Black Friday Creeps Towards Us…

        The desert air had made a gritty paste in the throats of the warriors. Their eyes stung, and their garments were heavy with sweat. Exhaustion clung to them like grief, but there was no time to dwell on the lack of comfort…they stood in a roughly hewn...

Guard Up Finds A New Camp Home

Hear Ye, Hear Ye…       Guard Up is very excited to announce our new three-year partnership with our overnight location: Salem State University. This long-term agreement is going to allow us a chance to grow and develop in one location that is extremely...

Sidleterra calls upon it’s heroes again….

“ I am old… I was old when ancient things were newborn, old when mountains were still flat and oceans were but a damp mist in fetid air, old when time was a dream and Gods were infants…..I am old. I have seen men battle and have shed their blood. I...

Halloween Costume Contest

Ah, October… As the leaves begin to change, the air begins to chill and the sun succumbs to a gradual early slumber, a pleasant realization begins to settle in: It’s October, and it’s nearly Halloween, folks. That’s right Heroes, time to dig up your inner devil, cough...

Guard Up’s Continued Partnership with Shelters

As you know, Guard Up is committed to providing amazing and unique educational adventures every to Heroes from all walks of life.  We are excited to announce our continued partnership with the Hildebrand Agency for a second summer.  The Hildebrand Agency serves...

A New Record

A group of weary travelers finally found there way to the mouth of a large cave. It’s rocky maw seemed to jut out from the desert like the head of some great beast attempting to escape the sandy wastes. One by one they entered, weapons drawn and eyes sharpened. They...

The Fateful Day Approaches… Will You Answer the Call?

It’s that time of year again…  Calling all Heroes of Sidleterra and Defenders of Zee Corp! As November 3rd approaches, mysterious things are happening in the castle. Strange noises are being heard, letters from unknown figures are being found, and...

Meet Our New Staff

Recently, you may have noticed that we’ve welcomed some new Guardians to work in the Castle. Read on to learn more about them, and please don’t hesitate to say “Hi” when you see them around… Geoffrey: What is your job at the Castle?...

Spillian Retreat

Our company has been going through many changes lately. Changes in our camp location, the curriculum we are integrating into our stories, the culture we are studying, our international presence, the new Hero Makers who have joined us, and more. With all of the change,...

Our New Cultural Focus

The Heroes sat around the campfire, listening to the closing ceremonies and reminiscing about the adventures they had this summer… When suddenly, they were interrupted by a familiar face! Baba Yaga, a witch they had met this summer while exploring Bulgarian...

One Camp Ends and Another Begins

As you read this, most of the adventures into Sidleterra will be over. The Shifting Caverns have all shifted, the Tavern doors have closed up, and the Trading Post has packed up and moved on. Memories made and monsters slain, the heroes of the summer have...

A Hero’s Journey

Our yearly sojourn into the realm of Sidleterra is almost over and we want to hear from you, our wonderful Guard Up family. Your Heroes have conquered the Zombie invasion and have battled with honor during Wizards & Warriors, making memories that will last them...

Our Story So Far

As you read this, we are just past the midway mark of our camp season of adventure, wonder, and education.  We would like to take this opportunity to look both backward and forward at this amazing summer of 2018.   In our new home in Weston, we have saved the world...

Stranded Campers Find a New Home

Written by Jake Javitch   Warm greetings to all of our Guard Up family. Recently, Guard Up took an opportunity to be heroes for a special group of students in need all the way from China!  We were contacted by a Chinese camping coordinator whose 21 campers flew all...

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 running...

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...

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,...