AFTER SCHOOL CLUB

WHAT IS COOPERATIVE STORYTELLING?

Cooperative storytelling games are a fun, inviting way to explore fantastic scenarios, stimulate creativity and imagination, and to engage in a type of story-building that encourages empathy and explores other people's points of view.

In cooperative storytelling games, participants work together to design worlds, create characters to play, and collaboratively tell the stories of those characters' adventures.  Storytelling games use pen and paper, and some games use props like miniatures and maps, but most of what it takes is simply your imagination.

 

BENEFITS

Cooperative storytelling games offer many benefits to children and adolescents. Players engage in long-term social cooperation, developing skills for collaborative storytelling, resource management, risk-reward analysis, and social problem solving.  Playing the role of the character they create also boosts self-esteem and confidence, by giving players the agency and autonomy to make decisions and come up with creative solutions to challenges, both on the spot and over the long term.

 

These types of games provide unique opportunities for children to experience the rewarding challenge of coming up with their own goals, and exploring how to plan and implement the achievement of those goals.

AFTER SCHOOL CLUB

In our After School Club, participants design the world of the story entirely themselves. They populate it with their own ideas, build their characters (through which they experiment with their own identities and ideologies), and collaboratively create an innovative and meaningful story together over the course of the semester's twelve weeks.

Long-term participants in our program develop strong personal agency and advocacy, discover and confront their explicit and implicit biases, grow their self-confidence, and form strong bonds of shared experience with their peers.

PAYMENT

 

  • E-mail money transfers can be sent to us at our primary email address (gamemasterstable@gmail.com);

  • Cheques should be made out to 'Game Masters Table'; and

  • Cash payments should be delivered in a sealed envelope, clearly labelled with the participant's full name

Our after school clubs will be IN PERSON

for the fall semester!

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PROGRAM INFORMATION

Ages: 8+ (we try to keep age groups to 8-10, 11-13, and 13+)

Length: After school sessions are held once per week from 4:00pm-6:00pm, and evening sessions from 6:30pm-8:30pm

    We offer three terms per year: fall, winter, & spring.

Cost* (tax included):

September - December

Mondays (13 weeks): $541.67 (no club on Thanksgiving Monday, October 11th)

Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays (14 weeks): $583.34

Fridays (13 weeks): $541.60 (no club on PA Day, November 19th)

 

January - March

Mondays (11 weeks): $458.34 (no club on

Family Day, February 21st, or during March Break)

Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays (12 weeks): $500.00 (no club during March Break)

Fridays (10 weeks): $416.67 (no club on PA Days, January 14th and February 18th, or during March Break)

 

April - June

Mondays (10 weeks): $416.67 (no club on Easter Monday, April 18th, or Victoria Day, May 23rd)

Tues/Wed/Thursdays (12 weeks): $500.00

Fridays (10 weeks): $416.67 (no club on Good Friday, April 15th, or PA Day, June 3rd)

*As part of our accessibility mandate, we are offering a discounted tier (which is the same as our old pricing) for families in financial hardship.

FALL 2021 START DATE:

Week of September 13th - 17th, 2021 

Please be advised: the submission of a registration form is not a guarantee of a spot in our program. We do our best to keep our website up-to-date in terms of schedule availability, but it does not update in real time.