Games People Play

Games People Play

Everybody plays games.  Whether you’re a backgammon bandit or a Monopoly master, there’s more than just fun afoot when you roll the dice.  Studies have shown that game play has a variety of learning benefits.   Teachthought.com offers...

A Deal’s a Deal

Early Registration for camp ended on Saturday night.  Prior to that deadline, and in an attempt to excite the masses, we promised to have team members do the ice bucket challenge.   Assuming a certain amount of registrations, the choice of costume worn...

A Trip to Mars

  Normally Mars is 33.9 million miles from Earth.  But for a few days this past January, Mars got a whole lot closer.  After the success of Guard Up founder, Meghan Gardner’s work on the Mission to Mars STEM summer camps in Seoul, Korea last...
The Fine Art of NERFing

The Fine Art of NERFing

For the uninitiated, NERF battles seem like fairly simple fare.  Take a blaster, load it with NERF darts, and blast your way to victory.  Ah, if only it were that easy.  We spoke with some of Guard Up’s finest to get the inside scoop on how to be...
A typical week at the Castle

A typical week at the Castle

If you ignore the castle walls, flickering lanterns, and enormous video display when you walk in the door, Guard Up is a fairly unassuming, low-key kind of place.  You probably won’t even notice the NERF blasters or the wakizashi hanging on the...