Meet our Day Camp Counselors

It’s mid July and our camps are in full swing! Our Zombie Overnight and Quest Camps just wrapped up in Weston, and we’re starting up our Wizards & Warriors season. But at our Burlington facility, both our Zombie and W&W Day Camps have been...

One Camper’s Story

The best part of being a Guardian is getting the chance to make a difference in a Hero’s life. We love reading the incredible testimonials and reviews that our parents send us. Here you can read Betsy’s story about her Hero, Becca. Do you have a...

Guardians are raising funds to keep families together

by Meghan Gardner No matter your political views, I think we can all agree that separating children from their parents when families try to cross the border from Mexico into the USA is not just bad policy, it’s traumatic to the children.  At Guard Up, we call...

9/16-9/21 Weyrd Women: Forge Your Mythic Path

Facilitated by Meghan Gardner and Leigh Melander, PhD Are you tired of repeating the same old stories in your life? Join us for a week of mythical exploration in the Catskill mountains, as we find our fire and author our own power. It’s time to break open and breathe...

A Request of You

As the Guard Up family of camps grow, so do our staffing needs in order to provide the best experience for our heroes.  This summer we are adding a nurse to our current staff and are looking for help finding another talented nurse to assist Sidleterra’s ranks. ...

5 Fun Ways to Learn about Different Cultures

Written by our consultant, Nelly Tonchev It’s summer vacation and children have more time for games and fun activities. Families can use this opportunity to shut off the tech toys and engage in favorite summer activities such as books, picnics, pool parties,...

Our New Partnership with Boston’s Shelters

Recently, Guard Up has partnered with recipients of the Department of Housing and Community Development grant for summer camping to help bring summer education and fun to low-income families in Boston. Massachusetts has established this special grant for 22 shelter...

Update Your Nerf Arsenal For Camp

Nerf Heroes sneak around a corner of an abandoned experimental laboratory, not knowing what horrors they may find. Through the fog and the flashing lights they hear a familiar groan: Zombies are waiting for them. Luckily they are outfitted with their best gear, and...

Who Are You?

Where did you come from? What is your family lineage? Are you looking for something or someone from your past? Are they looking for you? What is your Coat of Arms, or your symbol? What does your name mean? Are you a wandering musician, or a warrior on a quest? What...