NOTE: NPR did an in-depth article on our summer camps and it went viral. As well, Upworthy (the second largest content distributor in the world) will soon be distributing one of our camp videos and we expect to have sell out this season quickly. So please register today. We will be accepting successfully processed registrations on a first come, first served basis.
Zombie STEM Day and Overnight Camp
Parents (and Campers): Your child or teen (Defender) will have a blast with all of the STEM-based activities and adventure at our camps… and learn a thing to two in the process. Many of our activities are designed to promote education while campers strive to solve the mysteries before them. For example:
*We have educators and teachers on staff who are resources for the young Defenders as they research the various civilizations and past technology from real world history, literature and mythology. Our science lab even allows campers to learn about math, DNA, physics, and biology (vital knowledge for defeating zombies).
*Campers learn basic first aid skills (comes in handy after a zombie attack)
*Campers learn how to plan to obtain objectives and reach long term goals (you can’t win a battle without strategies and tactics).
*Campers learn about biology, environmental sciences and conservation (the Defenders are the protectors of the land of Sidleterra, their source of adventure, life and resources).
*Life skills are refined as campers learn how to work as a team (to infiltrate the zombie’s lair), learn problem solving (riddles, puzzles and traps!) and experience the opportunity to actively practice important character traits (honor, courage and compassion).
*Our Zombie Day Camp is held at the Guard Up! Family Swordsmanship facility in Burlington, MA – located near the Burlington Mall with Extended Day option. Our Zombie Overnight and Quest Day Camp is held at Gann Academy in Waltham, MA. Our Overnight and Quest Campers eat in the dining hall and explore the fields, trails and halls (in between your skirmishes with zombies, that is). We can help you decide which camp option is best for you if you call us at (781) 270-4800.
*Quest Day Camp provides bus transportation from various locations to our Overnight Camp in Waltham and back again each day. These communities include: Westford/Carlisle, Burlington, Cambridge/Medford, Reading/Woburn, Newton/Auburndale and Framingham. This allows Campers ages 7+ to experience the intensity of the Overnight Camp but be home each night in time for dinner. Our Overnight Camp, for ages 10-15 (ages 16-19 CIT), provides transportation to and from the Boston Airport for those Defenders traveling long distance to save the human race.
* Our camp takes safety seriously. We have a 5:1 camper to staff ratio. Our average staff age is 26 – we don’t have teenagers as counselors. All of our counselors are certified in CPR and First Aid – not just our medical staff. Our counselors are on 2-Way Radios, which is good for our story logistics, but also available in case of emergency. Our camp is run by parents who have their own children attend this camp. Yes, an active adventure can have higher risks than playing computer games… but an active camper is also at a risk of having more fun!
*Our scholarship and financial aid program makes it possible for families who need financial assistance to provide their children with a summer camp experience unlike any other.
Zombie Summer Camp:
Where adventure, learning and friends await!
(and zombies… don’t forget the zombies…)
Pricing for each camp is on our Camp Registration and Pricing page.
Additional weeks of Quest and Overnight Camp are available at our Wizards & Warriors Camp (a medieval version of Zombie Camp where campers fight with foam swords) which is held at the same location in Waltham, MA.
Zombie Camp is a licensed camp, member of the American Camping Association and is owned and operated by Guard Up! Family Swordsmanship. Winter and Spring School Break Adventures are also available at our Burlington facility. The Day Camp (ages 5-6, and 7-15) is located at our facility in Burlington, MA and runs from 9am-3pm with Extended Day options that allow early drop off and pickup as late as 6pm. The Quest Day Camp (ages 7+) provides transportation to and from our Waltham location and surrounding communities and the Overnight Camp (ages 10-15 and 16-19 CIT). Transportation is provided to and from the Boston Airport for travelers.
The next step is simple… just call us at (781) 270-4800 or fill out the below form and we will contact you and answer your questions. Or you can Register Online right now with our mobile friendly form. We look forward to helping your hero live their adventure at our creative summer camp!
Call (781) 270-4800 for more information or to register.
This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health.
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