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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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  • Toronto Kidz
    Every week at Toronto Kidz Camp focuses on a new theme and includes a field trip to one of Toronto's top attractions: Ripley's Aquarium, Royal Ontario Museum, Pirate Life Cruise, Casa Loma...

    Junction Triangle, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $225/week
    Day Coed 225 5-12 0 Junction Triangle, Toronto
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    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
    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
    City of Markham
    Great camp experience right in your own backyard! See what the City of Markham has to offer you and your child for camps!

    Markham

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $70/week
    Day Coed 70 4-15 2 Markham
    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
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 1075 6-17 3 Temagami
    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 4 Huntsville
    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
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 178 8-17 5 St. Catharines
    Abilities Centre
    A traditional summer camp in a fun and educational environment for growth and development. Camp activities include sports and recreation, arts, cooperative games, swimming and more, all in a fully inclusive environment!

    Whitby

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $190/week
    Day Coed 190 4-13 6 Whitby
    Willowbrae Academy North York Summer Camp
    A variety summer day camp in the heart of North York. With over 20 indoor and outdoor activities. Hot healthy lunche and snacks and extended care included. Multiple kids and sessions discounts!

    Henry Farm, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 2.5 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $200/week
    Day Coed 200 2.5-13 7 Henry Farm, Toronto
    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
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 600 6-13 8 Burlington
    Lovell International Camps
    Canadian run camp in the Swiss Alps. With over 25 different sports ex.: Boating, Canyoning, Golf, Gymnastics, High Ropes, Hiking, Horse Riding, Mountain Biking, River Rafting, Climbing, Paddle Board, Tennis, Wake-board.

    International

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $5,170/3 weeks
    Day, Overnight Coed 5170 6-18 9 International
    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 2.0 to 15.
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $199/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 199 2.0-15. 10 Forest Hill, Toronto
    Kidnetix
    Be creative, have fun and meet new friends in our March break and Summer camps in Brampton and Yorkdale. Dynamic programming includes: Lego Robotic's, swimming, sports, arts & crafts, guest speakers and field trips.

    Brampton; Downsview, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $135/week
    Day Coed 135 4-16 11 Brampton, Downsview, Toronto
    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
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 349 6-17 12 Minnesota
    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
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 3100 7-17 13 Maine
    Camp Massad
    Hebrew speaking,kosher,summer camp connecting campers to their Jewish identity in an inclusive,energetic and fun environment.Dynamic programming and a community environment fosters confidence,creativity and friendships.

    Winnipeg Beach; Winnipeg

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $475/session
    Day, Overnight Coed 475 7-16 14 Winnipeg Beach, Winnipeg
    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 15 Oakville
    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 16 Bridle Path, Toronto
    Chess Institute of Canada
    CIC's Chess, Sports and Arts Camp in downtown Toronto offers the perfect blend of physical, mental, creative, and social activity. Archery and arts, swimming and special guests complement specialized chess instruction.

    Annex, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $295/week
    Day Coed 295 5-13 17 Annex, Toronto
    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.

    Parry Sound

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $1,386/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 1386 6-18 18 Parry Sound
    Belka Summer Camp
    Iqaluits; Calgary SE, Saskatoon @ U O Sasks @ Winnipeg; Imman fellowship V.B. S. We cater for low-income children and youth by engaging them in sporting activities. - High Credits for ICT, Math & Leadership.

    Downsview, Toronto; Calgary; Richmond Hill

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, family
    from $75/week
    Day, family Coed 75 5-14 19 Downsview, Toronto, Calgary, Richmond Hill
    York University Lions Camps
    Choose from a multi-sport summer camp, focus on a particular sport or try one of our adventure camps such as circus, warrior training or superhero camp.

    Willowdale, Toronto

    Sport (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $200/week
    Day Coed 200 6-15 20 Willowdale, Toronto
    Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy: Artsfilled Day Camp
    Does your child enjoy Sports, Arts, Music,Dance & more? When each day is dedicated to a new area of fun, children are always engaged in learning something new and there's never a dull moment! Spaces fill fast-call today!

    Caledon

    Art (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $120/week
    Day Coed 120 4-12 21 Caledon

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