Mastermind Adventures began as a labor of love in 2012. We were looking for a way to help our kids stay connected with their friends and make new ones as we began homeschooling. The activities we volunteered to organize included tabletop game days, NERF adventures, educational enrichment activities and more. What we discovered was that there were a whole lot of kids and families looking to connect to others with similar interests from all kinds of backgrounds.
Mastermind Adventures has years of experience developing immersive adventures for kids and teens including living games, battle sports, living literature programs, educational programs, interactive theater, therapeutic programs, proprietary game systems and tabletop adventure games. Our clients have been libraries, community centers, homeschooling groups, community art programs, museums, public schools and therapeutic day schools. We’ve reached thousands of kids and teens through our events and activities and in 2018.
We have a unique approach to programs that focuses on the emotional and physical safety of all participants, prioritizing personal best, acceptance and inclusion of all ability levels and trauma informed behavior management practices. Our program design is influenced by tenets of Live Action Role Play, Interactive and Improvisational Theater, experiential learning, Creative Dramatics and child-led play based learning theories. We were invited to speak at the Living Games Conference in 2018 about the exceptional reach and effectiveness of our educational and therapeutic programs and won the 2018 #1 Reader’s Choice Award for family entertainment on the South Coast.
Our mission is to create fun, healthy enrichment programming that offer compelling alternatives to screen time for kids and teens. Kids and teens are spending an average of 6-8 hours per day on video games, tablets, phones and computers. The result is an overall increase in childhood obesity, loss of practical social skills, decrease in self-confidence and frustration on the part of parents and caregivers to find fun, healthy and compelling alternative activities. We are dedicated to creating engaging alternatives and programming that kids connect with that bring out the best in them and help them practice the problem solving, critical thinking and social skills that they need to become successful individuals.
Studies have shown that role play improves motivation, general conceptual grasp of a subject, long term memory of information, improvement in verbal skills and understanding the practical application of new skills and information.