Our motto is "Camp No Matter What!" (Meghan Gardner of Guardian Adventures)
“Simply put, Guard Up changed my life. From the first moment I stepped into the ‘tavern,’ to my last glimpse of the camp before I left, I was totally engulfed in the story, characters, and experience.” – Saul Rosenthal
Summer Can Still Be Spent Together
The longevity of restrictions on social gatherings is still unknown but the possibility of hosting an amazing, hands-on, physically interactive summer camp is secure! Guardian Adventures has created a brand new licensing option for your organization that provides everything you will need to host summer camp completely online or run the same program offline. The package includes the assets and instructions needed for a performing both an online, interactive and educational camp program run by your staff or a live version of the same camp program if social gatherings are permitted before the end of the summer camp season.
The world today is uncertain. Nobody was prepared for the changes our communities are facing… but there are solutions! Keeping business alive is imperitive for organizations like yours struggling to provide engaging value to those who entrust you with their childrens’ summer experienes. With our camp program licensing packages, you can stay committed, alongside camp organizations around the country, in offering your communities a tangible camp adventure… while retaining the tuition your campers paid and creating more opportunities for new campers.
Your organization may not have the resources they need. We will provide them. Your staff may not feel properly trainied to tackle such an adaptation. We will train them. We are here for you so you can be there for your community. Our online training can give you the tools to run your summer camp – online or offline!
Your training for the adventures utilizes the online learning platform Thinkific.com. This learning management system has everything that you’ll need to train your staff in both online and offline adventures through instructions, videos, quizzes, handouts, and more. There are also optional pre-written curriculum available for purchase if you don’t have time to create your own.
We started developing interactive camp programming for the online environment well before the world came to a stop from the Coronavirus. Live in-person educational adventures have been transferred to Zoom and Google Classroom which allows weekly classes and even a full week of Spring Break Adventures in an online environment. These adventures are based on exciting stories where the campers play the role of a hero who battles monsters and solves mysteries using STEM and teamwork.
If your camp ends up going live, we have your camp covered there as well. The programming you can purchase has 2 versions: Online and Live, so if you select a 2-week full-day curriculum, run by your own counselors who are trained on our online platform, adaptation can be immediate. If the health department lets the camp go live, your purchase also includes training on how to run the adventure in-person with your campers.
Prepackaged Story Themes
Zombies, fantasy characters, superheroes, friends of nature, and deep space explorers, unite!
Put together a team of your friends and attempt to survive a zombie apocalypse by stepping into Professor Professerton’s laboratory to meet pets unlike any other. Help the Professor with his mad science experiments, while keeping the Zombie Apocalypse at bay. You may just have to save someone’s life with a zombie antidote.
Take up the mantle of knight, warrior princess, or fantasy creatures as we bring stories from the realm of medieval fantasy to life.
Step back in time with your friends and do battle like the noble warriors of times past. A fully costumed instructor will lead your party, dressed as a warrior from either medieval England or a fantasy realm from your favorite book. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes too, as they play fun interactive online games.
Grab your super suit because it’s time to save the world!
When a distress call is received, a lone defender appears to lead you and your friends through the City of SuperNova. SuperNova, once a superheroes capital, has now fallen victim to the clutches of an evil crime lord. On your journey to save the city, you’ll discover clues that will lead you and your team towards a dangerous discovery! One wrong turn and it could spell the end for your team of heroes or the city itself…
Kids are encouraged to wear their superhero costumes and have their superhero name chosen.
Wildlife Protectors are teaming up to save the animals!
Your team of conservationists are standing between a group of poachers and private collectors and their prey: Rare and endangered species. You have to assemble and plan your tactics as you try to keep the poachers from devastating the animals you have sworn to protect. But the clock is ticking!
Explore space while trying to create human establishments on other planets.
Your team of spaceship pilots, engineers, crew, and terraformers are searching far away planets to create human habitats. Create your mission plan and flight path, dodge asteroids and system failures, battle the rugged planet environments, and troubleshoot technology problems that could end your mission. Not to mention a group of independent space pirates intent on looting your efforts before you accomplish your objective….
What If Your Camp Is Able To Go Live?
There is still the chance that a live summer camp experience can happen this year which is why all of our licensing options include an offline, live version for no additional charge. Our fully immersive live story-based summer camps have been running for twenty years and were created using our one of a kind game design system, available in our licensing packages.
Note: Even though our live camps involve the use of foam swords and NERF blasters, we recognize that not every camp wants that type of engagement, so our curriculum provides other components that don’t involve physical sparring.
Our most popular live camps look a little something like this…
Our licensing packages include complete instructions on how to set up and successfully deliver these camp experiences, both online and offline. Packages also provide downloadable resources and tools needed for effective hands-on STEM activities and immersive role-playing adventures for your online campers.
You can purchase curriculum for an entire camp, a single day, or even just a few hours to keep your campers socially connected, physically active, and mentally engaged.
What You Get
Your camp pays a low annual license fee which includes access and use of the following:
Interactive online training in our game system and story backgrounds
Training videos for even deeper comprehension
Quizzes for your staff to confirm their understanding of the material
Certificate of Completion for each staff person
Downloadable instructions for interactive hands-on STEM activities
Materials for marketing and promotion
A one year license for using the game system to create and use your own programming (license can optionally renew each year).
If you don’t have time to create your own curriculum, there is prewritten curriculum complete with instructions and STEM modules available starting at just $10 per curriculum hour. An offline (live) version is provided for each online version purchased. Discounts apply the more hours purchased. All curriculum is optional.
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Guardian Adventures is a company specializing in informal STEM education programs and camps. In addition, we provide weekly classes in swordsmanship and fencing as well as custom themed birthday parties and events.