Monday Village in South Austin
October 8, 2018-May 27, 2019
Human Potential Center
2007 Bert Avenue
Austin, TX 78704
“1299 CE; Pietro Gerra, the newly elected patriarch of Aquileia, announces his intentions to restore this once-great city to its former glory and to take over profitable trade routes recently lost by the Republic of Venice to the Genoese. Peitro Gerra calls on all skilled Peeps from far and wide to join in this noble venture! Land and Gold await all Peeps who answer this call! Let us seize this golden opportunity to establish Aquileia as the new center of trade, commerce and culture throughout the Mediterranean and the Orient.”
In Village 2018-19 we'll travel through time and space to imagine and create a village set in the Middle Ages, circa 1300’s; the land of kings and queens, knights and knaves, explorers and common folk. We'll explore the history, culture, science and technologies of this fascinating era, while building our own scale model village, enjoying hours of delicious crafting and running our own local economy and government. Who knows what adventures await us?
Village begins with the making of “Peeps,” tiny 3" avatars created by the Villagers (your children). Each Peep has its own personality and life story; Peeps will want a home, a new hat or a chariot, and the Villagers are eager to oblige them! But first a bank loan must be applied for (how else to buy building and crafting materials from the local, Villager run Trading Post?). Some Villagers may be entrepreneurial, starting their own businesses; others may choose a more conventional route and apply for a job at the Village Bank, Trading Post, Post Office or Accountant's office and earn a regular paycheck. There are many ways for Villagers to earn income and learn how to manage time, resources and money! Along the way, Villagers may discover the need for government. Will they legislate laws? Levy taxes? The Villagers themselves will determine everything, and there is just no knowing what turn Village will take!
Village is real life on a 1/24 scale, providing young people the opportunity to practice a wide range of real life skills within the context of a game. Village is about de-mystifying the adult world through play. It's about designing, building, crafting and problem-solving. It's also about collaboration, entrepreneurship, networking, personal finances and politics. Imagination rules and anything is possible!
Secure your child's spot in the 2018-19 Game of Village Monday Program by submitting the completed registration packet and your non-refundable deposit of $100.00.
Payments may be mailed to:
Game of Village Austin
c/o Cheryl Kruckeberg
PO Box 1875
Bastrop, Texas 78602
Peeps love to have multiple outfits, so we make them more!
An Ancient Roman peep in the Ancient Rome peep photo booth.
A villager introduces her peep to the Village.
Peeps love to party!
Settling into camp at the Rubicon Valley.
An Ancient Roman peep altar, or "lares."
Peep wedding attendants.