Summer Session 2019 

Register for Three Summerslam (non LARP) classes and Get One Summerslam (non-LARP) class free!*

*Please register for the any three Summerslam (non-LARP) classes then email lori@edgeoforion.com with the name of your free class.


All classes are held outside in the park next to Waveland Clock Tower. They will run rain or shine, unless there’s a great deal of rain or cold; if that occurs, they will be moved to Pendulum building (if it is a Session class) or rescheduled if a LARP Event (we will notify parents via email as soon as possible in the event this happens). Drop-ins are welcome in some classes; Please check the “Notes” section. Classes, of course, must meet their minimum to run at all.

Details and Perks of the Park:  There is plenty of metered parking. The Irving Park (#80) and Addison (#152) buses are also great options, plus several inner Lake Shore Dr. buses. There are public bathrooms, plenty of shade, and a lovely bar/cafe nearby. Drop your kid off or stay and enjoy the park! Sign up for 3 (paying classes, not LARP) and get one free!

Address of Waveland Clock Tower:

3600 N. Recreation Dr., Chicago, IL 60613

Classes are to the far south of the clock tower behind the bird sanctuary. Parking is available either next to the tower or across the baseball fields on Recreation Drive. The park space we use is roughly between Addison and Irving Park.

Address of Rain Day Location: Pendulum Space

1803 W. Byron St. #215, Chicago, IL 60613


LARP

(Live Action Role Play)

The Chronicles of the Stone Coast Vol. 4:

When Gods Collide

July 24th:  12pm-5pm

(Back-up Rain Date: July 26th)

Register Here:

https://edgeoforion.com/summer-2019-registration/the-chronicles-of-the-stone-coast-vol-4-when-gods-collide

The Citizens of the Stone Coast, led by heroes from throughout the land, have been successful in providing peace and safety to their lands. Now, prosperity has set in. Schools of learning, trade, and commerce have been thriving. Crops have been growing. The people in general are happy and fed. It seems to the peoples of the Stone Coast that all of the Gods are shining down upon them...but are they? When Gods get bored, their attentions turn to the mortals as chess pieces in their celestial battleboard. What sort of havoc will the Gods unleash? Will any now peaceful residents of the Stone Coast survive the paranormal playground they have been thrust into?

When: Wednesday, July 24th

Where: Waveland Clock Tower

Primary Teacher: Rick

Tier: Due to content Heroes and Legends, but gameplay can be competitive, so Heroes be advised. Parents are welcome as non-playing characters, but cannot be actual players. Parents must have phone meeting or face to face with Rick if they want to play

Cost $50


Min/ Max: 10/20 Max- We will not accept more than 20

Note: We provide a fair amount of nerf arsenal. You are welcome to bring your own. Make up- Rain Date is Friday July 26th (same times)

Time:   12pm-5pm

  • 12:00-1:00-  Character Creation and general sparring

  • 1:00-2:45-    Game Part 1

  • 2:45-3:15-    Break/Lunch

  • 3:15-5:00-    Game Part 2


Summerslam Camp Session 1

June 18-21st  (4-day Camp!)


  • 10am-12pm:  Theatre  Hike: Little Women

  • 12pm-12:30pm:  Lunch and story time (Free! No registration required.)

  • 12:30-2pm:  Victorian Scandals and Hullabaloo

  • 2:10-3:50:   The Time Travelers PlayGround

  • 4 PM - 5 PM: How They Dyed….Fabric!


Little Women- Theatre Hike (Script in Hand)

Register Here:

https://edgeoforion.com/summer-2019-registration/summer-slam-1-little-women-theatre-hike-script-in-hand

Join us as we dive into a condensed version of one of the most beloved stories of all time.  Using little more than the script in our hands, the beauty of the nature around us and the glorious words of Louisa May Alcott to guide us, we will put up a show in a four day (eight hour total) window.   

Under the guidance of their beloved mother, the four young March sisters -- tempestuous Jo, motherly Meg, shy Beth, and spoiled Amy -- struggle to keep their family going while Father is away in the Civil War. In this beautifully dramatized adaptation of the classic novel, each girl strives to find her true self even as illness and sibling rivalry cast their shadows.

The first three days of Camp will be spent understanding the meaning of the words and doing staging in the park. On the fourth day, we will rehearse the show before lunch and then do a performance for friends and family after lunch!

Requirements: You may be asked to produce your own long skirt or dress in slacks!

NOTES:  We will be casting this gender neutral

Primary Teacher: Jennifer Mohr and Stephanie Palko

Tier: Heroes and Legends

Time: 10am - 12pm

Cost $80

Min/ Max: 7/11 (11 is max)

Note: No Drop-ins, Reading is required


Victorian Scandals and Hullabaloo

Register Here:

https://edgeoforion.com/summer-2019-registration/victorian-scandals-and-hullabaloo

It’s a time of gossip and scandal. Learn the secret language of high Society smack talk!

“Did you hear that Miss Frumpleiner was seen accepting a carriage ride from Smitherby?”

“I dare say!”

Write absurd missives on historical paper you created and read them out loud in over the top Gossip Society Circles. Not feeling like reading them out loud? Our staff of professional actors would love to read them for you!

Requirements:  None

Notes:  PARENTS, you are welcome to register for this as well for free as long as you are a student and contribute to the class.

Primary Teacher: Jen Mohr and Stephanie Palko

Tier: All Tiers

Time: 12:30pm - 2pm

Cost $60

Min/ Max: 8/20

Note: Drop-ins welcome ($20/day)


The Time Travelers PlayGround-Historical adventure games from a bygone era!

Register Here:

https://edgeoforion.com/summer-2019-registration/summer-slam1-the-time-travelers-playground-historical-adventure-games-618-21

You are suddenly sucked back to the Victorian era. You will only be here for a brief window of time and it’s vital you do not disturb the space-time continuum. It is recess at the one-room schoolhouse. Only one way to fit in, play the same games as those children!

Requirements:  Athletic shoes

Notes:  PARENTS, you are welcome to register for this as well for free as long as you are a student and contribute to the class.

Primary Teacher:  Jen Mohr  and Stephanie Palko

Tier: All Tiers

Time: 2:10pm - 3:50pm

Cost $60

Min/ Max: 8/20

Note: Drop-ins welcome ($20/day)


How They Dyed…...Fabric!

Register Here:

https://edgeoforion.com/summer-2019-registration/summer-slam-1-how-they-dyedfabric-618-21

Back before stores began selling clothes ready made any people had a skillset that would help them make their own clothes. If you wanted your clothes to be a color other than the color of the wool or silk or cotton you were using, you dyed it! In this class we will tie dye things and do fabric art, adding a little flair to the Victorian way of dying clothes!

Requirements: None

Notes:PARENTS, you are welcome to register for this as well for free as long as you are a student and contribute to the class.

Primary Teacher: Jen Mohr and Stephanie Palko

Tier: All Tiers

Time: 4pm - 5pm

Cost: $60, plus $20 for materials

Min/Max: 8/20

Notes: No drop ins


Summerslam Camp Session 2

August 8th and 9th


  • 10:00-12:30:  Theatre Hike: Charlotte’s Web

  • 12:30-1:00:     LUNCH BREAK

  • 1:00-2:30:       Kick-ball/4-Square

  • 2:45-4:15:       Stage Combat: Umbrella and Cane Fighting (Bartitsu)

  • 4:30-6:00        Life-sized Board Games

  • 6:15-7:30:       Legends of the Lakes: A Sailor’s life on the Great Lakes


Theatre Hike: CHARLOTTE’S WEB- (Script in Hand)

Register Here:

https://edgeoforion.com/summer-2019-registration/summerslam-2-theatre-hike-nbspcharlottes-web-88-89

EDGE is excited to bring the stage play of EB White’s classic Charlotte’s Web to a park near you! Named the best American children's book of the past two hundred years, this classic tale of friendship is sure to be a hit with all! All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the "miracle" of her web in which she writes, "Some pig." It's the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte.

Requirements: None

NOTES:  We will be casting this gender neutral.

Primary Teacher: Rick Olson w/Kevin

Tier: All Tiers

Time:  10:00am - 12:30pm

Cost $50

Min/ Max: 7/20

Note: No Drop-ins. Reading is required.


KICKBALL & 4-SQUARE

Register Here:

https://edgeoforion.com/summer-2019-registration/summerslam-2-kickball-amp-4-square

Come on out and play as we divide up into teams and play the classic games of kickball and 4-Square! What better way to run, exercise and compete than kicking a rubber ball as far as you can and trying to avoid being hit by it as the fielders chase you down? Maybe by smashing that rubber ball down and becoming the king of the 4-square court! We are sure to have a great time and get some good exercise in at the same time!

Requirements: Athletic shoes and comfortable clothes

NOTES:  Parents are welcome to participate if they register

Primary Teacher: Rick Olson w/ Kevin

Tier: All Tiers

Time:  1:00pm - 2:30pm

Cost:  $30 (15$ per day)

Min/ Max: 7/20

Note: Drop-ins Welcome ($20/day)


Stage Combat: UMBRELLA and CANE FIGHTING (Bartitsu)

Register Here:

https://edgeoforion.com/summer-2019-registration/summerslam-2-stage-combat-umbrella-and-cane-fighting-88-89

Cane Fighting, Boxing, Umbrella Combat, all of it combines to be called Bartitsu! The original mixed martial art in Victorian England! As read about in Sherlock Holmes unlock the secrets and use it on the stage in this unique stage combat class!

Requirements: Athletic shoes and comfortable clothes

NOTES:  Parents are welcome to participate if they register

Primary Teacher: Rick Olson 2/Kevin

Tier: All Tiers

Time:  2:45pm - 4:15pm

Cost:  $30

Min/ Max: 7/20

Note: Drop-ins Welcome ($20/day)


LIFE-SIZED BOARD GAMES

Register Here:

https://edgeoforion.com/summer-2019-registration/summerslam-2-life-sized-board-games-88-89

Everyone's favorite board games get a whole lot more fun when they're super-sized. (Also, the pieces are harder to lose.)  Whether it be giant scrabble tiles, human connect-4, or the world’s biggest game of dominoes, you will be sure to have a great time outside with some of the classic games come to life!

Requirements: Teamwork and cooperation

NOTES:  Parents are welcome to participate if they register

Primary Teacher: Rick Olson w/Kevin

Tier: All Tiers

Time:  4:30pm - 6:00pm

Cost:  $30

Min/ Max: 7/20

Note: Drop-ins Welcome ($20/day)


LEGENDS of the LAKES: A Sailor’s life on the Great Lakes

Register Here:

https://edgeoforion.com/summer-2019-registration/summerslam-2-legends-of-the-lakes-a-sailors-life-88-89

Written about with both awe and great revelry by the likes of Herman Melville and Shel Silverstein, come learn why the Great Lakes were considered a “Sailors Paradise” during the age of sail! If you loved Mr. Rick’s stories of the Lighthouses of the Great Lakes last year, you will be sure to want to join us for the LEGENDS of the LAKES!

Requirements: None

NOTES:  Parents are welcome to participate if they register

Primary Teacher: Rick Olson

Tier: All Tiers

Time:  6:15pm - 7:30pm

Cost:  $30

Min/ Max: 7/20

Note: Drop-ins Welcome ($20/day)


Summerslam Camp Session 3

August 15th -16th  1:30 pm -7:30 pm


  • 1:30 -3:30   Monster Safari - Creating the Mystical out of the Mundane

  • 4:00-5: 30  Wild America - Tag/ Earth Science

  • 5:45-6:45  Peaceful Warrior -Mindfulness and Meditation

  • 7 pm Stories by the Sunset (Free! No registration required.)


Monster Safari: What happens when we create our own giant monsters? Devised theatre and large creature puppetry at its best

Register Here:

https://edgeoforion.com/summer-2019-registration/wdvzkve3pkcjlbwtlg5voxnt3ldjv3

There are unknown monsters in the park. And you will discover them and create their world! Using found objects, googly eyes, and a ton of imagination, we will learn how to make ordinary objects come to life and build our own creatures out of everyday objects and nature!

Requirements:  Teamwork and cooperation

Notes:  Parents are welcome to participate if they register

Primary Teacher:  Orion

Tier: All Tiers

Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Cost $50

Min/ Max: 8/20

Note: no drop-ins


Wild America! Survival Edition! If you were an animal in North America, could you survive?

Register Here:

https://edgeoforion.com/summer-2019-registration/w4m37hodb4tgerr6n3mfr7dcb8ociw

Chicago’s biggest game of tag will take on the food web! Will you spawn as a Herbivore, Omnivore or Predator? Will your ecosystem be altered by encounters with mankind? Can you collect resources and find shelter?

Requirements:  Athletic shoes are HIGHLY required. There is competitive gaming and it involves running for your freaking life.

Notes:  PARENTS, you are welcome to sign up and play if you choose to follow all rules laid down and participate in a giving spirit

Primary Teacher: Orion

Tier: All Tiers

Time: 4pm-5:30pm

Cost $30

Min/ Max: 8/20

Note: drop-ins are welcome ($20/day)


Peaceful Warrior: Mindfulness and Meditation

Register Here:

https://edgeoforion.com/summer-2019-registration/summerslam3-peaceful-warrior-mindfulness-and-meditation-815-16

Orion will lead exercises to quiet the mind and embolden the spirit.

Requirements:  None

Notes:  This class involves stretching. Movement clothes required.

Primary Teacher: Orion

Tier: Heroes and Legends

Time: 5:45pm-6:45pm

Cost $30

Min/ Max: 8/20

Note: drop-ins are welcome ($20/day) Parents are welcome to participate if they register