Story-based educational programs

The Story School is a Massachusetts-based 501(c)(3) organization that allows students and campers to experience a higher level of education through story-based interactive adventures. Our summer camps and custom events are STEM and story-based experiences where instead of watching movies or playing video games about heroes, mythological creatures, mystery, and adventure, the participants get to live the adventure.

Guard Up/Story School has been doing virtual camps and weekly gaming groups and they do an AMAZING JOB. My son was online for the whole day for many weeks this summer and during April vacation but WAS NOT BURNT OUT. He came downstairs, bright eyed and full of energy from a day of imaginative, physical, and intellectually challenging play with his peers. They inspired him to take on analog projects outside of camp and he thought about his adventures long after they were over. These people know what they are doing when it comes to engaging kids, in person, online, anywhere! In person there is legit sword fighting techniques involved, but even online they get kids working! And of course, there’s always a possibility of costumes. 🙂 This fall they are offering online programs including homeschooling supplementation, two weeks of camp in early September for schools that are starting later and I really recommend folks check them out!


– S. Johnston (Mother of a Hero)

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Offering three STEM summer camps

The Story School is running three educational adventures this summer for all ages. With your help, we can offer select students full and partial scholarships to attend our summer camps, which give kids the opportunity to experience creative, exciting, and memorable adventures that teach academic as well as life skills. 100% of all donated funds are used for summer camp scholarships for children.

Young heroes at our camps learn:

Team building

Heroes learn team tactics and cooperative skills to succeed in their adventure


Activities are designed to foster creativity, innovation, and self-expression

Problem solving

Students learn to view problems in a different light and to utilize creative problem solving

STEM skills

Physics, chemistry, biology and more. Our heroes practice STEM through creative play


Students face their fears and learn to find strength in the face of adversity


Our adventures emphasize communicating thoughts and decisions


Our scrolls and spells are in Latin and other languages – just waiting to be deciphered

World cultures

Heroes are exposed to other cultures, adding an ethical dimension to our adventures


Heroes learn about characters from around the world and throughout history

Putting kids in the roles they’ve always dreamed of: being the hero of their own mythic story

Every child is a hero. The Story School gives them the chance to prove it to themselves and you will see your child grow into the hero they want to be. Because our stories are your child’s practice for real life.
Parents & guardians: take a moment and imagine how your child will feel when, in a moment of strife, they discover their courage…
When they stand before a villain and fight for those who cannot defend themselves…


When they speak for those who suffer from lack of a voice…


When they face failure and continue forward because they know, deep in their heart, that they can survive this setback and try again…


When they bond with other kids who feel the same call to action and desire to be greater than the moment before them…


When they celebrate their victory with an intense feeling of accomplishment – because they had a part in this story and they made a difference…


When they realize that learning is an intriguing, life long endeavor that is exciting to explore outside of the boundaries of school.

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