Take Your
ADVENTURE
To The Next Level!

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 Spend the SUMMER

 in a story

Wizards & Warriors Summer Camp combines Live Action Role Playing with STEAM education to give children ages 8 – 17 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 Residential,
In-person Day, and
Virtual Camp Offerings

WIZARDS & WARRIORS OVERNIGHT CAMP

Hosted at Prindle Pond in Charlton, MA

IN-PERSON OVERNIGHT STORY-BASED STEM CAMP

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FOR AGES 8 - 17

Wizards & Warriors™  Overnight Camp combines Live Action Role Playing with STEM education to give children ages 8 – 17 the opportunity to become heroes in their own stories. Camper-heroes complete STEAM lessons to level up their magical abilities, which they’ll use to battle a range of monsters and save the day.

OTHER OVERNIGHT CAMP OFFERINGS

IN-PERSON OVERNIGHT

STORY-BASED STEM CAMP

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FOR AGES 8 - 17

Zombie Summer™  Camp combines Live Action Role Playing with STEAM education to give children ages 8 – 17 the opportunity to become heroes in their own stories. Camper-heroes use technology, science, teamwork, and blasters to save the world from being overrun in an immersive story. Try to survive a zombie apocalypse...

IN-PERSON TEEN OVERNIGHT

STORY-BASED STEM CAMP

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FOR AGES 14 - 17

Blackwatch™  Overnight Camp takes our Live Action Role Playing with STEAM education camp model and "levels it up" for Teens. Older camper-heroes face monsters that are more fierce, STEM puzzles that are more complex, and the challenges are more cerebral. Can they save the world in just three days...

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

 

Wizards & Warriors
Overnight

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 ™ 

is a coed residential camp

for adventurers aged 8 - 17

Hosted in Charlton, MA

Camp 2022 Season:

  • Wizards & Warriors Session 1: July 10th - July 22nd

  • Wizards & Warriors Session 2: July 24th - August 5th

  • Wizards & Warriors Session 3: August 7th - August 19th

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Spend the summer in the magical world of Sidleterra. Our fearless leaders are searching the world for heroes who will stand against the forces of darkness, 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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Each day, our campers LIVE the story,

which is adjusted daily based on the decisions our heroes make in the game. Sidleterra is an open world where all choices have consequences -- good or bad. It's not only a wonderful opportunity to built self confidence, but a fantastic learning experience as well!

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Wizards & Warriors™  is an immersive summer camp experience that includes costumed characters, outdoor battles and mystical creature encounters.  Our imaginative staff creates an emotionally and physically engaging fantasy world for our campers, in a safe, fun and educational environment. 

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Our heroes solve mysteries, decode messages, build traps, decipher puzzles, brainstorm solutions to disputes between rival tribes, learn about history, mythology, science and math, and earn points to level up their powers to defeat the forces of evil.

All meals are provided for our heroes.

ADVENTURING PARTIES & AGE GROUPS

Youth Program: 8 - 12 years of age

Teen Program: 13- 17 years of age

Monster Campers: 14 - 17 years of age

Adventuring Parties are the “cohorts” or groups our heroes will be traveling in this summer. Cohorts reduce Covid-19 transmission risk through lower capacity interactions and decreased group-to-group mixing. The Story School follows local and national guidelines for best practices

RATES & DEADLINES

Wizards & Warriors: $3,250

(Save on your session price by booking multiple sessions!)

Ask us about our camper and staff referral bonuses!

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE. RESERVE YOUR SPOT BEFORE FINAL REGISTRATION CLOSES

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

 

LOCATION

Story School is proud to announce our 2022 Overnight location: 

Nature's Classroom

Prindle Pond Conference Center

19 Harrington Rd in Charlton, MA 01507

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Located in Charlton, MA (ten minutes from last year's camp) Prindle Pond Conference center boasts some impressive facilities. Here's what our heroes have to look forward to:

  • Housing

    • Heroes are housed in 2 dormitory-style buildings; each has 2 wings with a bathroom

    • Rooms furnished with multiple beds and a dresser

  • Indoor Encounter Spaces and Facilities

    • The Dining Hall seats over 100 heroes allowing for plenty of spacing during meals

    • The Center Building and the Lodge have plenty of spaces for our heroes to dungeon delve and conduct experiments

    • Indoor gymnasium to shelter from the weather

  • Outdoor Adventure Spaces

    • Miles of trails to explore and encounter monsters...​

    • Scenic vistas along Prindle Pond*
           *we will not be engaging in water activities this season 

    • Amphitheater and firepits and more!

We hope to see you in-person this summer!

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Updated January 1st, 2022
**Please check this page periodically for updates**

COVID PROTOCOLS

We have all watched COVID-19 impact our world, affecting everyone in some capacity, and hoped for a quick resolution. Cancelling our 2020 in-person camp due to the impact of the pandemic was a hard decision for us and adapting to the challenges in 2021 was no simple matter, but our heroes safety comes first.

 

Even though we are still dealing with the uncertainty of this virus, The Story School is hoping for brighter days ahead and are excitedly preparing for summer 2022 with both virtual and in-person programming.

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

 

MODIFICATIONS

The following modifications are based on those made during the 2021 season and being considered for implementation in the 2022 season. 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 camp 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.

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

    • 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 have the option to not wear their masks outside if they are only with their assigned cohort/adventuring party after completion of COVID testing while at camp

    • Campers will be allowed to take masks off to eat indoors.

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

  • Testing Policy

    • Prior to coming on-site, all campers and staff will be required to perform a COVID-19 test taken within the last 72 hours prior to the start of their camp session.

    • Campers will participate in a COVID-19 test upon arrival to camp, and be in a modified quarantine until results are returned. 

    • Campers will participate in a 3rd COVID-19 test 5 days into the camp session. 

  • Visitation Policy

    • This summer vaccinated visitors will be allowed but must respect masking and distancing policies.

    • The Story School Staff will be allowed onsite with permission from the Executive Director Chris Wiley as necessitated for coverage and support.

  • Multi-Session Sign-up

    • We will be allowing multi-session registration this summer. However, campers will be required to stay on-site for the duration of their stay. This includes all weekends between sessions.

  • Weekends

    • During past years The Story School has allowed campers to return home on weekends during sessions. This summer we will consider this policy based on state and federal guidelines.

  • Electronics

    • The Story School will allow campers to have some technology time, but only on the weekends, in order to help accommodate our new visitation restrictions and on-site attendance requirements.

    • 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 above or 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. All campers and staff are required to arrive with a negative COVID-19 conducted within 72 hours of the start of their camp session.

  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.

PROGRAM OFFERINGS

This summer we will be running 3 sessions of Wizards & Warriors Residential Camp, 1 session of Zombie Camp, and one session of Blackwatch Camp. Campers are expected to stay on-site for the entire duration of their camp session.

DORMS

This summer campers will live in cabin-style rooms, with up to 2 sets of bunk beds and multi-stall bathrooms next door. Campers will be sharing a room with only individuals in the same cohort.

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.

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Updated Jan 1st, 2022
**Please check this page periodically for updates**

 

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.

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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