Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Life Changing
Middle School Summer Quest

Our teachers will lead your child on a week-long 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

Space is limited to 20 participants per quest session.

Age groups are determined by the grade your child completed in the 2014–2015 school year.

All quest sessions will be held in the Jennie K. 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

Quests for Grades 6-7

Medical Quest
Registration closed (11/20)
Monday through Friday, June 29–July 3, 2015 (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!

Minecraft Math Quest (NEW in 2015!)
Registration closed (18/20)
Monday through Friday, July 6–10, 2015 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)

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!

Gamers' Quest
Registration closed (21/20)
Monday through Friday, July 13–17, 2015 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)

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
Registration closed (20/20)
Monday through Friday, July 20–24, 2015 (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. Put your math and science skills to the test while you learn how to survive being stranded.

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