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 give less focus to 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 that will draw upon ideas created by the Questers in their writing. 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 Adventure Quest participants and leaders.

Quest & Quill: Online

Due to COVID-19, schools are out and we need to stay at home. In response to this, we are offering Quest & Quill online, via the Zoom video chat platform, to provide much needed education and creative outlet for youth in this unprecedented time.

Creative Writing Enrichment Program Quest and Quill: Online – Weekly Afternoon Program

Who: Questers (ages 9+)
When: Tuesdays – 3/31-4/21
and/or Thursdays- 4/2-4/23
Time: 2:30-4:30
Cost: $70

What: Each Quest & Quill session includes creative writing, Questers reading aloud a short excerpt of their writing, and then–for the bulk of the session–embarking on an online quest. This program is running alongside our writing and art contest, and is a great opportunity to develop writing skills to aid questers in the contest, while providing an educational program in a creative and supportive environment.

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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 9-17 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)