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: $35 per quest (Theater Quest is $70 for the two-week session.)

Space is limited to 20 participants per quest session. A quest may be cancelled if total enrollment does not reach 12 students.

Age groups are determined by the grade your child completed in the 2016–2017 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 Middle School

Gamers' Quest (Grades 5–7)
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Monday through Friday, June 19–23, 2017 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)
Location: Drop-off and pick-up at the Clarence and Jennie Moore Building.

Do you ever play a video game and think of ways to make it better? Do you wish you could prove that video games are actually learning experiences? If so, our Game Lab Entertainment Academy (Gamers’ Quest for short) is the place for you. Game Lab is a week-long exploration into the history of games, elements of game design, and creation of an actual video game. Gamers will experience the engineering skills required to be a game designer. Bring your 21st Century skills for a week long exercise in learning through video games (which you’ve known was possible all along).

Theater Quest (Grades 5–12)
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Monday through Friday, June 19–30, 2017 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)
Location: MVNU Chapel, Thorne Performance Hall. Please drop your child off at the Chapel for Theater Quest.

Do you have a flair for the dramatic? Do you feel at home on stage? Does the work that goes on “behind the scenes” interest you? Spend TWO WEEKS with Professor Ryan Long, Assistant Professor of Drama, developing skills in the dramatic arts (including acting, directing, stagecraft, and more)! Each two-week session will culminate with a live production presented for participants’ friends and family on stage in MVNU’s Thorne Performance Hall.

Cost is $70 for this two-week quest.

Survivor Quest (Grades 5–7)
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Monday through Friday, June 26–30, 2017 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)
Location: Clarence and Jennie Moore Building

Do you have what it takes to survive being lost at sea? Imagine crash-landing in the middle of the South Pacific. Adrift at sea, you and your team must navigate to find land, create shelter, collect fresh water, hunt and gather food, and much more if you are going to survive. You will investigate creative methods to keep your team alive with hands-on simulations. Put your math and science skills to the test while you learn how to survive being stranded.

Photography Quest (Grades 6–12)
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Monday through Friday, July 17–21, 2017 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)
Location: Clarence and Jennie Moore Building

Do you look at the world around you as if you’re framing pictures, even when you don’t have a camera in your hands? Do you wish for an expensive camera so you could take better pictures? If you have an eye for photography, you don’t need an expensive camera to take amazing pictures. Photography Quest will help you learn to take great pictures with whatever device you have. Bring your smart phone, iPod, iPad, or tablet and build your skills in taking and editing your photographs*. Participants can choose one of their photographs they take during the quest and we will have it printed and framed as a take-away from the quest. Instructions will also be given to participants if they would like to enter their printed pictures in the Knox County Fair.

(*participants must bring their own device in order to participate in this Photography Quest)