2016 Summer Quizbowl Camp Review

The Experience

We packed things up, had an early lunch and left home at 12:30 pm on Wednesday. The hosting school was about 2 hours of driving distance away. We were mostly on interstate 77 heading south. We had never been to that part of Ohio before and realized that the scenery was beautiful with lush green trees, farms, and little towns connected by little towns.

The hosting school

The hosting school

The camp building

The camp building

After checking in and helping Adventurer Jr. set his dorm room up, we hugged, said goodbye and I felt part of me was taken away.

We then drove to West Virginia because it’s just on the other side of the Ohio River.

Williamstown-Marietta Bridge connecting Marietta, OH, and West Virginia

Williamstown-Marietta Bridge connecting Marietta, OH, and West Virginia

The Ohio River With Marietta On The Left And Williamstown On The Right. Buckley Island Is Mid Stream.

The Ohio River With Marietta On The Left And Williamstown On The Right. Buckley Island Is Mid Stream.

The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge was very close to the bridge. We stopped there and took a look.

Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge building

Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge building

View behind the aforementioned building

View behind the aforementioned building

We left some change in the donation box for chickadee food and drove back home.

The first day without Adventurer Jr. was the toughest. I couldn’t sleep and was hoping that he would be O.K there.

Finally, it’s Sunday morning. We left home around 9 am to pick Adventurer Jr. up. Adventurer Jr. said that the camp was very intense and he liked it a lot. There’s no WIFI and all he could do was study. The food was good as well. The money we spent on this camp was well worth it. Next year we’ll sign both Adventurer Jr. and Adventurer Jr. II up for this camp.

The Cost: $449

  • Residential Camp Fee: $449

Lessons Learned:

  • The living quarter was a typical dorm room that he shared with another student.
  • He mentioned that a reading lamp would’ve helped with his study. I added it to the list.
  • He also packed some study material of his own, but it turned out to be excessive. He had no time because his schedule in the camp was very tight.

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