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Hey there. I’m Rhys! From over a decade of working with kids in recreation, sports, and camps, I present to you some of my favourite activities, ideas, tips and tricks right here on Big Book of Camp.


Triwizard Cup Games (Ages 4-6)

Time for a tournament! This is a great final day festivity to help your campers have the time of their life, and never want to leave. Competition always raises the bar of both fun and intrigue for to participants, and so this Triwizard Cup Games will be a great way to get your groups to develop a sense of team unity as they compete against other groups.

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Triwizard Cup Games (Ages 7-12)

Time for a tournament! This is a great final day festivity to help your campers have the time of their life, and never want to leave. Competition always raises the bar of both fun and intrigue for to participants, and so this Triwizard Cup Games will be a great way to get your groups to develop a sense of team unity, teamwork and strategy as they compete against other groups.

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Harry Potter Pictionary & Charades

Time for some creative magic! In this Harry Potter themed activity, campers will get a chance to express their artistic sides both in the form of drawing, and acting.

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Potions Class

Time to for an experiment! This Harry Potter themed Potions class will help your campers work on their teamwork skills in the creation of something special. It will also get your campers to step outside their comfort zones, as they present their creations to the group at large.

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Quidditch

It’s time for campers to put their wizarding skills to the test in a game of Quidditch! Quidditch is a fun game for all ages, with many different roles. Even non-athletic types will enjoy the imagination side to this sport, and will find a position that fits their athletic ability. There are many rules to the game, so be sure to give a full demonstration of how the game is played, or adapt/simplify the rules for younger players.

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Rock, Paper, Scissors Wands

Time for some classic rock, paper, scissors – this time with a Wizarding twist. After making wands using this Wizard Wand activity. Campers then compete against each other in a game of rock, paper, scissors using wizarding terms. This can be a tournament, or one on one duels.

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Wizard House Sorting Quiz

Time to take a test! This Harry Potter themed quiz will help your campers come to a greater understanding about their own personalities. All you need is our quiz questions below (or an adapted version of your own).

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Wizard Wands

Time to get creative! Kids absolutely love this wizard wand activity that combines art and imagination with a connection to the outdoors and nature. All you need is a small outdoor space and some basic art supplies!

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Leap into action in 2022…

At the beginning of 2021, a life coach said to me “Do you want it to happen in 2021, or 2022?” The answer was easy. I wanted it – whatever it was – to happen in 2021. What was I waiting for? What was I afraid of? I don’t remember. In fact, I don’t even remember what that conversation was about. But I remember immediately wanting to take action, and reaping the rewards.

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How to stay physically active in the winter

When it comes to exercise, or rather, a lack of exercise, everyone has their own excuse. Whether it be time, or money, or not having a workout buddy, there are so many excuses that people make when it comes to exercising. As the Holly Jolly festive winter season approaches, one more excuse is often added into the exercise excuse cake mix. That would be the cold. And not the coughing kind, but the windy, snowy, weather kind. But if you truly want to become the best version of yourself, you cannot let yourself surrender to any cake mix excuses, including the weather, no matter how depressing. So with that, today, I’m going to be giving you tips and tricks to ensure you find a way to workout in any weather. Let’s get right into it.

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How to make perfect whole wheat bread…

If you know me, chances are, you know I love food. But instead of going out to the grocery store or out to the restaurants all the time, I’m a big sucker for making food from scratch, using simple ingredients. Cooking is not only a great, healthy pastime for you to enjoy, but it’s an amazing gateway into social situations and dates, giving you a great excuse to have people over. After all, who doesn’t love food? One of my favourite foods to make is whole wheat bread, due to the ease at which you can make it, and the variety of different ingredients you can add in to spice it up. It’s also something most people like to enjoy in some form, and always feels like a rewarding baking process. So today, I’m going to be sharing with you my perfect, zero sugar, whole wheat bread recipe, and teaching you simple ingredients to add in to turn your whole wheat bread into a party.

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How to embrace your masculinity, without being toxic

About once a week, I here my co-workers say something along the lines of “Men are the worst.” Feeling the awkwardness in the room as the only full-time male staff member, I tend to reply with a simple “I agree.” Now tell us how you really feel, Rhys…you might be saying. And well, it’s true. This is how I really feel. Most of the men in my life have massively let me down, and the majority of my scars in life come from the insufficient care of men with far more fragility than they’ve ever been willing to admit. The vast majority of opportunities I had to establish positive male role models in my life involved heavy handholding from my own father, who couldn’t allow me to participate in anything without being front and centre as a part of it himself. I love supposedly feminine things like fashion, cooking and dance, and I hate supposedly masculine things like fighting, violence, and the culture around sports like American football and hockey where “manliness” is projected by how hard you can hit or how long you can play through a concussion. I prefer to interact with and befriend females, out of the exact same reasons why I often hear the women in my life proclaim “men are the worst.” This is all to say that those bro-ey type of guys…the “Chads and Brads” as my co-workers would call them, just aren’t for me. And yet, I’m completely masculine.

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