By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Camp works 'magic' on local kids
Children learn basics of magic, juggling
W 070617 MAGIC CAMP 04
The Rogue impresses Alison Greene, 10, far left, Asiri Conejo Happel, 8, center, and William Fry, 9, with the disappearing knot trick before teaching them how to do it.

Arts camps are in full swing at the Averitt Center for the Arts, and campers are learning about everything from art to music to writing to dance. 

During the Magic with Everyday Objects camp, held this week, students ages 8 and up learned to perform magic tricks using everyday objects that can be found around the house like pencils, coins and rubber bands. 

The camp was taught by local magician The Rogue, who has been in the magic business for about 40 years and has performed more than 3,000 shows. He moved to Statesboro about a year ago after his wife took a job at Georgia Southern University. 

The Rogue has performed all over the country, but is originally from Massachusetts. 

"I didn't grow up there," he said. "I was raised there. Magicians never grow up!"

Campers learned the basics of magic, along with performance tips and some juggling. A camp will be held this week as well for those who are a little more advanced.

The Rogue emphasized that there is a difference between explaining your tricks to the audience  — something a magician never does — and magicians teaching each other the tricks of the trade.

Sign up for the Herald's free e-newsletter