What do we do at
Summer Quests Day Camp?
Our day camp program includes all the adventure of our favorite stories and fairy tales, encouraging imaginative play and building confidence.
Every day, campers will be connected to nature, actively role playing within each theme, and enjoying a variety of creative and physical activities.
We don’t require our campers to stick to a rigid itinerary each day. Instead we prefer a more organic schedule, where campers have a say in what they do and when. This allows us to dive deep into any area that is of interest!
We offer a safe space allowing kids to express themselves openly and delve deep into the stories that fuel their imaginations.
• Encourage Creativity
• Explore STEM
• Teach Team Building
• Encourage Physical Activity
All campers are welcome into our program just as they are. We offer campers the opportunity to flex their autonomy and practice decision making with “Challenge by Choice”. We expect all campers to add value to each activity, but we understand that not all campers are created equal.
We encourage everyone to try their best and to stretch outside their comfort zone, when they are ready to try.
Your campers safety is always our number one priority. From sunblock and staying hydrated, to comprehensive staff training, we care for your campers as though they were our own children.
Summer Quests Day Camp is committed to providing a day camp experience like no other – and our staff has the biggest impact on a camper’s summer. Our staff are fun, friendly, and caring yet understand the importance of both safety and responsibility. We only hire staff that are committed to our Core Values and Philosophy – assuring that every camper has the best possible day camp experience. Because our staff spends each day supporting, nurturing, teaching and interacting with campers, they form meaningful relationships with our campers and each other.
Our program relies on the campers working together and we take special care to nurture the formation of a tight knit group. From creating a safe space on day one to exploring each others strengths and weakness, all the way to coming together through a challenge, and finally securing group victory! Your camper will enjoy the themed projects, but they will always remember the friends they made!
Taking a break from screen time leads to increased patience, independence, and creativity as well as reduces stress. Give your camper the chance to fully engage with other campers, staff,and nature.
Find your cubby and drop off your stuff. Take a look around at all the themed props and decorations! Keep an eye out for clues.....
After some time getting to know each other, we kick off the week's activities by creating a code of conduct. This enables us to redirect behavior when needed and ensures everyone is treated fairly.
Next we introduce our infamous mailbox. It is here that the campers will be introduced to the story, earn rewards, move ahead when they complete missions, and get help from other players in the story.
Once campers check the mailbox and find information about their first mission, they will be very excited to get started. So much so that we don't let a little rain get in the way of our fun.
Since we completed the challenge, we head back to the great room to get started on crafting our unique foam swords.
Next we learn some sword fighting techniques as well as the safety rules.
Campers find a comfy spot and fuel up for a fun-filled afternoon. After lunch we take a few minutes for Turtle Time - quiet time that allows our brains to refuel for the afternoon as well!
Campers decide when to check the mailbox and even though we were right there the whole time, somehow new mail showed up in the mailbox! Campers are thrilled to learn they earned part of the Treasure Map. Map pieces are collected and examined throughout the week. I hope we can earn them all so we can go look for the treasure!
After we examined the map piece and the note that came along with it VERY carefully, we head outside to learn a little about how maps work. Then each camper creates their own map,complete with a small hidden treasure, for their friends to follow.
We finish up the afternoon with some water balloon fun! A camper favorite is this water balloon slingshot which can send a balloon all the way to the other side of the building! I wonder if a new challenge has shown up in our mailbox for tomorrow.....