Summer Quest

Welcome to Summer Quest!

Summer Quest is a camp provided by Quest Academy designed to create memorable fun with friends. Our 6-week program will have your child playing games, making new friends, swimming, going on field trips, and much, much more! 

Ready for Summer Fun?

Summer Quest Camp is a full day experience from 8:30am-4:00pm with both structured and unstructured activities. Campers will enjoy arts and crafts, creative play on our playground, cooling water activities and exploring our 2-acre West Campus complete with a soccer field, basketball court, wetlands, walking path with nature facts, amphitheater, raised gardens, and a covered pavilion with bathroom access. 

Each week will feature a different theme with crafts and games, as well as waterpark fun at the Palatine Family Aquatic Center. Included in Summer Quest are weekly field trips to enhance the camp experience and showcase that week’s theme. We will be enjoying a feast and jousting at Medieval Times in Schaumburg, exploring the Adler Planetarium during space week, visiting Paulus Park and Spray Ground, cheering on the Schaumburg Boomers in July, swimming with the fish at the Shedd Aquarium, and having our final adventure of the summer at Funtopia. There are no extra fees for these trips, you will be updated about times of departure/return.

Weekly Themes!


Week 1 - Knights Week June 13-17, 2022

*Registration has closed for this week

Join us for a fun week exploring medieval times as we build castles, explore how catapults work and create your own coat of arms! We will also have our own adventure at Medieval Times restaurant.

Week 2 - Space Week June 20-24, 2022

*Registration has closed for this week

Space week will explore all things outer space. We will build air rockets, learn about the solar system, build star catchers and visit the Adler Planetarium!

Week 3 - Pirate Week June 27-July 1, 2022

This week we will build pirate ships, make gooey gold, have a cannon ball volley and enjoy a variety of water activities.  We will sail out to sea and visit our ocean friends at the Shedd Aquarium.

Week 4 - Sports Week July 11-15, 2022
Exploring sports will be the theme of this week, no experience necessary. Have fun playing balloon basketball, Frisbee football and paper plate tennis! Create your own baseball pennant and pine cone skier. We will be cheering on the Schaumburg Boomers on Wednesday, and going swimming on Friday this week.
Week 5 - Beach Week July 18-22, 2022

Beach week will be a wet and wild week!  We will play musical towels, sponge bullseye and beach ball volleyball. We will explore water colors as we create tropical fish and make our own mini surfboards. The field trip for this week will be at Paulus Park Beach and Spray Ground in Lake Zurich.

Week 6 - Superhero Week July 25-29, 2022
You will have the opportunity to create your own comic strip, Captain America Shield, play superhero dash and kryptonite crash. We will end the week with a trip to Funtopia for our own adventure!

Pricing & Registration

Summer Quest’s early bird special is $325 per week if you register by April 15, 2022. Registration on April 16, 2022 or later will cost $350 per week.

Procedures & Information

Arrival & Dismissal
Families should arrive in the main parking lot (Door 1) at Quest Academy for the first day of Summer Quest to check in. Families may be directed to drop-off and pick-up at alternative doors and/or West Campus for subsequent days based on location of activities.
Grade Entering
 Eligibility for Summer Quest are those entering Grades 1-6 in Fall 2022.
Field Trips
Some of our field trip locations may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend. If your child is not vaccinated against COVID-19, they will not attend Summer Quest that day and there will be no price adjustments or refunds.
Lunch / Recess

Students will have a supervised, designated time to eat and play. Students will be responsible for bringing their own lunch. Quest Academy is a nut-restricted campus and Summer Quest students should be mindful to bring nut-free lunches to maintain the safety of all participants.

What to Bring from Home
  • To ensure safety during COVID-19, two snacks and lunch must be brought from home.
  • Parents should provide sunscreen, bug repellent, water bottles, swimwear, and towels. Water bottles can be refilled on campus during the day.
Photo Policy
Quest Academy may take photographs of participants enrolled in summer programs. These photographs may be used in print, online, or in other promotional materials.
COVID-19 Policies
Quest Academy has been successful during the school year, remaining open to all students, fully in person. This has been accomplished by following safety guidelines directly aligned with the CDC’s recommendations.

Summer Quest will continue this process and refer to the latest guidelines recommended by the CDC. It is expected that the following guidelines will be practiced; if any changes occur, participants will be notified.

  • Maximum capacity of indoor spaces will be aligned with % occupancy as outlined by the current CDC guidelines.
  • Hand sanitizing stations and regular opportunities for handwashing will be available throughout the day.
Cancellation & Refund Policy

Quest plans all staffing and supply purchases for our Summer Camp program based on the registration commitments we receive so we hope to limit cancellations as much as possible.

 If Quest cancels a session of camp for any reason, you will receive a full refund for that session.

We would announce any cancellations made by us by May 27, 2022.

If you enroll in camp and your plans change, you can cancel before May 1, 2022 and receive a 50% refund.  Participant cancellations received on May 1st or after are non-refundable.

First Aid & Safety
All Quest Academy employees have been First Aid/CPR/AED trained. First Aid needs will be administered by summer staff as needed.
Contact Camp Directors
You may contact Summer Quest Directors during camp hours at the main school phone number: 847-202-8035. After hours, you may email Sharon Volny at sharon.volny@questacademy.org.
Summer Quest will utilize space throughout the Quest Academy campus including the main building, adjacent spaces in the plaza, and West Campus located across Plum Grove Road a short walk from the main building. Shared spaces will be within the guidelines of COVID-19 safety procedures, including maintaining social distance and sanitizing as needed.
In Case of Severe Weather
Quest Academy is equipped with indoor facilities to accommodate summer programming and should not need to alter a camp schedule due to weather concerns.