If you’re thinking of booking Renaissance Adventures, stop thinking and start booking.
I’ve been with the High Plains Library District for over ten years, and that time has given me a pretty good eye for performers and programmers. Renaissance Adventures was more than impressive. Aaron was easy to schedule, he came on time, he was prepared, and the entire thing was wrapped up without a hitch. It was about as close to turnkey as programming gets, if that’s what you’re looking for.
That’s the business side of things. Renaissance Adventures has it together.
What you’ll find with Renaissance Adventures, however, goes way beyond professionalism.
When Aaron arrived, he opened things up and chatted with the teens as they filtered in. He took genuine interest, and in no time flat he’d created a safe, fun environment where teenagers were comfortable swashbuckling. That’s no small feat. Throw an average programmer in a room full of teens and the results aren’t always going to be pretty. But Aaron knew what he was doing, he was comfortable, and through friendly talk and some joking around, he sent the immediate message that it was okay to play.
I also saw a program that brought in the perfect level of physical activity. Our teens had a miniature adventure, a quest of sorts, and they didn’t just watch it happen or press buttons on a controller. They held swords (safe, sword-like objects, that is) in their own hands, and they engaged in something that kept them captivated. They got to do something physical, but at no time were they endangered or did I feel like our library was imperiled. It really was the perfect balance.
The teens learned a thing or two as well. They learned a little bit about stage combat, and they learned a little strategy.
I’m hoping to book Renaissance Adventures again this summer, and I’m hoping to book them for a longer program. Aaron described some of their offerings to me, and they sounded like excellent experiences. There’s learning, physical activity, a dash of nerdiness, and most of all, a TON of fun.
Do it. Stop reading this and book Renaissance Adventures.