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: $45 per quest

Space is limited to 22 participants per quest session.

Age groups are determined by the grade your child completed in the 2020–2021 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
Human Body Quest (Grades K–1)
Registration closed (1/22)
Monday through Friday, June 29–July 3, 2020 (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!

Nature’s Music Quest (PreK & Kindergarten)
(This quest is for children entering Kindergarten in Fall 2020 AND for children that just completed Kindergarten in Spring 2020.)
Registration closed (0/22)
Monday through Friday, June 29–July 3, 2020 (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.

Mystery Quest (Grades 1–2)
Registration closed (0/22)
Monday through Friday, June 29–July 3, 2020 (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.

Kitchen Chemistry Quest (Grades 2–3)
Registration closed (1/22)
Monday through Friday, July 6–10, 2020 (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)!

Astronomy Quest (PreK & Kindergarten)
(This quest is for children entering Kindergarten in Fall 2020 AND for children that just completed Kindergarten in Spring 2020.)
Registration closed (0/22)
Monday through Friday, July 6–10, 2020 (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!

Art Quest (Grades K–2)
Registration closed (2/22)
Monday through Friday, July 6–10, 2020 (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 K–2)
Registration closed (1/22)
Monday through Friday, July 13–17, 2020 (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!

Garden Quest (Grades 1–2)
Registration closed (1/22)
Monday through Friday, July 13–17, 2020 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)

Did you know pineapples are berries, peanuts are beans, and asparagus is part of the lily family? Did you know some plants like acid in their soil? Did you know that you can grow your own pizza? Come to Garden Quest to get your hands dirty with projects about different ways to grow food, helpful and harmful bugs, and a chance to create a mini-garden of your own to take home! We will be cooking, planting, and exploring throughout our week. You won’t want to miss it!