Upper Elementary Summer Quest

Upper Elementary Summer Quest 2020

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 Upper Elementary
Detective Quest (Grades 3–4)
Registration closed (0/22)
Monday through Friday, June 29–July 3, 2020 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)

Who doesn’t want to be like Batman or Sherlock Holmes? Do you like to solve crimes? If you are good at finding clues and can’t get enough of a good mystery, it is time to put your investigation skills to work at our week-long Detective Quest! Join us while we use real science labs to develop our forensic skills, follow evidence, and solve a crime! Each day will feature a new case to be cracked, providing the opportunity to follow a case, from start to finish.

Gamers' Quest (Grades 5–8)
Registration closed (1/22)
Monday through Friday, June 29–July 3, 2020 (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).

Survivor Quest (Grades 3–5)
Registration closed (0/22)
Monday through Friday, July 6–10, 2020 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)

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. Our week will be filled with team competition, but we can all win by getting off the island!

Advanced Art Quest (Grades 5–8)
Registration closed (3/22)
Monday through Friday, July 6–10, 2020 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)

Are you ready to take the next step in your art exploration? Join us for Advanced Art Quest! On the first day of the quest you'll get the chance to explore several different art mediums under the guidance of the quest instructor. You'll then get to choose a concentration (a specific medium/technique of your choice) to explore more thoroughly the rest of the week. The art instructor will work with you every step of the way as you develop your new skill. The end of the week will result in a one-of-a -kind art piece for you to proudly display in your home!

Geology Quest (Grades 3–5)
Registration closed (0/22)
Monday through Friday, July 13–17, 2020 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)

Have you ever seen a geode? Did you know some minerals glow under fluorescent light? Join us on a geology quest and explore the different types of rocks, the rock cycle, and the formation of minerals. We will be cracking our own geodes, growing crystals, exploring fossils, and learning about volcanoes, too. We’ll be using the stream on MVNU’s campus and the green space around us to spread out and gets hands on with our experiments. You don’t want to miss this quest because geology rocks!

Coaster Engineering Quest (Grades 5–8)
Registration closed (0/22)
Monday through Friday, July 13–17, 2020 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)

What does it take to defy gravity, even for a few moments? Explore the world of mechanical engineering as we examine sound energy, gravitational potential energy, friction, thermal energy, and wind resistance by creating roller coaster blueprints, parachute designs, completing ice road challenges, and more!