Hogwarts At Huck!


Professor Holly Van Houten

Ages 11+



Week 1: July 17 - July 20

Week 2:  July 24 - July 27

Time:  12:30 - 2:30



One Week:   $120

Two Weeks:  $200

Mat Fees: 

One Week:  $20

Two Weeks:  $40
Note:  This is a 2 week class, but you can take week 1, week 2 or both.   We recommend you take both classes as the instructions will not be repeated.


If you’ve reached your 11th birthday, you’ve surely been expecting your Hogwarts admission letter by Owl for some time now.  I, Professor Minerva McGonagall, Headmistress of Hogwarts at Huck, am pleased to inform you that the time has come.  You’ve been accepted to our School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the upcoming TWO-WEEK SUMMER term, during which our primary focus will be on “The History of Harry Potter,” as recounted by J.K. Rowling, in her 7-volume biography.  Sure, most of you realize that Hermione is named for a character from Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale,” Argus Filch’s name echoes that of the many-eyed watchman of Greek mythology and my own name pays homage to the Roman goddess of wisdom and war, but how many realize that Rowling’s sources also include C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkein, Edith Nesbit, Lewis Carroll, Mary Travers, and Kenneth Grahame (to name just a few of the classic children’s authors she draws upon) along with Dante, Milton, Chaucer, Spenser, Austen, Dickens, Tennyson and a host of other authors, historical figures, religious ideas from many cultures, Arthurian legends and the history of chemistry?  Here you’ll also learn answers to a variety of burning questions such as: Why do Centaurs avoid humans? Why does chocolate help fight the effects of a Dementor attack?  Why are Runes carved on the Pensieve? What are the key differences between Hallows and Horcruxes?  What makes Harry a universal hero? ….to name but a few.  Our studies won’t be limited to just history and literature;  diligent, hands-on, scientific and mathematical study will be required for subjects such as potions, herbology, and the magic of prime numbers.  Bring your creativity and journalism skills too because we will be writing our own editions of The Daily Prophet and The Quibbler.  We won’t just be doing the academic work we need to prepare for O.W.L.s and N.E.W.Ts, we will also have fun designing and create our own Wands, Time Turners, Skiving Snack Boxes (complete with Puking Pastilles, Nosebleed Nougats, and Fever Fudge), Spectre Specs, Horcruxes, Pygmy Puffs, and more. So, pack your trunks, head to platform 9¾ and don’t be tardy …remember that the Hogwarts train waits for no one.