School of Wizardry Summer Camp 2014

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Inspired by the magical world of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter, The School of Wizardry offers enchanted learning experiences for all. Depending on a student's course of study, they will have a chance to participate in such activities as...

  •           Shape Shifting
  •           Creating Magical Creatures
  •           Kitchen Wizardry
  •           Potion Mixing
  •           Orienteering
  •           Quill Craft & Spell Writing

These classes, offered after lunch, are tied to one of the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism, which are also highlighted by the Rainbow Chalice we light each morning at the start of our assemblies. The chalice is the symbol of our Unitarian Universalist faith and The School of Wizardry uses one with seven colors, each reflecting one of our Seven Principles. Our chalice lighting words each day are:

Red to respect others,
Orange to offer fair and kind treatment to all,
Yellow to yearn to learn throughout life,
Green to grow by exploring our ideas together, 
Blue to believe in our ideas and act on them,
Indigo to insist on peace, freedom, and justice for all,
Violet to value our interdependence with nature. 

UUCFM's School of Wizardry also draws inspiration from The Five Smooth Stones of Liberal Religion by James Luther Adams to teach students about five key concepts. Each is taught on a different day of the week and symbolized by Magical Stones:

  • * Stone of Power (Mon) - that when we come together in community, we have the ability to create change.
  • * Stone of Respect (Tues)  - that community grows strong with covenant.
  • * Stone of Justice (Weds) - that wizards have a moral imperative to seek justice.
  • * Stone of Possibility (Thurs) - that there is not one single path to wizardry, but rather magical revelations are constantly presenting themselves to us.
  • * Stone of Hope (Fri) - that no matter how bleak or difficult the muggle world might be, wizards can keep hope alive by spreading love.

Each morning, during school assembly, students gather to learn the Stone of the Day and then during the afternoon assembly, they reflect on the concept of that Stone. 

It is important to note that while our camp is very much grounded in Unitarian Universalist theology, our faith tradition does not seek to convert and our students are never asked to reveal their personal relationship with their faith nor are they ever judged for the faith they hold.