Dungeons & Dragons for Kids! (Open Letter)
This is an open letter drafted to parents and guardians after our first full summer camp. If you'd like to sign up for and Kids D&D Sessions at our store, be sure to reach out to us by phone, email, hitting that chat button on our website, or by visiting our store.
If you are interested in joining us for future Dungeons & Dragons for Kids Sessions, be sure to sign up for our newsletter and check the appropriate box.
You can also check out Dungeons & Dragons for Kids Punch Cards to see if there is space available in current sessions.
Dear Parents and Guardians (and D&D Kids),
It has been fantastic to watch players grow as gamers and individuals in our store this past summer, as well as throughout this past year. We are excited to see players progress in so many ways!
I have been able to witness this growth firsthand when I am sitting behind the register or even running some games myself. It is always amazing to watch players come into their first D&D session with little to no experience and wildy different expectations, and see those expectations transform into so much more. I’ve watched players go from this idea that D&D is a combat player-versus-player game to working as a team by creating moments for their fellow teammates. They give their fellow party members their moment in the spotlight at the table. On top of teamwork, there have been loads of soft-skills deployed throughout our sessions such as conflict resolution skills deployed against undead monsters, unique problem-solving and strategy in the heat of a fictional trial performed at the table, and self-regulation by taking time to consider what their actions mean in the game in character and as a friend and player at the table.
Some of my favorite moments since starting our D&D for Kids sessions and camps have been: so many attempted and failed backflips, as well as some albeit less frequent, successful ones, our interpretation of the D&D movie where we played the movie before it came out, a Mickey Mouse-voice myconid, a WWE arena-style battle where characters performed for their fans, our kid-led D&D sessions during our “Learn to DM” summer camp, and too many more funny moments to list!
On top of all the gaming happening in our store, it has also been great to hear from our players that they have been running their own games outside of our store forming new friendships and lifelong memories. It still amazes me how much our store has become a part of our community, and we are honored to be!
And all of this wouldn’t have been possible without you and our Dungeon Masters (DMs). We want to give a special thank you to our DMs, (Mister Master Matthew Man) Matthew, Todd, and Terra. And thank you for supporting our store as we continue to grow as a community of gamers!
Finally, as our Dungeons & Dragons Summer Sessions Camp wrap ups, we will be adding our D&D for Kids sessions starting at the end of August. If you’ve enrolled in any of our programs for D&D previously, stay on the lookout for an email with a Google Form to gauge interest and scheduling.
As always, if you have any questions, suggestions, comments, or concerns, feel free to reach out to us!