September 28, 2016

summer camps

2020 Summer Camp Information


We love summer.

Summer is magical! Everyone should have wondrous memories of their childhood summers and Little Shop of Stories strives to be a part of creating them. We love hosting weekly camps – most of which are book related — and filling the shop with the extraordinary sounds of kids doing kid things. We love making books come alive, and we love spending time with your kids.

We’re excited to launch two new camps this summer, as well as bringing back a former one!

Here are some things to know about our camps:

  • Camps run from 9am-4pm every day. We provide a morning and afternoon snack, and kids are required to bring their own lunches and water bottles.
  • All of our camps take place in our upstairs loft here at the shop, but we take walking field trips around the square and to Ebster pool.
  • All camps cost $350.
  • Once again each of our camps will be peanut (and tree nut) free. Some of our campers have serious allergies and we feel that this is the most effective means of addressing this.
  • Cancellations made prior to May 1, 2020 will be refunded $300.
  • Cancellations made prior to three weeks before the first day of camp will be refunded $250.
  • Cancellations made within three weeks before the first day of camp will not receive a refund unless we are successfully able to find a replacement camper.
  • For more information on Little Shop of Stories (including sessions, cancellations or refunds), call (404) 373-6300 or visit us in the shop.

And here’s some information about registration.

Our camp registration will be ONLINE ONLY. You will not be able to register for camps at the shop.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. on February 1, 2020. Registration can only take place online. We cannot register your children for camp at the shop.

How To Register

This year the process is fairly seamless. Unlike last year, you do not need to pre-register, and you can complete the process as a guest. If you have particular questions, don’t hesitate to call us before registration to best be prepared!

You must be a parent or legal guardian of the child(ren) to register them.We’ve partnered with JoySherpa, the wonderful folks who have set up the registration website. You can find their website here:

https://www.joysherpa.com/

Click on the above link to take you to the selection of camp offerings.
As Camp Hogwarts is typically the first camp that fills up, we recommend that you first register and complete the payment process for Hogwarts first if so desired as a spot in a camp is not secured until payment is complete.
After registration is completed you will be sent a confirmation email. This email will include a link to a general and medical release form that you will need to fill out and physically give to Little Shop of Stories by May 1, 2020 or within one week of registration, whichever is later.

And now … Here’s the lineup for this summer!


Puppet Camp

June 1 – 5 | Rising 3-5 Graders

With Jason & Messiah

Maximum enrollment: 24

Cost: $350

Enchanted by the magic of The Labyrinth? Has The Mandalorian’s Baby Yoda encapsulated your idea of what adorable truly means? Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? Little Shop of Stories would like to invite you to learn the history and craft behind puppetry from all over the world! Make your own puppets, and put on your very own puppet show! 


Comics Camp

June 8 – 12 | Rising 4-6 Graders

With Jason & Karen

Maximum Enrollment: 26

Cost: $350

Draw, baby Draw! You know when you get caught doodling and reading comics instead of doing homework or your chores? Well, Comics Camp is exactly like that without the homework and chores. This summer, discover how to cartoon your heart out as we make comics. Whether you like comic books, graphic novels, comic strips, or webcomics, you’ll learn all about how to design, pencil, and ink your ideas and turn them into comics! In addition, this year’s Comics Camp will finish with a bang as every camper will make comics to sell at our 3rd Annual LittleCon, the only comics convention exclusively for kid cartoonists! (Want to know more about LittleCon? Here’s a write up from the Huffington Post from a couple of years ago.)


Camp Creative

June 15 – 19 | Rising 4-6 Graders

With Angie & Messiah

Maximum Enrollment: 24

Cost: $350

Do you dream of combining your creative skills and your passion for creative writing? If so, we have the perfect camp for you! Camp Creative will explore using art and writing together to foster and enrich your love of creative writing. We will be working with a variety of mediums and ideas throughout your week with us. 


D&D Camp

June 22 – 26 | Rising 4-6 Graders

With Justin & Jacob

Maximum Enrollment: 24

Cost: $350

As the companions nervously slink into the chamber, your heart rate triples and you hear a low rumble. “What is it?” your friend asks. Before you can answer, there’s a clatter as you stumble on a loose stone. The low rumble stops suddenly and a monstrous roar fills the cavern. “I woke the dragon,” you say, “RUN!”

Calling all rogues, warlocks, druids, and barbarians! D&D camp is about all things Dungeons and Dragons and role-playing games. Not only will kids create characters to go on epic adventures, but we will fill our days with crafts, games, and activities connected to this wonderful game! Your child does not have to have already played D&D, they just have to come prepared with enthusiasm and lots of imagination!


Camp Hogwarts

June 29 – July 3 | Rising 3-5 Graders

Please note: Camp Hogwarts has sold out. A wait list has been started.

With Madison & Karen & a couple of other Little Shoppers

Maximum enrollment: 24

Cost: $350

The Ministry of Magic is pleased to announce that 24 lucky young Witches and Wizards will be accepted to the Hogwarts Camp of Witchcraft and Wizardry this summer. All students will receive training in Potions, Divination, Charms, Care of Magical Creatures, and Defense Against the Dark Arts.  All students will be required to sit for their O.W.L.s (Ordinary Wizarding Levels) at the end of the week- NO EXCEPTIONS.  In addition to lessons, students may participate in extracurricular activities, including Quidditch. However, loss of limb will not excuse you from completing assignments. Please note: It is important that all students have read at least the first book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, to fully experience this camp.

A camper may only attend one week of Camp Hogwarts.


Camp Hogwarts

July 6 – 10 | Rising 3-5 Graders

Please note: Camp Hogwarts has sold out. A wait list has been started.

Please see description under July 29th.

A camper may only attend one week of Camp Hogwarts.


Magic Tree House Camp

July 13 – 17 | Rising 1-2 Graders

With Michelle & Sunny

Maximum enrollment: 22

Cost: $350

Calling all boys and girls who hunger for adventure and knowledge! The upstairs of Little Shop of Stories has turned into a giant Magic Tree House and it’s whisking campers off to different places in history just like Jack and Annie.  Join us for a week of dinosaurs, ninjas, cowboys, mummies, wild animals, magic tricks, and so much more! We’ll spend lots of time doing games, activities, and crafts based on each place we’ll visit. Please note that it is helpful if your camper is familiar with the Magic Tree House series before starting camp.

A camper may only attend one week of Magic Tree House Camp.


Magic Tree House Camp

July 20 – 24 | Rising 1-2 Graders

With Michelle & Another Little Shopper

Maximum enrollment: 22

Cost: $350

Please see description under July 13th.

A camper may only attend one week of Magic Tree House Camp.


Camp Mythos

July 27 – 31 | Rising 2-4 Graders

With Justin & Heather

Maximum enrollment: 24

Cost: $350

Young heroes, seeking adventure, know this: before you can undertake your quest, you must first understand the trials of ancient heroes as they faced the gods and monsters of yesteryear! Camp Mythos is an exploration of all things mythology– we will play games, make crafts, and do activities based on myths from around the world! If you know about the war of the Titans in Greek mythology, the power of Dragons in Chinese mythology, if you know that Osiris was the first mummy, or the name of Thor’s hammer, then this camp is for you!