Early Elementary Summer Quest

Early Elementary Summer Quest 2018

Our teachers will lead your child on an exploration of STEM or art, discovering new and exciting concepts along the way! Move over summer school, MVNU Summer Quests are here!

Cost: $40 per quest

Space is limited to 22 participants per quest session.

Age groups are determined by the grade your child completed in the 2017–2018 school year.

All quest sessions will be held in the Clarence and Jennie Moore building on the campus of Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

Questions? Please visit our FAQ page.

More Questions? Contact Amy Dubusky 740-397-9000 ext. 3455 summerquest@mvnu.edu.

Quests for Early Elementary
Kitchen Chemistry Quest (Grades 2–3)
Registration closed (23/22)
Monday through Friday, June 18–22, 2018 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)

We all know that DIY (Do It Yourself) and Slime are all the rage, but why? The answer? It’s science! Join this quest to learn how ordinary kitchen items can be used in extraordinary ways and the science behind it all! Build your own “lava lamp”, learn the secrets behind elephant toothpaste, and make solutions that fizz, bubble, and explode (safely… don’t worry)!

Habitat Adventure Quest (PreK & Kindergarten)
(This quest is for children entering Kindergarten in Fall 2018 AND for children that just completed Kindergarten in Spring 2018.)
Registration closed (23/22)
Monday through Friday, June 18–22, 2018 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)
Location: Clarence and Jennie Moore Building - 2nd Floor, MVNU Campus

Have you ever wondered what kind of animals live in the jungle? Do you want to know how plants and animals survive in the desert? What is it like to live in the rainforest? In Habitat Adventure Quest we will study jungle, desert, rainforest, and arctic habitats, learn about the plants and animals that live there, and have loads of fun in the process. Join us for a week of hands-on learning and educational games that will bring habitats to life!

Prehistoric Quest (Grades K–2)
Registration closed (26/22)
Monday through Friday, June 18–22, 2018 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)

Do you ever wonder what the world was like when dinosaurs lived? Did you know you could examine a dinosaur’s footprint to find out how big it was? Do you know who paleontologists are and what they do? This summer we will discover the answers to these questions and learn more about the prehistoric world. We will learn about fossils, “hatch” dinosaur eggs, and excavate dinosaur bones from sand. Join us for Prehistoric Quest as we explore the world of dinosaurs through science activities, art, games, songs, and books.

Mystery Quest (Grades 1–2)
Registration closed (24/22)
Monday through Friday, June 18–22, 2018 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)

Do you like puzzles? Are you interested in secret codes and solving mysteries? Become a super sleuth at Mystery Quest! During our quest you will learn how to use your five senses to investigate and solve a new mystery each day. Polish up your magnifying glass and join us as we search for clues, learn to crack codes, and sharpen our problem solving skills.

Astronomy Quest (PreK & Kindergarten)
(This quest is for children entering Kindergarten in Fall 2018 AND for children that just completed Kindergarten in Spring 2018.)
Registration closed (25/22)
Monday through Friday, June 25–29, 2018 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)
Location: Clarence and Jennie Moore Building - 2nd Floor, MVNU Campus

Do you ever wish you could be an astronaut? Do you wish you could see an asteroid up close or create your own constellation? Do you wonder why Pluto is no longer considered a planet? If you want to take an adventure that is OUT OF THIS WORLD, you will want to join us for Astronomy Quest! We will learn about the planets, the sun, the moon, and the stars through experiments, hands-on activities, reading, songs, and games. We will even make and launch our own rockets! Sign up to be lost in space!

Weather Quest (Grades K–2)
Registration closed (19/22)
Monday through Friday, June 25–29, 2018 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)

Have you ever wondered why the weather is so crazy? How can it rain while the sun is shining? How can it be too cold to snow? What is the difference between a tornado and a hurricane? Join us as we explore why the weather acts the way it does. We will become meteorologists for a week as we use hands-on experiments and demonstrations to discover truths about weather.

Readers’ Theater Quest (Grades 1–2)
Registration closed (22/22)
Monday through Friday, June 25–29, 2018 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)

Do you ever wish you could be a character in the stories you read? Theater Quest will magically bring the words in stories alive on stage! Readers will be introduced to elements of the dramatic arts while strengthening fluency and comprehension of text through the use of readers’ theater texts. We’ll bring stories to life through the creation of props, costumes, and becoming characters on stage. Join us for a week filled with creativity and imagination!

Nature’s Music Quest (PreK & Kindergarten)
(This quest is for children entering Kindergarten in Fall 2018 AND for children that just completed Kindergarten in Spring 2018.)
Registration closed (14/22)
Monday through Friday, July 9–13, 2018 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)
Location: Clarence and Jennie Moore Building - 2nd Floor, MVNU Campus

Have you ever wondered how frogs croak or how bees buzz? Have you ever wondered why a robin or a blue jay sings? Join us as we explore these strange and beautiful sounds, the music of nature. We’ll learn about insects, birds, frogs, and fish, and sharpen our senses through songs, movement, simple instruments, and outdoor play.

Art Quest 1 (Grades K–2)
Registration closed (23/22)
Monday through Friday, July 9–13, 2018 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)

Did you know art can be found in nature? Did you know you can create art with things found outdoors? Join us this summer as we discover the natural world through the lens of visual art. We will investigate plants, animals, insects, and natural resources through the works of various artists, children’s books, and fun art making techniques. Come join us as we explore the natural world through art!

Ocean Quest (Grades 1–2)
Registration closed (22/22)
Monday through Friday, July 9–13, 2018 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)

Have you ever wondered about the animals that live in the ocean? Did you know the ocean has layers and each layer is a different habitat? During our quest under the sea we will research the characteristics and features of the ocean and the animals that live there. Join us for hands-on activities that will explore why the ocean is so important and how it plays a role in all our lives. Demonstrations, activities, and games will enhance our learning in science, reading, and math. Sign up to have oceans of fun!

Simple Machines Quest (Grades 2–3)
Registration closed (24/22)
Monday through Friday, July 16–20, 2018 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)

Did you know that the world around you is FULL of simple machines? Pulleys, screws, inclined planes, wheel and axles, wedges, and levers are all simple machines that give us a mechanical advantages in our everyday lives. We’ll become masters of simple machines in this quest, using them to complete STEM challenges while making work easier! Figure out how to lift a concrete block with only two fingers, move water to a higher location without a pump (or having to carry it), create a catapult to launch marshmallows across the room, and more!

Human Body Quest (Grades K–1)
Registration closed (20/22)
Monday through Friday, July 16–20, 2018 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)

Have you ever wondered how your body works? Where does food go after you eat it? How many bones are in your body? What makes your heart beat faster and slower? We will answer all these questions and more through the use of reading tools, songs, games, crafts, hands-on interactive activities and more! Come join us for this fun scientific exploration of the human body!

Art Quest 2 (Grades K–2)
Registration closed (24/22)
Monday through Friday, July 16–20, 2018 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)

Did you know that many artists don’t use paint brushes when they paint? Did you know that you can make art with movement and rhythm? In Art Quest 2, we will explore the elements and principles of art (space, color, line, shape, form, texture, emphasis, proportion, harmony, variety, balance, movement, and rhythm) through different art techniques. We will splatter paint like Jackson Pollock and create 3-D sculptures from our 2-D drawings! Every day will be full of hands-on learning through art creation. This is one messy quest you’re not going to want to miss!