A camp program is hosting B.P.R.D. Training Camp in Portland, Oregon, based on Mike Mignola's Hellboy comic books, wherein scientists and monsters fight evil scientists and monsters You've seen the Hellboy movies. It's that.
This is the best idea. Have the Harry Potter and Star Wars people not thought of this?
It's a real camp, that has real-life camp-related activities, with a pretend storyline to jazz everything up.
I'm pretty sure Ron Perlman does not appear at the camp in full Hellboy costume. Come on, that would just be silly.
Here's the official program site.
The camp teaches kids the following. See if you can get more than four items into the list without totally nerding out. (I made it to number 3.)
Survival in any environment
Martial arts and self-defense specific to praeternatural entities
Hand to hand weaponry (foam swords, bows and more)
Investigation and forensics
Folklore & mythology
Potion and charms 101
Gadgets of the occult: EMF detectors, polarized lenses and other paranormal investigative gear
Comparative analogy and physiology of monsters
Construct your own quality foam swords and training weapons
Meet the artists of the comic book that documents the adventures of the B.P.R.D.
Bureau history and paranormal research.
If you go, or if you earn Parent Bonus Points by sending your child, I want to hear about it. Write me at email@example.com. I bet this is sooooo awesome. And I didn't put as many o's in that "so" as I wanted to.