Michaelmas is a festival of courage that marks the passage into the darker half of the year and is celebrated at Camellia on the last Friday of September. Parents, families, and friends are invited to attend. The event includes processions, banners, class presentations, costumes, and enormous puppets in a pageant that artistically portrays the human inner struggle between dark and light. After the pageant, the community enjoys enjoys a picnic lunch, beautiful cakes baked by class parents, and games.
Michaelmas is a faculty-led event. Parents provide support by baking cakes, organizing the cake procession, cutting and serving cake, cleaning up, and helping the faculty with games and in other areas as needed.