Monday, July 12, 2021 

Tie-Dye Instructions

Step 1: Let the shirt sit in the plastic bag for at least 24 hours

Step 2: After the 24 hours, take the shirt out of the bag, leave the rubber bands on, and rinse it under cold water, until the water runs clear.

Step 3: Take the rubber bands out, and run the shirt under warm water until the water runs clear.

Step 4: After rinsing your child’s shirt, put the shirt into the washing machine, separately and run it in hot water.

Step 5: Once the shirt dries, your child can wear the shirt.


Catapults – Gray Goblins

The Grey Goblins had a golden first day at camp! First, we brought some color into our lives thanks to our Tie Dye center. After creating our color enhanced shirts, bandanas and/or pillow cases, the Goblins took to the road to visit Outdoor Skills. Our Goblins all participated in a robust hike to find the horcruxes and vanquish He Who Must Not Be Named, and we were rewarded with a delicious campfire apple pie! After lunch, we made personalized plaques at Crafts, and then returned to Gringotts to be sorted into houses. We then attempted to improve our camp Biffy experience by making Biffy Sniffers and Mask Lanyards. All in all it was a busy day at camp – and it’s only Monday!

Tornadoes 1

We started our day at our unit home and got sorted into houses. We decorated our tables and enjoyed a quick lunch before a full afternoon of activities. We went to Science and made dragon egg bath bombs and lava lamps. Next, we went to Tie-Dye and magically added color to our plain white t-shirts, which was then followed by arts and crafts. We learned to play Quidditch and finished the day with making (and snacking on) trail mix! It was a fun filled day!

Tornadoes 2 - Phoenixes

We began our day getting to know one another – tossing around a beach ball to answer questions that were strategically placed. We then created biffy sniffers and ate snack while further getting to know each other. Next, we created mask holders with yarn by finger weaving, and the girls seemed to love it! After, tie dyed, played a few camp games, and ran through the water mister. It was a hot, but incredibly fun day!

Bats 1- Snowy Owls

The Snowy Owls had a great first day at camp. We started making biffy sniffies and will finish them up tomorrow! Today we visited the challenge course, and also got to go to Songs and Games. We were sorted into Hogwart’s houses and made lots of new friends. Later in the morning, we played Dragon Tails in the field at Songs and Games. We also got to visit the Challenge Course, and in the afternoon we went to Science and made lava lamps and dragon egg bath bombs!

Bats 2 - Leviosa Ladies

We started our day at our unit home, decorating our biffy (bathroom). We then used the Floo Network and other activities to help us learn to trust each other at the Challenge Course. Afterwards, we went to Songs and Games, where we had lots of fun! During lunch, the girls all talked and got to know each other better. After lunch, we did some fun crafts; we then went on a hike and ate watermelon as an end-of-day treat. The girls cleaned up and got ready to head home. It was a great first day!

Bats 3 – Yellow Bumblebees

The Yellow Bumblebees got to know their base camp – Fernwood. They were then all sorted into their Hogwart’s house grouping before heading to the Science center to work on dragon eggs and the creation of magical lava lamps! The Bumblebees put their magical craft talents into decorating journals. The day ended with Challenge Course fun as we wrapped up our first great day at Camp Crossroads! Remember to bring white cotton t shirts for the unit’s Tie-Dye fun tomorrow.

Sunrays 1 – The Magical Mandrakes

The Magical Mandrakes started off at our home base, The Greenhouse, with some get-to-know-you games, and then went to Crafts to make some cool plaques. Next we came back to The Greenhouse and decorated pots to hold the mandrakes we’ll be making tomorrow. After that we had lunch and decorated our beautiful biffy, The Enchanted Hollow, with drawings and flowers. The girls had so much fun drawing, making messages for each other, and free playing. Next, we did some cool potion experiments in Science, and then it was time for everyone’s favorite station… ice cream! All in all, a fun first day at Camp Crossroads!

Sunrays 2 – Bluebells

We started out our day with a mini tour of our cabin and biffys. We then introduced ourselves, played some icebreaker games, and sang some camp songs. After, we used our hooting creativity to make foam owls and painted them with celery sticks. Then, we went to Crafts and had a blast. After lunch, we hiked to Songs and Games, where we played team building games and made new friends. We then went on a watermelon scavenger hunt, and made quite a mess eating it. Too finish off our day, we learned something new at Science.


We started off our morning with a bubble war, in which the Pixies thoroughly defeated Dopey and Rainbow. After that, we had fun ball playing in the ball pit. Then we visited Science, where we learned how to make our drawings levitate and spin off our plates, used magic wands to search for things in a tray of green gooey stuff, and created a habitat for worms using sand and shaving cream. We also started making some snakes to represent Slytherin, made some paper spinning wheels, and created some bracelets and necklaces. We finished off our first day by playing Candyland together.


Today, the boys learned some fun new games, and played some Camp Crossroads favorites as well. We also visited Florean Fortesque’s Ice Cream Parlour to cool off in the afternoon, and the ice cream was delicious. We finished off the day with a tour that included stops at Outdoor Skills and Crafts.