Welcome to Hogwarts!

Young witches and wizards will dive into the world of Hogwarts and discover the magic of theatrical expression and social action. Under the guidance of our UCV Hogwarts professors, children will have the opportunity to take lessons in everything from potions to Quidditch! Using theatre and improv to explore the real life horcruxes in our community, children will be tasked with facing the ultimate challenge: defeating Voldemort through a local social action project.

Parents and community can expect a final performance and picnic at the end of the week.

This experiential camp is for anyone who loves the adventures of Harry Potter and wishes to explore their theatrical side!

Children can expect: to make their own wand, create their patronus, taste butterbeer and other magical snacks, learn how to play Quidditch, participate in lessons of Magic and Sorcery, discover their house and much, much, more!

Target ages: 8-13+ Interested high school students may apply to be prefects.

About Harry and UU:

“Harry and UU” is a Unitarian Universalist social action curriculum written for grades 4-5 based on J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books. Copyright 2014, Karen Hager, Blacksburg, VA. Our Vancouver Unitarian Professors are combining the structure and tools of this curriculum with theatre and improv to create a unique and engaging summer camp experience.  Children who attend the Unitarian Church of Vancouver Sundays during the 2018-’19 school year will continue to explore social action through the lens of Harry Potter and UU principles.

Harry and UU is not authorized, approved, endorsed, nor licensed by J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc, the Scholastic Corporation, Raincoast Books, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc., nor by any other persons, entities, corporations or companies claiming a proprietary interest in the Harry Potter books, movies, or related merchandise.


Meet our Professors:

Head of Ravenclaw House: Kiersten E. Moore is the Director of Children and Youth Religious Exploration at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver. She has a Masters of Fine Arts in Theatrical Design and Technology and in her other life was the Resident Designer at the Lexington Children’s Theatre in Kentucky. Kiersten was a young adult when Harry Potter first made his appearance and the wizarding world has captured her imagination over the past 18 years. She is beyond thrilled to be creating an immersive experiential learning experience on the Vancouver Unitarians campus.

Transfiguration Professor, Jannika Nyberg: Jannika has been a lead facilitator in the children’s program since the fall of 2017 and is now transitioning to a new RE Assistant position to lend her curriculum design passion to our program. She brings extensive experience with summer camp and youth leadership to our teaching team.

Care of Magical Creatures Professor, Douglas Ennenberg: Douglas has been a lead facilitator in our Coming of Age and children’s program since the fall of 2017. He is excited to bring his professional acting experience and passion for social change together with our Hogwarts students.

Camp Fees and Policies (2018)

Date and time: August 7-10, 9 am – 4 pm

Camp fee: $240 per registrant

Early Bird Discount: Price of $225 available before May 31st.

Before and After Care

Early drop-off 8:30 am–$5/day

After Camp 4 pm – 5:30 pm—includes a snack–$15/day

Combined Before and After care—includes afternoon snack–$17/day

Sibling Discount: Deduct $25.00 from the 2nd and subsequent children’s registration fees.

Full-week extended care for multiple children: Deduct $15 from the 2nd and subsequent children’s extended care fees.

Campership Policy

The Unitarian Church of Vancouver intends to be inclusive and accessible to everyone. We therefore provide camperships up to 80% of the camp fee, including before and after care. Applications will be processed on an ongoing, first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. A deposit of $48 is required at time of registration. The deposit will be refunded if available campership funds do not meet your needs and you decide to release the spot. Once you accept the campership, the deposit is nonrefundable.

Cancellation and Refund Policy 

All requests for refunds must be submitted to the Program Director, by e-mail (families@vancouverunitarians.ca). Requests for refunds receive a full refund less a 15% administrative fee per registrant. If less than one week’s notice is given 50% of the fee will be refunded. If notice is given on or after the start date of the program, no refund will be given.

Camper Code of Conduct

We have three simple rules that everyone from Heads of House to new students are expected to follow. These rules are created in the spirit of our 7 Unitarian Universalist principles and are:

  1. We make sure every living being is cared for, respected, and safe.
  2. We respect the work of others.
  3. We take care of what we use.

The Camp Director (Head of House) reserves the right to remove a camper from activities out of concern for safety and respect. If a camper cannot return to right relations with the group, a parent/guardian will be asked to remove them from camp.

Questions? Contact Director, Kiersten Moore

Check back for info about Summer 2019!