Where Was B.P.R.D. Training Camp (AKA Hellboy Camp) When We Were Kids?

01.24.12 5 years ago

Trackers Earth, Mike Mignola, and Dark Horse Comics are opening a B.P.R.D. (Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense) Training Camp for children aged 9 through 17 in the Portland, Oregon, area (which is also home to Dark Horse Comics, publisher of Mignola’s Hellboy comics featuring the B.P.R.D.). Registration is open now for the five-day program in July at a cost of $292 for the 9-10 age group and $398 for 11-13 and 14-17 age groups.

And check out what these lucky bastards will be learning, according to TrackersPDX:

• tactical training

• survival in any environment

• martial arts and self-defense specific to praeternatural entities

• hand to hand weaponry (foam swords, bows and more)

• investigation and forensics

• folklore & mythology

• potion and charms 101

• telepathy training

• gadgets of the occult: EMF detectors, polarized lenses and other paranormal investigative gear

• comparative analogy and physiology of monsters

• construct your own quality foam swords and training weapons

• meet the artists of the comic book that documents the adventures of the B.P.R.D.

• Bureau history and paranormal research

So kids these days have awesome Hellboy-themed summer camps they can proceed to not appreciate, and my neighborhood had “beat the smallest kid with sticks” competitions. On the bright side, I have developed awesome defenses to stick-based attacks.

[Sources: TrackersPDX via BleedingCool and TheMarySue; Image credit: tir-ri (Riikka Auvinen)]

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