PacificQuest & PQ Rise

PacificQuest & PQ Rise

Summer 2024

Each is a week-long summer “camp” held on the PUC campus for students who are inquisitive, motivated, enjoy STEM subjects, and want to be challenged academically. Students will participate in daily academic programming, recreational opportunities, team-building exercises, and evening activities. Students who complete the program earn 1 unit of college credit.

  • PacificQuest 2024 June 23-28, Topics (tentative): Engineering, Animal Biology, Humanities/Art (held on the PUC Angwin campus)
  • PQ Rise 2024 June 30-July 5, Theme: Marine Science and Art (held at Albion Field Station)



Reagan Goodman

Pacific Quest and Pacific Rise have helped me grow not only intellectually, but socially as well. It has challenged me to think deeper and to really enjoy learning. We learn science not only in the lab and classroom but also outdoors where we can obtain practical life skills. The counselors and teachers are incredible and I have made so many life-long friends there. The program includes amazing activities where we can all hangout and have fun together. Having morning worships as a group has helped me remember to make Jesus my first priority in my life. I have gone to Pacific Quest and Pacific Rise in a total of five years and I have greatly enjoyed my time there!


Will Goodman

Pacific Quest encouraged me to think deeper and learn more about the world around me, and it even showed me how to have fun doing it. As a result of this program, I have met numerous likeminded individuals that have now become my close friends. I highly recommend this experience, and it’s the thing I always look forward to most when summer approaches. I wouldn’t be the same without it!


Madison Row

It was a lot of fun. I was very happy because of the other students that attended. They are what I like the most. The other students were really fun to hang out with and accepting of others no matter what you looked like or how you acted. I definitely would like to attend PQ Rise again next summer.


Ethan Row

It was a fun time being away from home for a week and experiencing dorm life. The thing I liked the most was the variety of all of the different activities that we participated in. I definitely would like to attend Pacific Quest again next summer.


Georgia Bullard

I have attended 4 years of Pacific Quest/PQRise, and it is always such a pleasure. I learn so much from the amazing professors and get to meet great people every year. Every time I go, it feels like I am coming home. All my fellow attendees are amazing, and it is wonderful to get to connect with old friends and make new ones. My skills and passion for the sciences have grown exponentially. I have learned to perform many experiments, research, present my findings, and so much more. I can not point out one favorite moment or year, as I have deeply enjoyed all of them. These are some of the many reasons I work hard at fundraising each year to ensure that I can come back.

PacificQuest 2024 (Grades 6-8)

When: June 23-28
Where: Pacific Union College, Angwin, California
Cost: $630

Earn 1 college credit!

PacificQuest is open to students who can meet the following admission criteria:

  • Completed grades 6, 7, or 8 by the program start date
  • Scored in the 90th percentile or higher on the STEM portions of standardized tests
  • Highly recommended by teacher(s) and/or principal
  • Transcripts that show high achieving academic performance

Email with your questions or call the PQ Academic Director at (707) 965-6636.



Recommendation Form

Report Card & Test Scores


PQRise 2024 (Grades 9-11)

When: June 30-July 5
Where: Albion Field Station, California
Cost: $630

Earn 1 college credit!

PQ Rise is open to high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who meet the admission criteria:

  • Completion of grades 9, 10, or 11 by the program start date
  • 90th percentile or higher scores on STEM sections of the most current standardized test
  • High recommendations from teachers and/or principal
  • Transcripts reflecting high achieving academics

Email with questions or call the PQ Rise Academic Director at (707) 965-6636.



Recommendation Form

Report Card & Test Scores

PQ Rise