Engineer William Short brings to life the Viking sagas. Your child will embrace the scientific method, led by a world-renowned scholar, author and teacher. Guaranteed to delight budding scientists and engineers!


• A five-day, Monday to Friday program:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day

• Optional extended care:
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. $50 per week and/or
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. $95 per week

• Bring your own lunch at Lasell University

• Apply for our Counselor in Training (CIT) program:
Rising 10th-12th grade students call (315) 773-5673

• Limited to 10 children, rising 5-7th or 8-10th grade

• Scholarships available by calling (315) 773-5673

• $25 sibling or multi-session discount applies

• Share a referral coupon code!

• Child to instructor & assistant ratio is 5:1 or less

• Your instructor: William Short, Sc.D. engineer, author

William Short

William R. Short

Sc.D. Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
S.M. Electric Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
S.B. Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

William is the manager of Hurstwic, LLC, a Massachusetts-based firm that scientifically researches the Vikings, with a focus on their combat method, but with an interest in all things Viking. A special exhibit based on Hurstwic’s research in Viking-age iron smelting is now on display at the National Museum of Iceland, and Hurstwic’s book detailing the results of their twenty-year research program was published last year. William created training programs for younger Vikings both for Hurstwic and at the Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester, MA.

Program Curriculum

Learn about physics (mechanics), mathematics, experimental procedures, analysis of experimental results, and reasoning and logic using the study of Viking weapons and combat. And yes, we ensure that it is safe and fun for the young Viking in your family!

And this would not be complete without imagining life for a child growing up on a medieval farm. What values and beliefs were taught? What can we learn from archeological finds? What would it have been like to be a Viking? Their society, and their place in history is fascinating!

Why is Viking Adventures a good choice?

Your child will be taking a step back in time with a world-renowned scholar who has a passion for sharing Viking history. Physics, mathematics, experimental procedure, analysis, reasoning and logic are packaged with fun activities, challenges and games. We inspire the pursuit of careers in applied science and engineering!

Viking Adventures …expected to sell out!