If you’ve got school or college-age students in your home, most likely, summertime is the time of year your whole family looks forward to all year long. For nearly three months, you get to set aside the homework, books, and PTA meetings to hang out at the pool and enjoy backyard cookouts and fun in the sun. But all good things must come to an end, and this is certainly true with summer fun. Before you start to think about backpacks and school uniforms, though, why not wrap up your summer fun with one last hurrah?


If you’re looking for a fun way to kick off the new school year and celebrate the end of summer, consider booking an Escape Frenzy escape room. Here’s why it’s the best way to celebrate the end of summer and return to school.


Preparing to Hit the Books

Whether it’s working on an advanced degree in Economics or waking up every day and plugging away at high school algebra, it’s hard being a student. It takes focus and determination to be successful, and for most of the year, your days are long ones filled with homework and study time.


With all of that studying, it can be tough to find time for any recreation, especially if you’ve got a student who is involved with high school or college athletics. That’s why it’s always a great idea to blow off a little steam whenever you get the chance and spend some time making fun memories before your days are filled with work. After all, you might not get a break again until Thanksgiving.


Break Out of the Ordinary

Summer is all about having fun and making incredible memories that will last a lifetime with your family and friends. In three months of weekend getaways, cookouts, and pool parties, you get the chance to reconnect with each other.


If you’re looking for a way to commemorate the end of summer and kick off the new semester, an interactive activity is a great way to spend quality time together. It’s much more engaging than a dinner out, where all parties are focused on eating. The same is true for a night out at the movies. When you watch a film together, everyone is silent and staring at the screen, but an interactive activity like a puzzle room gets everyone talking, laughing, and having fun.


Here are a few of the top reasons to kick off the school year in an escape room:


1.      It helps you develop a sense of team spirit.

2.      It gets everyone’s competitive energy flowing.

3.      It’s a challenge.


How an Escape Room Works

If you’ve never experienced an escape room adventure, you’re in for a treat. Your group will arrive and check in at the front. You’ll watch a short video that covers the rules of the escape room and then our game master will escort you to the escape room you’ve chosen where you’ll start your adventure.


After a short video introduction with your room’s back story, we’ll start the timer to count down one hour. You’ll search the room for clues we’ve hidden to unlock pieces of an interconnected puzzle. Your team’s game master will be looking on in case you get stuck along the way and need to ask for a clue.


After Your Adventure

After your adventure ends, you’ll have a chance to debrief with friends and family. We can also go over some of the clues you might have missed with you. Before you leave, we can take a group photo of your team to share on social media. Don’t forget to tag everyone on Instagram and Facebook! We’ll also give you a chance to purchase cards with a discount on your next visit as our thanks for playing with us.


Four Unique Experiences

Once you’ve finished your escape room, the fun doesn’t have to end. We offer four uniquely themed escape rooms to unlock with your team. And once you’ve completed one, you may find you find things you missed when you return to the same room!


Check out one of these fun themes:


1.      Pirate’s Revenge

Move over, Captain Jack! Set sail for adventure in our pirate-themed escape room. It’s all hands on deck as you and your hearties escape the doldrums and retrieve your stolen treasure from that scoundrel Captain Hawkins.


2.      Haunted House

When it comes to solving this spooktacularly themed escape room, if you’ve got it, haunt it! You’ll experience plenty of thrills and chills as you settle into the haunted house on the hill at Salem place and solve the mystery of the ghostly haunting. If scary movies are your cup of tea, this escape room will leave your team in good spirits!


3.      CSI

Calling all amateur gumshoes. If you’ve got a copper’s nose for crime-solving, our CSI adventure is your chance to track down crime boss Bugsy Milano and his wiseguys, slap a set of bracelets on them, and throw them in the slammer for good. 


4.      The Search for Atlantis

The ocean’s depths are filled with mysteries, and none is more captivating than the lost city of Atlantis. You’ll have one hour to find this lost city and learn its secrets before your oxygen runs out.


Celebrate the End of Summer in an Escape Room Adventure

Summer’s long days and starry nights are fading fast, and just around the corner are cooler air and pumpkin spice lattes. That’s why it’s important to take advantage of those final summer days before school kicks off again.


Whether you’re sharing a last hurrah with your teens or you’re ready to kick off the new semester with your favorite study partners, Escape Frenzy escape rooms are fun for all. Reserve your Twin Cities escape room by calling 952.941.9999, or message us online to learn more about bringing your group.