Our Teaching Philosophy
In Adventure Quest, the puzzles and mysteries, moral dilemmas, and other challenges of the quest are regarded with creative imagination as playful opportunities for experiential learning.
See also our Experiential Education Outcomes and an essay about how we support experiential learning through live action roleplaying games.
The staff at Renaissance Adventures believes that a non-authoritarian and non-coercive teaching environment encourages a receptivity in children that enables them to develop their self-awareness. Children are supported in becoming empowered while learning skillful responses and non-abusive ways to resolve emotional and social distress.
Questing Groups of 5-7 Kids
Small groups allow for personal attention and harmonious group dynamics. We quest in groups of 4-7 children with one skilled adult Quest Leader. In addition, some groups have a teen Counselors-in-Training (CITs). The small group size gives us the highest opportunity to lead your children on an inspiring experiential learning adventure.
Physical and Emotional Safety
We believe that physical and emotional safety are equally important, and are the highest priority. Quest Leaders act swiftly and compassionately to uphold physical and emotional safety. Each child is respected, and each child is invited to act with respect to all. We role model and teach the children how they can resolve conflicts without resorting to name-calling, taunts, or bullying. We never punish a child for their unsafe behavior, but we let them know what the potential consequences will be if they repeat their behavior.
We are happy to share our detailed strategy for promoting safety and respect through a system call “Inspiring Invitations.” Please call or email us for a request of this information.