Wednesday, July 29, 2009

HSKS8 Besk Kits Competition


Are you all having a great time at camp? It's hard to believe that there's less than a month left! Even harder to believe is the fact that August 15 is the end of the Early Bird sending period AND the end of the qualifying time for the Best Kits competition. Only a bit more than two weeks away! So, I hope that you're all taking a few pictures of your kits before sending them off! Feel free to send them to me (Cassie C. in the Hinkypunks Cabin) so I can enter you into the competition. You can ask your Counselor for the address!

Enjoy the rest of your summer and I'll see you around the campfire!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Summer Camp Game #5 Winners

What a creative bunch of campers we have at Hogwarts Summer Camp! I am proud to announce the winners of Camp Game #5!

Third Place goes to BILLYWIGS with 100 points!

Second place goes to MANTICORES with 110 points!

First place goes to........drum roll................

ERUMPENTS with 120 points!

And congratulations to all campers! Every cabin has campers participating. Kudos to all.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Happy Birthday!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LUNA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thursday, July 23, 2009


Follow the portkey to see the fun goodies that found their way to my house!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Summer Camp Game #5

It's time! Summer Camp Game #5 is open for participation! Let's see how creative everyone can be!

Summer Game #4 Winners....

...likely no surprise! LOL Great searching, everyone! Here are the badges for the top three cabins:
Thestrals (with 90 points)

Manticores (with 135 points)

Billywigs (with 180 points!)

Congratulations to all the winners, and congratulations to everyone that found an egg (whether it was before or after it was already reported found)!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Fleur Sweeting's having a birthday!

Everyone join me in wishing Fleur a Happy Birthday!!!

Prendolyn the Wierd's having a Special Day!

Happy Birthday Pren! Hope your day is filled with cake, happy wishes, and lots and lots of yarn!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Kit Pictures

I can't believe that we are already in the midst of the early send period! How is that so much time at camp has gone by?! As you near the time to send your owls out, please remember to take a few photos of your kits. This is in case your spoilee has camera problems and can't post a picture of your wonderful gifts. So take those pictures... we all LOVE to see the goodies! You can find my contact information on the Best Kits Site.

I look forward to getting all of your great pics!

Summer Game #3 Winners!

It was certainly a challenge, and everyone had a chance to face and overcome their fears. The cabins with the most participation and best performance of the Riddikulus spell have earned these badges!

In a 4-way tie for 3rd place!
Ashwinders & Billywigs & Thestrals & Cornish Pixies



Congratulations everyone!

And someone else who's lucky gets this egg!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Cabin Counselor

In honor of Fleur Sweeting's hard work in the Cornish Pixies cabin she has been henceforth bestowed the title of Co-Cabin Counselor! Here, here!! She was previously a Counselor-In-Training.

T-Shirt Sale @ CafePress

There is a t-shirt sale going on for just a couple of days over at Cafe Press. Not sure if that would include the HSKS shirts, but it's always worth a look. If you don't see anything you like be sure to head over to the HSKS Gear store for more magical options!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Dumbledore wants YOU!!!!

The Tri-Wizard Tournament has officially begun! How many golden eggs can you find for the the glory of your cabin?!

Friday, July 10, 2009


Happiest Birthday to our most Wonderful Wisteria Lovegood!!

Strawberry Cake will be served in the Great Lodge with Daquiris, Butterbeer, Firewhisky and Cherry Sodas!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Meet Our DADA Counselor

I suppose it is time that I introduced our "new" DADA counselor,, that's Lucius Whitmarsh. Those of you who were at Hogwarts for Term 6 will recognize our dear professor.

Professor Whitmarsh left Hogwarts abruptly, without explanation, at the end of Term 6. I thought we had been very good friends, so when he left I was disappointed. I have since learned that vicious rumors had cost Professor Whitmarsh his reputation, position and status in the Wizarding community. His fall from grace came with a final blow to his ego when Professor of Bloodlust, Golemn Gollonas, was awarded the prized Novation Quantum Analysis doctorate grant to study and present his findings on 7th Sactum Terrorism at this year's Wizarding World Defense Against the Dark Arts Council.

Professor Whitmarsh decided that he wanted to return to HSKS and see if he could regain his status. He applied under a pseudoname in order to be judged on his qualifications, rather than reputation. I, for one, am glad he has returned and look forward to rekindling our friendship.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Game #3 is up

Please head on over to our Ravelry forum to play a little game of casting the "Riddikulus" spell!

Game 3 ends Saturday!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Did you find one?!

HSKS8 Best Kits Site

Evening fellow campers! I hope you're all having as much fun as I am! If you haven't already, check out the Best Kits Site! There are some hints and tips on how to create some great kits. Feel free to add any ideas, suggestions and/or tips of your own as well!

Also, keep this in mind before you send off your kit. Please take some photos of it and send them to me. That way, you'll be sure to have some in case your spoilee has problems posting photos. My email address is ashley dot cavell at gmail dot com. Also, feel free to email me if you have any questions!

Happy spoiling!

Cassie C.

Summer Camp Game #2 Winners

Once again we all found ourselves challenged by the Camp Games. This time, the Games Committee doled out some word-scrambling action AND some code-breaking. We hope you had fun! Just in case you were wondering, the correct answer was Ron Weasley!

We saw a lot of good effort out there from every cabin, but these 3 scored the highest.




Don't forget to sport your well-earned badges on your blog! And if you haven't gotten a badge encouraged: there are still 5 more games coming!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Summer Camp Game #1 Winners

All cabins put in an awesome effort in the first week of camp to be a part of the Summer Camp Games! The Games Committee would like to recognize those cabins who scored the highest on Game #1 through their combined efforts....

Erumpents & Billywigs & Manticores!
That's right, folks, a three-way tie for third!!!



Congratulations everyone on a superb team effort!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Part 2 of Game 2 is up!

We've had a great response to the Anagram solving game this week!

Part two is now up on the HSKS Rav topic. I hope you all enjoy it!

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