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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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Camps that specialize in magic
Get the full-on magic experience at camps listed below, where they offer programming or sessions offering intensive instruction in magic.
Harbourfront Centre Camps   
Since 1979, Harbourfront Centre Camps has provided a a unique setting in which learning and fun intersect. Our campers gain life skills through meaningful participation and in all facets of arts and contemporary culture.
Harbourfront, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $250/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed2504-160Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario
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.
Ontario (7)
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 2 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $4/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program, family Coed42-181King, Nobleton
Camps offering magic as an activity
Learn magic in among many other camp activities at the many kids' camps listed below.
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 $350/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed3504-150Throughout Greater Toronto Area, Ontario
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 Coed3604-121Rosedale, Toronto, Ontario
Brick Works Academy   
The Best Technology summer camp in the region! Your children and friends are super excited about our Lego Robotics, Lego Castle Builders, Minecraft Computer Camp, Pokemon Designer and Lego Stop Motion Animation camps!
Ontario (13)
Science: LEGO

  • Ages 6 to 13
  • Coed
  • Day
from $220/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed2206-132Forest Hill, Toronto, Hamilton, Waterloo, Kingsway Park, Toronto, Guelph, London, Alexandra Park, Toronto, Kitchener, Mississauga, Burlington, Cambridge, Lansing , 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 experience necessary.
Willowdale, Toronto
Dance (multi)

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $18/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed184-163Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario
Models International Management   
Our Fashion Modeling Camps are an amazing opportunity to build their confidence, discover talents and develop skills such as public speaking, acting, runway & much more!
Ottawa
Art (multi)

  • Ages 10 to 17
  • Girls
  • Day, Program
from $395/program
sessions & dates
Day, Program Girls39510-174Ottawa, Ontario
Camp Wabikon   
An experience kids love. A family parents trust. Wabikon is sleepover camp for boys and girls ages 6-17. Campers from around the world feel like part of the family and enjoy activities on a challenge-by-choice basis.
Temagami
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $1,075/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed10756-175Temagami, Ontario
AlevelUp Basketball Training   
AlevelUp Basketball Training is packed with Univ/ College & Professional Trainers passionate to inspire during summer camps. Whether you are beginner or advanced, ages 9 - 14yrs old, we will take your game A-level-Up!!
Oakville; Ajax
Sport: Basketball

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $100/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program, family Coed1005-186Oakville, Ontario, Ajax, Ontario
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 and camps receive great popularity.
Mississauga
Education (multi)

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $159/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed1594-187Mississauga, Ontario, Mississauga, ON
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 Coed2752.5-148Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario
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 $905/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed9058-199Huntsville, Ontario
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 $3,800/3 weeks
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed38006-1810International, ---------------, 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; Milton
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 13
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $600/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed6006-1311Burlington, , Burlington, Ontario, Milton, Ontario
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 Coed31007-1712Maine, Maine
Shadow Lake Centre   
A summer camp for children, youth, and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Accessible activities that include sports, swimming, arts and crafts, and lots of music.
Whitchurch - Stouffville
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 65
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family
from $1,575/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed15757-6513Whitchurch - Stouffville, Ontario
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 15
  • Coed
  • Day
from $150/week
Day Coed1504-1514Brampton, Ontario, Downsview, Toronto,
Appleby College Summer Programs   
A huge variety of programming options for campers and students ages 4-17. We offer 50+ Camp programs, academic day and boarding programs and travel credit courses!
Oakville; International
Education (multi)

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $328/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed3284-1715Oakville, Ontario, International,
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 Coed5454-1516Bridle Path, Toronto, Ontario
Camp Kodiak   
Fun! Friends! Success! An integrated overnight 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 Coed13866-1817Parry Sound, Ontario
Claremont Nature Centre   
Nature based summer day and overnight camp led by Ontario Certified Teachers. Spend days outdoors exploring ponds, creeks, wetlands meadows and forests!
Pickering
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $180/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, family Coed1805-1818Pickering, Ontario
Bayview Glen Camp   
Located centrally in Toronto, this summer camp offers air conditioned buildings, robotics, sports and arts camps, heated swimming pools and more.
Don Mills, Toronto; York Mills, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day
from $500/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed5004-1419Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, York Mills, Toronto, Ontario
Bricks 4 Kidz Woodbridge   
With several camp themes, your child will be sure to have an experience they will never forget. We do two structured builds a day, along with games and art and crafts related to our theme of the week.
Vaughan; Woodbridge
Education (multi)

  • Ages 4 to 10
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $175/week
Day, Program Coed1754-1020Vaughan, Ontario, Woodbridge, Ontario
Zodiac Day Camp   
Zodiac Day Camp offers variety-based and specialty programs for campers 2-15 years old. Zodiac is located in central Toronto and runs 7 1-week Summer sessions. Daily instructional swim along with other great activities!
Forest Hill, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 2.5 to 15
  • Coed
  • Day
from $190/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed1902.5-1521Forest Hill, Toronto, Ontario

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