We sometimes can accept campers whose age falls below the minimum required age. We ask a few questions to determine whether adding a younger child to the roster will be a success:
- Is the child relatively close in age to the minimum age?
- Do we have or expect to have other children attending that at the youngest end of the age bracket and do we still have room in our youngest groups?
- Has your child attended other programs of similar length? ( ex. if they are 5 years old and have never attended an 8-hour long day, they may not be ready to successfully participate in such a long program)
- Are the parents willing to pull their child mid-session if their child is struggling in a way that is taking away from the experience of the rest of the group?
Young Camper policy: If we can answer yes to the above questions, we will consider accepting a young camper into a program on a case-by-case basis. Parents need to contact our office team to discuss the pros and cons of their child attending. If their child does get approval to attend, our office staff will assist in registering the child to bypass the age restrictions. Finally, if we accept a young camper into a program and they are not thriving in a way that is taking away from the experience of the other participants in the group, we may ask that the child not continue the week. If this happens, there will be no refund or credit for the unused days.
Pack a backpack for your child with a hat for sun protection, a bag lunch with a snack, at least one filled water bottle (two for extended days), a light poncho, warm clothes (for Holiday Quests, as we are outside as much as possible even in the winter!). Your child should be ready with sunscreen already applied. Hiking boots are recommended and give more traction outdoors, but sneakers are adequate. Sandals and crocs are not acceptable footwear for this program due to the nature of the hiking trails. Please do not allow your child to bring candy or gum, pocket knives, electronic games, money, or anything of value.
There will be no before or aftercare available for the summer of 2023.
Until your child is signed in to our program, they are not under our supervision and we have no responsibility for them. Furthermore, all Questers are required to have an authorized adult sign them in and out every day unless the parent or guardian has given written permission otherwise (such as through the registration form).
While that’s certainly okay for occasional needs, we recommend that the child stay for the entire day and for the entire week that the quest is happening. Remember, Adventure Quest is an interactive story. Missing a few hours will mean that the Quester is out of the story for some time, missing out on crucial decisions! But then again, we all need to visit the doctor at some reasonable time of the day now and then…
Late Pick-up and Late Fee Policy:
There is a fifteen-minute grace period after the end of the program for signing out participants. There will be a late fee assessed for each child that is picked up after the grace period ends. The late fee is $1.00/minute for each minute after the end of the grace period. Parents/guardians will be billde for this time. For children whose parents or guardians have not yet arrived and who cannot sign themselves out, a staff person will stay with the child and make every attempt to contact the parents/guardians and all emergency contacts. In the event a child is not picked up and RA is not contacted to make special arrangements, then one hour after the program has ended RA will contact the police department and child protective services. It is our hope that RA would be contacted by the child’s parents in the event of an emergency that prevents them from picking up their children.
As you are registering for a program, you will be prompted to enter in your friend requests. If you would like to make a friend request after your registration is complete, please email our office with the details and we will enter the request for you. We make every effort to honor friend requests, but they are not guaranteed. Friend requests must be made at least one week prior to the start of camp and they must be mutual.
We usually don’t allow younger children to quest with a group of older kids, but on occasion, an older sibling or friend can quest with a younger group. Requests must be made at least one week prior to the start of camp.
Absolutely. If you are curious about what a quest is like, you may join in for an hour or so during the day. Please talk to the Quest Leader and the office about what a good day or time is for the visit.
Throughout the year we collect a large amount of items that are left behind by campers. We encourage you to write your child’s name or initials on clothing, water bottles, and any items that they might bring to one of our programs. If you believe that one of your child’s belongings may be in the lost and found, please notify our office staff promptly. We keep our found items at the office. RA promises to keep items in the lost and found for at least two weeks, and if there’s a name on the item, we will attempt to contact you about picking it up. After two weeks or several unreturned phone calls, the lost item will be donated to charity.
No, but they are helpful for the experienced Quester. Of the various books we offer, the Adventure Quest Game Book should be the first book to buy, as it is the essential book to play Adventure Quest. It describes all the standard Rules, Races, Paths, Equipment, Pets, and Powers. For the summer of 2023, we have placed a hold on selling gamebooks as we are currently updating the book.
Looking for a weekend experience with Renaissance Adventures? Our staff offer dynamic quests and fun games for birthday parties and special events like bar and bat mitzvahs on weekend days. Please see birthday parties and events. In the past, families have asked us to run multi-week Adventure Quest and “Power Quest” programs for their children and their friends on weekend days. If you are interested in having Renaissance Adventures run a Home Quest program for one or several weekends in a row, please contact us.
Tips are always appreciated by our Quest Leaders, but they are never expected. Our Quest Leaders are paid better than the average camp counselor.
When you navigate to the online registration, type in the email address you entered when first registering for our programs. Click “reset password,” and directions will be emailed to you. If you don’t remember the email address you used, contact the office.
No. They are owned by Artix Entertainment and have absolutely no involvement in our programs, as we don’t have any involvement in their online games.
We have found that many 6-year-olds don’t have the endurance to last all day long in our quests. We will consider taking 6-year-olds into our full-day program on a case-by-case basis. Please read our Young Camper Policy for details.
Online registration for each program closes at midnight the Thursday before the program begins (for overnights, it is a full week before the program). While we do our best to accommodate last-minute registrations, we cannot guarantee that there will be space available. If you register for a program or decide to change into or out of a session after registration has closed, there will be an additional $45 late registration fee applied to the price. It is best not to show up at the site on Monday morning expecting there to be space available. To register at the last minute (defined as Friday or later), you must do the following:
- Call the office and leave a detailed message with:
- your child’s name and age
- the location and type of program you want to register for
- your name and contact information
- Email us the same information to
We will contact you before 9pm Sunday evening to inform you if we have a spot for your child. Payment is expected at this time. Furthermore, expect to spend at least 15 minutes at the site filling out paperwork – you may be required to do so even if you have already filled it electronically. If this is the first time you are attending our program then you will need to register your child online prior to the start of camp so that we have the proper documentation to give to the Quest Leader.
Six-year-olds are welcome to certain camps and afterschool programs. We find that our full-day, 7.5 hour quests, are generally too long and tiring for most 6-year-olds, and therefore, we limit registration for 6-year-olds to our half and three-quarter day programs.