Quest & Quill 2017-02-23T23:35:53+00:00

Quest & Quill

Creative Writing & Adventure for ages 9+

Creative writing camp for kids in Boulder

Creative writing camps have never been so fun!

In the tradition of the ancient Norse Skalds, Quest & Quill encourages creative writing and the oratory arts within an Adventure Quest program. Participants can write about the stories unfolding in their quests, or about their heroic character, or any topic that inspires them.

We focus on the enjoyment of writing, self-expression, and the oratory arts and less on grammar, spelling, and writing style. Each session includes creative writing, Questers reading aloud a short excerpt of their writing, and then—for the bulk of the session—embarking on an outdoor quest. Questers earn powers and treasure for their writing that they can use in any Adventure Quest program.

Stories crafted in Quest & Quill may be submitted for publication in the next Adventure Quest: Stories publication. Adventure Quest: Stories is a collection of lightly-edited short stories submitted by Renaissance Adventures participants and leaders. For previous editions of this series, see our store.

See our Program Calendar for dates and details of upcoming Quest & Quill sessions.

Program Locations

Quest & Quill is currently available at:

Boulder County > West Boulder
MY SON LOVES QUEST & QUILL!!!!!!!!! Writing has not been something that he has enjoyed (seems like we practically need a crow-bar to pry out 5 tiny sentences for his nightly writing homework. Last week, however, he eagerly came home and wrote, 25 lines without any prompting. Seriously off the charts!! You guys are AMAZING!!!!! Thanks.
T.S, parent and research scientist

Program Details

  • Ages 9 to 17 years old

  • Small groups of six support close relationships and a meaningful experience

  • A new quest every time, customized by the students’ interests

  • Challenges develop physical, social, and mental skills. See our experiential education outcomes

  • Students are grouped by age, experience, and interest for best fit, when possible

  • See also Adventure Quest (if your child is more interested in the Questing than the writing)

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