Youth Programs

The experts at Queen & Rook Game Cafe have put our collective game expertise and youth development skills together for the most epic youth programming!  Each week Adventurers will engage in project based learning, collaborative creation and problem solving while having lots of laughs and a great time.

Board Game and RPG Afterschool Program

Q&R Board Game and RPG Afterschool Program is a ‘learning-through-play’ based program running weekday afternoons for the 2022-2023 school year. We offer walking pickup from Meredith, McCall, Nebinger, and St. Peter’s Schools. After-school runs from school dismissal until 6pm. We explore board games, work on cooperative skills, use our creativity, and build friendships in our time together. Registrations are open for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023! Youth must be between the ages of 6 and 14 (if you have a child younger or older than that who is interested, please email us).

Sample schedule

3:15-3:45 School pickup and walk to Q&R from schools

3:45-4:15 Homework & quiet reading

4:15-4:30 Snack

4:30-6:00 Game play and free choice (art, game or character creation, reading) and/or outside time at the park

Fall 2022: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSedp44YrbmLjSgzhiR2_vUKY9tnn1Icj6RljVlrbWsOa9KTdg/viewform?usp=sf_link 

Spring 2023: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfJAy-tJR5rR5qs7vTOCQgP9DmJGstuc6_5a6BgAJXngP0bLQ/viewform?usp=sf_link 

Full and Half Day Camps

Board game fun when school is closed! Full and Half Day Camps follow the School District of Philadelphia schedule. Full Day Camps run from 9am to 3pm, with drop-off beginning at 8:30. Half Day Camps run from school dismissal until 3pm. Aftercare is offered as an additional charge on both types of camp days from 3 to 6pm. We offer walking pickup on half days from Meredith, McCall, Nebinger, and St. Peter’s Schools. Similar to Afterschool, we spend our time exploring board games, working on cooperative skills and good sportsmanship, building friendships, and developing creativity. Registrations are open for both Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Full and Half Days! Youth must be between the ages of 6 and 14 (if you have a child younger or older than that who is interested, please email us).

Full Day Sample Schedule

8:30-9:00 Drop off

9:00-9:45 Free play

9:45-10:00 Group meeting

10:00-10:15 Snack

10:15-12:00 Exploration of board game mechanic

12:00-12:45 Lunch

12:45-2:00 Outside time at the park (weather permitting) or indoor free play

2:00-3:00 Free choice – games, art, game creation, reading, character creation

3:00-6:00 Aftercare (includes afternoon snack)

Half Day Sample Schedule

12:15-12:45 School pickup and walk back to Q&R from schools

12:45-1:15 Extra lunchtime

1:15-3:00 Free board game play

3:00-6:00 Aftercare (includes afternoon snack)

Fall 2022 Full/Half Day Camps Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScckrgRPubpF2k-YI1fYWQt8GJObL3dC6_i0INIl8deJHOeJg/viewform?usp=sf_link 

Spring 2023 Full/Half Day Camps Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexe2uGdrLFXtqlWrHIGC_sMX1HR54_uFKhlvS5646-H-fdHg/viewform?usp=sf_link 

Winter and Spring Break Camps

Join us for Winter and Spring Break Camps! Winter and Spring Break Camps are week-long full day camps, following the School District of Philadelphia calendar. Winter Break Camp runs Tuesday 12/27, Wednesday 12/28, Thursday 12/29, Friday 12/30, and Tuesday 1/3/23. Spring Break Camp runs Monday 4/3, Tuesday 4/4, Wednesday 4/5, Thursday 4/6, and Friday 4/7. We will explore board game mechanics, build friendships, work on cooperative skills, and have tons of fun through play. Youth must be between the ages of 6 and 14 (if you have a child younger or older than that who is interested, please email us).

Sample Schedule

8:30-9:00 Drop off

9:00-9:45 Free play

9:45-10:00 Group meeting

10:00-10:15 Snack

10:15-12:00 Exploration of board game mechanic

12:00-12:45 Lunch

12:45-2:00 Outside time at the park (weather permitting) or indoor free play

2:00-3:00 Free choice – games, art, game creation, reading, character creation

3:00-6:00 Aftercare (includes afternoon snack)

Winter Break Camp: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSduE6nWHD0laKjVG11EFWSa24QlsfroTs7L_vLqZoA3PGnOTw/viewform?usp=sf_link 

Spring Break Camp: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdlJdI9FIFtW4atCbGEgH2HMCK5uheY9JVRirP7GTU3qzfvsA/viewform?usp=sf_link 

Summer Camp

Ten weeks of board games, trading card games, and role-playing games! Join us for Summer Camp 2023! Each week we will learn different board game mechanics, work on cooperative skills and good sportsmanship, create our own games, and have tons of fun through play! Each week will include exploration of two board game mechanics, instruction in playing trading card games, and the opportunity to play Dungeons and Dragons. Registrations open January 2023. Youth must be between the ages of 6 and 14 (if you have a child younger or older than that who is interested, please email us).