*Please apply now, and we will begin reviewing in January*
To Donate:If you are an organization or individual that wishes to provide financial assistance for children, please contact us at (781) 270-4800 for more information. 100% of all donated funds are used for Summer Camp Scholarships for children.
To Apply: Our summer camp scholarships and financial aid program is a partnership between the camper families, donating organizations, and our own company’s fund. Transportation and incidentals are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient (some transportation may be available from local points for Quest Camp). These scholarships and financial aid are to be applied to this year’s NERF Zombie Camp and/or Wizards & Warriors Camp only.
We have a limited number of scholarships available based on financial need. The number and amount of scholarships available is based upon the contributions we receive combined with the allocated funds from The Story School inc. set aside for scholarships. Our company is committed to assisting as many campers as possible in their quest to experience their own adventure at our Summer Camps. While we sometimes receive more requests than scholarships are available and occasionally are unable to accept an application, we do strive to work with parents and organizations to assist as many children as we can.
Each camper applicant must provide the following:
- Three letters of recommendation from people not related to you. (Examples: teachers, principals, community leaders, neighbors)
- A minimum one page completed Character History about the character you would choose to play, along with details specifying the costuming you and your family will provide.
- A 5-6 paragraph answer to the following essay question: What do the terms Honor, Compassion, and Courage mean to you?
Scholarship requests for large amounts may require verification by a copy of your family’s most recent tax returns.
To receive a scholarship or financial aid, please fill out the following form. All fields are mandatory.
New! REFERRAL PROGRAM: You can also receive a tuition coupon* of $40 (for Day Camp referral), $60 (for Quest Camp referral) and $200 (for Overnight Camp referral) for each new camper you refer who is not a resident of your household or a sibling. You can receive up to the full cost of your tuition in referrals. “New Camper” is defined as anyone who has never attended a Guard Up camp or winter/spring adventure. Referred Campers may not be scholarship recipients.
Counselor In Training (CIT) Monster Camp:
This special group of older campers (ages 16 to 18) will be led by a Counselor through plots designed specifically for their group. They will also be given the chance to learn how to roleplay various types of mythical creatures and provide entertainment to the younger campers. This program is part of our Counselor In Training (CIT) course. Graduates are excellent candidates for future camp counselor paid positions. CIT Campers get a minimum of 50% tuition discount. The following are requirements for all CIT Campers:
- Must have previous experience with younger kids
- Must have a strong sense of responsibility and safety
- Must be able to provide own basic costuming (see Costuming Page)
- Must be reliable and able to take instruction
To apply, Contact Us with your resume.
*Referral coupon is valid up to one year from the date of your camp purchase. Coupon has no cash value.