Tenets of a Hero: Courage

Along with our company Mission, our company Values help to direct our decisions around our operations.  Our Values are the same as the 3 Tenets of a Hero:  Courage, Honor, and Compassion.  We teach our heroes that these tenets can help guide them in...

Meanderings: Stories For The Ages

This Meanderings was written by Shawna, our Camp Director   As the Camp Director of Wizards and Warriors, every registration that comes in gets me excited.  I love learning who we are going to interact with, help develop, and teach this summer.  Even...

Meanderings: When They’re Scared

New experiences are scary. We all remember moments when we’ve had to deal with that fear: Applying for college, going into our first job interview, moving into a new home… But there’s a chance your young Hero hasn’t had many new experiences...

Heroes Need Your Help

You remember your Hero’s first day at Guard Up, whether it was at Camp, an Adventure Night, or their first class at Guardian Castle. You might remember their look of joy when they realized that they’ve found a community of kids who are just like them. You...

Meanderings: How to Bring our Camp to You

Ever since the NPR article about our summer camps came out, we have been getting phone call after phone call of families all over the country, asking if we have locations outside of Massachusetts. Unfortunately, we aren’t quite there yet, but we never like...

Meanderings: Apology

Written by Meghan Gardner In my work with Hospice, I have learned that people nearing the end of life talk most about 3 things: Their accomplishments (and if they feel open enough, their mistakes) Their loved ones Their regrets When people who are dying speak of their...

Meanderings: Peter’s Farewell

Written by Peter, Sales Manager and Hero Leader at Guard Up It is with a mix of optimism and sadness that I announce that I will be ending my role as a Guard Up instructor and manager on Sunday, April 30.  In the time I have been at Guard Up I have met incredibly...

Meanderings: The Coolest Magic Prize Ever

Your kid is sitting at a table, looking at their cards intently. It’s so quiet that you can almost hear the other player grinding their teeth out of anticipation. What is your kid’s next move? After studying their creatures and mana, they make...

Look for us on NPR

UPDATE:  Since NPR’s national Facebook page picked up this story, it has gone viral with over 4,000 shares! As a result, our inbox is overflowing and our phone is ringing off the hook.  Please give us time to respond to your inquiries.  If you...

Meanderings: Why do you do what you do?

Written by our founder, Meghan Gardner Why do you do what you do? If you don’t stop and ask yourself why you do the work you do, at least once in awhile, then you might never know if your work makes you truly happy. I try to ask myself this regularly so that I...