Potter-Mania and Summer Mayhem!

Grey Havens YA has been very busy lately! This coming week, we will be leading 41 of Longmont’s 8 to 11-year-olds through Hogwarts Preparatory Academy, a camp at the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center. Stay tuned to this site and our Facebook page for more updates and photos along the way!teacherbinderhogwar This site may seem quiet, but we are having quite a whirlwind of a summer! Not only are we working on a Harry Potter Summer Camp, but we also hosted a Cosplay Workshop at the Lafayette Library on July 1st. We’ve got lots of photos to share with you and hopefully an Animoto from the Library coming soon. It was a blast, and we can’t wait to go back there on Saturday, August 1 from 6pm to 8pm to celebrate their summer reading program finale via trivia, captions, and sing-a-long nerd songs. This event is free and open to anyone in grades 6 through 12, so please call the library (303-665-5200 x1175) to register!


Thank you for your continuing support. Grey Havens YA is in the process this summer of coming together with our parent group, The Grey Havens Group, to incorporate and become a 501(c)3 nonprofit. For more on that process, check out the Grey Havens site and our meeting minutes.

In the midst of planning events and attending board meetings, Grey Havens YA members are still passionate about book discussions. We just started a new book, Epic by Conor Kostick. Have you read it? This is our first time studying a book that doesn’t already have a lot of scholarship behind it. We are entering uncharted territory, and we can tell already that it’s going to be a fascinating (or rather- epic) journey.epiccover

Whew! Plus, we’ve already had a pretty amazing story come out of our summer camp, and it hasn’t even started yet. See this Facebook post from Co-Headmistress Kelly:

“You won’t believe the amazing thing that happened today! Kelly, Grey Havens YA’s co-director, stopped in at the PostalAnnex Longmont to have the contract for our Hogwarts summer camp notarized (because even binding magical contracts need to be notarized). Not only was the service exceptional but it turns out that these folks are makers of fine American wands, with detailed information about wood types, cores and suitability for different kinds of magic. They even loaned us a whole collection so that our campers can try out various wands. These are exceptionally fine and affordable wands, folks. After the summer camp, they will be back at the Postal Annex and available for purchase for the extremely reasonable price of between $25 and $40 with wooden display box. For witches and wizards, that is around 6 to 9 galleons if you round up. What a deal!”


With all that’s going on, we think it might be a while before we can officially say, “Mischief managed.” However, we solemnly swear that we are up to no good… Will you join us?

Send us an owl: If you could go to a “summer camp” of your choosing based on your favorite fandom, what would you pick? What would it look like?
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About evermind

Co-Director Grey Havens Group, Inc. (http://greyhavensgroup.com) and it's young adult branch Grey Havens YA (http://greyhavensya.com). Evermind also blogs personally about life, faith, grief, and beauty at Chased by Light: http://evermind.wordpress.com.

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