Make Learning An

ADVENTURE

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STORY-BASED

CLASSES

Prepare for classes unlike any other.  We'll teach you everything from handling weapons, to triangulating the location of a hidden enemy, to counteracting poisons.  Practice skills as you gain them to complete a quest, save a community, or even topple a foe. Learn critical thinking skills, self confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills as you fight monsters, solve mysteries, and become a hero!

STORY-BASED LEARNING 

Classes available in-person and virtually

for adventurers aged 4 - adult

Experience lessons first-hand!

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN?

 

CURRICULUM

What do our heroes learn?

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TEAM BUILDING

Heroes learn team tactics and cooperative skills to succeed in their adventure

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CREATIVITY

Activities are designed to foster creativity, innovation, and self-expression

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PROBLEM SOLVING

Students learn to view problems in a different light and to utilize creative problem solving

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STEM SKILLS

Physics, chemistry, biology and more. Our heroes practice STEM through creative play

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COURAGE

Students face their fears and learn to find strength in the face of adversity

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COMMUNICATION

Our adventures emphasize communicating thoughts and decisions

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LANGUAGES

Our scrolls and spells are in Latin and other languages, just waiting to be deciphered

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WORLD CULTURES

Heroes are exposed to other cultures, adding an ethical dimension to our adventures

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HISTORY

Heroes learn about characters from around the world and throughout history

ROLE PLAYING

Join a fantasy adventure and guide your character through wild and wonderful experiences -- some good, some bad, and some that YOU can change with the powers of intellect and courage.  Role Playing classes are fantastic opportunities for students to learn STEAM and practice decision-making, critical thinking, and character-building skills in a fun and imaginative, informal yet educational setting.

 

Visit New Worlds

STORY-BASED EDUCATIONAL ADVENTURES 

for players ages 4 - adult

AGES 4 - 7

LITTLE

KNIGHTS

 

 

Sundays 11:00 am - noon

Short games and adventures focus on motor skills/physical activity, simple critical thinking, teamwork, listening, and helping others.

 

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AGES 7 - 10

AGES 11 - 15

POINTS & POWERS 1

 

 

Tuesday 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Saturday 11:00 am - noon

OR 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Fight monsters, solve mysteries, and learn social skills, teamwork, and the traits of a hero. Dress the part with costuming and props!

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POINTS & POWERS 2

 

FANTASY SETTING

Friday 4:00 - 5:30 pm

SCI-FI SETTING

Sunday 2:30-4:00 pm

Fantasy adventures with more narrative depth and a greater focus on critical thinking, decision making, and leadership. Make difficult character choices and decide for yourself what it means to be a hero. 

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AGES 16+

MASTER 

POINTS & POWERS 

 

 

Sunday 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Create new characters for each new world we transport ourselves to. Characters are not always heroic, and stories do not always end well. This class integrates historical figures and works of literature alongside narratives that foster resilience and teach good storytelling.

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SOCIAL GAMES

Join in our fun, educational, and interactive games that foster teamwork, problem-solving, and getting to know your fellow players (building rapport and community). Improv activities, board, and social games abound. This is a good class for kids who prefer immediate and action-oriented objectives and group challenges instead of more elaborate scenarios.

Bond with New Friends!

AGES 7+

SOCIAL GAMES

(In-Person)

Thursdays 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Enjoy fun, interactive games that foster teamwork, building rapport and community. Improv activities, board, and social games abound.

 

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AGES 7+

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SOCIAL GAMES

(Virtual)

Sundays 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Join us online for weekly interactive virtual games. Improv activities, virtual party games, and choose your own adventure games right in your own home.

 

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HISTORIC WEAPONS

Are you a history buff? Looking for an online swordsmanship class that is like a “world tour” of swords and other weapons?  Learn techniques used through history as well as about weapons and battles of the past by re-enacting their styles.  Must have appropriate space for safe practice of fencing/other movement drills, as well as objects that can be used to represent the weapons we study.

Re-enact Historic Battles!

WEAPONS CLASSES 

for historians aged 17+

AGES 17+

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ADULT HISTORICAL

WEAPONS

 

 

Wednesday 6:30 - 7:30 pm

This adult class increases historical rigor and examines some of the grittier aspects of weapons and warfare. Largely directed by students’ interests, our studies may take us anywhere at all in the world, from Ancient Egypt to a galaxy far, far away.

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AGES 7+

YOUTH HISTORICAL

WEAPONS

 

 

Friday 4:00 - 5:00 pm

This youth class takes students on a journey through time teaching them about different civilizations focusing on ancient weaponry. Students get physically active with interactive foam sparring and entertained with a variety of sword games and drills.

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JUNIOR LEADERSHIP

Junior Instructor Training Program

It’s difficult to get teens real-life training for work and college that involves planning, public speaking, classroom management, designing curriculum, and more in a manner that is socially and emotionally engaging. Our Instructors help our Teen Leaders develop important skills while staying socially engaged with their classmates in a creative learning environment where they take the lead.  Teen Leaders can earn their course completion certificate – which looks great on a résumé or college application!

AGES 13+

JUNIOR

INSTRUCTORS

 

 

Sunday 10:30 am - noon

This class is a prerequisite for acting as a junior instructor in any other class.

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CALENDAR

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RATES

All About Our Membership Rate System

Our classes run year-round, rather than in short sessions.

Classes are categorized as Tier 1 or Tier 2 based on their duration and depth.

Pay one flat monthly fee and attend as many different classes as you like.

Pay one month at a time, or save by pre-paying for a full year.

INTRODUCTORY LESSONS

$50 for two weeks

Get to know our instructors and programs before signing up for membership.

Attend the first two meetings of any class with a semi-private lesson to help you get started.

TIER 1 MEMBERSHIP PLANS

Tuition starts at $139 a month

(classes are 60 minutes)

  • Choose your adventure: pick a Home Class in any of our offerings as your primary class.

  • Explore our community: For the first three months, enjoy an open membership to try any and all classes appropriate for the student's age and ability.  

  • Add to your adventure: After three month trial, you can add on additional classes for $25 each a month.

TIER 1 CLASSES INCLUDE:

Social Games, Points & Powers 1, Little Knights, Beginning Fencing, Historical Warriors, Historical Weapons  

TIER 2 MEMBERSHIP PLANS

Tuition starts at $172 a month

(classes are 90 minutes)

  • Choose your adventure: pick a Home Class in any of our offerings as your primary class.

  • Explore our community: For the first three months, enjoy an open membership to try any and all classes appropriate for the student's age and ability.  

  • Add to your adventure: After three month trial, you can add on additional classes for $25 each a month.

TIER 2 CLASSES INCLUDE:

Points & Powers 2, Master Points & Powers, Junior Instructor Training Program, Advanced Fencing  

 

custom classes

Do you have a favorite class? We can set up a custom meeting for you and all your friends!  Celebrate a birthday in a completely unique way, or just come have some fun with us. 

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Why have a party when you can have an Adventure? The biggest and best party option at The Story School is the Points & Powers Birthday Party. Learn the game rules and then take on the role of a brave warrior, wise wizard or fearless healer. Then go forth into a customized adventure in a live action story. Costumed instructors provide monsters or brigands to fight, villagers to rescue, and everything else you’ll encounter. Scenery and props transport you to underground lairs, castle halls, haunted graveyards, or wherever the story takes you.  You design the theme of the party, we make your vision come true. The ending is unknown because you decide the outcome!

Using a list of simple at-home items like paper towel rolls and cardboard boxes, we’ll keep your young heroes entertained as they help craft adventure props. The adventure is physically active and may include dance, exercise, or scavenger hunt components woven into the fun.

Join us today and let the journey unfold!

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  • Attendees required to have a computer with camera and microphone

  • 10 participants per Host

  • 1 Hour Adventure (longer sessions available as add-on)

  • Material lists and technical information provided prior to the adventure

TESTIMONIALS

“My daughter Maddie just finished…and it’s the happiest and most engaged I have seen her since the world went awry. Thank you!”

 

 

– Abby Martin

HELP SAVE THE STORIES!

 

Thank you to our amazing donors who helped raise nearly $25,000 for our 2021 Camp Season. The fact that we were able to run a successful camp program with over 70 total campers and prevent any COVID exposures and outbreaks is thanks to the support we received.

Our 2022 Season is full of hope and energy, but we still need your support. We have a beautiful new camp location at the Prindle Pond Conference Center partnering with Nature's Classroom and we have the ability to host twice as many campers as this past year. 

This year our donation funds will be used to support our robust scholarship program, continuing equipment and service needs to keep our camps operating safely during the continued pandemic, and helping grow our programs to support twice as many campers.

 

There are still campers who need scholarships or they won't be able to attend. There are still costs left to cover all of the amenities of our venue. Lastly, we have decided to increase the amount of outsourced support for all pandemic-related safety precautions. We're asking our community to help us one more time as we round that final corner and begin the summer camp season.

 

Where will your donation go during this second half of the fundraiser? 50% as always will continue to go directly to campers as scholarships as we are still receiving daily requests for campers to attend who cannot cover the costs themselves. 25% will continue to cover venue costs that despite the loosening of guidelines is still presenting an additional cost above and beyond our usual camp season, and the final 25% will be going toward our on-site professional COVID-19 testing, high-quality PPE, and compensating our additional staffing to ensure the safety of all campers, staff, heroes, monsters, and mages alike.

 

Thank you again to all of our donors thus far. Together we can make summer camp magical, safe, and an epic success.

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