Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Life Changing
Middle School Summer Quest


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.

Age groups are determined by the grade your child completed in the 2015–2016 school year.

The location of each quest is listed in the description. Due to the unique nature of these quests, locations may vary across campus.

Questions? Please visit our FAQ page.

More Questions? Contact Amy Dubusky 740-397-9000 ext. 3455 summerquest@mvnu.edu.

Quests for Middle School

Theater Quest (Session 1) (Grades 5–12) (NEW in 2016!)
Registration closed (15/20)
Monday through Friday, June 20–July 1, 2016 (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.

The play presented in this session differs from Session 2. Cost is $70 for this two-week quest.

Survivor Quest (Grades 6–7)
Registration closed (10/20)
Monday through Friday, June 20–24, 2016 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)
Location: Jennie K. 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 5–7)
Monday through Friday, June 27–July 1, 2016 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)
Location: Drop-off and pick-up at the Jennie K. 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 (Session 2) (Grades 5–12) (NEW in 2016!)
Monday through Friday, July 11–22, 2016 (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.

The play presented in this session differs from Session 1. Cost is $70 for this two-week quest.

Photography Quest (Grades 6–12) (NEW in 2016!)
Monday through Friday, July 11–15, 2016 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)
Location: Jennie K. Moore building

Description coming soon!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)

Minecraft Math Quest (Grades 6–7)
Monday through Friday, July 18–22, 2016 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)
Location: Jennie K. Moore building

Can you spend hours mining and building in Minecraft? Do 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!

 
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