Homeschooling is a brand new adventure for many parents and we are here to help.

Before the end of August, we will be accepting new students for our Guardian Adventure Homeschool Classes.  Parents are able to choose anywhere from 1 trial week to a full semester’s worth of story-based STEM and essential learning skills. We have made the tuition affordable with 20 weeks of classes as low as $10/hour.

Parents who live in Massachusetts can find out more about the process of switching to homeschooling by visiting the MA Home Learning Association. Since we are prepared to immediately offer 2.5 hours of curriculum and tutelage a day, parents can meet fully half of their learning requirements through our service.

As well, our curriculum can be purchased by current Homeschool groups and Coops so that they can run their own STEM adventures and Essential Learning Skills.  Interested organizations should sign up for our online learning platform. Updates will be sent out as soon as the transfer to the platform is complete.

You can register for our online classrooms today!



Even before the beginning of social distancing, summertime meant a season away from school. While many of our children excitedly await the break from classroom learning, our hope remains that our growing heroes will never stop learning. Learning doesn’t solely take place in the classroom. In fact, we believe that some of the best learning happens outside of school.

Student-driven learning, also referred to as informal education, is a wildly successful method for delivery or lessons, comprehension, and retention for heroes of any age. Changing the goal from memorizing facts to actually solving problems that inspire emotional immersion makes learning an adventure.

Our Online Summer Camps are designed to take STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) concepts and integrate them into fantastic stories. Campers are not doing math equations to get a good grade and please the counselor. They are doing equations because without the right numbers the quest will not be conquered.

A recent example of STEM and informal learning being implemented into our stories was the lesson on marine biology in our Online Wizards & Warriors camp. Our merry band of heroes needed to obtain a magical potion, one that would allow them the ability to breathe underwater. In order to concoct this potion, they needed a basic understanding of how it might work. Insert STEM here.

This is how it works! Create an immersive world, deliver an engaging story, give the heroes the autonomy to decide how to interact with the characters they meet, and use real-life applicable education to grant them the tools they will need to succeed. With our camps, there is no need for fear of a gap in your hero’s education.

Classrooms might be closed, but learning is a daily adventure.



Schools may be closed but there is always an adventure to be had. Guardian Adventures is excited to announce that we’ve taken our castle to your computer with a weeklong School Break Online Adventure. Complete with costumed characters, interactive puzzles and games, and STEM education inside a fantasy storyline, watch your child become a hero as they save the mythical world of Sidleterra alongside their new friends.

Give your young adventurer a break from the videogames by getting them up and moving! They’ll light up as they use STEM to defeat a horde of zombies or discuss physics to swing their mighty sword and conquer a fearsome dragon. Our instructors become characters, inhabitants of Sidelterra, and guide the troupe of homebound heroes on their grand adventure in our video conferencing platform. Puzzles, monsters, and hands-on learning are all tied together with physical activity, live storytelling, and innovative online creativity.  Our staff are live and online with the kids at a ratio of no less than 1:10 to make sure that every hero gets a leader to help them.

At Guardian Adventures, we inspire our heroes to become lifelong learners who want to make a difference in the world. They learn and grow as they navigate interactive stories that are safe, exciting, and educational while learning the Three Tenets of a Hero: Courage, Honor, and Compassion. Our Online School Break Adventure packs the fun of our live summer camps into just five days of remote adventure.

Each day’s adventure runs from 9AM to 3PM with extended day options available between 8:30AM and 5PM. If we have enough people enrolled (minimum of 6), we will be running our Online Spring Break Adventures for other weeks as well: 4/13-4/17, 4/20-4/24, and 4/27-5/1. These spans of dates should help accommodate a number of different states in the US and Canada provinces. If you don’t see a date range that works for you and you can help enroll at least 6 people, we will try to hold additional weeks. All times listed are in Eastern Daylight Time. Those who are experiencing financial hardship right now can apply for a scholarship or take advantage of our sibling discount or generous referral program.

Preregistration is required to attend. Let your homebound hero join us for a fantastical adventure in the realm of Sidelterra.



Schools may be closed but there is always an adventure to be had. Guardian Adventures is excited to announce that we’ve taken our castle to your computer with a weeklong School Break Online Adventure. Complete with costumed characters, interactive puzzles and games, and STEM education inside a fantasy storyline, watch your child become a hero as they save the mythical world of Sidleterra alongside their new friends.

Give your young adventurer a break from the videogames by getting them up and moving! They’ll light up as they use STEM to defeat a horde of zombies or discuss physics to swing their mighty sword and conquer a fearsome dragon. Our instructors become characters, inhabitants of Sidelterra, and guide the troupe of homebound heroes on their grand adventure in our video conferencing platform. Puzzles, monsters, and hands-on learning are all tied together with physical activity, live storytelling, and innovative online creativity.  Our staff are live and online with the kids at a ratio of no less than 1:10 to make sure that every hero gets a leader to help them.

At Guardian Adventures, we inspire our heroes to become lifelong learners who want to make a difference in the world. They learn and grow as they navigate interactive stories that are safe, exciting, and educational while learning the Three Tenets of a Hero: Courage, Honor, and Compassion. Our Online School Break Adventure packs the fun of our live summer camps into just five days of remote adventure.

Each day’s adventure runs from 9AM to 3PM with extended day options available between 8:30AM and 5PM. If we have enough people enrolled (minimum of 6), we will be running our Online Spring Break Adventures for other weeks as well: 4/13-4/17, 4/20-4/24, and 4/27-5/1. These spans of dates should help accommodate a number of different states in the US and Canada provinces. If you don’t see a date range that works for you and you can help enroll at least 6 people, we will try to hold additional weeks. All times listed are in Eastern Daylight Time. Those who are experiencing financial hardship right now can apply for a scholarship or take advantage of our sibling discount or generous referral program.

Preregistration is required to attend. Let your homebound hero join us for a fantastical adventure in the realm of Sidelterra.



Schools may be closed but there is always an adventure to be had. Guardian Adventures is excited to announce that we’ve taken our castle to your computer with a weeklong School Break Online Adventure. Complete with costumed characters, interactive puzzles and games, and STEM education inside a fantasy storyline, watch your child become a hero as they save the mythical world of Sidleterra alongside their new friends.

Give your young adventurer a break from the videogames by getting them up and moving! They’ll light up as they use STEM to defeat a horde of zombies or discuss physics to swing their mighty sword and conquer a fearsome dragon. Our instructors become characters, inhabitants of Sidelterra, and guide the troupe of homebound heroes on their grand adventure in our video conferencing platform. Puzzles, monsters, and hands-on learning are all tied together with physical activity, live storytelling, and innovative online creativity.  Our staff are live and online with the kids at a ratio of no less than 1:10 to make sure that every hero gets a leader to help them.

At Guardian Adventures, we inspire our heroes to become lifelong learners who want to make a difference in the world. They learn and grow as they navigate interactive stories that are safe, exciting, and educational while learning the Three Tenets of a Hero: Courage, Honor, and Compassion. Our Online School Break Adventure packs the fun of our live summer camps into just five days of remote adventure.

Each day’s adventure runs from 9AM to 3PM with extended day options available between 8:30AM and 5PM. If we have enough people enrolled (minimum of 6), we will be running our Online Spring Break Adventures for other weeks as well: 4/13-4/17, 4/20-4/24, and 4/27-5/1. These spans of dates should help accommodate a number of different states in the US and Canada provinces. If you don’t see a date range that works for you and you can help enroll at least 6 people, we will try to hold additional weeks. All times listed are in Eastern Daylight Time. Those who are experiencing financial hardship right now can apply for a scholarship or take advantage of our sibling discount or generous referral program.

Preregistration is required to attend. Let your homebound hero join us for a fantastical adventure in the realm of Sidelterra.



Schools may be closed but there is always an adventure to be had. Guardian Adventures is excited to announce that we’ve taken our castle to your computer with a weeklong School Break Online Adventure. Complete with costumed characters, interactive puzzles and games, and STEM education inside a fantasy storyline, watch your child become a hero as they save the mythical world of Sidleterra alongside their new friends.

Give your young adventurer a break from the videogames by getting them up and moving! They’ll light up as they use STEM to defeat a horde of zombies or discuss physics to swing their mighty sword and conquer a fearsome dragon. Our instructors become characters, inhabitants of Sidelterra, and guide the troupe of homebound heroes on their grand adventure in our video conferencing platform. Puzzles, monsters, and hands-on learning are all tied together with physical activity, live storytelling, and innovative online creativity.  Our staff are live and online with the kids at a ratio of no less than 1:10 to make sure that every hero gets a leader to help them.

At Guardian Adventures, we inspire our heroes to become lifelong learners who want to make a difference in the world. They learn and grow as they navigate interactive stories that are safe, exciting, and educational while learning the Three Tenets of a Hero: Courage, Honor, and Compassion. Our Online School Break Adventure packs the fun of our live summer camps into just five days of remote adventure.

Each day’s adventure runs from 9AM to 3PM with extended day options available between 8:30AM and 5PM. If we have enough people enrolled (minimum of 6), we will be running our Online Spring Break Adventures for other weeks as well: 4/13-4/17, 4/20-4/24, and 4/27-5/1. These spans of dates should help accommodate a number of different states in the US and Canada provinces. If you don’t see a date range that works for you and you can help enroll at least 6 people, we will try to hold additional weeks. All times listed are in Eastern Daylight Time. Those who are experiencing financial hardship right now can apply for a scholarship or take advantage of our sibling discount or generous referral program.

Preregistration is required to attend. Let your homebound hero join us for a fantastical adventure in the realm of Sidelterra.



Schools may be closed but there is always an adventure to be had. Guardian Adventures is excited to announce that we’ve taken our castle to your computer with a weeklong School Break Online Adventure. Complete with costumed characters, interactive puzzles and games, and STEM education inside a fantasy storyline, watch your child become a hero as they save the mythical world of Sidleterra alongside their new friends.

Give your young adventurer a break from the videogames by getting them up and moving! They’ll light up as they use STEM to defeat a horde of zombies or discuss physics to swing their mighty sword and conquer a fearsome dragon. Our instructors become characters, inhabitants of Sidelterra, and guide the troupe of homebound heroes on their grand adventure in our video conferencing platform. Puzzles, monsters, and hands-on learning are all tied together with physical activity, live storytelling, and innovative online creativity.  Our staff are live and online with the kids at a ratio of no less than 1:10 to make sure that every hero gets a leader to help them.

At Guardian Adventures, we inspire our heroes to become lifelong learners who want to make a difference in the world. They learn and grow as they navigate interactive stories that are safe, exciting, and educational while learning the Three Tenets of a Hero: Courage, Honor, and Compassion. Our Online School Break Adventure packs the fun of our live summer camps into just five days of remote adventure.

Each day’s adventure runs from 9AM to 3PM with extended day options available between 8:30AM and 5PM. If we have enough people enrolled (minimum of 6), we will be running our Online Spring Break Adventures for other weeks as well: 4/13-4/17, 4/20-4/24, and 4/27-5/1. These spans of dates should help accommodate a number of different states in the US and Canada provinces. If you don’t see a date range that works for you and you can help enroll at least 6 people, we will try to hold additional weeks. All times listed are in Eastern Daylight Time. Those who are experiencing financial hardship right now can apply for a scholarship or take advantage of our sibling discount or generous referral program.

Preregistration is required to attend. Let your homebound hero join us for a fantastical adventure in the realm of Sidelterra.



In the middle of a chilly January here in Massachusetts, twenty-five young heroes from Seoul South Korea ventured to the Guardian Castle for an out of this world adventure. They suited up in their shiny spacesuits and set a course for the planet Mars.

The adventure began when the travelers arrived, after a long space journey, to the surface of Mars. They were greeted at the martian habitat station where they learned more about how survival on the Red Planet is possible. After all of the formalities, the travelers were given several challenges to help keep the space facility operating smoothly.

A young adventurer creates a robotic arm and programs it using STEMg

They were tasked with engineering Solar Panels using the inverse square law, creating robotic arms, mastering electrolysis to create oxygen, and using hydroponics to grow wheatgrass for food in the station’s greenhouse, just to name a few of the otherworldly lessons. With some solid STEM education and a bit of creativity, the adventurers successfully overcame all of the obstacles and survived their Mission To Mars.

the greenhouse from our mission to mars event Circuitry is presented to students

“I see this as a program just as effective as a school but definitely more interesting,” says instructor Mikey Scofield. “Student-driven learning is more effective than sitting down at a desk and listening to a lecture. It doesn’t matter how good the teacher is, the lecture can only be effective for so long. It’s really important, for STEM subjects specifically, to engage kids and provide an experience for them that’s more interesting, meaningful, and memorable.”

Meghan Gardner, founder of Guard Up, breathes fire for awestruck students

The adventure culminated with a fire breathing demonstration by our founder, Meghan Gardner, as the students explored the idea of atomizing fuel that would otherwise need a wick in order to burn it.

The adventurers may have traveled back to Seoul but STEM education will never leave these castle walls. February school break is just a few weeks away. Give your young hero the gift of knowledge with our weeklong School Break Adventure, complete with lessons, monsters, and foam swords galore. The roster is filling quickly so preregister today before we sell out like last year. We’ll see you there..  Until then, may you find adventure worthy of your skills!



Meet Camille Schrier. She’s a doctorate student at Virginia Commonwealth University, a lover of chemistry, and as of December 19th, she is the official 2020 Miss America. Prior to being crowned, Camille did something that delighted her audience and inspired young girls everywhere: she did a science experiment.

The Miss America pageant has traditional stereotypes that aren’t the most inspirational for young girls wanting to become professionals, experts in their fields, or trailblazers for the future. This year, however, the winner was a young woman who was passionate about making a statement and did just that. She showed beyond the shadow of a doubt that Miss America could also be a science expert…and an astonishingly entertaining one at that. Take a look at the scientific spectacle that won her the crown:

“Miss America is someone that needs to educate, be able to communicate with everyone, and that’s what I do as a woman of science. And we need to show that Miss America can be a scientist and that a scientist can be Miss America.”

The future of scientific advancement is an opening playing field for all genders. As a new decade takes hold of the world, we’re all watching excitedly as education grows, adapts, and improves. “We are delighted to see a Virginia Tech science alumna shine on the national stage,” states dean of the College of Science at Virginia Tech, Sally Morton, “and we’re even more thrilled that she is using her success to showcase the value of STEM education for kids and as a catalyst to encourage young girls to study science and do science.”

Think that this experiment is something you’d want to tackle (with a parent’s supervision)? The New York Times has a guide to giving it a shot yourself at home: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/20/science/miss-america-2020-camille-schrier-science.html

In the meantime, you can get all of your STEM and science kicks here at The Castle. Our weekly classes are chockfull of educational adventures and we’ve even got a full-day school break adventure kicking off this MLK Day (January 20th). Preregistration is required for the MLK Day event and can be done online. As always, Go Go Guardians!



This past summer, we were contacted through Facebook Messenger by Royal Caribbean Cruises. They wanted us to create interactive STEM adventures for their newly renovated Oasis of the Seas, the 4th largest cruise ship in the world. The deadline was tight, but our team pulled together and presented adventures that were way beyond anything Royal Caribbean had ever attempted before. They decided to take the leap and gave us the green light.

Since the summer, we have been designing these adventures under a strict non-disclosure agreement but, now that the ship has sailed, we can tell you all about it.

After submitting the curriculum and instructions, Chris Wiley, our Director of Curriculum Development, and Meghan Gardner, Founder of Guardian Adventures, traveled to Miami to help Royal Caribbean create training videos and documentation for their staff. Soon after, Chris and Meghan were flown to Cadiz, Spain to train the ship’s staff while the ship was still under construction. There were times when hard hats were necessary in order to access parts of the ship so that they could finish the last touches on the adventures.

The contract has been completed and Royal Caribbean is delighted. We are also quite excited to know that our adventures will be experienced by even more people as Royal Caribbean decided to roll out identical versions of our adventures to at least 4 other ships. This means that the adventures we designed for them will be accessible to about 1 million patrons a year across the globe.

The initial review from their clients is that our adventures for the ship are a big success!  As such, we have been informed by Royal Caribbean’s Manager of Product Innovation that we can expect our contract to expand in 2020.

A Royal Caribbean Cruise ship, complete with our STEM activities on board.

What does this mean for Guardian Adventures? As we continue to serve Royal Caribbean as well as other large organizations, our future plans for purchasing a facility have become more accessible and clearer. We are exploring adding various development facilities such as a Maker Space for our students as well as for building our own props and costumes, improved technology for higher level immersion in our adventures, and even a video production room where our marketing department can create in-game videos for complementing the story presented to Heroes.

Our new Consulting & Development Division has grown quite a bit from our work with the Princeton Review’s parent company in South Korea, ST Unitas. With this in mind, you may notice some new staff positions being filled which will help us grow our camps and weekly adventures so that the quality of our programming matches the work we are providing in our consulting contracts. We are also on a quest to constantly innovate and try different genres of adventures, including play testing our new Super Hero camp and events.

We encourage you to check out Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas if you are considering a cruise vacation. We might even see you in January when we are returning to the ship to assess the staff development and training for the adventures we designed.

You may also notice some changes on our website as we expand on our Education & Consulting section.  Now that we are performing large scale Invasion Adventures (that’s a teaser for a future Update where you will find out about the Lexington Library Invasion involving more than 150 teens, staff, and volunteers), we will be providing more details about our services for organizations that are interested in exciting adventures for their clients and patrons.

Along with this exciting growth, we are also expanding our Scholarship & Financial Aid programs considerably.  It has been our ongoing objective to make sure that every Hero can enjoy our programs and events and not be held back by limited finances.  So if you are struggling with tuition or program fees, please talk to us. Our company will never outgrow our heart.

As 2020 quickly approaches, we look forward to continuing to serve you while constantly innovating and offering new services and programs for all ages and all kinds of Heroes.


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