All About The Story School
MISSION & PHILOSOPHY
The Legend of The Story School
On a brisk October evening in the year of 2013, a group of champions gathered round and declared their intent to create an organization dedicated to transforming students into heroes and education into an experience. Drawing on the ancient arts of storytelling passed down since humans first had language, they took up the mantle of Storytellers and created The Story School
To promote story-based education for students via summer camps, events, workshops, and other outreach activities
To gather and provide scientific research and information on the benefits of story-based education
To provide training for the betterment of curriculum in educational institutes
To provide scholarships for students pursuing story-based education – especially as it pertains to research which promotes the benefits of story-based education
We believe that stories are a profoundly effective vehicle for learning
To create a greater understanding of how stories improve lesson comprehension and retention
To be a resource for educators and learners for improving the distribution of and access to story based learning
Every child is a hero.
The Story School gives them the chance to prove it to themselves
and you will see your child grow into the hero they want to be.
Because our stories are your child’s practice for real life.
Parents & guardians: take a moment and imagine how your child will feel
when, in a moment of strife, they discover their courage…
When they stand before a villain and fight for those who cannot defend themselves…
When they speak for those who suffer from lack of a voice…
When they face failure and continue forward because they know, deep in their heart,
that they can survive this setback and try again…
When they bond with other kids who feel the same call to action and
desire to be greater than the moment before them…
When they celebrate their victory with an intense feeling of accomplishment –
because they had a part in this story and they made a difference…
When they realize that learning is an intriguing, life long endeavor
that is exciting to explore outside of the boundaries of school.
staff & board
FULL TIME STAFF
PART TIME STAFF
Our summer camp scholarships and financial aid program is a partnership between the camper families, donating organizations, and The Story School’s donor fund.
The Story School is committed to assisting as many campers as possible in their quest to experience their own adventure at our summer camps. While we sometimes receive more requests than scholarships are available and occasionally are unable to accept an application, we strive to work with parents and organizations to assist as many children as we can. Scholarship requests for large amounts may require verification by a copy of your family’s most recent tax returns.
Each camper applicant must provide the following:
Three letters of recommendation from people not related to you. (Examples: teachers, principals, community leaders, neighbors)
A minimum one page completed Character History about the character you would choose to play, along with details specifying the costuming you and your family will provide.
A 5-6 paragraph answer to the following essay question: What do the terms Honor, Compassion, and Courage mean to you?
Parents, please click the button below to email the above items, plus the answer to the following questions, to Executive Director Chris Wiley. What percentage of the camp tuition are you requesting to be covered by this scholarship? Which camp is your child hoping to attend, how old is he/she, and why would he/she like to attend. Please describe your circumstances that qualify you for financial aid.
If you are an organization or individual wishing to provide financial assistance for children to attend one of our summer camps, please click the donate button below or contact us at (781) 214-1174 for more information.
available year-round positions
No positions currently available.
If you would like us to keep your resume on file for future openings,
available seasonal positions
FOR RESIDENT / OVERNIGHT CAMP
Assistant Camp Director/Health Care Supervisor
The Assistant Camp Director is an integral member of our camp leadership team, coordinating and assisting the Camp Director in the administration and coordination of The Story Schools' summer resident camp program.
Logistics Director/Stage Manager (21+)
Every day presents a new puzzle or challenge for our Logistics Director to explore. As the Storyteller of Sidleterra you will organize and implement the camp plot, schedule encounters between campers and monsters (costumed characters), and keep track of the web of stories our heroes create. This role requires flexibility and the ability to communicate efficiently with counselors, monsters, and the leadership team. Help create an uncharted world, perilous battles, and bring the imagination of our heroes to life.
Lead Logistics Counselor (20+)
The Stage Manager to the Monsters of Sidleterra, as our heroes dream of their next quest your goal is to make sure the monsters and witches are in the world. Lead Logistics Counselor provides our logistics' team with the tools, support, and resources needed to make the world of Sidleterra come to life.
Lead Counselor (20+)
Our Lead Counselor plays an integral role in creating a magical summer camp experience for our heroes. The Lead Counselor is responsible for managing and supporting counselors at camp while also supporting the campers.
Logistics/Floating Counselor (19+)
Logistics/Floating counselors are the monsters and creatures who bring our world to life. One day you may be a fairy drinking water from an acorn, while the next a cruel beast who destroys heroes. Our heroes create the story, and you are the story they are telling. As a Logistics counselor you will spend your days maneuvering the world of Sidleterra, leading epic sword fights, telling confusing puzzles, and teaching STEM. As a floating counselor you will offer coverage to Hero Leaders and aid heroes on their quests.
Resident Camp Counselor/Hero Leader (19+)
Our hero leaders are camp counselors who provide a safe and memorable experience for our heroes. Hero Leaders will be responsible for an assigned adventuring party of 10 campers. Duties include monitoring meals, playing camp characters (in costume), and facilitating and participating in group activities. Hero leaders have a genuine passion for mentoring and empowering young people. Help our heroes navigate the world of Sidleterra, teach them what it means to be a hero, and help create a summer of lasting memories.
FOR ALL POSITIONS
Our camp counselors receive one of the highest pay rates in the industry.
We provide training, costumes (although you can bring your own!), props, makeup, and foam weapons. In return, our expectations are high. We require you to be responsible, flexible, and reliable. You must fully embrace and adhere to the concept that this camp is for the campers. As such, the roles you play and the positions you hold are always in service of the entertainment value. This is an exhausting, demanding job that requires both physical and mental endurance. But you will have the time of your life and we can guarantee that you will never be bored!
All camp staff are required to have previous experience working with kids and teens and be at least 18 years of age. Acting experience is not necessary but does help. We’re interested in mature decision makers – counselors and performers who like to take part in a creative, improvisational environment – but always with safety foremost in their mind. You must be exceptionally reliable and a good communicator. Punctuality is necessary as the nature of these activities requires precision timing. Professionalism is mandatory.
Please note that Wizards & Warriors™ Camp is owned and run by parents. Our own children attend these camps. Safety is our highest concern. We expect that it will be yours as well. References required. Pay is dependent on experience and schedule for 8 weeks, plus room and board (includes paid training).
This is an overnight position with onsite residency required with one or two days off each week and counselors are required to reside at the camp for the duration of employment.
FOR VIRTUAL DAY CAMP
Virtual Camp Counselor
Requirements are the same as in-person counselor position, and pay is dependent on experience and schedule for 10 weeks (includes paid training). Virtual Summer Day Camp hours are 8am-4pm for up to 10 weeks and counselors do not reside at camp. This is a remote position.
Currently accepting applications from candidates over the age of 18
Staff must be available from July 5th to September 3rd
All applicants must submit three references
All staff, performers, and volunteers must submit to a CORI and SORI Background Check, intensive screening, and reference check.