Where the monsters are: Nerf Zombie Camp ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jessica Rinaldi for The Boston Globe Meet the kids who spend their summer battling zombies. Pictured, Nerf Zombie Camp director Brad Thibodeau got targeted by campers. Jessica Rinaldi for The Boston Globe At Nerf Zombie Camp, play is serious business. Pictured, Benjamin Tull, 13, (center) cheered before a battle. Jessica Rinaldi for The Boston Globe Inspired by Dungeons and Dragons and popular computer games, the camp organizes complex games that prompt campers to build their own multilayered narratives. Jessica Rinaldi for The Boston Globe The narratives are guided by counselors and junior counselors called “monster campers,” but they also unfold organically. Pictured, camp counselor Matt Tanner. Jessica Rinaldi for The Boston Globe "Probably one of the only reasons I have any leadership skills is directly related to this camp,” said Nate Streeger, 16, a monster camper. Pictured, counselor Jacob Small.