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End of year events have been an important part of the L.A.P. curriculum ever since we began running classes in Arlington in 2007. Hero's’ Journey combines LARP backstory with a graduation ceremony. Students attend Hero’s Journey through their foundation curriculum in middle school, while the high school students are responsible for organizing the event. Each event is run by the corresponding class of high school youth, with the guidance of our adult staff, as a way to contribute to the intergenerational learning of our community.

In this setting, we find a co-creative community where we learn to not only appreciate ourselves, but to appreciate others. We create an environment that fosters self discovery. By holding this space, we can learn that sometimes the most rewarding moments in life are the ones that we create for others. We understand the beauty and strength that comes with passing knowledge from one generation to the next, and becoming a role model that fosters the joy of life in others.


What is happening?

This event is a little different from our other events, because your youth will act as both a Player Character (PC) and Non-Player Character (NPC). Over the course of the weekend, your youth will take on different roles depending on what year they are. Many students have found it rewarding to not only play their PC at their own end-of-year-event, but also to act as an NPC for those in other classes. This event entails PC participation in one event and NPC participation in the remaining two events. For example, if a student is a second-year, then they will PC the second-year event and NPC the first-year and the third-year events. A theoretical schedule for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year events are as follows:

2nd Year Event: The Descent will be held on a Friday, from 8:00 PM to 11:59 PM.

1st Year Event: The Call will be held on the following Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

3rd Year Event : The Return will be held from Saturday at 2:00 PM to the following Sunday at 2:00 PM.

For more information, head to our event FAQ page HERE!


All payments are non-refundable, you are purchasing a ticket to an event. This event will run rain or shine.