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Summer Camps

Spend part of your summer with Red Balloon at a bookishly imaginative camp!

Please see Required Reading for Parents at the bottom of the page before signing up.

Hogwarts Summer CampHogwarts Preparatory Summer Camp

August 5–9, 1–4pm | Rising 4-6 Graders

With Angela & Lily

Cost: $145

You can’t get your official Hogwarts letter until you turn eleven, but young witches and wizards can join us for Hogwarts Preparatory Summer Camp this summer! We’ll get ready for Hogwarts by being pre-sorted into our houses, practicing our Quidditch moves, and attending classes like Defense Against the Dark Arts, Potions, Transfiguration, Muggle Studies, Care of Magical Creatures, and more! At the end of the week, all students will take their I.M.P. (Introductory Magical Preparedness) exams to show their readiness for starting Hogwarts. Please note–it is important that all attending students have read at least the first book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, to fully experience the camp.



Required Summer Camp Reading for Parents

  • Campers must bring their own snacks and water bottles. This camp is peanut-free.

  • Camps take place in our downstairs party room but will include walking field trips to a nearby park.

  • Dress your children in clothes appropriate for outdoor weather and active (possibly messy) play. Sneakers or closed toe shoes are recommended, as are hats or sunglasses and sunscreen.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • All class reservations are non-refundable.  No cash or credit card refunds are issued if you cancel your reservation. If you need to cancel, you must call us (at 651-224-8320) at least fourteen days before the start of the camp and we will have a credit placed on your account for the full value of the class. This credit can be used for future camps or for birthday parties. The credit cannot be used for merchandise. No credits for reservations cancelled within 14 days of the camp start date.

  • If a minimum enrollment of eleven campers has not been reached one week prior to the camp, we must cancel the camp. Customers will be contacted by telephone and we will issue a full refund.

Parent Statement of Agreement

  • I understand that I am not to leave my child at Red Balloon Bookshop more than fifteen minutes before camp begins.

  • I understand that my child will not be allowed to leave the program with an unauthorized person or staff. Only adults can be authorized to pick up the child. Staff will require a valid photo I.D. Pickup authorization forms are available on the first day of camp, during check-in.

  • I understand that Red Balloon Bookshop’s staff may not baby-sit, transport, or care for children other than during camp hours.

  • I understand that my child may be removed from camp for any of the following reasons: 1) Failure to pay program fees by designated deadlines. 2) Inappropriate behavior of a child/parent that endangers anyone involved with camp staff. 3) Failure to observe any of the behavioral conduct guidelines set forth on the first day of camp.

  • I authorize my child to participate in camp activities including field trips.

  • I authorize my child to be in photos or videos for Red Balloon Bookshop and its publications.


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