Gather your supplies, pack your bag, and get ready for adventure!
We invite you join us in exploring the lands of the Concord watershed to learn about science, history, art and other topics this summer.
Minute Man National Historical Park with our friends at The Umbrella Arts and Environment Program, Drumlin Farm-Mass Audubon, OARS, the Concord Land Conservation Trust, and some other area organizations, have created a ton of free summer activities for you to choose from! Complete those activities to collect badges and certificates of accomplishment. Earn enough badges and certificates and you’ll get a Summer Quest patch!
Summer Quest combines the best of each site:
We know this summer is different, maybe you won’t be heading to camp, taking a vacation in a far away place, or even seeing your friends as often, but we hope Summer Quest can help make a summer at home a lot more fun. Right here in your own back yard, town, and community you can play outdoors, become an expert on local wildlife, explore history, and create fun art and nature projects.
What will you learn? What new places will you explore? What new skills will you develop? Gather your family, choose some activities and go find out!
To participate,go to each partner organization’s website and find their list of activities (links below). Decide which category or organization interests you and get moving!
There are six categories to choose from:
A participant who loves their National Parks might choose from the list of activities offered here at Minute Man or if its History you love, complete history activities at multiple sites. Once enough Minute Man activities are completed, you’ll earn your Jr. Ranger badge. If you complete enough history activities, you’ll earn your History Explorer certificate. How many activities is enough to earn a prize? It depends on how old you are… see below:
Below you will find the activity grid. For details on each activity and how to complete them, check out each partner’s website:
Summer Badge Program Earning System
How to earn a certificate:
Subjects: stewardship, art, science, social studies, literacy, history
Ages 5-10: 4 activities within a subject
Ages 11 and up: 5 activities within a subject
How to earn a “badge”:
Sites: The Umbrella, The Land Trust, OARS, Minute Man NHP, Drumlin Farms.
Ages 5-10: 4 activities at a site
Ages 11 and up: All 6 activities at a site
How to earn a patch:
Ages 5-10: 4 certificates or badges
Ages 11 and up: 6 certificates or badges
(This may seem like a lot, but many activities will count toward a certificate and a badge)
*If you complete all of the activities, we’ll be feature you on social media!
When you’ve completed your activities, please send documents and/or photos showing your work to the Summer Quest e-mail. We will review the packet and send out your badge or certificate as soon as we can. We may also reach out to ask if we can share your photos or writing for social media posts or on our websites.
Please include the following information
Subject line: Summer Quest Badge or Certificate completed!
Last updated: July 23, 2020