The Story School Announces an Educational Summer Camp Based on Stories

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The Story School, a non-profit organization, hosts a summer camp that uses interactive stories as a form of creative education. Campers battle monsters and interact with characters out of literature, history, and mythology.

The youngest summer camp heroes (called "Seekers") gather to plan their defense with the help of their counselor who is an elementary school teacher

The youngest heroes gather to plan their defense

Our educational summer camps act as an opportunity for children to play the role of a hero while learning valuable life skills as well as academic lessons.

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The Story School, in Reading, Massachusetts is offering two educational summer camps that use creative education as an effective method for getting young children to learn and grow. They will be hosting two different camps this year, and are urging parents to enroll their children early to ensure a summer full of creativity. The first summer session is called Nerf Zombie Summer Camp, and the second is Wizards & Warriors Summer Camp.

In each camp, the kids play the role of heroes as they fight monsters, win treasure, and solve mysteries. The experience is similar to a role-playing computer game but it is actually a live, interactive, theatrical event with a story plot that changes depending on the decisions of the campers. The Story School summer camps also have professional actors and teachers as counselors to make the stories and mysteries educational with lessons in science, Latin, literature, history, and other academic subjects.

As a 501c3 pending nonprofit, The Story School's mission is to increase the awareness of using stories to educate and improve lesson retention. "Our educational summer camps act as an opportunity for children to play the role of a hero while learning valuable life skills as well as academic lessons. This provides a wonderful opportunity for both parents and teachers, as they now have a place for their children to experience learning in a creative and entertaining way" says Meghan Gardner, Camp Director.

The objective of each Story School summer camp is to help children learn and grown through live role-playing stories. These stories allow the students to choose their own adventures, leading to different outcomes, while being exposed to educational lessons and embracing the role of the hero.

The Story School’s adventures may seem fantastical, but they are actually practice for real life. The staff focus on helping kids realize that learning does not stop when they walk out of school, and that being a hero is possible in real life by finding a way to make a difference for others. The summer camps have garnered a lot of media attention recently and have been interviewed by Radio Disney, ABC Chronicle News, the Boston Globe, Wired.com, and many other news/media organizations.

About The Story School
Founded in 2013 when Jeff Wegman and Meghan Gardner, of Guard Up Family Swordsmansip, joined forces with parents, teachers, and coaches to form the nonprofit organization The Story School. The Story School’s mission is to increase awareness of the benefits of story based education through summer camps, events, and workshops. The Story School is a licensed provider and funding recipient of Guard Up programs and summer camps. For more information about The Story School, Wizards & Warriors Summer Camp, NERF Zombie Summer Camp, or the educational power of stories, please contact Meghan Gardner at (781) 271-1491.

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