North Dallas CP2018

Camp Pursuit North Dallas Course Catalog 2018

 

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

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

 

Registration
Registration begins February 15, and is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Late registration begins June 4.

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.

14115 Hillcrest Rd, Dallas, TX 75254


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: Crossing the Parallel: 3-Dimensional Art

Description: Pull your creation off the page and create the actual by utilizing sculpture, digital modeling and even 3D Printing. In this course, we’ll provide the inspiration and curiosity to fuel your artistic passions–pushing through the 2nd dimension and calling upon the endless possibilities of the Z axis.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Engineering Futuristic Fun

Description: Where are the hoverboards, podracers, and wrestling robots? We’re ready, Player One, so please come engineer the games of the future. In this course, you’ll explore various future technologies and their application to possible competitive events and sports. Come dream and design the next chapter of future fun.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Forensic Food Detectives

Description: Join us, Sherlocks of sustenance, as we uncover the secrets of food–from composition to ingestion. What’s in the food we eat, and what part do the usual suspects, like riboflavin and calciferol, play in this great mystery?  You’ll analyze tomato splatter trajectory to tell us who started the food fight, and maybe even drink the evidence!  

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Odd Couples of the Animal Kingdom

Description: The tortoise and the rhino; the leopard and the yellow lab…it’s sounds like a fable, but we’re exploring real odd couples from the animal kingdom.  In this course, we’ll “awww” at the cuteness and then begin to unpack the science behind animal symbiosis. Imprinting, empathy, pheromones? We’ll put on our storyteller hats as we create our own fables. It’s ligers and tygons and pizzlies, oh my!

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: DNA: The Muscle of Human Intellect

Description: A single droplet of DNA has the capacity to store 14,000 Blu-ray movies. We can splice it, replicate it, and even make smiley face DNA origami out of it. In this course, we’ll explore this amazing building block of life–including the work of CRISPR, medical application, and even bioluminescent pigs.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


→Click Here to Register Now←

Registration
Registration begins February 15, and is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Late registration begins June 11.

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.

14115 Hillcrest Rd, Dallas, TX 75254


Course/Title: Where the Screen Ends: Augmented & Virtual Reality

Description: Technology allows us to explore new worlds and create alternate realities–places that exist somewhere beyond the screen. In this course, we’ll laugh with Shel Silverstein, create like Glen Kleane, and travel into worlds unseen in the spirit of quirky Ms. Frizzle.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: App Development Challenge

Description: Using the open platform from MIT, coders of all skill levels will utilize App Inventor to visualize and make their own apps. With Scratch, newcomers to the world of coding will make responsive programs while the more advanced coder will enjoy the challenge of game development. All of the apps can be run on any web-enabled computer and even installed on Android devices.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Stop Motion Movie Making

Description: From Gumby to Kubo and the Two Strings, stop motion is the illusion of making everyday objects come to life. This course begins with the fascinating history of stop-motion–from thaumatrope to kinetoscope, and quickly dives into today’s more advanced techniques. This hands-on course will test both persistence and “persistence of vision” as you create amazing stop motion movie magic.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Godzilla’s Villa: An Engineering Challenge of Monstrous Proportions

Description: Godzilla has been around for 60 years, and in every movie he (or she) attacks and eats and burns and… enough already!  It is time to embrace the race of giant lizards and get cracking on co-inhabiting.  In this course, you will explore the factual habitats of lizards, the fiction of famous monsters, and blend the two to create a city worthy of welcoming our not-so-ferocious friend.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Chef Jr.

Description: Inspired by the young culinary prodigies on shows like Chopped Junior and Kids’ Baking Champion, NuMinds is creating their own version for this year’s summer camp. Novice chefs will learn easy-to-make recipes while more advanced gastronomes will be challenged to balance the palate.  All dishes are guaranteed to be spiced with Science.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Mysterious Islands of the Pacific

Description: Saltwater crocodiles and chocolate hills; lakes in volcanoes with volcanoes in those lakes. There are over 25 thousand islands in the Pacific, and this course explores both the mystery and geography of some of the coolest!  Campers will have a chance to get hands on through recreations and visual speculations. Of course, no study of the Pacific rim would be complete without volcanic explosions…Krakatoa, anyone?

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Newton’s Laws of NERF

Description: Ready? “Every object at rest…” Aim. “…tends to stay at rest…” Fire! “…unless acted on by a flying NERF gun dart.”  It’s not exactly the Principia Mathematica, but we’re sure if Newton were alive, he would enjoy the lessons embedded within awesome NERF guns.  Get ready to set your trajectory to compensate for the curvature of the Earth as we science these toys beyond the ballistics.

Note: Students will be shooting NERF toy guns as part of controlled experiments and labs. There is a zero-tolerance policy for aiming and/or shooting at other campers.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Throne Room of Olympus Revealed

Description: The Greeks reasoned that their gods feasted, reclined, and otherwise resided in an opulent palace that was guarded from mortal view atop the cloud-covered Mt. Olympus. What did the throne room look like? What materials were used in its construction? How were the gods positioned in relation to Zeus and why? With the help of the historical analyses and speculations of Robert Graves, Edith Hamilton, and Rick Riordan, students will examine the details of the mythical palace and create a layered version of their favorite throne. Students with a strong interest in the stories and nuances of Greek mythology will be challenged by the content and the hands-on design work. Lesser-known stories will be shared that are sure to spark the interest of any mythology buff.

Note: Greek mythology is spiced with examples of corrupt behaviors and events. The content will be treated sensitively; however, some children may be challenged by references, implications, and vocabulary. Some outside reading is expected.

Brain Age: 3rd-8th


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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

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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.

 

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 North Dallas 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 15, and is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Late registration begins June 4.

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.

14115 Hillcrest Rd, Dallas, TX 75254


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: Crossing the Parallel: 3-Dimensional Art

Description: Pull your creation off the page and create the actual by utilizing sculpture, digital modeling and even 3D Printing. In this course, we’ll provide the inspiration and curiosity to fuel your artistic passions–pushing through the 2nd dimension and calling upon the endless possibilities of the Z axis.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Engineering Futuristic Fun

Description: Where are the hoverboards, podracers, and wrestling robots? We’re ready, Player One, so please come engineer the games of the future. In this course, you’ll explore various future technologies and their application to possible competitive events and sports. Come dream and design the next chapter of future fun.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Forensic Food Detectives

Description: Join us, Sherlocks of sustenance, as we uncover the secrets of food–from composition to ingestion. What’s in the food we eat, and what part do the usual suspects, like riboflavin and calciferol, play in this great mystery?  You’ll analyze tomato splatter trajectory to tell us who started the food fight, and maybe even drink the evidence!  

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Odd Couples of the Animal Kingdom

Description: The tortoise and the rhino; the leopard and the yellow lab…it’s sounds like a fable, but we’re exploring real odd couples from the animal kingdom.  In this course, we’ll “awww” at the cuteness and then begin to unpack the science behind animal symbiosis. Imprinting, empathy, pheromones? We’ll put on our storyteller hats as we create our own fables. It’s ligers and tygons and pizzlies, oh my!

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: DNA: The Muscle of Human Intellect

Description: A single droplet of DNA has the capacity to store 14,000 Blu-ray movies. We can splice it, replicate it, and even make smiley face DNA origami out of it. In this course, we’ll explore this amazing building block of life–including the work of CRISPR, medical application, and even bioluminescent pigs.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


→Click Here to Register Now←

Registration
Registration begins February 15, and is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Late registration begins June 11.

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.

14115 Hillcrest Rd, Dallas, TX 75254


Course/Title: Where the Screen Ends: Augmented & Virtual Reality

Description: Technology allows us to explore new worlds and create alternate realities–places that exist somewhere beyond the screen. In this course, we’ll laugh with Shel Silverstein, create like Glen Kleane, and travel into worlds unseen in the spirit of quirky Ms. Frizzle.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: App Development Challenge

Description: Using the open platform from MIT, coders of all skill levels will utilize App Inventor to visualize and make their own apps. With Scratch, newcomers to the world of coding will make responsive programs while the more advanced coder will enjoy the challenge of game development. All of the apps can be run on any web-enabled computer and even installed on Android devices.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Stop Motion Movie Making

Description: From Gumby to Kubo and the Two Strings, stop motion is the illusion of making everyday objects come to life. This course begins with the fascinating history of stop-motion–from thaumatrope to kinetoscope, and quickly dives into today’s more advanced techniques. This hands-on course will test both persistence and “persistence of vision” as you create amazing stop motion movie magic.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Godzilla’s Villa: An Engineering Challenge of Monstrous Proportions

Description: Godzilla has been around for 60 years, and in every movie he (or she) attacks and eats and burns and… enough already!  It is time to embrace the race of giant lizards and get cracking on co-inhabiting.  In this course, you will explore the factual habitats of lizards, the fiction of famous monsters, and blend the two to create a city worthy of welcoming our not-so-ferocious friend.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Chef Jr.

Description: Inspired by the young culinary prodigies on shows like Chopped Junior and Kids’ Baking Champion, NuMinds is creating their own version for this year’s summer camp. Novice chefs will learn easy-to-make recipes while more advanced gastronomes will be challenged to balance the palate.  All dishes are guaranteed to be spiced with Science.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Mysterious Islands of the Pacific

Description: Saltwater crocodiles and chocolate hills; lakes in volcanoes with volcanoes in those lakes. There are over 25 thousand islands in the Pacific, and this course explores both the mystery and geography of some of the coolest!  Campers will have a chance to get hands on through recreations and visual speculations. Of course, no study of the Pacific rim would be complete without volcanic explosions…Krakatoa, anyone?

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Newton’s Laws of NERF

Description: Ready? “Every object at rest…” Aim. “…tends to stay at rest…” Fire! “…unless acted on by a flying NERF gun dart.”  It’s not exactly the Principia Mathematica, but we’re sure if Newton were alive, he would enjoy the lessons embedded within awesome NERF guns.  Get ready to set your trajectory to compensate for the curvature of the Earth as we science these toys beyond the ballistics.

Note: Students will be shooting NERF toy guns as part of controlled experiments and labs. There is a zero-tolerance policy for aiming and/or shooting at other campers.

Brain Age: 1st-8th


Course/Title: Throne Room of Olympus Revealed

Description: The Greeks reasoned that their gods feasted, reclined, and otherwise resided in an opulent palace that was guarded from mortal view atop the cloud-covered Mt. Olympus. What did the throne room look like? What materials were used in its construction? How were the gods positioned in relation to Zeus and why? With the help of the historical analyses and speculations of Robert Graves, Edith Hamilton, and Rick Riordan, students will examine the details of the mythical palace and create a layered version of their favorite throne. Students with a strong interest in the stories and nuances of Greek mythology will be challenged by the content and the hands-on design work. Lesser-known stories will be shared that are sure to spark the interest of any mythology buff.

Note: Greek mythology is spiced with examples of corrupt behaviors and events. The content will be treated sensitively; however, some children may be challenged by references, implications, and vocabulary. Some outside reading is expected.

Brain Age: 3rd-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!

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$200
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4th - 8thJuly 23-27
July30-Aug 3
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20008
$325
Early Bird
$400$75DC Course CatalogDC (Edmund Burke)
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(Kaufman County)
1st - 8thJuly 9-13
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11601 US-175 Frontage
Rd, Crandall, TX 75114
$175
Early Bird
$200$50Kaufman County Course CatalogCrandall (Kaufman County)
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(Lake Highlands)
1st - 8thJuly 16-20
July 23-27
Scofield Church, 7730 Abrams Rd, Dallas,
TX 75231
$325
Early Bird
$375$75Dallas (Lake Highlands) Course CatalogDallas (Lake Highlands)
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June 25-29
Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, 14115 Hillcrest Rd,
Dallas, TX 75254
$325
Early Bird
$375$75North Dallas Course CatalogNorth Dallas
Registration
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July 30-Aug 3
St. Philips Episcopal School, 6400 Stonebrook Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034$325
Early Bird
$375$75Frisco Course CatalogFrisco
Registration
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June 18-22
Cockrell Elementary, 1075 Escalante Trail, Prosper, TX 75078$325
Early Bird
$375$75Prosper Course CatalogProsper
Registration
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Sulphur Bluff ISD, 1027 Co Rd 3550, Sulphur Bluff, TX 75481$175
Early Bird
$200$50Sulphur Bluff Course CatalogSulphur Bluff
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Camp Pursuit Virginia
(Arlington)
4th - 8thJuly 16-20
July 23-27
The Sycamore School, 4600 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22203$325
Early Bird
$375$75Virginia Course CatalogVirginia (Arlington)
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(Art Forum)
1st - 8thJune 25-29
July 9-13
July 16-20
July 23-27
Art Forum of Waco, 1826 Morrow Ave, Waco, TX 76707 $175
Early Bird
$200$50Waco Course CatalogWaco (Art Forum)
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(St. Pauls)
1st - 8thJune 4-8
June 11-15

St. Paul's Episcopal School, 517 Columbus Ave, Waco, TX 76701$175
Early Bird
$200$50Waco Course CatalogWaco (Columbus Ave.)
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