A truly unique summer camp experience, Camp Half-Blood offers rising 2nd through 6th graders the opportunity to embark on adventures ranging from dueling sword battles to mythological riddles that muddle the mind.
IMMERSIVE DAYTIME AND OVERNIGHT CAMP EXPERIENCE
Inspired by the Percy Jackson series, Camp Half-Blood trains demigods to unleash the heroes inside them—campers learn sword-training, armor forging, myth-crafting, storytelling and more. New for summer 2023 is the three-week overnight Camp Mythik, for rising 6th through 9th graders.
“We’re excited to offer an overnight extension of our immersive storytelling and mythological adventure program,” says Jordana Elias, national program director. “We know campers will enjoy the extra time on their adventures with friends and opportunities like evening scouting, more expansive foraging projects and access to a ropes course and archery programs at Camp Mythik.”
The first iteration of Camp Half-Blood started in Brooklyn, and it has since spread across the country with programs in seven states. This year, the week-long New Jersey camps will be held outdoors at Tulip Springs in South Mountain Reservation the week of June 26 and July 10-August 18. Transportation is not provided for Camp Half-Blood, but there will be busing for Camp Mythik, which will be held at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center in Cold Spring, NY.
FANTASY AND MAGIC BROUGHT TO LIFE
Campers engage in stories and group activities outdoors, from morning sword circle and Quest Days to weekly Olympic trials and Mytho, a roleplaying game of the camp’s own design. “Our camp is unique because of the passion and dedication that our staff and story department have for building the fantastic world of mythology into something very real for our campers,” says Timothy Ling, director of branding and customer experience.
Camp Mythik will run June 26-July 1, July 3-8 and July 10-15. An extended Camp Jupiter program, inspired by the mythology and history of Ancient Rome, will be offered at the Maplewood location for rising 6th through 10th graders.
“Our new program enhancements will ensure that campers will have bigger, better stories and mythical odysseys,” Elias says. “We want our campers to write their own stories and be the heroes of their own adventures.”
Camp Half-Blood: Tulip Springs, South Mountain Reservation, Maplewood
Camp Mythik: Taconic Outdoor Education Center, 75 Mountain Laurel Lane, Cold Spring, NY