August was heating up, but our camps kept it cool with fun, friends, and... trebuchets?
Camp Quest Texas was swinging and flinging into engineering, campers got to build their own catapaults and trebuchets to see how simple machines can work together with physics to go farther than ever before. The campers got creative with engineering foil boats, making their own palm pipes, and arts and crafts. Getting down and dirty, the campers got to do some gardening and learn all about horticulture and how plants grow.
They decided to take the scenic route at Camp Quest Smoky Mountains when they floated in tubes down the river. The camping enjoyment went on with orienteering, learning survival techniques, and doing a great service project where they helped dig and clear a landmark swimming hole for the camp ground. Things got theatrical when they put on shadow puppet theater, creating their own puppets and performances.
Campers had some rip roaring fun at Camp Quest Montana! At our family camp for both kids and parents, they went roaring down the river doing white water rafting. Other fun activities that everyone got to make their own bath bombs, discuss evolutionary traits of local plants and animals on a nature hike, and make up their own creation myths on how the universe started. They went straight to the top on a mountain-side high ropes course and came soaring back down on hill-side luges.
Camp Quest Northwest put their hypothesis to the test in the egg drop, where they created a contraption around an egg to make sure dropping it a distance wouldn't break it. They got skeptical when the campers worked to figure out psychic predictions, talked it up when recording radio interviews, and got wet studying marine biology. Dissecting owl pellets was hands on, trying to figure out what sort of diets different owls prefered. » Read more