Today’s Special: Try a free Introductory Lesson or Monthly Event with your Nerf Blaster at the Guard Up! Facility in Burlington Massachusetts to get an idea of what Zombie Summer Camp is like: (limit one per person – new campers only)
Join us for an unforgettable adventure. Create your own character in an ongoing storyline that never repeats. Choose your special skills and your favorite NERF Blaster (provided or bring your own!). Decide what to do next when opportunity (or trouble) arises. Stand shoulder to shoulder with your fellow Defenders as you fight gruesome zombies, solve life threatening mysteries, protect the fragile land, and forage for supplies.
Reclaim the destiny of the human race, Defender…
*Campers learn basic first aid skills (comes in handy after a zombie attack)
*Campers learn how to plan to obtain objectives and reach long term goals (you can’t win a battle without strategies and tactics).
*Campers learn about biology, environmental sciences and conservation (the Defenders are the protectors of the land of Sidleterra, their source of adventure, life and resources).
*We have Archeologists and Historians on staff (no kidding!) who are resources for the young Defenders as they research the various civilizations (and zombies!) and past technology (powerful artifacts!) from real world history, literature and mythology.
*Life skills are refined as campers learn how to work as a team (to infiltrate the zombie’s lair), learn problem solving (riddles, puzzles and traps!) and experience the opportunity to actively practice important character traits (honor, courage and compassion).
*Our Zombie Day Camp is held at the Guard Up! Family Swordsmanship facility in Burlington, MA – located near the Burlington Mall. Our Zombie Overnight and Quest Day Camp is held at Austin Preparatory School in Reading, MA. Our Overnight and Quest Campers eat in the dining hall (in between your skirmishes with zombies, that is).
*Quest Day Camp provides transportation from various locations to our Overnight Camp in Reading and back again each day. This allows Campers ages 7+ to experience the intensity of the Overnight Camp but be home each night in time for dinner.
* Our camp takes safety seriously. We have a 4:1 camper to staff ratio. Our average staff age is 26 – we don’t have teenagers as counselors. All of our counselors are certified in CPR and First Aid – not just our medical staff. Our counselors are on 2-Way Radios, which is good for our story logistics, but also available in case of emergency. Our camp is run by parents who have their own children attend this camp. Yes, an active adventure can have higher risks than playing computer games… but an active camper is also at a risk of having more fun!
*Our scholarship and financial aid program makes it possible for families who need financial assistance to provide their children with a summer camp experience unlike any other.
Zombie Summer Camps are licensed summer camps operated by The Story School, Inc. – a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness for story based education. Guard Up, Inc. owns the Points & Powers Game System used by The Story School. NERF is a trademark owned by Hasbro Inc. The Story School and Guard Up Inc are not associated with Hasbro Inc.
You might also be interested in information on the Wizards & Warriors Camp.
Additional weeks of Quest and Overnight Camp are available at the Wizards & Warriors Camp (a medieval version of Zombie Camp where campers fight with foam swords) which is held at the same location in Reading, MA.
Zombie Summer Camp is a licensed camp, member of the American Camping Association and is operated by The Story School, Inc. – a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness for story based education. Winter and Spring School Break Adventures are also available at the Guard Up Burlington facility. The Day Camp (ages 7-15) is located at our facility in Burlington, MA and runs from 9am-3pm with Extended Day options that allow early drop off and pickup as late as 6pm. The Quest Day Camp (ages 7-9 and 10-17) provides transportation to and from our Reading location and surrounding communities and the Overnight Camp (ages 10-17). Transportation is provided to and from the Boston Airport for travelers.