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...
New to Overnight Camp

New to Overnight Camp

You’ve had the discussion.  You went to a camp fair, watched a few videos, and it’s official … your child is going to overnight camp for the very first time!  While that’s exciting, it’s safe to say there’s a bit of...
Vacation Potatoes

Vacation Potatoes

We’re getting close to winter break.  No doubt this instills a sense of fear in parents across the land.  What are my kids going to do?  Do I want them just hanging around the house all day?  Are video games a fair substitute for actually...