Guard Up! Family Swordsmanship & NERF
Another hidden jewel of Burlington, Guard Up! is the largest swordsmanship school in North America. It offers youth, teen and adult fencing and sword classes. Also, Guard Up! sponsors special summer and school break programs. It has a wonderful indoor facility to host private parties and events.
- Hours: Weekly classes, summer camps and after school programs (check current schedule)
- Handicap Accessible: Yes
- Founding Date: 1999
- What makes this community special?: Where else can you sword fight monsters, win treasure and solve mysteries? It's better than a computer game... without the computer!
- Payments accepted: Cash, MasterCard, Personal Check, Visa
- Discounts: Group/family, Military, Volume/season
- Membership info: Memberships start at just $76/month
- Parking: Free lot
- Private events: Yes
- Number of students: 220
- Financial aid: Yes
- Accreditation/licenses: Massachusetts Licensed After School Program Burlington and Westford Licensed Summer Camp
- Student-to-teacher ratio: Average class 1:10, Summer Day Camp 1:8, Overnight Camp 1:5
- Number of faculty: 20-50 depending on season
- How engaged is the school with the community?: Fundraisers, scholarships, public events, school demonstrations, etc.
- Facility types: Indoor, Outdoor
- Restrictions: No alcohol, No pets, No smoking