Quest & Quill

Creative Writing & Adventure for ages 9+

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Creative writing summer 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 summer camp 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.

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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.  Unfortunately, Quest and Quill will not be offered during the summer of 2023.   If you would like to see Quest & Quill as an afterschool program at your school, please let us know!

Program Details

  • Ages 9 to 17 years old

  • We welcome ALL campers to our programs. Read our Inclusivity Statement here

  • 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)