Magician Pop Haydn’s interest in magic began at summer camp


Renown magician Whit “Pop” Haydn was a 10-year-old at summer camp in 1959 when he saw Methodist minister and amateur magician perform a magic show. The young Haydn apparently stayed up all night that evening trying to recreate the magic he had seen.

Below is a video of Haydn performing at the Close-Up Gallery of the Magic Castle in Hollywood in 2007.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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