PacificQuest 2015 is scheduled for July 19-24. Please check back in late March, 2015 for a list of courses offered and application materials.

PacificQuest is an exciting opportunity for gifted students to explore college-level courses and receive one hour of college credit for their work. It is a one-week residential summer experience where thirty students from grades 7, 8, or 9, will live on-campus while enrolled in the program.

To qualify for PacificQuest, students should have achievement test scores of at least 90 percent in language and math, great recommendations from teachers and principals, and good grades. Enrollment is limited to the 24 most qualified students.

Program Materials


Angwin Campus Driving Directions
Find out how to get to PUC without getting lost in the beautiful Napa Valley.

Angwin Campus Map
Use the campus map to find buildings on campus, names, and locations.

Summer 2014 Classes

These classes were offered in 2014. PacificQuest will announce the 2015 core class and electives in the months ahead of this year's camp.

Music and Storytelling (Core Class)

What effect does music have on storytelling? What elements have to work together for music to tell us a story?

In this class you will unpack the fundamental elements that are used to express emotion and tell stories through music. You will also explore music as a creative process each of us is capable of participating in regardless of our skill level.

The Legacy of Graphic Design: Leave your Mark (Elective Class)

Explore the exciting history of graphic design through hands-on learning. Find out what inspired the first calligrapher to make symbols with ink on paper and than create your own letterforms and symbols through calligraphy. Be inspired by Gutenberg’s great passion for making the first printed book and than build your own book with alternative binding techniques. Follow in the foot steps of the Beggarstaffs and design a poster ahead of your time using industry standard computer apps.

Physics: “Beyond a mere observation” (Elective Class)

Do you understand the physics behind an apple falling from a tree? It seems impossible, but the legend is that Sir Isaac Newton did. He certainly went beyond mere observation and learned how wonderful the world of unseen physics is. In that world, there is much more than an apple falling off a tree. Would you like to explore the world of physics through simple demonstrations? If your answer is yes, then this class is for you. The topics include dynamics, electromagnetism, optics, and biophysics.


Pacific Union College
One Angwin Avenue
Angwin, CA 94508

Sydney Johnston - Camp Director
Phone: (707) 965-7684
Fax: (707) 965-7689