale, Toronto
Camp Wabikon   
Overnight coed summer camp dedicated to the ideals of leadership and friendship, with wilderness trips and a variety of sports activities.

Temagami

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $1,075/week
Overnight Coed 1075 6-17 3 Temagami
Camp Pillsbury   
A coed overnight camp with over 100 activities, including circus arts, musical theater, sports, dance, technology, horseback riding, water sports, extreme sports, gymnastics, archery, role playing games, and much more.

Minnesota

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $349/week
Day, Overnight Coed 349 6-17 4 Minnesota
Kidnetix   
Be creative, have fun and meet new friends in our March break and Summer camps in Brampton and Toronto. Dynamic programming includes: Lego Robotic's, sports, arts & crafts, workshops, field trips & indoor playground fun!

Brampton; Downsview, Toronto

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • Day
from $150/week
Day Coed 150 4-12 5 Brampton, Downsview, Toronto
Olympia Sports Camp   
Olympia Sports Camp gives kids the professional instruction and guidance to grow and excel-and to have fun while they do it!Choose from over 90programs in Sport,Leadership,Adventure,Art,Recreation,Self-Discovery&Fitness.

Huntsville

Sport (multi)

  • Ages 8 to 19
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $855/week
Overnight Coed 855 8-19 6 Huntsville
Camp Kodiak   
An integrated residential summer camp for children & teens with and without ADHD, LD, and high-functioning ASD. We provide a SOCIAL SKILLS program, ACADEMIC program and 50+ activities. Fun, friends, and success!

Parry Sound

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $1,386/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed 1386 6-18 7 Parry Sound
Glenburnie Summer Camp   
Glenburnie Summer Camp 2035 Upper Middle Rd. E., Oakville, ON L6H 2K7 This camp offers a variety of activities ranging from science and technology to arts to sports. Extended care is also available.

Oakville

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $190/week
Day, Program Coed 190 4-12 8 Oakville
Zodiac Day Camp   
Central Toronto. Variety-based for 2-4 yrs (Adult & Tot/Day Care) and 4-6 yrs drop-off. 7-12 yrs pick 1/2 day arts, discovery, sports, and variety, plus 1/2 day variety. Daily swim lesson, 7 1-week sessions and more!

Forest Hill, Toronto

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 2.5 to 15
  • Coed
  • Day
from $180/week
Day Coed 180 2.5-15 9 Forest Hill, Toronto
Brock Youth University   
A unique program experience right on the Brock University Campus. Over 95 programs to choose from including +40 STEM Camps. Choose from: class day and overnight trips, summer camps and after-school programs.

St. Catharines

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 8 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family
from $178/session
Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 178 8-17 10 St. Catharines
Lovell International Camps   
Canadian run camp in the Swiss Alps. Offering a host of sports and activities including: Language, Skiing, Tennis, Golf, Horse Riding, Hiking, Mountain Biking, River Rafting, Cultural Excursions & Overnight Expeditions.

International

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $800/session
Day, Overnight Coed 800 6-18 11 International
Camp Kahuna   
Halton region camp offering leadership training and an extraordinary camp program that will exceed your expectations. We fuse traditional camp activities with the extraordinary.

Burlington

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 13
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $600/week
Day, Overnight Coed 600 6-13 12 Burlington
Camp North Star   
A co-ed overnight camp on 200 acres in Poland, Maine. Campers enjoy an elective program with 100+ choices that focuses on instruction and skill development in Arts, Athletics, Enrichment, Outdoors and Waterfront.

Maine

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $3,100/session
Overnight Coed 3100 7-17 13 Maine
Crestwood Valley Day Camp   
A Toronto DAY camp offering 20-25 Daily Activities, Baseball and Basketball Camps, LIT/CIT,*"5' Heated Inground Salt Pools*w/daily lessons-WEEKLY CARNIVAL, Gymboree & ROSE REISMAN CATERING! LOW RATIOS! Call 416.444.9595

Bridle Path, Toronto

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • Day
from $545/week
Day Coed 545 4-15 14 Bridle Path, Toronto
Sylvan Learning South Mississauga   
We offer low monthly rate programs in Readng, Writing, Math, Homework, Science Study Skills and Advanced Reading Strategies. Our STEM related programs in Robotics, Coding, Engineering are fun and affordable..

Mississauga

Education (multi)

  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $145/session
Day, Program Coed 145 3-18 15 Mississauga
Sidney Ledson Institute   
Give your child the advantage of academic advancement / reinforcement in curriculum subjects and SSAT/ISEE prep during the Summer holidays.  Daily physical activity and outdoor play.

Don Mills, Toronto

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 2.5 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $275/week
Day, Program Coed 275 2.5-14 16 Don Mills, Toronto
Life Gears Academy   
A specialized organization offering camps, clubs, and workshops throughout Ontario focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) as well as various Life Skills such as communication and mindfulness.

Guelph; Newmarket; Windsor

Education: STEM

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed, Girls
  • Day, Program
from $50/session
Day, Program Coed, Girls 50 6-16 17 Guelph, Newmarket, Windsor
University of King's College   
University of King's College has: 1) summer day camp for ages 6-12, 2) Humanities for Young People, a summer live-in program for teens, 3) soccer and basketball camps in March Break, in-service days and early August.

Halifax

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $150/week
Day, Overnight Coed 150 6-17 18 Halifax

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