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Medieval Mayhem! immerses teens in Arthurian legends through longsword, leather working, and other Medieval arts.

June 27-July 1, 10am-1pm at The Spinning Jenny in Greer

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Is this camp right for my teen?

Your teens will thrive in this camp if they

 

  • Love fantasy and adventure

  • Are open and enthusiastic about trying new experiences

  • Want to create--in fact, you find it hard to keep up with their creative impulses!

  • Are kind and welcoming to others (even if they’re shy)

  • Love learning through books and through action

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Historical European Martial Arts

Longsword

Learn the art of war with a day dedicated to discovering how to wreak Medieval mayhem with the longsword!

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Making

Medieval-related Art

1. Leather bag making

2. Illuminated manuscripts

3. Tapestry making

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Theatre

Stage Combat and Acting Games

Engage with Arthurian Legends through acting games and stage combat. 

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Extras!

In addition to the camp, you'll receive the following extras when you register:

  • An immediate downloadable study guide for Beowulf

  • 10% off all other camps and classes in 2022

  • Hard copy and digital tutorials for each craft learned in the camp

F.A.Q.

1. Does my teen have to read any Arthurian legends to attend this class?

 

No, but I highly recommend reading La Morte d'Arthur, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Sword in the Stone, and The Once and Future King at some point in their high school career.

2. I have very smart 9-11 year-olds. May they attend?

 

Please send them to the Viking Camp. I have discovered that this age range doesn't usually have the fine motor skills for the type of leather work we will do in camp.

3. Should we attend the Beowulf Camp first? 

That's entirely up to you! The camps are in chronological order but have no real touch points otherwise.

 

They also won't be bored if they do both camps. They'll learn different sword skills and have different leather working projects, so attending the two won't constitute much overlap. 

4. What should my teens wear?

 

Close-toed shoes and movement-oriented clothing. 

5. What are your COVID rules?

 

Don't send campers with a fever or consistent sneezing/coughing or any other communicable disease symptoms.  Masks aren't required, but they aren't discouraged. 

 

6. Do you offer refunds? 

 

Due to the cost of materials for each camper, no. However, the cost may be transferred to another camp or workshop.

7. Should they bring something to eat?

 

Yes

8. What should the parents do during camp?

Get coffee at Barista Alley, explore Greer, nap...

9. Will you offer any non-European centered camps?

Yes, when I feel I can do so adequately and accurately. I would LOVE to focus on Persian art, literature, and culture, especially geometric art, textiles and the epic Shahnameh. I'm not prepared to do that yet.