QUEST: [Overview] | [2013 Schedule]

Blue Hen Leadership Program Presents
QUEST: a First Year Summer Leadership Experience

Tuesday, August 20 - Saturday, August 24


Question in order to challenge the process
Understand that leadership is a quest, a journey towards self awareness
Explore possibilities
Serve others
Transform yourself and impact the world in positive ways

QUEST is an opportunity for University of Delaware freshmen to get an early start on a journey of self discovery and personal leadership development, and to gain the confidence that will support a successful student experience.

This selective program is open to a small group of freshmen who demonstrate an interest in learning about leadership and who show a desire to thrive through engagement in the UD community.

Tuesday, August 20

4:30-5:00 QUEST check in and icebreaker, Trabant patio and Trabant lounge

5:00-5:30 Official welcome in Trabant Theater:

5:30-6:30 Dinner MPRS (QUESTERS in MPR B; parents and MPR C)

6:30– 8:00 Why Leadership?

Group A: MPR A (Tommy, Matt, Megan, Steph, Sara , Joan)

Group B: 209-211 (Dan, Willy, Hayley, Jess, Kelsey, Mackenzie)

8:00 – 10:30 Getting to Know You Teambuilding activities with QUESTERS

10:30-11:00 Wrap Up Reflection

Wednesday, August 21

8:30-9:00- Breakfast (MPRS),

9:00-9:30- QUEST warm up

9:30-11:00- "Living with Purpose", Marlon Smith keynote for students and parents(theater)

11:00-11:15 – Follow up discussion with Marlon (students only. theater)

11:00-11:15 Parent presentation about BHLP, MPR C

11:15-11:30 Marlon book sales and signing

11:30- 1:00 Career Services presentation and lunch (parents only, MPR C)

11:30-12:45 True Colors MPR A (all QUESTERS)

1:00 - parents dismissed until 5:15

12:45-1:15 Lunch, MPR B

1:15-2:30 The Leadership Challenge

Group B- MPR A

Group A- 209-211

2:30-4:45 -Campus Seek and Find

4:45-5:15 Reflection: What makes an effective team

5:15-5:30 Pizza distributed, Trabant lobby

5:30-8:15- move in

8:00-8:30 Ice Cream Sundaes (Trabant MPR A)

8:30- 10:30 Life Defining Moments (Daugherty, 209-211, BHLP office, BHLP lobby, mezzanine,

MPRs A, B, C, lounge, 206, 219)

10:30-11:15 Turf Wars, Harrington Beach

11:15-11:30 Wrap up, Harrington Beach

Thursday, August 22

8:30-9:00 Breakfast Groups (MPR C) and distribute boxed lunches

9:00-1:00 Community Service Trip

1:30-3:30 Break

3:30-4:30 Goal Setting and Personal Mission Statements (MPR C)

4:30-6:00 Peer Mentor Panels (Daugherty, 209-211, 206)

6:30-7:15 Dinner with student leaders (food court?)

7:15-8:45 Dance Floor Theory (MPR A theater style, B and C empty)

9:00-10:00 Breaking Through Barriers, MPR B and C

10:00-11:00 Planning for skits and boat building

11:00-11:15 Wrap up

Friday, August 23

8:30-9:00 Breakfast (MPR C)

9:00-9:40 Travel to Sandy Hill Retreat Center

9:45-10:00 Camp orientation

10:00-1:00 Boat building (lunch served at noon)

1:00-5:00 Adventure/Challenge Course

5:00-5:45 Boat races

6:00-7:00 Pool

7:00-8:00 Dinner

8:00-10:00 Campfire and skits

10:00 Wrap Up Reflection

10:15 Return to campus

Saturday, August 24

9:00-10:30 – Wrap up breakfast and writing messages (MPRs)

10:30-10:50 Dare to Lead- BHLP and what's next for QUESTers

10:50-11:30 Wrap up activities, small groups

11:30-12:00 Wrap up activities, large group

QUEST 2013 program results are now available here. [PDF]