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Harry Potter Sustainable Universe at Cornell University

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sat, 08/05/2023
(ages 12-17, July16-Aug 5) Role-play as ambassadors & delegates solving mortals' challenges to the universe & succeed at the Confederation of Wizards. Art, music, drama, creative writing, magic, STEM, quantum realms, quidditch, spells, potions chemistry, wands, larping. Study the UN & SDG topics including climate action; curing disease through synthetic biology & the future of AI.

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Harry Potter Sustainable Universe at Cornell University

International students (ages 12-17) will experience our unique NASA award winning program located on the campus of Cornell University in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York centered on innovation, mentorship, leadership and community-building.  EACH WEEK IS DIFFERENT: 20 campers will be selected for IN PERSON overnight Camp Half-Blood, a blend of world building through innovation, role playing,  and speculative fiction. Students immerse in the World of Harry Potter Role Playing as Ambassadors & Delegates Solving Mortals’ Challenges to the Universe & Preparing to Succeed at the United Nations for a week for XGENS SDG INSTITUTE.  Learn about our 2023 Faculty.

Charter Bus transportation from NYC.  $195 application fee through this platform followed by a video call interview with the directors.  Remaining tuition starting at $3300 (sliding scale) for your two weeks session due after acceptance.  No child should be turned away due to the inability to pay full tuition.  There is a payment plan available. Scholarships are available.  

Parent Reviews (see more at www.campdemigod.org):  


"My son Colby adores Digivations, and I do, too! Steve and Anne Berman are brilliant, heart led scholar/teacher/mentors who know how to engage and challenge children to grow and learn and take responsibility for creating a better, stronger, kinder world. It’s nothing sort of life changing."   - Annie Arnoult, parent, April 2023


Excellent, knowledgeable and caring people and instructors. My daughter had the most wonderful time and made lasting friendships from all across the world. A definite must for any curious child with an active imagination and a hungry mind.  - Anders O.

My son attending Camp Half Blood a couple of summers ago, and it was the one camp he's attended that he really liked and wanted to go back to. The activities are creative and open-ended, and the campers enjoy some freedom and some structure: going on quests, playing board games, playing soccer or another sport some afternoons, doing creative writing, learning some martial arts, trying new art media, and being encouraged to make and play and imagine in all ways.  - Dana C.

  • The DIGIVATIONS INSTITUTE programs are camper/student centric featuring programming where each youth, ages 12–17 will be able to pursue a wide range interests as they learn and apply new knowledge as part of quests and adventures, and include, among other topics, the sciences (artificial intelligence, biology, chemistry, genetics, commercial space, quantum physics); the arts, including fine arts, music including composition and theatre; humanities (ancient Greek history and language, anthropology, ethnography, linguistics, and creative writing); design thinking, physical, card, and board games such as capture the flag, D&D, Magic, Wizards Chess; and sports such as quidditch and gaga.​  
  • Facilities are top notch located on the Cornell University campus.  At the college, DIGIVATIONS INSTITUTE offers multiple theaters/stages, dance and yoga studios, LEGO/robotics space, media arts space with Mac and PC laboratories, Innovation laboratory and Makers Space, fine art and music class rooms, art galleries and concert halls, science labs, college libraries, dining Hall, tennis courts, baseball fields, soccer fields, basketball courts, volleyball courts,  archery ranges, and a beautiful lake all surrounded by forests and gorges.  Students sleep in brand new air-conditioned doubles, triple or quad dorms and receive the unlimited meal plan. 
DIGIVATIONS INSTITUTE is a camp and academy fusion where literary and media themes incorporating role play serve as the key vehicle for campers/students through which they learn about Ancient Cultures, Languages & Greece, Anthropology, Ethnography, the Arts including aural (music & composition & sound design) & visual (drawing and painting), Drama & Theatre including play writing, costuming, direction & production, Innovation & STEM subjects encompassing Advanced Computing and Materials, AI/VR, Biomimicry and Biotechnology, Commercial Space & Space Exploration, Design Thinking, Genetics, Intelligent Homes, Cities, Infrastructure and Transportation, Nanotechnology, Newtons Laws, Einstein’s Theories and Quantum Physics, Sustainability, Model UN & the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goal concepts along with a plethora of additional topics and subjects.



  • We invite you to apply at www.campdemigod.org with a $195 non-refundable application fee now, a portion of which is tax deductible.  Successful candidates will be notified on a rolling basis, that they are accepted, and final payments will be due no later than May 15, 2023.  Our Covid-19 procedures will be forwarded to accepted participants at that time.  Late applications will be considered, but space is limited.​
  • IN PERSON Starting with $3,300 tuition (sliding scale based on an honor system) covers all traditional meals, housing, instruction, guest lectures, ImagineSTEM curriculum, mentoring, supervision, materials, and recreation fees.  This amount does not include transportation to and from the camp located 4 hours from NYC or Boston at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. We encourage parents to book Cornell's charter bus to transport your youth to campus.  NYC and Boston bus information will be provided upon request.
  • Other optional items that are included in tuition may be booked in our on-line registration system include semi-private instruction in Advanced Technologies (Creative Tech), Music Composition, Martial Arts, Fine Art, Film Making, Creative Writing, Group Innovation Seminars and ESL. Parents may purchase merchandise, such as deluxe sword & personalized costume materials, Camp Store Credit (to buy Drachmas: Greek Money), and more!  We are building an online store for print-on-demand apparel and merchandise.


Harry Potter Sustainable Universe at Cornell University

  • During Harry Potter Sustainable Universe, students will learn the chemistry behind potions; the physics of quidditch including Newton’s 3 Laws and Einstein’s Theories which will help them prevail; deciphering techniques and learning different languages to read the clues; traveling through multiverses/alternative universes and quantum tunneling allowing them to traverse walls at PLATFORM 9 3/4; wand making; and the language behind spells, and so much more. 
  • Of course, Hogwarts does feature rather unique creatures whose DNA could use a little tweaking requiring a review of genetics and the magical tools of the CRISPR realm. Remember Wizards Chess will be lurking about. Who will be the winner? 
  • The Model UN SDG Institute weeks will relate the Potter universe to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
As a participant in our summer program, youth have the opportunity to participate as a member of the DIGIVATIONS XGENS DELEGATION during the year at Harvard and Yale MUNs. Our Delegates receive reduced registration fees, preferred country matrix assignments and enhanced plenary/conference speaking.

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