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Magic Camps

Make this the summer they'll never forget.
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Refunds: We understand that, due to COVID-19 related uncertainty, things may be a little up in the air for your family. Please don't worry! You can book your camp with confidence as we've adjusted our refund policy. Please see below.

SOMA Refund Policy: We will issue a full refund up until two weeks before the first day of your camp session. Cancellations after this timeframe, up until 24 hours before the event, are refunded at 50% original payment. If School of Magic Arts cancels the event a full refund will be issued to all participants.

Thank you for an amazing summer!  Our camp registration is closed until next year, but our after-school class registration is open for 2021-22.
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Meet The Head Magicians

School of Magic Arts was founded in 2017 by professional magicians  Annie Montone (she/her) and Brian M. Kehoe (he/him) of The Encounter. Annie and Brian love magic, but saw something missing in stage magic education. Instead of just "teaching tricks," they wanted to encourage personal growth and connections by teaching magic technique and performance in a safe, inclusive, student-focused environment. In the last four years, SOMA has welcomed hundreds of students and participants (of all ages, all over the world) to our virtual magic classes, lessons, workshops, shows, and camps. Welcome to SOMA. You belong, here.

Magicians The Encounter sit side by side. Brian sits on the left wearing a burgundy colored velvet jacket, white dress shirt, and pink floral bowtie. Annie sits on the right in a burgundy dress with black sequins. The front part of her hair is curled and turquoise colored. She wears a pink feather in her hair.
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School of Magic Arts Camps provide an opportunity for students, both new and currently enrolled, to take a “deep dive” into the study, performance, and creation of stage magic. SOMA camps are fun, fast paced, social, and STEAM focused. A great introduction to magic, and to our school!

This year we are offering three themed camps:
Eight Types of Magic in June
Superheroes (NEW for 2021!) in July, and
Magicians We Love in August.

  • Appropriate for ages 7-14
  • Live virtual instruction
  • Small group instruction
  • Camp day runs from 1pm-3pm EST
  • Kits are included
  • End of week show for friends and family

Magicians We Love Camp - August
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In this five day camp, students will learn about five very different magicians and their most famous effects, from Kruti Parekh’s mentalism to Harry Houdini’s escapes to David Copperfield’s large-scale illusions. They will also construct at least one prop a day to use in performance, and at the end of the week, will participate in a magic show! This is a great camp for students who might be interested in the history of magic.

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Session1: Aug 9, 2021 - Aug 13, 2021
“Creative and unlike other camps! The teachers are attentive and enthusiastic and very skilled.”
- Regan A. SOMA Parent

Eight Types of Magic Camp
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Did you know that there are really only eight types of magic effects?  It's true! In this five day camp, students will learn effects  based on the eight types of magic priciples: appear, vanish, transport, transform, levitate, animate, restore, and pierce. They will also construct at least one prop a day to use in performance, and, at the end of the week, will participate in a magic show!  This is a great “introduction to magic” camp.

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Session 2: Jun 21, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021

Superheroes Camp - July
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Superheroes reign supreme in this awesome new summer camp from School of Magic Arts! From flight to mind control, invisibility to superspeed, students will embark on a five-day journey to create their own magical superhero-style effects and play with storytelling and character creation for stage magic. They will also construct at least one prop a day to use in performance, and, at the end of the week, will participate in a magic show! This is a great camp for students just beginning magic and also those who have taken SOMA camps in the past.

Photos

A grid of students taking virtual summer camp. They are all posing with their favorite props.
A grid of students taking virtual summer camp. One student shows a floating green ball with googly eyes. The other students and instructor are laughing.
A grid of students focused on cutting paper for a craft activity.
A grid of students amazed by an instructor performing a balancing card magic trick.

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Programs

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Performance Program

AGES
7 - 17
PRICE
$125 / month
INFO
Weekly classes for students of stage magic.