About Our After School Program

After seeing not only our own kids get heavily involved in video games, but also many other kids their age and older we decided to start a program that appealed to the “gamer” kid. Our number one goal for our after-school program is to help students become great leaders and team players in society.

Lessons:

We do a lesson each week throughout a 6-week session and discuss topics around leadership and team building. We break down each topic and try to guide them in seeing how they can use these in real life at home and in school. The topics we cover are communication, leadership, teamwork, awareness, and adaptation to new/changed situations.

What Kids & Mom’s Have To Say…

One thing we have both seen with kids these days is depression, anxiety, and isolation on the rise. We combat that by giving them a game they can have fun with by thinking of a strategy, just like in their video games they play, and working together as a small team. Many kids are athletically inclined and play sports, but many others that join our programs are not those kids. Parents are looking for something to plug them into and get them away from the computer and yet still be engaging and fun. The exercise is also a great bonus. Studies have shown that exercise and playing team games help overcome those feelings of depression, anxiety, and isolation. Strategy-style video games have even been shown to help improve cognitive function.

My son has loved your laser tag program!  It is well organized and he would definitely be interested in doing this, or any program you offer again in the fall.
NICOLE
My son really enjoyed the after school experience! He’s at that age where he doesn’t tell us what exactly he did, but he came out every day full of smiles, sweaty, and out of breath, so I’ll assume it went very well! He had a great time and hopes to do it again. I’m glad he got some good exercise while playing.
ELIZABETH
Forest Hills Public Schools has been working with BattleGR for the past several months to offer different laser tag and archery tag after school and summer programs throughout our district. Not only is BattleGR very organized and great to work with, the kids absolutely love the courses! We’ve had amazing feedback from both the kids and their parents. We look forward to continuing this partnership and growing with them.
NIKKI
Lincoln had such a great time last week & is looking forward to tomorrow!  He just raved about the class & especially liked hiding in the camo tents 🙂
SARAH

Battle GR Came to our school for a mother son event. They handled all the set up, waivers, instruction and clean up. They were great at working with the kids. It was a huge hit! Highly recommend their mobile service!

REBECCA

For the second year in a row Battle GR came to our summer school and gave the kids an unforgettable experience. The adults had a blast, too! This is the place to go or call when you are looking for a fun activity!

BROOKE

Good afternoon!
Henry has been having a blast with this program.  His brothers both want to participate in the summer session, and I’m sure he’d love to see more programs at Central Woodlands this fall. Thank you for providing this unique opportunity after school.  I’m always looking for physical activities for my non-sporty child and he’s been loving laser tag.  He comes home with rosy cheeks and exciting stories!
Thanks again
LIZ
BattleGR came to our Elemantary school and set up a wonder Mother/Son event! The Mom’s and Boy’s all loved the event and Jenny was amazing to work with! She made the whole process super simple! Any school looking to hold a fun night, would not go wrong with BattleGR! We look forward to partnering up with them again for future events! Jenny has went above and beyond to support our school’s other events as well, making very generous donations to our school raffle and Walkathon! We 100% recommend them for anyone looking to hold a school fun night or fundraiser!
ANDI
The YMCA used BattleGR to set up and run Archery Tag for an teen overnight event.  I had a great experience making the reservation even thought it was held at 2 am in the morning. On the night of the event, their team arrived on time, set up and was very thorough to explain to our participants how to play. Their equipment was in great shape and easy to use.  We would highly recommend them to any other organizations that are planning a youth based event.
KRAIG

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Located in Grand Rapids, MI, BattleGR offers a playing experience like no other. Join our arena laser tag missions every Friday, Saturday. Summer hours start after memorial day and end labor day. We do open special during the weeks for groups. Come visit us, play laser tag, have a private party, and enjoy your recreational time. Although we don’t require reservations you will want to make one to make sure you don’t wait in line.