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Camp Pursuit Frisco Course Catalog 2018

Looking for Camp Pursuit Frisco Junior Edition 2018 for Ages 4 to 6?

 

Each Week of Full Day Camp (9am – 4pm) = $375
Late Registration = ($375 + $50.00)
Extended Option (8am – 5pm) = $75 per Family

To see detailed course descriptions and information about Frisco Camp Pursuit, click one of the buttons below!

 

Registration
Registration begins February 22, and is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Late registration begins June 4th.

Course titles and detailed descriptions for this event are included below.  You will be prompted to select FOUR (4) courses for your child at registration.

Click Here to Register

Hours
M-F 9am to 4pm* *Extended hours available.

Misc.
Pack a sack lunch for your child.

St. Philips Episcopal School of Frisco

6400 Stonebrook Pkwy, Frisco, Texas


Course/Title: Tinkering with 3D Printing

Description: 3D Printers have made their way into schools and libraries across the nation, but what are the full implications? Fashion, medicine, maybe bridge construction? From concept to sculpture to TinkerCAD creation, we’ll utilize Scratch to watch our vision for the future become reality. Campers will leave knowing how to create, manipulate, and print 3D objects.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Tesla’s Alternate Circuitry: Our World Reimagined

Description: In the War of the Currents, Edison and Tesla battled over direct and alternating electricity. Edison won that war, but 133 years later, we are realizing the full potential and possibility of A/C power. Imagine how the world could be different if WiFi had existed in 1885? Join us as we learn the principles of electricity, circuitry and superconducting while fabricating an alternate reality. It’s Steampunk for our wireless age.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: The Recycled Art of Life

Description: Reduce, reuse, recycle, and reap what you sow–especially when your trash transforms into beautiful planters for growing herbs and vegetables. This course explores our global footprint, prompting the artist and the botanist to positively impact the world around us.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: 3i Challenge: Invent, Innovate, and Improve

Description: Paper begets cardboard that we fold into boxes–add lenses and a phone then explore the Space Station. The cycle of invention, innovation, and improvement continues to launch humanity to the next level, and this course provides campers with the tools to create, rethink, and reimagine the world in front of them.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Culinary Concoctions

Description: The kitchen is the hearth of the home and also a hub of math, science, and art! From fractions to chemical reactions, we’ll measure with mathematics, whip and blend with physics, and (of course) enjoy our edible, scientific creations.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Deep Worlds: Marine Biology

Description: The largest animal on planet Earth bellows across five hundred miles. It’s call covers elusive pyrosomes, glass squids, bottlenose dolphins and underwater crop circles of love-struck pufferfish. According to the scientists at NOAA, we have explored less than 5% of our ocean. The purpose of this course is to explore the expanses of the deep by learning and applying the scientific principles of marine biology.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: The STEAM Team Saves the World

Description: The IBM supercomputer Watson has been watching the weather, and all the algorithms read: “Danger Ahead!” Rising oceans, earthquakes, heat waves, and lightning strikes–to name just a few.  We’ll need the power of the STEAM team to save the world. In this challenge-based course, campers will apply everything from geography to alternate power sources in order to harness the force of mother nature. Our impact on the Earth will be emphasized in order to inspire humanity’s only hope!

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Gravity Falls @ 9.8

Description: “What goes up must come down.” But is it gravity that keeps us on the ground or is it the warping of spacetime…is it neither?  Clocks that are on satellites in Earth’s orbit are running faster than the ones you and I look at every day. But how can that be!? In this “heady” course, we’ll explore and experiment with the effect of gravity. Students of science will enjoy the competing arguments and thought experiments found in quantum mechanics.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


→Click Here to Register Now←

Registration
Registration begins February 22, and is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Late registration begins June 4th.

Course titles and detailed descriptions for this event are included below.  You will be prompted to select FOUR (4) courses for your child at registration.

Click Here to Register

Hours
M-F 9am to 4pm* *Extended hours available.

Misc.
Pack a sack lunch for your child.

St. Philips Episcopal School of Frisco

6400 Stonebrook Pkwy, Frisco, Texas


Course/Title: Drones, Droids, and Superbots

Description: The work of the future is moving towards automation, and the role of the superhero is no different. In this course, you’ll construct drones, program droids, and conceptualize superbot technology “more powerful than a locomotive” in order to fight crime and save humanity.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Coding_Challenge.exe

Description: From entry level Scratch Jr. to advanced Python tuples–we bring the “how” and you solve for “why.” Camp Pursuit is bringing coding, and this year your level of skill is put to the challenge. You will need every finger flying to slap that code down and beat the clock. All levels of coders are welcome.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Edible Art

Description: Delicious decoupage; scrumptious sculptures– fondant that folds to not only look great but can be served on a plate. This course dishes up a fresh perspective on the culinary arts, intended for campers of all ages and skills. Beginning chefs will learn the basics of preparing, cooking, and presenting while more advanced culinary artists will find excitement in the more intricate creations.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Living in a Downsized World: The Life of a Mini Fig

Description: From the stone age to the age of experience, humans have changed and adapted based on their surroundings. But what about the tiny race of beings known as Minifigs? In this course, we’ll study geology, technology, culture (and more) in order to make inferences and build the hidden world of the minifig.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Superhero Survival Camp

Description: The most active Camp Pursuit class yet! Get ready to measure your speed, endurance, flexibility, and others superhero biometrics. As you learn about the way the body works, you’ll also stimulate the mind–visualizing the superhero you’re destined to become. Create workouts and focused practices that build the skills necessary to realize your superhuman potential.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Sci/Fi Physics: Space Knows No Bounds

Description: How much force would it take to levitate a boulder? What are the theoretical mechanics behind a lightsaber that can cut through metal? If you dream of “jumping to lightspeed” or using gravity assists to slingshot back to Mars, then join us as we think through and attempt to recreate some of the coolest physics of Science Fiction.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Be a #Boss

Description: Do you have dreams of pursuing your passion and being your own boss? Well, my friend, this means becoming a leader. A leader is someone who masters his or her own emotions; someone who shares a vision so clearly that it spurns others to action; someone who handles conflict, sees through short-term setbacks, maintains a growth mindset, and even understands the subtle nuances of a TPS report. In this course, you’ll gain lessons on how to Be a #Boss.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Capturing the Neuroscience of Creativity

Description: Grab your pencil and sharpen up those dendrites! We’re not just talking about creativity, we’re experiencing, practicing, and painting in such a way that unlocks our creative juices.  In this course, you’ll learn the theory behind creative flow and ways to harness your brain to produce new and exciting creations!

Brain Age: 1st-8th


→Click Here to Register Now←

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Eligible to Attend?

Any incoming 1st through 8th grader who is fueled by curiosity, loves to learn, and is hungry for knowledge and engagement. Some camp locations may vary. Please confirm a camp’s age ranges on its information page.

How much does Camp Pursuit Cost?

Camp prices vary by location. Part of the registration ($50) is non-refundable as it covers credit card fees, clerical work, scheduling, and ordering supplies. Find information on our cancellation policy below.

Is there any Financial Assistance Available?

We are proud and fortunate to have a close partnership with Education Unbound, a non-profit whose mission is to support high potential students in financial need. Education Unbound, as well as other generous sponsors, have pledged a certain number of full scholarships for each week of Camp Pursuit. Scholarships will be awarded via an online application process. The first scholarship application window runs from January 15 to March 1. Recipients will be notified by March 15. You can find the application HERE.

If you feel called to give a week of Camp Pursuit to someone in need of financial assistance, consider making a donation to Education Unbound. You can add a note to your donation indicating your desire for the funds to be used toward an additional Camp Pursuit scholarship.

Do you accept volunteers?

We love our volunteers, and they help our camp run so smoothly.  We accept volunteers between the ages of 14-17.  A volunteer application and sign-up form will be released in late March. When the volunteer application becomes available, a link will be posted on this page, on our social media, and sent to friends via our email newsletter.

What’s the cancellation policy, and are there any fees?

$50 from the registration cost is non-refundable.  Here’s the full cancellation policy:

Camp Pursuit Cancellation Policy. The $50 registration fee is non-refundable. In the event you must cancel your reservation, you will receive a refund as defined herein: Cancellation notice must be submitted via email to NuMindsAdmin@numien.com. Refund will be issued in the same manner payment was made. 100% of tuition paid (this does not include the $50 Registration Fee) will be refunded if written notice is received no later than four weeks prior to session start date. Cancellations received within four or less weeks of session start date forfeit full tuition. Cancellation requests due to illness or accident prior to the camp session start date require a physician’s written verification. Upon receipt of verification, we will issue a full refund. Cancellations due to personal reasons, etc. will not receive a refund. Camp participants who leave during a session will not receive a refund, regardless of circumstances. We reserve the right to cancel a session date if participation numbers are not adequate. You may select an alternative session date, or you may request a full refund of tuition paid. Cancellations of sessions will occur a minimum of four weeks prior to the session.

What does a class look like?

Each class has unique curriculum written by Camp Pursuit teachers.  Every class is taught by a qualified, passionate teacher who has been trained to work with a variety of students, including gifted & high-achieving students in mixed-aged classroom models.

How do we chose our own courses?

3 Easy Steps to Picking the Right Course

First, understand that all courses are open to all incoming 1st through 8th graders.  Some courses have a “Recommended Brain Age” which means that while your kid may be a 1st grader, he or she thinks about a topic at an advanced level.  For example, we have seen classes where a first grader and an eighth grader work side-by-side on computer programming.

Next, find out what your kid is interested in.  The whole purpose of the camp is to allow him or her to pursue individual passions.  This is not an academic prep camp; instead, it’s a testing ground to get kids fired up about careers or areas of study they normally wouldn’t be exposed to.

Finally, see if there are any glaring reasons why age could be a barrier.  For example, some classes require fine micro motor skills that just haven’t developed.  Don’t let this stop you, one of our co-founders put his 1st grade daughter in an Ed Emberly drawing course last year, and although her project wasn’t as refined as the other students, she loved the course and still talks about it a year later.  However, he didn’t put her in the Mythology course because he was uncomfortable with all of the “relations” those promiscuous gods and goddesses have!

Why should I choose Camp Pursuit?

That’s a really good question.  NuMinds was founded by a couple of zany, passionate educators who gather a bunch of excellent teachers together and try to come up with the coolest courses possible.  We also absolutely love what we do!  We have a time-tested proprietary curriculum model that we use for all of our courses, and we only hire the best teachers–plus we pay them the best we can.  We recognize that Camp Pursuit is more than the sum of its parts.  We love learning!  We put your child’s safety first and do our absolute best to ensure a smooth experience.  We have puppet shows and guitars and we write our own songs.  We see the inherent quality in each child and celebrate their individuality and uniqueness.  We built Camp Pursuit under the framework: “What type of camp would I have enjoyed as a kid?”  What else…did I mention the puppet shows?

How can I support what NuMinds does?

If you love what we do and want to support us, here are a few ways.  And thank you for even reading this far–you mean the world to us!

  1. Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media.  This helps us reach a wider audience and share what we do.
  2. Take just a minute to mention us to your friends.  No advertisement could ever replace the value of word-of-mouth.
  3. Ask your local school or PTA organization if they would like to host a NuMinds program.  Just put us in contact, and we’ll handle the rest.
  4. Volunteer at one of our events.  We’re always in need of help, and we’ll pass the savings on to you in the form of discounted admission.
  5. Send us your ideas!  Many of our ideas have spurned from everyday conversations with those who see a need.
  6. Provide a financial donation.  All donated money goes directly to course expenses–pencils, paper, supplies, etc.
  7. Thank the universe for all the blessings in your life, and then recognize the value of the very breath in your lungs.  Be happy and grateful–making the world a better place!

Do you have additional questions? Please send us a message via the Contact Us page!

Contact Us

→Click Here to Register Now←

About NuMinds

NuMinds creates engaging, mixed-age STEAM programs throughout the year. From full-day enrichment events, to week-long academic camps, and dynamic training for both parents and teachers, we strive to fuel the “Edvolution” in thinking and learning for the 21st century.

Brilliant young minds don’t always get all the intellectual nutrition they need from their daily diet of school and extra-curriculars. Our co-founders were driven by the vision that NuMinds could provide a layer of enrichment beyond the school day, where real, inspired learning creates the conditions for lifelong curiosity and self-development:

Real ​– our programs extend beyond basic academic needs into the realm of enrichment, where a learner’s authentic engagement with ideas, processes and products is paramount.

Inspired​ –our programs derive from our own sense of inspiration and are focused on developing a learner’s own passions and interests.

Learning​ –our programs provide new knowledge, insight and wisdom that is valuable to the learner’s and the    world’s development and advancement.

About Camp Pursuit

Camp Pursuit is the only high-achievement day camp comprised of mixed-age, S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Humanities, Mathematics) classes for incoming 1st – 8th graders.  Students get to build their own summer camp by choosing FOUR COURSES of study for each week.  Each class has unique curriculum written by Camp Pursuit teachers.  Every class is taught by a certified, experienced teacher who has been trained to work with gifted & high-achieving students–including mixed-aged classroom models.  To give a better picture, here’s a sample schedule:

How do we choose our own courses? ​ There are 3 Easy Steps to picking the right course:

  1. First, know all courses are open to all incoming 1st through 8th graders. Some courses have a “Recommended Brain Age” which means that while your kid may be a 1st grader, he or she thinks about a topic at an advanced level.  For example, we have seen classes where a first grader and an eighth grader work side-by-side on computer programming.
  2. Next, find out what your kid is interested in. The whole purpose of the camp is to allow him or her to pursue individual passions.  This is not an academic prep camp; instead, it’s a testing ground to get kids fired up about careers or areas of study they normally wouldn’t be exposed to.
  3. Finally, see if there are any glaring reasons why age could be a barrier. For example, some classes require fine micro motor skills that just haven’t developed.  Don’t let this stop you, one of our co-founders put his 1st grade daughter in an Ed Emberly drawing course last year, and although her project wasn’t as refined as the other students, she loved the course and still talks about it a year later.  However, he didn’t put her in the Mythology course because he was ​ ​uncomfortable with all of the “relations” those promiscuous gods and goddesses have!

Camp Pursuit Cancellation Policy.​  The $50 registration fee is non-refundable.  In the event you must cancel your reservation, you will receive a refund as defined herein: Cancellation notice must be submitted via email to

NuMindsAdmin@numien.com.  Refund will be issued in the same manner payment was made.  100% of tuition paid (this does not include the $50 Registration Fee) will be refunded if written notice is received no later than four weeks prior to session start date.  Cancellations received within four or less weeks of session start date forfeit full tuition. Cancellation requests due to illness or accident prior to the camp session start date require a physician’s written verification. Upon receipt of verification, we will issue a full refund of tuition paid (not including the $50 registration fee).  Cancellations due to personal reasons, etc. will not receive a refund.  Camp participants who leave during a session will not receive a refund, regardless of circumstances.  We reserve the right to cancel a session date if participation numbers are not adequate. In the event of cancelled course, you will be notified four weeks prior to the camp start date.  You may select an alternative session date, or you may request a full refund.

 

To see detailed course descriptions and information about Frisco Camp Pursuit, click one of the buttons below!

Already have 4 courses picked out for your camper(s)?

 Click Here to Register

 

Registration
Registration begins February 22, and is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Late registration begins June 4th.

Course titles and detailed descriptions for this event are included below.  You will be prompted to select FOUR (4) courses for your child at registration.

Click Here to Register

Hours
M-F 9am to 4pm* *Extended hours available.

Misc.
Pack a sack lunch for your child.

St. Philips Episcopal School of Frisco

6400 Stonebrook Pkwy, Frisco, Texas


Course/Title: Tinkering with 3D Printing

Description: 3D Printers have made their way into schools and libraries across the nation, but what are the full implications? Fashion, medicine, maybe bridge construction? From concept to sculpture to TinkerCAD creation, we’ll utilize Scratch to watch our vision for the future become reality. Campers will leave knowing how to create, manipulate, and print 3D objects.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Tesla’s Alternate Circuitry: Our World Reimagined

Description: In the War of the Currents, Edison and Tesla battled over direct and alternating electricity. Edison won that war, but 133 years later, we are realizing the full potential and possibility of A/C power. Imagine how the world could be different if WiFi had existed in 1885? Join us as we learn the principles of electricity, circuitry and superconducting while fabricating an alternate reality. It’s Steampunk for our wireless age.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: The Recycled Art of Life

Description: Reduce, reuse, recycle, and reap what you sow–especially when your trash transforms into beautiful planters for growing herbs and vegetables. This course explores our global footprint, prompting the artist and the botanist to positively impact the world around us.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: 3i Challenge: Invent, Innovate, and Improve

Description: Paper begets cardboard that we fold into boxes–add lenses and a phone then explore the Space Station. The cycle of invention, innovation, and improvement continues to launch humanity to the next level, and this course provides campers with the tools to create, rethink, and reimagine the world in front of them.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Culinary Concoctions

Description: The kitchen is the hearth of the home and also a hub of math, science, and art! From fractions to chemical reactions, we’ll measure with mathematics, whip and blend with physics, and (of course) enjoy our edible, scientific creations.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Deep Worlds: Marine Biology

Description: The largest animal on planet Earth bellows across five hundred miles. It’s call covers elusive pyrosomes, glass squids, bottlenose dolphins and underwater crop circles of love-struck pufferfish. According to the scientists at NOAA, we have explored less than 5% of our ocean. The purpose of this course is to explore the expanses of the deep by learning and applying the scientific principles of marine biology.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: The STEAM Team Saves the World

Description: The IBM supercomputer Watson has been watching the weather, and all the algorithms read: “Danger Ahead!” Rising oceans, earthquakes, heat waves, and lightning strikes–to name just a few.  We’ll need the power of the STEAM team to save the world. In this challenge-based course, campers will apply everything from geography to alternate power sources in order to harness the force of mother nature. Our impact on the Earth will be emphasized in order to inspire humanity’s only hope!

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Gravity Falls @ 9.8

Description: “What goes up must come down.” But is it gravity that keeps us on the ground or is it the warping of spacetime…is it neither?  Clocks that are on satellites in Earth’s orbit are running faster than the ones you and I look at every day. But how can that be!? In this “heady” course, we’ll explore and experiment with the effect of gravity. Students of science will enjoy the competing arguments and thought experiments found in quantum mechanics.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


→Click Here to Register Now←

Registration
Registration begins February 22, and is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Late registration begins June 4th.

Course titles and detailed descriptions for this event are included below.  You will be prompted to select FOUR (4) courses for your child at registration.

Click Here to Register

Hours
M-F 9am to 4pm* *Extended hours available.

Misc.
Pack a sack lunch for your child.

St. Philips Episcopal School of Frisco

6400 Stonebrook Pkwy, Frisco, Texas


Course/Title: Drones, Droids, and Superbots

Description: The work of the future is moving towards automation, and the role of the superhero is no different. In this course, you’ll construct drones, program droids, and conceptualize superbot technology “more powerful than a locomotive” in order to fight crime and save humanity.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Coding_Challenge.exe

Description: From entry level Scratch Jr. to advanced Python tuples–we bring the “how” and you solve for “why.” Camp Pursuit is bringing coding, and this year your level of skill is put to the challenge. You will need every finger flying to slap that code down and beat the clock. All levels of coders are welcome.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Edible Art

Description: Delicious decoupage; scrumptious sculptures– fondant that folds to not only look great but can be served on a plate. This course dishes up a fresh perspective on the culinary arts, intended for campers of all ages and skills. Beginning chefs will learn the basics of preparing, cooking, and presenting while more advanced culinary artists will find excitement in the more intricate creations.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Living in a Downsized World: The Life of a Mini Fig

Description: From the stone age to the age of experience, humans have changed and adapted based on their surroundings. But what about the tiny race of beings known as Minifigs? In this course, we’ll study geology, technology, culture (and more) in order to make inferences and build the hidden world of the minifig.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Superhero Survival Camp

Description: The most active Camp Pursuit class yet! Get ready to measure your speed, endurance, flexibility, and others superhero biometrics. As you learn about the way the body works, you’ll also stimulate the mind–visualizing the superhero you’re destined to become. Create workouts and focused practices that build the skills necessary to realize your superhuman potential.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Sci/Fi Physics: Space Knows No Bounds

Description: How much force would it take to levitate a boulder? What are the theoretical mechanics behind a lightsaber that can cut through metal? If you dream of “jumping to lightspeed” or using gravity assists to slingshot back to Mars, then join us as we think through and attempt to recreate some of the coolest physics of Science Fiction.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Be a #Boss

Description: Do you have dreams of pursuing your passion and being your own boss? Well, my friend, this means becoming a leader. A leader is someone who masters his or her own emotions; someone who shares a vision so clearly that it spurns others to action; someone who handles conflict, sees through short-term setbacks, maintains a growth mindset, and even understands the subtle nuances of a TPS report. In this course, you’ll gain lessons on how to Be a #Boss.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Capturing the Neuroscience of Creativity

Description: Grab your pencil and sharpen up those dendrites! We’re not just talking about creativity, we’re experiencing, practicing, and painting in such a way that unlocks our creative juices.  In this course, you’ll learn the theory behind creative flow and ways to harness your brain to produce new and exciting creations!

Brain Age: 1st-8th


→Click Here to Register Now←

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Eligible to Attend?

Any incoming 1st through 8th grader who is fueled by curiosity, loves to learn, and is hungry for knowledge and engagement. Some camp locations may vary. Please confirm a camp’s age ranges on its information page.

How much does Camp Pursuit Cost?

Camp prices vary by location. Part of the registration ($50) is non-refundable as it covers credit card fees, clerical work, scheduling, and ordering supplies. Find information on our cancellation policy below.

Is there any Financial Assistance Available?

We are proud and fortunate to have a close partnership with Education Unbound, a non-profit whose mission is to support high potential students in financial need. Education Unbound, as well as other generous sponsors, have pledged a certain number of full scholarships for each week of Camp Pursuit. Scholarships will be awarded via an online application process. The first scholarship application window runs from January 15 to March 1. Recipients will be notified by March 15. You can find the application HERE.

If you feel called to give a week of Camp Pursuit to someone in need of financial assistance, consider making a donation to Education Unbound. You can add a note to your donation indicating your desire for the funds to be used toward an additional Camp Pursuit scholarship.

Do you accept volunteers?

We love our volunteers, and they help our camp run so smoothly.  We accept volunteers between the ages of 14-17.  A volunteer application and sign-up form will be released in late March. When the volunteer application becomes available, a link will be posted on this page, on our social media, and sent to friends via our email newsletter.

What’s the cancellation policy, and are there any fees?

$50 from the registration cost is non-refundable.  Here’s the full cancellation policy:

Camp Pursuit Cancellation Policy. The $50 registration fee is non-refundable. In the event you must cancel your reservation, you will receive a refund as defined herein: Cancellation notice must be submitted via email to NuMindsAdmin@numien.com. Refund will be issued in the same manner payment was made. 100% of tuition paid (this does not include the $50 Registration Fee) will be refunded if written notice is received no later than four weeks prior to session start date. Cancellations received within four or less weeks of session start date forfeit full tuition. Cancellation requests due to illness or accident prior to the camp session start date require a physician’s written verification. Upon receipt of verification, we will issue a full refund. Cancellations due to personal reasons, etc. will not receive a refund. Camp participants who leave during a session will not receive a refund, regardless of circumstances. We reserve the right to cancel a session date if participation numbers are not adequate. You may select an alternative session date, or you may request a full refund of tuition paid. Cancellations of sessions will occur a minimum of four weeks prior to the session.

What does a class look like?

Each class has unique curriculum written by Camp Pursuit teachers.  Every class is taught by a qualified, passionate teacher who has been trained to work with a variety of students, including gifted & high-achieving students in mixed-aged classroom models.

How do we chose our own courses?

3 Easy Steps to Picking the Right Course

First, understand that all courses are open to all incoming 1st through 8th graders.  Some courses have a “Recommended Brain Age” which means that while your kid may be a 1st grader, he or she thinks about a topic at an advanced level.  For example, we have seen classes where a first grader and an eighth grader work side-by-side on computer programming.

Next, find out what your kid is interested in.  The whole purpose of the camp is to allow him or her to pursue individual passions.  This is not an academic prep camp; instead, it’s a testing ground to get kids fired up about careers or areas of study they normally wouldn’t be exposed to.

Finally, see if there are any glaring reasons why age could be a barrier.  For example, some classes require fine micro motor skills that just haven’t developed.  Don’t let this stop you, one of our co-founders put his 1st grade daughter in an Ed Emberly drawing course last year, and although her project wasn’t as refined as the other students, she loved the course and still talks about it a year later.  However, he didn’t put her in the Mythology course because he was uncomfortable with all of the “relations” those promiscuous gods and goddesses have!

Why should I choose Camp Pursuit?

That’s a really good question.  NuMinds was founded by a couple of zany, passionate educators who gather a bunch of excellent teachers together and try to come up with the coolest courses possible.  We also absolutely love what we do!  We have a time-tested proprietary curriculum model that we use for all of our courses, and we only hire the best teachers–plus we pay them the best we can.  We recognize that Camp Pursuit is more than the sum of its parts.  We love learning!  We put your child’s safety first and do our absolute best to ensure a smooth experience.  We have puppet shows and guitars and we write our own songs.  We see the inherent quality in each child and celebrate their individuality and uniqueness.  We built Camp Pursuit under the framework: “What type of camp would I have enjoyed as a kid?”  What else…did I mention the puppet shows?

How can I support what NuMinds does?

If you love what we do and want to support us, here are a few ways.  And thank you for even reading this far–you mean the world to us!

  1. Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media.  This helps us reach a wider audience and share what we do.
  2. Take just a minute to mention us to your friends.  No advertisement could ever replace the value of word-of-mouth.
  3. Ask your local school or PTA organization if they would like to host a NuMinds program.  Just put us in contact, and we’ll handle the rest.
  4. Volunteer at one of our events.  We’re always in need of help, and we’ll pass the savings on to you in the form of discounted admission.
  5. Send us your ideas!  Many of our ideas have spurned from everyday conversations with those who see a need.
  6. Provide a financial donation.  All donated money goes directly to course expenses–pencils, paper, supplies, etc.
  7. Thank the universe for all the blessings in your life, and then recognize the value of the very breath in your lungs.  Be happy and grateful–making the world a better place!

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