*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. We therefore require at least partial payment from the family. Transportation and incidentals are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient. These scholarships and financial aid are to be applied to this year’s Wizards & Warriors and/or NERF Zombie Camp only.
Camp staff review scholarship applications prior to the start of camp season. All scholarship applications must be submitted for review before May 15th to be considered for that year’s summer camp.
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 Guard Up 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 the Wizards & Warriors and Zombie Summer Camp. 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.
We are not currently providing scholarships for Overnight camp sessions.
To request an application for scholarship, please fill out the following form. All fields are mandatory.
REFERRAL PROGRAM: You can also receive a tuition coupon* of:
- $20 for a Winter or Spring Break referral
- $30 for a Blackwatch Camp referral
- $40 for 2 weeks Day Camp referral
- $60 for 2 weeks Quest Camp referral
- $200 for 2 weeks Overnight Camp referral
Referral coupons are only 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.
*Referral coupon is valid up to one year from the date of your camp purchase. Coupon has no cash value.
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 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
Acting/roleplaying experience helpful, but not necessary. For more information, go to the Monster Camper page.
To apply, Contact Us with your resume.
Guard Up, Inc. is committed to helping families in need provide their children and teens with an exciting summer to remember. If you volunteer at or know of an organization that would be able to help us spread this information to their member families, please feel free to send this web page to them or provide us with their contact information. Thank you for your help!