Evenda Heroes Academy

 
 

LARP 1 Curriculum Thursdays

Time: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: Gibbs Gym, 48 Tufts St, Arlington, MA 02474
Description: Start your journey here to learn how to be a hero at the Evenda Heroes Academy! You will learn how to discover and develop the hidden legend within as you learn the secrets to becoming a real life hero. Learn a hero’s values, perspectives, and discipline as you adventure through the fantastic world of Etheraz from a new and unexplored area in the story’s world. 

An after school enrichment experience suited for middle school youth and open to new students. Registration Coming Soon!

 
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LARP 2+ Curriculum Wednesdays

Time: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: Ottoson Media Center, 63 Acton St, Arlington, MA 02476
Description: Continue your path to learn how to be a hero at the Evenda Heroes Academy! You will learn how to discover and develop the hidden legend within as you learn the secrets to becoming a real life hero. Learn a hero’s values, perspectives, and discipline as you adventure through the fantastic world of Etheraz from a new and unexplored area in the story’s world.

An after school enrichment experience suited for middle school youth and open to returning students. Registration Coming Soon!

 

LARP Games Fridays

Time: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: Ottoson Media Center, 63 Acton Street, Arlington MA 02476
Description: Learn to be a hero at the Evenda Heroes Academy! You will learn how to discover and develop the hidden legend within as you learn the secrets to becoming a real life hero. Learn a hero’s values, perspectives, and discipline as you adventure through the fantastic world of Etheraz. Focus on your community through an exciting day of LARP Games.

An after school enrichment experience suited for middle school youth and open to all experience levels. Registration Coming Soon!

Contact: EMoisand@arlington.k12.ma.us or 781-316-3745 for Programming located at the Ottoson Middle School through AM/PM.
Contact: communityed@arlington.k12.ma.us or 781-316-3568 for Programming located at the Gibbs Gym through ACE.


SPECIAL NOTES ON THE EVENDA PROGRAM

Our academic year curriculum covers different topics intrinsic to LARP activities and to the community arts. We're proud to say that our curriculum not only covers educational benchmarks for the theatre arts, STEM learning, multiple intelligence education and more, but we also foster an environment where youth can make life-long friends and build a community to call their own.

Character Creation – Make original heroes to play LARP, discover your own personal legend.

Martial Arts for Self Confidence and Self Control – How to play the game with respect for oneself and for others.

DIY Projects – Build your own LARP gear, learn to think creatively and make solutions.

How to Play LARP – Learn the game rules and how to use your character abilities. Understand gameplay and mechanics.

Event Prep and Playing your Character - Time to celebrate all your hard work and apply the skills you have learned!

For each year the student attends out program, their skills with these foundational LARP and educational subjects increase. After three years of completion of classes and projects, students are encouraged to apply for our community arts leadership program called the Evenda Marshals Academy. This is where youth learn how to host and run LARPs.

Please note that we highly recommend for any student who wishes to attend LARP Games Fridays, that they attend curriculum classes. By doing so, they will learn how to participate in the game of LARP as well as learn the important pillars of our community. In addition, for students to progress in the program (i.e. gain experience points to develop their character), they must attend curriculum classes and / or events.  Attending LARP Games Fridays without curriculum classes will not earn experience points. We see these classes as a form of entertainment and a reward for the self-development, community development and educational programming we do during the rest of the week.

AM/PM @ Ottoson Program Phone:  781-316-3745
ACE @ Gibbs Gym Program Phone:  781-316-3568

Staff members at the Ottoson and ACE program will have a phone on site for all concerns during programming time. When you need to contact staff members while program is taking place, please use this number. All billing / attendance issues related to program should be directed to those numbers as well. For curriculum matters or anything related to events, please contact the L.A.P. office at 617-701-7583

Event Fee

Each year we run a celebration adventure for each of our student years - 1st year, 2nd year and 3rd year students, as well as our high school students. These events are run over the course of one weekend at our Heroes Journey Event in late April.  All those who attend curriculum classes are expected to attend these events as they are the culmination of all they have been learning during the academic year.

(Details, including date and cost, will be released near the end of Fall.)

Graduation Ceremony

At the end of the school year every June, the entire L.A.P. community comes together for an inter-generational graduation ceremony. During this ceremony, students receive their certificates for completing the year's curriculum. In addition, student talents and accomplishments are showcased for all in attendance. We cordially invite all family members and friends of the youth receiving certificates to attend the event.

Details, including date and time, will be released near the end of Fall. There is no charge for attending the graduation ceremony.