Little Shop of Stories in Decatur hosts book-themed camps that are so popular, parents arrive at the crack of dawn to sign up their kids.
“We’ve never been, so I hope it’s good enough for this line.” —Stephanie Millet
“When I saw they were doing a Hogwarts camp, I knew we had to come. I thought getting here at 6 a.m. was pretty good, but apparently not.” —Kathleen Basile
“We did Magic Treehouse last year and my seven-year-old loved it. This year it’s Jedi. How can you say no when you have a budding Jedi at home?” —David Leonard
“There’s something totally 1980s about this—waiting [in person] for something you want.” —Karen Luscher
“Very few things would compel me to sit out here at five o’clock in the morning in the freezing cold: Springsteen tickets and this. The front of the line—they got here at 4 a.m.—they are crazier than us.” —Alyssa Barnett-Schott
“It’s not often you find traditional things in our modern world anymore, and I think that this camp offers the best of the old school for kids.” —Elisa Dixon
“This is my fourth year. It’s been colder.” —Sherry Boston
A version of these article originally appeared in our May 2016 issue.