Overnight Camps - Spring and Summer Break

Summer Break / July 2019
Grades: Middle & High School

Summer Break / August 2019
Grades: High School

Program Descriptions:

LARP Adventure Program’s unique interdisciplinary sleepaway camps combine acting, martial arts and theater design with critical thinking, creative problem solving and community leadership skills. 

We deliver our values of self-empowerment through a curriculum based on Theater, Martial Arts, and Expressive Arts. 

Each session is led by certified instructors and assistants of LARP Adventure Program. Each instructor has at least four years of experience in the program. 

The instructors will teach middle school-aged youth how to be responsible for themselves, while high-school aged youth can CIT and learn event management, leadership skills, and personal development tools for a successful life. 

Under the direction of professional strength and conditioning coaches, speed and agility training will be included in daily practice for all players. 

We offer educational and team building sessions and will include analysis of play, nutrition education, mental training techniques and empowerment workshops within the camp.

Please click the “Learn More” buttons above for specific details about each program.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Are adults CORI checked?

All adults who walk on site are CORI/SORI checked before they can begin their employment/volunteering. In addition, we renew these checks every year to make sure we are kept up to date. All staff members are personally interviewed by the Director and Office Manager and usually come from past community involvement (graduate students, parents/guardians, siblings, etc).

What is the ratio of youth to leadership position?

We hold to a strict 1:10 counselor to youth ratio on-site. In fact, in past years our ratios have been closer to 1:5, thanks to an excellent staff and great community support.

How do you handle bullying, hazings and abuse?

We hold to a strict set of community principles that encourage modesty, courtesy, integrity, self control, perseverance, and an indomitable spirit. These are a key part of the school year and summer curriculums. In the ten years that we have been doing youth programming individually, and the more recent years that we have offered youth programming as an organization, we have never had a case of internal hazing or abuse. We attribute this to 1) the commitment of all our community members to the principles that we teach, and 2) our preparedness to respond to such situations. In order to uphold those principles, we have daily camp meetings with all youth and we have adult supervision at all times, including in the cabins themselves.

What are your safety precautions?

We also have First Aid, CPR, and CERT Safe trained staff present at all of our events. 

There will generally be a hospital within a fifteen to thirty minute drive of the site, depending on where we hold our event.

In all the years we have been running overnight events, we have never had to call an emergency ambulance.

Is there a set bedtime?

Bedtimes can be set by parents prior to the event or at check-in, or they can be left up to youth. Our night activities can end any time from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. We are happy to encourage early bedtimes, but we find that youth are often very self-regulating and reasonable with their bedtimes. Due to the exciting and involved activities happening all day long, most youth are exhausted and fully prepared to sleep at 10 or 11 at night.

How many youth sleep in a cabin? How are they supervised there?

The campers are grouped by age and gender, in addition to one intern / counselor per cabin. Counselors stay with the youth all day long and participate in the role playing alongside them, forming close bonds with the youth. Group bonding activities contribute to excellent counselor-camper bonds. Most campers identify their counselors as their favorite staff members by the end of the camp session.

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