Text and illustrations of BPRD™ © 2012 Mike Mignola
Official B.P.R.D. Training Camp (Hellboy Camp)
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Edgy Camp This camp is part of Trackers's Edgy Camp Curriculum where we explore challenging and complex concepts and understandings, all with a focus on fun and adventure. Please weigh well if this program is a good fit for your family. We also offer more mainstream programs.
Join the B.P.R.D! The Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense needs your help to defend humanity against various occult horrors and paranormal threats.
Recruitment and Training
Find out if you have what it takes to join an elite team of paranormal investigators combating the forces of darkness from all across the globe. We immerse you in tactical training of all forms, including survival in any environment (both earthly and non), martial arts and self-defense specific to praeternatural entities, hand to hand weaponry (we train foam swords, bows and more) and forensic investigation. All the key skills that every agent must have, plus you are steeped in the history of our Bureau and legacy of paranormal research.
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Recruits get actual field time during the entire camp. Learning is hands-on with essential survival skills such as shelter building, stealth and tactical and martial arts training.
Grade 5-12 Younger recruits train survival and field skills in local greenspaces.
Grade 6-8 & 9-12 Older recruits join us at Camp Trackers near Sandy, Oregon for a Sunday to Friday overnight. At Camp Trackers we investigate reports of dark figures and strange happenings at the remnants of the old defunct town of Marmot.
Not in Portland?
Check out our Hellboy camp in the Bay Area with Trackers Bay (Berkeley & Oakland).
Alt Camp Help Tell the Story
Are you interested in the arts of film and theatre craft? Help archive the awesome work of our B.P.R.D. trainees while setting the stage for all the "scenarios" of our Hellboy universe. Become a production crew and art department. Go behind the scenes to make monsters through costume and makeup while helping "produce" and document this program in our Film & Theatre Craft Camp
B.P.R.D. Training Camp
7:30am - 8:30am FREE Morning Pre-Camp
8:30am - 3:30pm Camp Session
3:30pm - 6:00pm Pre-registered After Camp Get extended camp to 6pm
Ages 11-13 & 14-17
Day Camp Location 4617 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Portland, Oregon Map It
Overnight Camp Location Sandy, Oregon in the Marmot Valley. This beautiful 40-acre woodland site includes the Trackers Homestead where your will find free-range chickens, milking goats, abundant wildlife and one of the most epic forests this side of Middle Earth.
Trackers is proud to partner with Dark Horse Comics to offer the officially licensed B.P.R.D. and Hellboy camps.
This camp is made possible through the generous permission of the creator of B.P.R.D. and Hellboy, Mike Mignola.
Trademark and Copyright
Hellboy and B.P.R.D. are trademarked (® or TM) and copyrighted (©) by Mike Mignola.
Bring a Friend
There is a 10% discount for friends registering together. Be sure to Contact Us to before you register and to let us know you want to be in the same Training House. Does not apply to the Super Early Bird Discount (see below).
Coming from Out of State?
Are you coming for out of state and staying for more than one week? We may be able to set you up with a host family. Contact Us to let us know your interest. There is an established administration fee for making these arrangements.
B.P.R.D. Training Camp includes
• 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