Ten Reasons Every “Potter” Fan Needs to Go to Epic Nerd Camp
Recently here at MuggleNet, we were lucky enough to score some passes to Epic Nerd Camp, an adult summer camp for everything fandom and fantasy related! ENC is without a doubt one of the most magical places on Earth, and here are ten reasons why every Potter fan needs to go!
1. Dueling Class
How often have you dreamed of being able to take Defense Against the Dark Arts or squaring off with your friends in a duel? Epic Nerd Camp has you covered! Join other like-minded witches and wizards and learn all about proper wand etiquette and dueling technique.
2. Themed Cabins
All of the cabins at the camp were themed according to different fandoms. For the Harry Potter fandom, you could choose to stay in Hogwarts, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, or the Three Broomsticks. Personally, I brought all of my Slytherin gear and got to feel like I was living in the Slytherin dorms (a dream come true)!
Among the tons of options for arts and crafts (like making chain mail, building fairy houses, sculpting fantastic beasts), there was a wand-making class. Ollivander and Gregorovitch won’t have anything on you once you learn to handcraft your very own wand!
4. The People
Every person you meet at Epic Nerd Camp becomes a friend. You won’t find a nicer, more accepting group of people pretty much anywhere. Never once do you feel awkward or out of place. Everyone belongs at ENC.
5. Sword Fighting
Prepare yourself to take down any basilisk that dares slither your way by signing up for one or two of the sword fighting classes offered. Whether it’s fencing, German longsword, or lightsaber dueling, ENC has got you covered!
6. Nerd Karaoke
While not technically Potter related, who doesn’t love singing along to their favorite Disney musicals with a large group of fellow fanatics?
7. Body Art
Have you ever found yourself jealous of all those awesome Potter tattoos out there but decided maybe something that permanent isn’t for you? Take the body art class and learn how to do henna or air brushing, and you can give yourself a temporary makeover!
SWAPS stands for “Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere.” Almost everyone at camp brings SWAPS – some sort of pins, bracelets, key chains, or necklaces related to their favorite fandom – to trade with other campers. Trading goes on all throughout camp, and you end up with an amazing assortment of nerdy collectibles!
Whether you find yourself doing the circus training or on the ropes course, there are a few different options to help you soar through the air like you are flying!
What Potter experience would be complete without quidditch? Try your hand as a Beater, Chaser, Keeper, or Seeker, and test your limits in this awesome recreation. The Potter lover in you will truly soar at Epic Nerd Camp!
All in all, Epic Nerd Camp is what every fan has dreamed of. Live out all of your wildest dreams and feel the magic truly come alive. ENC is where to be!