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Camp Half-Blood
Austin, TX, 78744
Phone: 512-472-5050

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I’m Topher Bradfield, Children’s Outreach Coordinator and Camp Director for BookPeople - the largest independent bookstore in Texas. I began Camp Half-Blood in the summer of 2006 after having a group of enthusiastic Percy Jackson fans ask me, “Wouldn’t it be cool to go to Camp Half-Blood for real?”

Four years later we’ve gone from hosting one session of Camp Half-Blood to the four sessions we have planned for the summer of 2010.  We do this for one reason: we’ll do anything to keep kids interested in reading.  If this means, and it does, building the world of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, we’ll do it.  We love the books, we love kids, we love creativity, friendships and adventure.  With this in mind we hope you’ll become a part of our demigod family.

My goal with Camp Half-Blood is a straightforward one: bring the books to life.  Camps based on books seemed like a good idea when I started this journey and it’s turned into a passion. Since your kids are such huge Percy Jackson fans and have basically memorized the books I felt that it was more important to create an environment, with engaging backstories, that run parallel to the stories in Rick Riordan’s books without copying the books themselves.  This allows your kids to become their own demigod characters within the world of Percy Jackson.  Your demigod will get to have adventures and go on quests as their own story unfolds over the course of their camp session.  They’ll learn and utilize critical lateral problem solving skills and use creative play and teamwork to win the day.  We favor a whole learning approach to the camp experience.  We try to make meaningful connections between history, mythology, literature, art, science, sports, current events, language and rampant creativity. Oh yeah, sword training, chariot racing, archery, lava wall climbing, and phalanx training are pretty fun too.

We have an amazing family of councilors and educators, also big Percy Jackson fans, who return year after year to be a part of the community that your demigod campers have made so rich and rewarding.

When you combine this with support from author Rick Riordan, publisher Disney/Hyperion and BookPeople, there isn’t much we can’t bring to life.  This is the kind of camping community we love - everyone with a vested interest in continuing to find new ways to make reading the adventure we all know it can be.


Camp Type:
Year Established:
Age of Campers:
9 to13years
$390.00//wk (Please contact camp for exact pricing.)
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  • Art
  • Archery
  • Gymnastics


(Please contact camp directly for updated session schedule.)

session date 2010

Session One - July 12 to July 16, 2010
Session Two - July 19 to July 23, 2010
Session Three - August 9 to August 13, 2010
Session Four - August 16 to August 20, 201


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