QUEST summer camps moving to new communities
Joseph Blood, 14, of Jaffrey, Isaiah Hill, 15, of Rindge, Robert Papa, 14, of Rindge and Timothy Moreau, 15, of Jaffrey play drums during QUEST summer camp at Franklin Pierce University Tuesday afternoon. (MEGHAN PIERCE/Union Leader Correspondent)
QUEST stands for Quality Unlimited Education Summer Training. The camp mixes academics with fun activities.
The camp is for fifth to eighth grade students.
In her fourth year, Nicci said the camp has helped her stay on top of school during the year and has taught her leadership, responsibility and respect.She has also made friends.
The community has a lot of needs, but this need resonated with the Rotarians, she said.
“We’re just trying to make sure there’s no summer slide for those two core subjects,” Albee said.
Jaffrey-Rindge QUEST is a partnership between the Rotarians which raise $30,000 each year for the camp as well as run and volunteer at the camp, FPU which provides the location and some staff and the school district which provides teachers for the morning academic sessions.
“There’s a lot of volunteers that come in,” Albee said.
The school chooses the children who can participate based on who they deem could benefit the most.
It’s a model any community could emulate, Albee said.
“These are kids would be typically sitting at home doing nothing,” Albee said.
And club members are reaching out to other Rotary clubs encouraging them to start their own QUEST camps.
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