The History of Guardian Adventures

"History never really says goodbye. History says, 'See you later.'" (Eduardo Galeano)

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Guard Up FOUNDED

Starting out as a small martial arts and fencing academy, we had no idea what was yet to come…

Guard Up, Inc. started as a martial arts and swordsmanship company that offered educational adventures for kids.  Eventually, the adventures became the largest part of the programming and Guardian Adventures was born.

Guardian Adventures specializes in informal educational programs and camps by families, for families. We understand the needs of various ages… from the youngest Little Knight all the way up to our adult adventurers. And since many of us are parents, we place safety as our first priority.

However, since our creation in 1999, we have come to realize that everyone, even the most avid swordsmanship competitor, also wants to have fun. So we have applied this story ingredient thoroughly in each of our programs and offerings. Our instructors are highly trained in our special coaching methods. And our team of plot writers make sure our interactive adventures capture your focus and inspire your imagination.

What motivates us is also simple: It is the excited, wide-eyed look our students have when they “get it” after practicing a technique and having their coach “catch them doing it right.” And it is the that same look of wonder when a students sees their imagination come to life in front of them… offering them the chance to be the hero in a real life adventure they have only ever dreamed of before. This is why we are passionate about our work. We love to inspire.



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HEROES

TRAINED IN OUR CAMPS


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BIRTHDAY PARTIES

SO MUCH CAKE!


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HEROES

VISIT THE CASTLE EACH YEAR


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SQUARE FEET

OF ADVENTURES


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DAY CAMP

Carrying the fun into the summer, our first day camp opened in July of 2002. Were you there?

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OVERNIGHT CAMP

Were you part of the first overnight camp?


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WELCOME TO THE CASTLE

In August of 2009, we lowered the drawbridge on our current location — the only castle in the area!


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THE GUARDIANS GO GLOBAL

Having expanded our services into consulting and curriculum development for our ongoing partnership with a number of companies in Asia means that our programs now span the globe. We’ve come a long way from Meghan running martial arts classes in the basement of a local recreation center. So on our 20th anniversary, Guard Up, Inc. officially rebranded as Guardian Adventures to better reflect our efforts to become the pre-eminent source and curator of STEM and story-based informal education.

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