Innovative Camp Design

Where Innovation Sparks Learning

StemQuest’s Camp Design

StemQuest’s entire concept is designed to provide WOW experiences and PEAK moments for campers and parents alike. Our leadership teams spend the entire fall, winter and spring working on the smallest details to ensure each camper enjoys a summer camp experience never to be forgotten.

StemQuest’s Innovation Commitment

StemQuest is open to all kids. No prior experience is necessary. All skill levels are welcome. Our team of counselors and instructors pride themselves in their ability to scaffold lessons, activities, and instruction to ensure campers are moving at their own pace.

Regardless of whether a young child is attending camp for the very first time in StemQuest’s Mini program or is returning for her 9th summer and participating in StemQuest’s Senior program, our commitment is to:

  • Nurture the innovative potential in each camper.
  • Appease the body’s need to be active and healthy.
  • Encourage participation in new activities.
  • Build self-esteem and confidence with end-of-week take-home projects (physical or digital) that campers may share with friends and family.
That is why we challenge all attending campers to StemQuest’s Innovation Challenge.

ExerGames, Sports & Fitness

Sports, like STEM, is all about problem solving and the ability to make the adjustments.

The founder of StemQuest Summer Camps has spent his entire professional life dedicating time and energy working with children and teaching them the challenges and enjoyment of both Sports and Technology. Therefore, StemQuest Camps incorporates an abundance of team sports, tech-sports (ExerGames), and fitness/movement throughout every camp day.

StemQuest Campers Will Sleep Well At Night

StemQuest campers will sleep well at night after a fun-filled, action-packed camp day! We believe there is a direct correlation between the movement of the body and an enhanced capacity for the developing mind to innovate and create. Therefore, there is no shortage of daily indoor and outdoor activities and play for all young campers attending Camp.

Each day, campers participate in a variety of movement and play, from the enjoyment of traditional sports and games to StemQuest’s interactive playground (ExerGames) that uses lights, sounds and video to transform our multi-purpose rooms and gyms into engaging, immersive video games. All activities and games are team-based and challenge campers to either beat the clock or even their own counselors!

Our sports offerings include a fine balance between indoor and outdoor activities. Traditional indoor and outdoor sports including: GaGa, Soccer, Volleyball, Beach Games, Cornhole, and much more.

What are ExerGames?

At StemQuest we like to incorporate physical activities and movement that address the Mind, Body, and Social Emotional qualities of the child.

Mind

Our goal is to foster smart and curious children – all while engaging their intelligence and learning styles using compelling activities, tools and immersive experiences.

Body

StemQuest also believes that a sound body leads to a sound mind. Therefore we support health, sports, fitness and physical education leading to a quality active lifestyle.

Social-Emotional

Through our ExerGames, our instructors will facilitate powerful experiences to help develop confidence, empathy, self esteem, interpersonal skills, and anxiety and stress reduction, all which are crucial for the world we live in.

In Sum

ExerGames transforms traditional camp environments into immersive and interactive spaces using a vast catalog of purposeful activities and world-class audiovisual equipment.

Water Sports & Play

Summer is hot so we like to cool down with our weekly Water Days! At least once a week, campers will enjoy a variety of safe, enjoyable water games

The StemQuest Innovation Challenge

During each program, lesson, and activity our goal is to challenge StemQuest Campers to:

Be Visionary • Be Courageous • Be Collaborative

Be Determined • Be Reflective • Be Helpful

Be Visionary

    • Understand the “Why” behind the decision-making process.
    • Believe that ideas can turn into reality.

Be Courageous

    • Celebrate effort over results
    • Try new activities with a sense of enjoyment, not pressure

Be Collaborative

    • Ask questions.
    • Learn to understand others’ ideas and “why.”
    • Believe in the team.

Be Determined

    • Do everything with intention.
    • Watch, learn, practice, repeat.
    • Multiple repetitions.

Be Reflective

    • Ask questions.
    • Take on the challenge to improve.
    • Measure impact.
    • Accept feedback.

Be Helpful

    • Practice saying the words, “How may I help you?”
    • Adopt the “we” over “me” attitude.

StemQuest Innovation Process is Demonstrated Within Each Camp Activity

Set Goals • Ideate • Design • Create • Experiment • Evaluate • Redesign • Demonstrate • Share