Magestry Rangers programs include:
Outdoor Skills such as Camping, Pioneering, and Conservation – We love the outdoors, and we want to teach the Rangers fun and useful skills that they can apply even outside of the program. We’ll learn how to build safe fires, identify wildlife, care for ourselves in the wild, respect and understand our connection to nature, and much more!
Roleplaying Games (both live and tabletop) – Magestry is a Live action Roleplaying game, so these activities will focus on fun improv games, imaginative play, and learning how to share the spotlight as they make up characters to portray in many different scenarios, like episodes in a TV show in which they’re both the star and the audience. RPGs are well-known for promoting problem solving and bolstering self esteem, and our games will focus on a mixture of story and good old fashioned action!
Creative Writing and Story-Building – Roleplaying games are only the first step, and once the Rangers get a taste for living out adventures while sitting around a fire or walking through the woods, it’s only natural that they’ll begin to get the itch to help tell stories of their own. We will channel that creative energy into teaching the Rangers how to figure out what goes into a good story, thinking about how they can describe or design them, and in so doing plan out their own adventures that their peers can participate in.
Social Skills, Logistics and Project Planning – Infused in all of the fun of the Rangers program, we will endeavor to instill in each Ranger a sense of personal responsibility, developing skills that will help them beyond the Rangers, in their families, and eventually in their adult lives. Things like time management, project planning, social skills – all tools the Ranger can use to give themselves a leg up in the world. As they grow older and move through the program, they will be empowered to take charge of their lives.
As one of the highest-level achievements, Rangers will have to plan and execute a one-day LARP event for their peers. The kind of logistical skills they will have developed in order to pull this off are not the kind that are taught in school, but they are the kind that will serve them very well in their adult lives.