When It’s Over

Written by Meghan Gardner, CEO of Guard Up As many of you know, outside of my work with Guard Up, I also volunteer with Hospice. This has been a deeply moving experience for me over the years as I strive to be present with those who are navigating their final days.  ...

Guard Up in Asia

Guard Up has signed an agreement with ST Unitas, the parent company of The Princeton Review, and a team of staff from Harvard Graduate School of Education, to open a series of STEM and story-based summer camps in Asia this summer.  Guard Up’s founder, Meghan...

Radio Interview

Meghan Gardner, Guard Up’s founder, was interviewed by Leigh Melander for the NPR Radio Affiliate show Myth America last month. Leigh Melander holds a MA/Ph.D. in Cultural Mythology and Depth Psychology and is the also the Vice President of the Joseph Campbell...

The World Needs Saving Yet Again

“Heroes of Sidleterra, I have heard much about your strength and skill in battle. By now you must know that my good friend, Krali Marko, has been captured by the terrible Lamia and her Samodivi daughters. I have every good reason to believe that he has been...

Life After Camp: Meet Laura

As April Break creeps closer (only two weeks away), we are continuing our series of interviews with “grown-up” campers. This week, meet a camper who graduated into a Monster Camper… And now jumps out of planes! Meet Laura Brisbois: 1. What have you...

Life After Camp: Meet Madi

We are thrilled to say that our Equinox event was a huge success! Our Heroes successfully drove away the Samodivi and spoiled the Lamia’s plans once again. Baba Marta has returned to her representation of Life and Spring is on its way. This week, we wanted to...

5 More Days

As the seasons start to turn, and the snow starts to melt, the Spring Equinox creeps a little bit closer… And with it comes mysterious messages in our lobby! We now only have 5 days left until March 24th, when your Hero could have the chance to attend our free Spring...

Life After Camp: Meet Polaris

As parents of Heroes, you see every day how being a Hero has affected your child. Whether they became a Hero through our classes, camps, or events, your child has probably come to learn that being a Hero doesn’t stop after they leave our adventure. This...

A “Petrifying” Adventure

If your Hero joined us for our week-long Winter Break adventure, you likely heard all about the many monsters that plagued our halls over that eventful week. But in case you didn’t, read on to find out more…   Imagine the suspense… As you turn a...

A New Way to Fight Monsters

We at Guardian Castle pride ourselves on creating a space for all kinds of Heroes: Fighters, Healers, Mages, Dwarves, Elves, Wizards, Rogues, you name it. With all of those different kinds of Heroes comes a multitude of different fighting styles. It can be hard to...

The Next Step

Two weeks ago, I had a phone call with successful Franchisor who pitched the idea of franchising our programs.  His own Franchise chain (which is nationwide) would fit nicely with our programs.  He was certain that he could bring our programs to a wide market within a...

The Snake and the Riddle

Over the past couple of days, you may have realized a mysterious addition to our lobby… On our merchandise table has appeared a terrifying snake, guarding a pot of gold treasure! In the pot is a riddle, if you can reach past those glaring eyes and flicking...

Our Boda Borg Adventure

If you’ve ever heard of Boda Borg, you’ll be excited to know that we had the pleasure of running a team-building event for them at our Castle. Boda Borg is a “real-world gaming environment,” where “teams of 3-5 guests move through Quests,...

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday? Who’s birthday is it? Well I’m glad you asked… Our new Camp Director just celebrated another year of adventuring, and we want you to help us give her a super sneaky gift. In honor of our Camp Directors love of stealth missions and the...

Gearing Up for the Summer

As we near the end of January, we start to enter the time that everyone starts to prepare for camp… We have Heroes signing up for our Winter and Spring School Break adventures, gearing up for Summer Camps with costumes and research, as well as raising funds for...

New Classes, Events, and Stories

In continuing with our theme of “New Things” from last week’s newsletter, we wanted to share with you other new things that have been happening around the castle. Read on to learn more about our additions and upgrades: Have you, as a Hero Parent,...

Our New Camp Home

As the winter weather reaches its peak, we at the Castle are getting a glimpse of summer with a wave of wonderful news: We have a new camp location for 2018! This summer, we are very excited to announce that our Overnight and Quest camps will be held at the Cambridge...

Search for a Partner

About: Guard Up offers classes, birthday parties, and summer camps for kids, teens, and adults. The educational adventures at Wizards & Warriors Camps and Zombie Summer Camp feature live interactive stories that teach academics and life skills.  Our...

Get a Taste of Camp

As you may already know, our cultural focus for Wizards & Warriors Camp this year is Bulgarian folklore. We are excited to continue working with our consultant, Nelinda, to portray these stories and legends in respectful ways that will capture the attention of...

Tenets of a Hero: Compassion

This is the third and final Meanderings exploring the 3 Tenets of a Hero, which also happen to be our company’s values:  Courage, Honor, and Compassion.  As mentioned before, we try to help the Heroes in our educational adventures define each of these three tenets for...