Take Your
ADVENTURE
To The Next Level!

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 Spend the SUMMER

 in a story

Wizards & Warriors Summer Day Camp combines Live Action Role Playing with STEAM education to give children ages 7 – 15 the opportunity to become heroes in their own immersive, educational, and interactive stories. During their camp sessions, camper/heroes suit up as their own unique characters and immerse themselves in the ongoing adventures of the fantasy world known as Sidleterra. Camper/heroes complete STEAM lessons to earn strength points and magical abilities, which they’ll use to battle a range of monsters and save the day.

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In-person and
Virtual Day Camp Offerings

DAY CAMP

In-person camp at our Burlington MA facility
Virtual camp presented via Zoom

IN-PERSON DAY

STORY-BASED STEM CAMP

VIRTUAL DAY

STORY-BASED STEM CAMP

FOR AGES 6 - 15

Wizards & Warriors™  Day Camp combines Live Action Role Playing with STEM education to give children ages 6 – 15 the opportunity to become heroes in their own stories. STEAM focused storylines, puzzles, and riddles await them everyday. Adventures take place indoors at our Burlington facility and run from 9am - 3pm.

 FOR AGES 8 - 15

Not ready for in-person or overnight camp? You can still spend the summer in the magical world of Sidleterra! Fight monsters, solve STEM puzzles, and save the world from the comfort of your home home. All of our interactive virtual adventures utilize the STEAM-focused story-based educational style of our in-person adventures.

Wizards & Warriors™ , Zombie Summer, and Blackwatch Camp™ are trademarks of Guard Up, Inc.

In-person DAY CAMP

This is not your typical summer camp!

We provide the framework of the adventure,

but the HEROES (our campers) create the story!

Get immersed in the magic of story-based education...

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WIZARDS & WARRIORS ™ 

In-person Day Camp takes place at our Burlington Facility for ages 5 - 15

  • Week 1: June 27th - July 1st

  • Week 2: July 4th - July 8th

  • Week 3: July 11th - July 15h

  • Week 4: July 18th - July 22nd

  • Week 5: July 25h - July 29th

  • Week 6: Aug 1st - Aug 5th

  • Week 7: Aug 8th - Aug 12h

  • Week 8: Aug 15h - Aug 19th

  • Week 9: Aug 22nd - Aug 26th

  • Week 10: Aug 29th - Sep 2nd

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Interested in an immersive in-person experience? You can still spend the summer in the magical world of Sidleterra! Our fearless leaders are searching the world for heroes who have the heart to see their missions to the end, and who have an insatiable appetite for adventure. Will YOU step forward to join the adventure?

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Wizards & Warriors™ Day Camp

meets Monday - Friday from 9am to 3pm at our Burlington facility Campers/heroes will create characters that are warriors, mages, healers, and any other background they can think of. Half-day sessions are available from 9am to 11:30am and 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm. 

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In order to gain experience, campers

will navigate battles with fierce monsters, solve mysteries, and create bonds that last a lifetime. The Gate of Destiny is calling!  It's time to let the next adventure begin!

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In-person Day Camp includes an immersive storyline

set at our Burlington facility where we turn our typical classroom into any environment our heroes would like to adventure in. The space could be an underwater cavern, or the top of Machu Picchu, or even a space station on Saturn! 

RATES & DEADLINES

EACH 1-Week / FULL DAY SESSION Before April 2nd:

If you register for a one-week Session - $550

If you register for two - four weeks - $475/week

If you register for five - ten weeks - $450/week

The full camp day available from 9:00am to 3:00pm

Wizards & Warriors™ , Zombie Summer™ , and Blackwatch Camp™ are trademarks of Guard Up, Inc.

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VIRTUAL DAY CAMP

This is not your typical summer camp!

We provide the framework of the adventure,

but the HEROES (our campers) create the story!

Get immersed in the magic of story-based education...

WIZARDS & WARRIORS ™ 

Virtual Day Camp takes place via Zoom

for adventurers ages 8 - 17

  • Week 1: June 27th - July 1st

  • Week 2: July 4th - July 8th

  • Week 3: July 11th - July 15h

  • Week 4: July 18th - July 22nd

  • Week 5: July 25h - July 29th

  • Week 6: Aug 1st - Aug 5th

  • Week 7: Aug 8th - Aug 12h

  • Week 8: Aug 15h - Aug 19th

  • Week 9: Aug 22nd - Aug 26th

  • Week 10: Aug 29th - Sep 2nd

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Not ready for in-person or overnight camp? You can still spend the summer in the magical world of Sidleterra! Our fearless leaders are searching the world for heroes who have the heart to see their missions to the end, and who have an insatiable appetite for adventure. Will YOU step forward to join the adventure?

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Virtual Wizards & Warriors™  Day Camp

meets Monday - Friday from 9am to 3pm via Zoom.  Camper/heroes will create characters that are warriors, mages, healers, and any other background they can think of. Half-day sessions are available from 9am to 11:30am and 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm. 

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In order to gain experience, campers

will navigate battles with fierce monsters, solve mysteries, and create bonds that last a lifetime. The Gate of Destiny is calling!  It's time to let the next adventure begin!

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Virtual Day Camp includes live Zoom

and Google Classroom meetings, communication with fellow heroes, counselors presenting interactive stories, and physical activities to further engage our heroes.

RATES & DEADLINES

EACH 1-Week / FULL DAY SESSION Before April 2nd:

If you register for a one-week Session - $475

If you register for two - four weeks - $415/week

If you register for five - ten weeks - $375/week

The full camp day available from 9:00am to 3:00pm

EACH 1-Week / HALF DAY SESSION Before April 2nd:

If you register for a one-week Session - $270

If you register for two - four weeks - $240/week

If you register for five - ten weeks - $200/week

Half-day sessions available from

9:00am to 11:30am and 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Wizards & Warriors™ , Zombie Summer™ , and Blackwatch Camp™ are trademarks of Guard Up, Inc.

 

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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STEM SKILLS

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

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LANGUAGES

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

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CREATIVITY

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

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COURAGE

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

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WORLD CULTURES

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

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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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COMMUNICATION

Our adventures emphasize communicating thoughts and decisions

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HISTORY

Heroes learn about characters from around the world and throughout history

 

LOCATION

Story School is proud to announce our 2022 Overnight location: 

In-person Day Camp Returns at our Burlington Facility

The Story School

Academy of Creative Arts

12 A Street Burlington, MA 01803

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A Street is located just two turns off Middlesex Turnpike and is currently hosting all in-person activities for the Story School

  • Activity Spaces

    • Adventure Room: a converted raquetball court outfitted with lights and sounds and all the theatrical props we need

    • Story Room: 800 square feet to tell stories, conduct STEM experiments, and roleplay with creatures of all shapes and sizes 

  • Other Encounter Spaces and Facilities

    • Outdoor lawn and wood spaces for exploration and fresh air

    • Meeting rooms for trainings and special encounters

We hope to see you in-person this summer!

 

COVID PROTOCOLS

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Updated December 1, 2021
**Please check this page periodically for updates**

The Story School will be following all guidelines put out by the CDC, the MA Department of Public Health, and the Massachusetts Camp Association, in order to protect campers, families, and our community as we move forward. Our top priority is to ensure that everyone has a safe, fun, and educational camp experience.

If you have a specific question about what Wizards & Warriors Summer Camp will look like amidst COVID-19, please contact Executive Director Chris Wiley at guardian@thestoryschool.org

 

DAY CAMP MODIFICATIONS

The Story School will continue to watch as guidelines and regulations develop to see if/where we will need to make any adjustments as our program draws near.

To meet the CDC suggested guidelines for summer camps, we will be limiting our cohort sizes (also known as adventuring parties) to 10 campers with 2 counselors per group. This will reduce the capacity of campers and staff that will be allowed on-site this summer. This will limit our registration spots for our residential overnight camp. PLEASE NOTE that we expect slots to fill up much more quickly due to the decreased availability.

Below you will find a summary of actions we are taking to help ensure that we are lowering the risk of exposure to COVID-19 as much as possible:

  • We are intensifying cleaning and disinfection practices at the Publick House Inn, disinfecting commonly touched surfaces on a daily basis in areas used by our camp community.

    • Objects used during activities, such as encounters or mods, will either be disinfected between hero use or another set of items will be used in its place.

    • For meals this summer, we will have staggered meal periods to reduce crowds and meals will be eaten by cohorts.

    • During Staff Training, staff will review cleaning supplies and how to use them properly.

    • The Story School has managed COVID guidelines and safety at the 12 A Street location since June of 2021 thanks to our community and staff's strict adherence to our policies and practices.

  • Campers will travel exclusively in cohorts and practice social distancing.

    • Cohorts will minimize mixing between campers.

    • Cohorts will contain 10 campers with 2 counselors maximum.

  • Mask Policy

    • This summer campers and staff will be required to wear masks indoors and around other adventuring parties/cohorts. 

    • Campers will be allowed to take masks off to eat indoors, but they will be distanced from other campers.

    • Staff this summer will be required to wear their masks at all times, except when eating. 

  • Visitation Policy

    • This summer visitors, including parents outside of pickup times, will need to set up appointments if entering our private office or game spaces and must follow all onsite COVID policies.

      • This policy includes but is not limited to: parents, guardians, relatives, and friends.

  • Electronics

    • The Story School is still committed to giving our heroes an “unplugged” experience and they will not have access to any electronics outside of the specific exceptions as necessitated by a matter of health and safety.

 

ATTENDING CAMP

The following precautions must be taken in order to help protect our community this summer:

  1. Conducting a 2-week modified self-quarantine of low risk activities is advised. 

    1. Low risk activities consist of masked interactions, social distancing, and outdoor interactions with people outside home groups. 

    2. Campers are required to disclose any high-risk activities prior to attending camp. 

  2. Anyone who is sick, or recently in contact with someone with COVID-19 prior to attending camp (staff, campers, parents, family members, etc.), must not come to camp.

  3. Check yourself for any and all COVID-19 symptoms.

  4. Screening questions and temperature checks happen at the beginning of every camp day

PROGRAM OFFERINGS

This summer we will be running 10 single week sessions of Wizards & Warriors Residential Camp. . Campers are expected to stay on-site for the entire duration of their camp day and will not be permitted to return the same day if they leave for any reason.

REFUND POLICY

All camp tuition is non-refundable, UNLESS withdrawal of attendance is directly related to COVID-19. Any cancellations by campers due to suspected exposure before attending camp, any cancellations of a camp session due to pre-emptive pandemic security measures, and any cancellations due to a potential outbreak will be eligible for refunds. We want our campers and parents to feel safe and encourage them to make decisions that are in their best interest as well as the best interest for others.

Updated December 1, 2021
**Please check this page periodically for updates**

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SCHOLARSHIPS

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FOR STUDENTS

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:
  • A completed scholarship application.

  • One letter of recommendation from a person not related to you. (Examples: teachers, principals, community leaders, neighbors)

FOR DONORS

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. 100% of all donated funds are used for Summer Camp Scholarships for children.

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TESTIMONIALS

“This is the best camp experience my son has ever had! He can’t wait to go back! My son Ryan is usually the brainiac who no one really knows at home, but when we went to camp for the feast and heard he stood up in front of everyone to defend a spirit who no one else believed in and changed the minds of the rest, he experienced what I knew he could accomplish. Everyone was telling him how brave he was…I always knew my son could do wonderful things…but camp allowed him to show himself.”

-Marianne Murphy Harris

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