LARP Adventure Program is an interactive theatre education company that contracts out curriculum and instructors to afterschool programs in the Greater Boston area. In addition, it runs independent classes and workshops during the school year, as well as residential and day camps year-round.
What Parents Say:
"The LARP Adventure Program (LAP) supports growth of the whole person. It is a unique group in which young people can express their full creativity, develop their physical skills, and, most importantly, find a place in a highly intentional community that allows them to practice who they want to be in the world. The values of respect, honesty, integrity, mindfulness and care for everyone in the group are integral to the LARP experience, both in-game and out." -Parent Bess Deck, Arlington MA
"As created by Eric Love (the Director), LARP offers rich opportunities for kids to use their imaginations, creative powers, minds, bodies, and spirits to build a community of like-minded souls and have a ton of fun in the process." -Parent Robin Schoenthaler M.D., Arlington MA
"The LARP activities have captivated Nick's imagination. He has had a safe, supportive and enriching place to be after school, where he feels like he belongs. It is hard to imagine what this year, in this new place, would have been like for him and all of us, without LARP" -Parent Marianne, Arlington MA
What Student Say:
"I've met my best friends, and learned some of the most important lessons In my time at LARP. It's really fun and has always been the high point of my day for every day I've been there for all four years." -Student Ian, Arlington MA
"I used to hate any school activites that included excercising. But then I saw LARP, I didn't know what it was so I decided to try it out. Then I was instantly hooked. That was because LARP was in a way like gym. LARP gave me the exercise that I needed and at the same time I was happy and I really enjoyed it because I wasn't judged or hurt." -Student Hallie, Belmont MA
"Eric–you really opened my heart and mind to a lot in the world. I don't think I've ever really thanked you for being such a good mentor and role model. It may be corny, but I really look up to you." -Student Devin, Brookline MA
What Community Says:
"In our integrated college community, each student also makes a singular contribution to campus life. Learning about your experiences as a member of LARP (LARP Adventure Program) convinced me you have ever-better days and triumphs ahead. You will both stand out and grow here." -Jonathan Burdick, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid University of Rochester
"Eric, the leader of LARP, is to be commended for his tireless efforts in promoting and leading this dynamic activity. He is respected by the participants as well as his team leaders and is known for balancing creativity, fairness, and discipline to make this an enriching experience for all. The activities are well controlled AND monitored by him. He is very willing to protect the LARP participants from other kids who instigate trouble after school through mockery or attempts to create a hostile environment for the group. This type of leadership and courage are so rare and very much appreciated since it is hard to find even in the daily classroom structure and life. The kids respect him even more for this type of support because they know he is there for them and willing to stand up for them.
He has created an atmosphere which allows for creativity, brainstorming, and free thinking while maintaining control and balance to make the activities challenging yet rewarding. In addition, Eric is respected because he has set up boundaries for the group and continues to reinforce and enforce these guidelines that were established in a consistent manner. Constructive criticism is offered as well as assistance which enables kids to have a means to deal with situations on their own. I would like take this opportunity to recognize his efforts in enhancing the kids' lives and middle school experience." -Sharon Standley, Arlington MA