Date: July 10 - July 15, 2022
(Day camp with an optional overnight on the 15th (covid dependent)
Price: 189 (2021-2022 Girl Scouts)
Ages: 8 - 17 at the time of camp
Location: Icimani Adventure Center in Roanoke, VA
Enrollment Status: Open Enrollment Opens Feb. 1st
Min: 40 | Max: 60
Description: Due to the degree of the immersive experience, it is strongly recommended that you enjoy fantasy, solving mysteries, using your imagination to make-believe, and going on dungeon crawls. This camp is a live-action role playing (LARP) experience. With LARPing, participants physically act and pretend to be their characters as they seek to achieve a series of goals within a fictional setting represented by the real world while make-believing with each other. Previous attendees have likened this to a real-life video game and/or immersive movie.
During the Summer Session term, your actions and decisions throughout the day will directly influence your journey during the week as well as the story to come for years down the road. Think of it as the ultimate choose-your-own-adventure. The interactive world is brimming with adventures to be had, villains/monsters to be battled, and mysteries to be solved.
This camp is a plausible recreation in an alternative universe rather than a straight reenactment from the books/movies. A defining characteristic from the books/movies is the epic adventure that the trio goes on. The adventure is full of mysteries, plot twists, epic battles, and an ultimate showdown between good versus evil. That is what you can expect from this camp in a magical universe. The reason it is not a re-enactment is that it is hard to have a true adventure when one already knows the outcome. We figure it was better to honor by being inspired rather than straight copying.Note:
Step 1: Please complete the registration.. Once you create an account, you will be able to select Trefoil Academy and then this particular offering.
Step 2: A link will be sent to the student community brain where you will then be able to complete the post enrollment forms.
If you wish to become a Pegasus by anoymously sponsoring another camper so that they may attend, please contact the director.
Refund requests must be made in writing by the parent/guardian and must be received by the director, and the director will confirm the receipt. If you do not receive confirmation within 48 hours, please contact the director again.
Individuals will be sorted into one of four houses:
There will still be a house competition this year because house members will be assigned to different Crunchy Slimes based on one's relative age.
Houses will still have a limited opportunity to continue house traditions. In addition, all houses are strongly encouraged to leave video diary entries for each other on the house restricted youtube channel.
The units, Crunchy Slime aka Slimes, will be organized by relative age. There will be members of all four houses present and buddy requests made through the camper preference survey will be honored as much as reasonably possible.
At the academy, we believe that actions have consequences, and inaction is an action. Because this is an interactive universe, it seems only fair to allow the decisions of one slime to directly impact the other slimes and as well as the level of difficulty of their objectives. These impacts can be both positive and negative. For example, taking care of a patrolling set of Westgaards could make it easier for another slime to be successful on a stealth mission. Failing to notify another slime of a discovered hidden pit could result in that slime falling into a pit.
Furthermore, slimes will be able and encourage to chatter to each other via walkie talkie.
You have been accepted into Trefoil Academy of Magery and Sorcery for Gifted Young Mages. Students from around the world flock to Trefoil Academy to receive specialized training in a wide range of subjects beyond what is normally found in their wizarding schools back home. Are you ready to begin your advanced instruction in the magical arts?
Because the academy is on the run as we explore the ruins of our previous mistakes, activities will have a flair of wilderness survival and spy-related. For example, potions class will be learning how to brew potion while out on the field that will help you become invisible.
Slimes will not necessarily have the exact same activities. Activities will be tailored by age and interest. This is why we request that camper preference surveys be turned in as soon as possible.
Each Crunchy Slime (aka unit) is being lead by a dedicated set of faculty members. However, one of them is guilty of a terrible crime. It is up to you to figure out who the villian is in this who-dunnit mystery.
Don’t forget to grab the snack that you brought from home!
A dungeon crawl is when a group of adventurers navigates a maze-like environment. They battle various monsters, loot any treasures they may find, and seek to achieve a particular objective. An adventure may use any object that is on them. This can be a protective amulet that was made during an elective or even the flashlight that was in their day bag.
Furthermore, there are two implementation styles of dungeon crawls. You will have an opportunity to select your preferred style when completing your student parchment forms. The implementation styles are:
While the dungeon crawl storylines build upon the previous day’s to tell an overall arching story, there are many different types of flavors that one can choose from. Please know that a flavor will still contain elements of the other flavors. It will just be more heavily skewed towards a particular activity. These flavors include but are not limited to:
New or relatively inexperienced to dungeon crawling? Please do not worry! We all were brand new at one point or another. We teach.
To help get you started before the Summer Session begins, please check out:
You are about to step into a live-action roleplaying experience. Live-action roleplay (LARP) is where participants physically act out and pretend as their characters. The participants work together to seek to achieve a series of goals within a fictional setting represented by the real world while make-believing with each other.
During the Summer Session term, your actions and decisions throughout the day will directly influence your journey during the week as well as the story to come for years down the road. Think of it as the ultimate choose-your-own-adventure.
Trefoil Academy of Magery and Sorcery exists in an alternate Harry Potter universe. (The reason we do a recreation rather a reenactment is that it is hard to go on the ultimate adventure if you already know the outcome.) Are you ready for an adventure that is full of mysteries, plot twists, epic battles, and an ultimate showdown between good versus evil?Player's handbook*
Please be advised that COVID related requirements are subject to change in accordance to GSVSC.
You may see our current full COVID plan here. This is updated annually. As of 12/16, we are currently waiting on the updated guidance from GSVSC. Registered families will be notified by remindme and by email of any covid updates.
A shorter document with the requirements will be provided a bit closer to camp since our full plan is 39 pages long.
Some quick overview notes: