Upper Elementary Summer Quest

Upper 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 Upper Elementary
Medical Quest (Grades 4–5)
Monday through Friday, June 18–22, 2018 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)

Does thinking about the medical field get your blood pumping? Join us for Medical Quest as we explore different careers in the medical field and try our hands at solving medical mysteries and diagnosing patients. We’ll have visits from local medical professionals who will give us a glimpse into the daily life of a doctor, veterinarian, and athletic trainer. We will take a field trip to the MVNU School of Nursing and see first-hand the type of training nurses receive. Through the use of remote video technology, we will actively participate in a live surgery as it is performed at Hillside Veterinary Clinic by Dr. Dave Dubusky. This is one experience you won’t want to miss!

Art Quest 1 (Grades 3–5)
Monday through Friday, June 18–22, 2018 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)

Are you interested in far-away places? Do you wonder what art is like on the other side of the world? Be an Art Traveler and discover diverse art around the world influenced by different cultures, places, environments, and biomes. We will journey around the world with various artists, children’s books, and art making techniques as our guides. Join us on an artistic trip around the globe!

Art Quest 2 (Grades 3–5)
Monday through Friday, June 25–29, 2018 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)

Do you dream in color? Do you love to create and make things with your hands? Do you let your imagination run wild? Join us for a highly creative, colorful, and imaginative adventure exploring the realm of modern art and artists. We’ll be venturing through the world of modern art exploring a variety of fun mixed media techniques and a wide variety range of artistic styles. Be prepared to fully engage in creative art making! Wear your artist clothing on this journey because you’re sure to get a little messy! Along the way we will be learning about the artist’s toolbox that holds the secrets of how art works: the elements of art and the principles of design. Art Quest 2 is the perfect adventure for the young at heART!

Minecraft Math Quest (Grades 3–5)
Monday through Friday, June 25–29, 2018 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)

Can you spend hours mining and building in Minecraft? Do you want prove to your parents and teachers that it can be educational? Join us for Minecraft Math Quest where we will spend the week exploring the connections between math concepts and the popular building game. Our work together will deepen your understanding of geometry and other important math concepts through group and individual challenges and problem-solving tasks that will require higher level thinking. This quest will use Minecraft in ways that will make math come alive!

Coaster Engineering Quest (Grades 5–8)
Monday through Friday, July 9–13, 2018 (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!

Sport Science Quest (Grades 3–5)
Monday through Friday, July 9–13, 2018 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)

How does a football player run that fast and hit that hard? What does it take to hit a baseball out of the park? How is a gymnast so flexible and how does a basketball player sink that half-court shot? Have you ever imagined how cool it would be to learn the science behind athletic movement? This summer we will explore the science in the sports you play. Each day we will tackle one or two sports and knock it out of the park with math and science information! We’ll provide the calculators and you provide the gym shoes for our Sport Science Quest that’s sure to be a slam dunk!

Survivor Quest (Grades 3–5)
Monday through Friday, July 9–13, 2018 (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.

Gamers' Quest (Grades 5–8)
Monday through Friday, July 16–20, 2018 (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).

Detective Quest (Grades 3–5)
Monday through Friday, July 16–20, 2018 (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.

Geology Quest (Grades 3–5)
Monday through Friday, July 16–20, 2018 (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!