Programs

Summer Quest

"As the Director of Summer Quest, I work alongside our teachers and coaches to fill the summer with programs that challenge students mentally, physically and socially. It has been an amazing experience to watch our educators meticulously create, plan and execute their camps. They do an excellent job of creating an environment that allows for learning, exploration and fun!"
Collin McConaghy
Director of Summer Quest

Summer Quest Office Location

  • The Summer Quest office is located in Luck Hall, Room 112.  Summer Quest office hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Summer Quest will be closed on Monday, July 4.

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The summer months offer students of all ages a chance to grow and thrive outside traditional classrooms. Collegiate's Summer Quest program provides opportunities for youth and adults to have fun, learn and be challenged. We research the latest trends in an array of educational fields to ensure we are developing high-quality and engaging camps that serve as an extension of our School's mission. At the forefront of each camp are amazing teachers and coaches who love to share their passions and help our campers discover theirs.

FAQs

List of 11 frequently asked questions.

  • When will the 2016 Summer Quest brochure be available?

    The 2016 brochure will be mailed to the families on the Summer Quest mailing list in late January. The 2016 camp offerings and schedule will be available online in mid-January.
  • How can I receive a Summer Quest brochure in the mail?

    Please enter your mailing information on our online inquiry form if you would like to receive a Summer Quest 2016 brochure. If you received a 2015 brochure, if you attended Summer Quest in 2015, or if you currently have a student attending Collegiate School, you will be mailed the 2016 brochure and do not need to submit an inquiry.
  • When does the registration process begin for summer camps?

    Registration will begin for Summer Quest 2016 on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. The registration form will also be available online for you to download and print out. Back this year ... ONLINE REGISTRATION.
  • Can I register for camp online?

    Yes! We do offer online registration! A link for online registration will be posted on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. You can also download the registration form from our website.
  • Can I pay for summer camps with a credit card or by using a student account?

    Yes, we do accept credit cards. However, Collegiate families cannot charge summer camp tuition to their student accounts. We only accept credit cards and checks. Checks should be made out to "Collegiate Summer Quest" and mailed along with a completed registration form to:
    Collegiate School-Summer Quest
    103 North Mooreland Rd
    Richmond, VA 23229
  • My child does not attend Collegiate during the regular school year, but can he/she still register for the summer camps?

    Yes, anyone can register for Summer Quest camps. For the past several years, Collegiate Summer Quest has had a total enrollment of over 1,300 campers, and 50% of these campers do not attend Collegiate during the school year.
  • How does the deposit process work when I register my child for camps?

    Prior to May 1, each participant must submit a non-refundable $50 deposit for each camp that he or she is registering for. (Example: If your child registers for four camps, you must submit a deposit for $50 X 4 = $200.) The total deposit (if your child registers for multiple camps or if you have multiple children registering for camps) can be paid in one check written to "Collegiate Summer Quest" or online. The deposit is never refundable unless your child does not get added to the roster due to a full enrollment for that camp. The Summer Quest Office cannot reserve a spot for your child until we receive a $50 deposit for each camp that child is registering for. The $50 is a portion of the total tuition for each camp; therefore, if you pay a $50 deposit for a $200 camp, your remaining balance is $150. The remaining balance for all camps is due by May 1 for us to be able to continue reserving a spot for your child on the camp roster(s).
  • What is the "May 1" payment deadline, and can I still register for camps after this date?

    Yes, you can still register for any Summer Quest Camp after May 1, but many camps will be filled by this date.  When you register for a camp after May 1, you must submit the full camp fee due (rather than just a $50 deposit).

    Prior to May 1, you may reserve your child's spot on camp rosters by paying a non-refundable deposit of $50 per camp. By May 1, you must pay the remaining amount due for all of the camps your child has registered for if you would like to continue to reserve your child's spot on those camp rosters. If we do not receive the remainder of the tuition owed by May 1, your child will be removed from the roster in order to open up a space for any campers on the waiting list. (Many camps fill enrollment prior to May 1.)  

    The $50 per camp deposit is always non-refundable. However, if you pay your entire camp balance prior to May 1, you can request in writing (note or email) a refund MINUS the $50 deposit(s) for any camp(s) you wish to withdraw from prior to May 1. After May 1, the full tuition becomes non-refundable.

    The $50 deposit is non-refundable, but, if a participant changes his/her registration to a different camp, the remainder of the fee (less the $50 non-refundable deposit per camp) can be used as a credit toward another Summer Quest program.
  • Many camps fill their enrollments very early in the Spring; so, how do I know if a camp is full already, and how does the waiting list process work?

    If you are trying to register online and a camp is full the system will notify you that you are being placed on a waiting list. If you are placed on a waiting list no payment if required. If space becomes available in the camp your child is waiting on, the Summer Quest Office will call your home phone to see if you would still like to fill the opening, or if you would prefer to pass the opening to the next person on the waiting list.
  • Can I call or email the Summer Quest Office to "reserve" a spot at camp without submitting a registration form and payment?

    No, we cannot "reserve" spots at camp without receiving a completed registration form and payment; therefore, names will not be taken over the phone or via email to "reserve" a spot at camp prior to the Summer Quest receiving the completed registration form.  We must receive the completed registration form and a non-refundable deposit of $50 per camp prior to May 1, or a payment of the full tuition after May 1 for your child to hold a spot for a Summer Quest camp.
  • I have more than one child who wants to attend summer camps at Collegiate; so, do I need to submit more than one registration form?

    Yes, please submit a registration form or create an on-line account for EACH child who is attending Summer Quest camps. Please do not submit a registration form that has more than one child's information written on the form. Each camper needs a separate registration form. If you only have one registration form on hand, you may photocopy the original form, download another form from our website, pick up another registration form at the various front offices across campus or from the Summer Quest Office in Nunnally Hall or email the Summer Quest Office if you would like us to send you an additional registration form in the mail.