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      25 Years Of Magic In Boca Raton

         Funcamps celebrates its 25th anniversary this summer in   levels (represented by different
      Boca Raton with more than 7,000 campers that have learned   color wands and wide arrays of
      invaluable skills that will last a lifetime. This summer, Funcamps   tricks).
      ( is opening up in a new state-of-the-art      Children master magic tricks
      facility at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). MagiCamp, Space,   in MagiCamp, which over the 33
      Science and Jurassic camp will all be offered at FAU.   years, has expanded to half-a-
         Parents send their children again and again not just because   dozen locations from Miami to
      of the fun experience, but for the relationships and skills campers   Boca Raton.
      cultivate each summer.                                “We’re excited this summer
         “MagiCamp has been a part of my life for 12 years, and   to bring the magic once again
      in addition to having a blast every summer, it’s taught me   to our campers,” Gindy said.
      confidence and how to perform in front of an audience,” said   “Through our unique MagiCamp
      Harrison Melull, an Olympic Heights High graduate and   program, where the campers not only learn the magic they
      former camper and counselor. “Funcamps has helped teach me   become the magic, to our amazing science and space camp which
      responsibility and how to manage kids in addition to learning   brings a fun and exciting approach to learning STEM-related
      how to be a magician.”                             activities. From making slime, to solar panels and motors, or
         MagiCamp is actually the impetus of Funcamps, programs   entering our very own space planetarium and launching rockets
      which offer a fun and creative approach to the world of day   that they made the children will delve into the many facets of
      camps. From Space and Rocket Camp and Amazing Science   science and space.”
      Camp to Jurassic Camp to Camp Idol, Funcamps has a program      Once campers master the magic, they receive their graduation
      for everyone. With these specialty programs, founder David   wand and create a little hocus pocus themselves. The best part
      Gindy has created a magical journey proven to be a winning   is that they get to take home the illusions so that they are able to
      formula.                                           amaze their family and friends. MagiCamp unlocks the secrets
         Funcamps will be following all local, ACA, and university   of magic and illusion for children of all ages, and – along their
      protocols for COVID-19 during the summer. At this time masks   magical journey – children also build confidence, self-esteem,
      are still required while indoors.                  and hand-eye coordination.
         “Our goal is to provide our campers with the highest standards      “I run into adults all the time that tell me that the program
      of care, personal training, and a well-structured curriculum,” said   built their confidence and helped them overcome public speaking
      Gindy, of Miami.                                   (difficulities) and gave them skills that still help them today,”
         Gindy’s camps will be held in the FAU Student Union’s   Gindy said. “It’s really touching to hear.”
      Conference Center with newly updated rooms and even the use      Amazing Space and Science Camp: Children (ages 5 to
      of the new esports center and sport fields.        13) not only learn about the many facets of science but get to
         Founder Gindy dreamed up a summer camp experience like   become real-life scientists, doing amazing science experiments
      no other 30 years ago with his first program, MagiCamp. The   daily. For those who dream of being an astronaut; children learn
      overall success of MagiCamp has been accomplished by creating   about the world of space, astronomy and rocketry; have astronaut
      a one-of-a-kind magic program for children of all ages and skill   training, and even build and launch their own rockets with their
                                                            JurassiCamp: A unique experience for future paleontologists;
                                                         children (ages 5 to 12) learn about the world of dinosaurs and
                                                         even get to be paleontologists themselves participating in fossil
                                                         digs where they even get to keep the real fossils they discover.
                                                            Funcamps is one of the top creators of unique children’s

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