About The School

Alectoria School of Magic is a three day interactive sleepover camp for teens, August 7th, 8th and 9th 2019. The event will be held at Shawnigan Lake School, with an enchanting campus complete with a wonderful Willow tree, lake, and forest to meet all sorts of creatures. You’ll go on exciting quests to earn house points, interact with wizards and satyrs, and explore the mysteries of the castle. It is still a school, albeit a magical one, and you’ll be learning about all manner of magical subjects, including but not limited to:

  • Divination (tea leaves and tarot),
  • Truth in Fables – The Hidden History (folklore from all different paths of life)
  • Herbology (salves and essential oils),
  • Charming and Disarming (making defensive magical objects, martial arts and learning glamour spells)
  • Potion Making (herb properties and tea brewing),
  • Dark Magic (micro-expressions, lying, body language),
  • Smelling and Dwellings: How to Identify Magical Creatures (fae, spirits, and otherworldly beings and where they dwell, as well as learning about visiting birds of prey)
  • Astrology (star chart readings)
  • Magic Through the Ages (history and trivia of magic)
  • and many more fascinating topics.

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Our Story

Hello, my name is Maddy Kirstein, and I am a youth entrepreneur.

I am leading a group of creative magic-loving fans living in British Columbia, who have been working for the past few years to weave a magical and interactive overnight experience.

The idea stemmed from a small scale camp back in 2015, and ever since we have been trying to bring this dream to reality, a dream that could come true this August.

Why are we doing this?

We’re trying to foster creativity, leadership skills, and critical thinking in youth; all things that the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry teaches. I am a learner there and am grateful for how much they have helped us create something beautiful, and continue to support us every day.


Thank you for helping us create something magical.

– Maddy and Team ♡