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What to Expect at Wonderstruck this Summer

Unlock a World of Enchantment for Your Kids This Summer at Wonderstruck Summer Day Camp: July 22 - August 23, 2024

Wonderstruck’s Summer Day Camp is back for an unforgettable adventure from July 22 to August 23, 2024! Dive into a magical realm filled with enchanting storylines, immersive activities, and captivating encounters with elves, fairies, mermaids, and more. This summer, give your children the gift of imagination and outdoor fun while they explore the enchanted woods of North Vancouver.


Why Wonderstruck Summer Camp is a Great Choice

As the school year draws to a close, many parents face a mix of excitement and apprehension about the long summer break ahead. A study reveals that many parents wish summer vacation would end after just two weeks! Whether you’re eager to provide your kids with a screen-free adventure in nature or simply need a breather, Wonderstruck Camp offers an ideal solution. Here, your children can embark on magical quests, learn about mythical creatures, and enjoy the great outdoors.


A Unique and Magical Camp Experience: What Awaits Your Children

Wonderstruck stands out from the typical summer camp experience by immersing children in a rich fantasy world where every week tells a new story. Set in the lush, enchanted woods of North Vancouver, Wonderstruck’s Summer Day Camp promises a unique blend of fun, learning, and magic.


The Enchanted World of Wonderstruck

At Wonderstruck, the magic never ends. Each week, campers delve into an ongoing fantasy saga filled with whimsical characters like fairies, giants, wizards, and elves. The adventure begins at Professor Lorekeeper’s Lab, the heart of magical discovery and exploration. Campers act as assistants to Professor Lorekeeper, an expert in myth and magic who has dedicated years to studying the world’s magical creatures.


In the Wonderstruck world, campers learn spells, explore mystical realms, and discover secrets of the enchanted forest, guided by the Wise Wizards’ Guide to Magic. Older campers even get the chance to create their own spells, which must be approved by a Wizard First Class. With red hats indicating their status, these wizards symbolize the pinnacle of magical knowledge and practice, leading young adventurers through a journey of wonder and discovery.


A Typical Day at Wonderstruck



Morning Routine: Soft Start to a Magical Day Campers arrive between 8:30 and 9:00 AM for a ‘soft start’ at Professor Lorekeeper’s Lab. A soft start helps ease children into the day, boosting their social and emotional skills and encouraging creative thinking. Activities during this time include coloring, wand repair, puzzles, and exploring a magical library with books like Harry Potter, The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies, and Gnomes.


First Quest of the Day At 9:00 AM, the adventure begins with a recap of the previous day’s plot developments. Campers then embark on their first magical quest of the day. This might involve deciphering mythical languages, solving riddles, or discovering hidden clues left by fairies. The Wise Wizards’ Guide plays a crucial role in these quests, helping campers perform spells to uncover secrets and ensure their safety.



Mid-Morning Break and Activities After completing the morning quest, campers enjoy a snack break before diving into another engaging activity that advances the storyline. Activities might include solving puzzles, planting fairy-attracting plants, or creating tributes for Sage the Wizard. These tasks are designed to be accessible for children of all ages, with additional challenges for older kids and extra support for younger ones.


Lunchtime and Afternoon Adventures Following lunch, the excitement continues with a major plot development. This might involve rescuing stranded mermaids or crafting musical instruments for wizard tributes. One of the most thrilling parts of the day is when campers gather evidence of magical creatures in the forest surrounding the Lab. From finding tiny teacups left by fairies to using instant cameras to capture magical moments, afternoons at Wonderstruck are filled with discovery and creativity.


End of the Day: Reflection and Fun The day concludes with campers writing in their Guidebooks, practicing spells, and engaging in wand games like ‘wizard, mermaid, flying fairy,’ a magical twist on ‘rock, paper, scissors.’ These activities not only reinforce the day’s learning but also provide a fun and memorable end to the magical adventures.




Outdoor Adventures and Magical Exploration

Wonderstruck prioritizes outdoor activities, with children spending a significant portion of their time in nature. The camp’s enchanted setting offers the perfect backdrop for magical quests and exploration. Here’s a glimpse of the outdoor activities campers can expect:

  • Treasure Hunts: Campers search for hidden boxes and clues near fairy houses, fostering a sense of adventure and discovery.

  • Rescuing Mermaids: With hydration wagons and bubble-blowing fun, children transport stranded mermaids back to safety.

  • Magical Music: Crafting instruments and composing songs for wizards teaches creativity and teamwork.

  • Gathering Evidence: From tiny teacups to magical artifacts, campers collect evidence of the enchanted world around them.

  • Games and Free Play: Traditional games like ‘capture the flag’ and ‘freeze tag’ are given a magical twist, ensuring fun for all ages.


Indoor Magical Activities

While outdoor adventures are a highlight, Wonderstruck also offers a range of indoor activities that advance the storyline and immerse campers in the magical world:

  • Crafting and Puzzles: Campers create magical tributes, solve puzzles, and build musical instruments, enhancing their problem-solving and creative skills.

  • Spell Practice: Learning and practicing spells from Professor Lorekeeper’s Guidebook helps campers delve deeper into the world of magic.

  • Potion Play: Experimenting with potions allows children to explore the magical properties of various ingredients in a safe and fun environment.


Engaging Storylines: What’s in Store This Summer?


Wonderstruck’s storylines are designed to captivate and inspire. Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the adventures awaiting your children this summer:


The Elf and Lost Dreams: Eberwin Elf, the guardian of human dreams, has lost some of the dreams in his care. With the help of campers, Eberwin must retrieve these dreams, emphasizing the importance of believing in the power of dreams to shape a better future.


The Garden Fairy’s Quest for Peace: In the WING Alliance, various fairy factions are at odds, each claiming superiority. A young Garden Fairy needs campers’ help to prevent a fairy war and forge peace among the factions. This storyline teaches the value of diplomacy and teamwork.


The Mystery of the GlimmerHorn A highly magical and dangerous artifact, the GlimmerHorn, has gone missing from Professor Lorekeeper’s Lab. The wizards blame the fairies, the fairies blame the elves, and the elves blame the mermaids. Campers must work together, across teams of elves, wizards, mermaids, and fairies, to recover the artifact and restore harmony.


Why Wonderstruck is the Ultimate Summer Camp Choice

Wonderstruck’s Summer Day Camp offers a unique blend of outdoor adventure, creative learning, and magical fun. With a focus on immersive storytelling and hands-on activities, it provides an enriching experience that goes beyond traditional summer camps. Here are a few reasons why Wonderstruck is the perfect choice for your child this summer:

  • Imaginative Storytelling: Each week features a new, captivating storyline that engages children’s imaginations and encourages creative thinking.

  • Outdoor Exploration: The camp’s emphasis on outdoor activities fosters a love of nature and adventure.

  • Hands-On Learning: From crafting magical tributes to practicing spells, Wonderstruck offers a range of hands-on activities that enhance learning and development.

  • Inclusive Fun: Activities are designed to be accessible for all ages, with extra challenges for older campers and support for younger ones. Wonderstruck is a safe place for creative souls to explore and discover their confidence.

  • Social Skills Development: The camp’s emphasis on teamwork, communication, and social interaction helps children build important social skills in a fun and supportive environment.

Register Now for a Magical Summer Experience

Don’t miss out on the enchantment and adventure! Register your child for Wonderstruck’s Summer Day Camp from July 22 to August 23, 2024. Each week offers a new storyline and a fresh set of magical quests. Visit wonderstruck.ca/registration to secure your spot today. Wonderstruck is also looking for enthusiastic counselors and actors—apply at wonderstruck.ca/volunteer to join the magic and make a difference this summer!


Final Thoughts: Create Lasting Memories at Wonderstruck

Wonderstruck’s Summer Day Camp provides a one-of-a-kind experience that combines the magic of fantasy with the joy of outdoor play. Whether your child is crafting spells, rescuing mermaids, or exploring the enchanted forest, they will create lasting memories and friendships. Give your children the gift of a magical summer—register now and let the adventure begin!


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