Friday night started out with drop-in activities. We adopted our owls at Eeylops Owl Emporium, played name games in Hogsmeade, gathered firewood and played Wizards, Giants and Elves in Knockturn Alley, and got our wands at Ollivanders.
The Sorting Ceremony was held at Hogwarts at 11pm, with all the participants being divided between the four Houses - we were in Hufflepuff! Each House then separated to decorate their House Banners, to be displayed proudly at Hogwarts throughout the weekend. We were also given the weekend challenge of finding all of Dobby's socks hidden around the camp (each sock gained a House Point!).
Midnight found the girls heading into the Forbidden Forest for a game similar to Capture the Flag. Houses had to guard their own tealight and try to capture those belonging to other Houses. This was followed by Potions Class (making lip balm) and Charms Class (making bookmarks).
A hot snack and drink followed, and then everyone entered into the QuadWizard Tournament. Activities included dance, drama, trivia contest and Pin-the-Scar-on-Harry". A Campfire and pre-bed snack ended the night and everyone still up headed off to bed.
For early risers on Saturday, breakfast was served between 8.30 and 10.30am and quiet activities - cards, games, colouring, word searches, and crafts were available. All snacks and meals were served at the Leaky Cauldron, and Saturday afternoon's activities started off with lunch at 1pm. Most of the afternoon was spent playing in a Quidditch tournament. The rain started during the final match, but play still continued! During the down time before dinner, girls took part in crafts, quiet activities, and, of course, dressing for dinner in the costumes they had brought with them. Dinner was a banquet eaten in the Hogwarts Great Hall, after which everyone settled in for an evening of movies (Harry Potter I and Hocus Pocus) and staying out of the rain.
Sunday morning was wet and muddy, but the rain had stopped overnight. We packed, folded up the tents and piled our gear under the building shelters before heading over for breakfast. A final activity, Dragon Hunt, was held before closing with the song "I Am One Voice" followed by Taps. We all headed home, tired and muddy, but with good memories and plans to return next year!
- Owl Key Chain Pattern
- Wand Making 101
- Quidditch Instructions