”LARP Week” is a 5-day, 4-night program designed to unlock the inner adventure in every camper through the use of live-action role-play (LARP). Staff in LARP week believe that every camper has a “hero” within them, waiting to embark on a journey of self-discovery, friendship, and personal growth. They are specifically trained on encouraging individuality in campers and growing self-confidence.
In addition to just being fun, LARP allows campers to naturally build upon skills that are central to the mission of Camp Starfish. Whether they are knights, wizards, explorers, or magical creatures, each camper becomes a vital part of the story, boosting their self-esteem and encouraging self-expression. Through collaborative storytelling, campers work together to solve challenges, conquer quests, and build deep connections with their fellow adventurers. They learn to manage feelings, make choices, and adapt to changing situations, all while remaining in character. As campers interact with diverse characters and navigate the challenges of the storyline, they gain a greater understanding of different perspectives and develop empathy for their peers.
LARP Week is based out of Crescent Lodge, where campers live in dorm-style accommodations. During the day, campers participate in short LARPs during program blocks. However, they also have opportunities to take part in traditional camp activities through daily swim time, campfires, all-camp activities with the main side of camp, and more. LARP week participants may also travel off-site for an adventure, so it is important that campers can behave safely and appropriately within a 1:3 staff-to-camper ratio.
The LARP Week Experience
“I’m really glad that Camp Starfish can offer the camp experience for kids who don’t fit with the traditional camp mold.”
– 2023 Parent