If you could walk into your favorite book, play, TV show, or movie... what if you could become your favorite character in this story? A story where you control all the decisions, actions, and directions of this character? What if you could influence the outcome of the story in this fantastic world? What would you do? What would you become?
We believe that imagination and play are paramount to the human experience. These qualities enrich communities that create exciting and awesome experiences. These experiences foster fantastic, meaningful human interactions. We strive to create spaces and events, year after year, that will do just that through immersive story experiences, or Live Action Role Play.
What is LARP?
Immersive story experience, live action roleplaying, or LARP, is an interactive theater experience. It is a community art that allows the participants to plunge themselves into a different world. With a skilled staff and an array of costuming, props, and scenography, an everyday setting becomes the backdrop for an amazing experience.
We Are Imagination.
Be part of a community that is safe, welcoming and embraces the authentic self.
We promote the value of imagination and play through nurturing community. We do this using multiple literacies, which means that we use many different teaching strategies to support many different kinds of learning styles. We teach 21st century skills through immersive storytelling and transformational experiences. We are committed to promoting self-expression and fostering the joy of life. Our goal is to create a global community that offers world class experiences.
LARP Adventure Program is an interactive and improvisational theater program in which participants create a storyline featuring a heroic character. Through acting out the plot of the story, characters evolve and grow. LARP Adventure Program members and staff emphasize community, communication, and creativity. We foster a safe space for exploring life skills through role play. Enjoyable aspects include working with friends to create of a story, the opportunity to overcome challenges, the pursuit of a character’s objectives, and game-like aspects such as intellectual puzzles and athletic play.
Our services include afterschool and evening programming for youths aged 10-18, weekend full-immersion events throughout the year for youth and adults, day camps during school vacations and summer break, and multiple weeks of our fantastic residential camp experiences!
Through the language and methods of Transformational Leadership through Drama we are able to cultivate the secret gifts within and bring ourselves to a deeper understanding of human consciousness and self-actualization.
– Shabaash M. Kemeh.
Looking for more information on our summer experiences? Click Here!
You can find a complete schedule for our fall programming HERE.
Heroes Academy - Middle School LARP Classes
Registration for many of our LARP classes are opening up. Start your journey here to learn how to be a hero at the Evenda Heroes Academy! Here, you can 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.
Register for Evenda/Arlington Middle School LARP classes at AMPM HERE.
Register for Evenda/Arlington Middle School LARP classes at the ACE HERE.
Register for Zelmore/Winchester Middle School LARP classes HERE.
Register for Arundel/Belmont Middle School LARP classes HERE.
Marshal Academy - High School LARP Classes
We are still deliberating when to hold our SYWBH classes- we want to know what works best for you! Fill out the form HERE to let us know your schedule and what you want out of this year's curriculum.
For Evenda / Arlington HS LARP classes and SYWBH, registration is slightly different. All registration for after school and evening classes for the Evenda Marshals Academy HS LARP and SYWBH classes are processed through our online storefront in order to streamline registration and facilitate record-keeping. There are two separate ways in which we process payments – Recurring and By Session.
Recurring: Our preferred option, with recurring payments our ecommerce client automatically saves your card information and charges your card every session (two month period). As payments are automatic, this option is ideal for youth who are committed to certain classes for the full academic year and also carries a $25 per class per session discount from the regular price. For this option, go HERE to register for recurring classes.
By Session: Those who prefer to be individually responsible for signing up their youth session-to-session may sign up for By Session payments. No invoices will be issued and payments may be made at any time. However, in order for a youth to participate in a new session, payment must be receive prior to the first day of the session. Payments made after this time cannot be guaranteed to be processed in time and youth may not participate until the payment is processed. For this option, go HERE to process your registration by session.
CITs - High School Youth at LARP After School Program
Not only is CITing an amazing opportunity to give back to the community, learn leadership skills, and earn community service hours, but CITs receive a great deal of XP for their participation among other cool perks for volunteering their time with LAP as well! If you are interested, please fill out this application as soon as you are able.
If you or your youth are interested in becoming a CIT at any of our day camps this year, please fill out the C.I.T. Application Form 2018-2019. This form has all of the details for the various after school locations and weeks that are available to CIT at. We have also included space for people to describe how many weeks they would like, and also what their preferences are for what locations they would like to be at.
To apply for the CIT program, click HERE.
All applicants for CITing must have at least 1 year of Marshal Academy experience and be at least 14 to 18 years of age.