Upper Elementary Summer Quest

Upper Elementary Summer Quest 2021

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 18 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 3–5)
Registration closed (12/22)
Monday through Friday, July 5–9, 2021 (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.

Art Quest (Grades 3–5)
Registration closed (18/22)
Monday through Friday, July 5–9, 2021 (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 (25/22)
Monday through Friday, July 12–16, 2021 (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!

Everest Quest (Grades 3–5)
Registration closed (1/22)
Monday through Friday, July 12–16, 2021 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)

Do you have what it takes to survive earth’s highest peak? Imagine winning a contest to earn a spot on elite Team Summit. You must overcome extreme cold, fatigue, hunger, and oxygen deprivation as you fight against nature to reach the summit. You and your team must plot a route, create shelter, melt snow for water, and tackle the elements 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 on Mount Everest.