Summer Quest 2010

Summer Quest 2010 is coming to an end. We had a great time and are looking forward to next year's camps!

Summer Quest is a program sponsored by the Castroville Public Library & the Junior Friends and designed to encourage youth to read and research.

Each camp focuses on a unique topic and includes:

  • Reading Books
  • Internet Research
  • Group Activities
  • Fun & Crafts
Each camp is divided into two classes based on grade level- ensuring camp content is easily understood by all campers.

Camps are designed by your Junior Friends - youth volunteers in our community dedicated to helping the library.

In exchange for a donation, children can gain a Summer Fun Pass that gives them access to the various events that will go on.

 Donation Amount
 Pays for:
 $5.00  1 Class for 1 Child
 $17.00  Mini Pass (6 Classes)
 $25.00  Full Pass (12 Classes)
 Family Pass (4 kids/12 classes)

Pricing does not include the first Aid & Beyond Class - which is a $15.00 fee for course materials.

Gothic Book Club is FREE! Just register.

Scholarships available - ask a staff member. 

Camps Include:

First Aid and Beyond June 7-11 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm

First aid isn't just for grown-ups! Learn to treat scrapes and boo boos of all types. This camp has 2 levels - one for preschool through 1st grade and a 2nd for those wanting to learn babysitting and more advanced first aid. Separate fees apply for this camp (not included in the pass) - ask a staff member.

Gothic Book Club June 11 - August 6 - Fridays from 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Frankenstein, Dracula and more....come join in and talk about Gothic literature before "Twilight" made it "cool".

Pass Eligible Camps

  1. Life Skills and Survival June 14-17 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  2. Going hiking? Camping? Discover how to live in the wild. Come join us for hiking, first aid training, animal tracking and learning about plant life in Texas.

  3. Human Networking June 21-24 from 8:00am - 9:30am
  4. Want to talk to kids on the other side of the world? Learn what kids from other countries do on their summer break. Share games, food and stories.

  5. Get Into the Story June 21-24 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  6. Come and "get into" books. Take a page from the new hit movie AVATAR and escape to a fantasy world found in stories. Explore characters and new worlds that you bring to life in your imagination.

  7. "Click" Clique June 28 - July 1 from 10:00am - 12:00pm
  8. Want to get in the picture? Join us and learn about taking great pictures and how to edit them. Bring your own camera - or borrow one of ours.

  9. Space - A New Frontier June 28 - July 1 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  10. These are the voyages of the Starship Library - its continuing mission - to teach about aviation and space exploration. Join us as we fly high into this camp of wonder and new universes.

  11. Word Art July 12-15 from 10:00am - 12:00pm
  12. Have an interest in drawing? Want to put author's words into a work of art? From words, make paintings, drawings and more. Join us as we put pen to paper and let life take form.

  13. Time Travel July 12-15 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  14. Ever wanted to travel back in time and take that test again? Wish you could go back and meet a famous person? Thing it could happen? Come and explore more about time travel and read about others who wanted to travel through time to explore the worlds of old.

  15. Percy Jackson Series July 19-22 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  16. Gods, magic powers, the end of the world....interested? Find out about mythology in a fantastic series of books. Explore Mount Olympus as we travel with Percy and friends.

  17. Can you Dig It? July 26-29 from 10:00am - 12:00pm
  18. Come with us as we dig up the past. Learn about Castroville's history and get hands on experience as we explore dig sites and learn about archaeology.

  19. More than Words July 26-29 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  20. Ever wonder what that picture means? Find out the hidden meaning of symbols around's a whole secret language for us to explore. Even the icons on your computer are symbols!

  21. Silent Scribble June 9 - August 4 Wednesdays from 10:00am - 12:00pm
  22. Calling all writers! Join us each week as we write about the world around us. Poetry, short stories, journal entries -anything goes.

  23. Castroville Living History Camp June 8 - August 4 Tuesdays from 9:00am - 11:00am
  24. Want to help record Castroville history? Join us as we meet with local history buffs to write & film their stories.

    To register - please stop by the library and pick up a registration form.