Teen Mastermind is going to the NC Museum of Art in November

Teen Mastermind November Scavenger Hunt at NC Museum of ArtJoin us as we work together to solve a fun and adventurous Scavenger Hunt at the NC Museum of Art on Saturday, November 1st from 11am-2pm.

Students will be participating in a fun and adventerous Scavenger Hunt with their fellow Teen Mastermind friends from 11am-1pm and then fun activities at “Strike A Pose” event hosted by the NC Museum of Art from 1pm-2pm.

Teen Mastermind November Scavenger Hunt at NC Museum of ArtWe will be having fun outside most of the time with brief journeys inside the main art exhibit building. Each team will have at least one adult with them at all times. There will be rules and directions provided prior to teens going on their scavenger hunt!

Everyone needs to be bring:

  • t-shirt that can be written on (will be worn throughout the day)
  • sack lunch
  • snack & drink
  • 1 marker
  • phone or camera

More informaiton about the “Strike A Pose” event hosted by the NC Museum of Art.

We have openings for 12 students and 4 parent volunteers.

Please Note: By giving permission for your child to attend this event, you are giving us permission to post their photos for our team parents and students to view on our Teen Mastermind website and our Teen Mastermind facebook page.

We have space available for 12 students and 4 parent volunteers.

Registration is free and is now open:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/november-teen-mastermind-meeting-scavenger-hunt-registration-13510473189

Divergent Teen Mastermind October Challenge Huge Success

Teen Mastermind group in Fuquay VarinaWe had a great time today as we learned about amity, abnegation, erudite, candor, and dauntless.  Our 14 local teens and pre-teens discovered the different factions for the recent movie, “Divergent“.

Teen Mastermind group in Fuquay VarinaWe were dauntless as we reached our hands into 5 bowls blindly as our fingers figured out what was hidden within!  We were erudite as our students won science and math challenges all within minutes.

Teen Mastermind group in Fuquay VarinaTwo of our students showed off their abnegation by offering to be the victims during our Costume Madness challenge. Amity was in full force as our students raced in full dress with random hats, gloves, scarves, jackets, and skirts! Being candor can be very difficult for some people, however many of students proved to be very proficient during our scientific baking challenge with yeast, vinegar, sugar, and baking soda.

Our students even helped us get ready for Halloween by decorating our front bushes at the Ballentine-Spence House with spider webs and spiders.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

 

October Teen Mastermind uses Divergent Themed Challenges

divergent theatrical release posterTeen Mastermind Club
Theme: Divergent – Challenges divided into distinct factions based on human virtues.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
10am-1pm
Ballentine-Spence House: 109 E. Spring Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC

A free group for teens (10-18 years of age, must be able to follow direction) in Wake & Harnett County where students learn leadership and teamwork skills by problem solving.

Is your teen shy? Doesn’t really get out of the house? Loves their room (cave)? Parents, bring your teen/tween who likes to think “outside of the box”, maybe create their own codes or languages, enjoys building things… and would like to make some new friends!

Register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/teen-mastermind-october-meeting-registration-12920941885

September Teen Mastermind a Splashing Success

September Teen Mastermind Capture the Tail of the DragonOur teens really worked together this month solving mental challenge games, baking challenges, building challenges, and water challenges.

Our Teen Mastermind students were able to think outside the box to create catapults out of random parts and create cookie masterpieces!

I was really impressed with how brave our students were this month and how willing they were to work together to solve more than 16 challenges! Congratulations go to these fun, smart, and creative teens!

I would like to thank Chris for helping me keep track of time and for all of your great ideas and Andrea for taking all of these great pictures and creative suggestions throughout the day!

See you next month on October 4th for even more fun, out of the box challenges! Registration for our October Teen Mastermind is now open! 

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/teen-mastermind-october-meeting-registration-12920941885

~ Anna Campbell

Great Local Group for Shy Teens to make friends and have fun

Wet and Wild Teen MastermindIs your teen shy? Doesn’t really get out of the house? Loves their room (cave)?

Bring them to our September Teen Mastermind club meeting!!!!

We still have a few spots open for teens who like to have fun, but may be too shy to get out there by themselves! Parents, bring your teen who likes to think “outside of the box”, maybe create their own codes or languages, enjoys building things… and would like to make some new friends!

Reserve their spot today!

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/teen-mastermind-september-meeting-registration-12614425085

September Teen Mastermind Registration is Open

Wet and Wild Teen MastermindTeens 12-18 join us for adventures in solving minute to win it challenges, building missions, cooking challenges, and games!

Date: First Saturday – September 6th
Time: 10am – 1pm
Location: Ballentine-Spence House
109 E. Spring St., Fuquay-Varina

Wet and Wild Teen MastermindWe have 12 spaces available, filled on a first sign-up basis! Our members decided that they preferred having 12 members to their team.  Team members also participate in “Capture the Flag”, Badminton, Cook-off’s, and many other fun mental and physical competitions and games.

Reserve your spot today!

Register:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/teen-mastermind-september-meeting-registration-12614425085

August Master Challenge Building Indoor Forts

Building an Old Fashioned Indoor FortTeams will be completing a fun and competitive Indoor Fort building challenge in August!

We are asking everyone to look through the below list and bring the items you have on hand. The more items we have the more options you will have!

Fort Building Tools:

  • PVC Pipes
  • Sheets
  • Blankets
  • Clothes Pins
  • String/Twine
  • Scissors
  • Duct Tape
  • Big, medium, or small clamps
  • Christmas lights

Be creative, think outside of the box. What else could you use for building a fort?

Everything you bring, will help your team build the ULTIMATE fort!!!

If you haven’t reserved your spot yet, RSVP today:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/teen-mastermind-group-meeting-registration-11898006257

 

August Registration is Open

Teen Mastermind members playing badmintonTeens 12-18 join us for adventures in fort building, fairy gardens, minute challenges and games!

Date: Second Saturday – August 9th
Time: 10am – 1pm
Location: Ballentine-Spence House
109 E. Spring St., Fuquay-Varina

We have 12 spaces available, filled on a first sign-up basis! Our members decided that they preferred having 12 members to their team.  Team members also participate in “Capture the Flag”, Badminton, Cook-off’s, and many other fun competitions and games.

Reserve your spot today!

Register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teen-mastermind-group-meeting-registration-11898006257

New Challenges for June Teen Mastermind

May 2014 Teen Mastermind GroupWe have several brand new challenges this month that will be completed inside and outside of the Ballentine-Spence House!!

We have three levels of Challenges:

  • Instant Challenges: these are generally solved or completed by pairs of teens working together for 2-10 minutes. There require fast response times, understanding your partners weaknesses and strengths, and giving everything you have to the solution.
  • Master Challenges: these are worked on by your entire team. These challenges can take from 10-25 minutes to complete. These require everyone on the team working together, listening and communicating effectively.
  • Super Challenge: We usually only have one of these per meeting. The Super Challenge will need everyone on each team working together from 20 minutes up to 1 1/2 hours. These require great cunning, skills, and team work.

This month, our challenges include:

  • Invisible Ink
  • Ha Ha Ha
  • Thrill of a Lifetime
  • Toesies
  • Balloon Battle
  • Crows and Cranes
  • Flying Fish
  • Capture the Flag

The teens will be working in teens to conquer each challenge. Our two teams from May were amazing!!! The Killing Fish and Gryffindor Teams worked for 4 hours to create and solve more than 20 challenges!

This month our challenges will be a little more difficult to provide all of our team members the opportunity to put all their skills and training to the test. And for all of our new teens joining us, don’t worry!!! Your team will help you, you will learn the skills together!

See you in June! Registration is open:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/teen-mastermind-group-meeting-registration-11480880623

 

Register for Teen Mastermind Group June Meeting

May 2014 Teen Mastermind GroupFor everyone joining us for our next Teen Mastermind Challenge on Saturday, June 7th we wanted to share some of the fun challenges we will be working on.

We usually break up into two teams and each team works together to solve each challenge within a certain amount of time. Each challenge has a different time limit and challenge level.  As the teams get to know each members strengths and weaknesses and start working together better and better, then the level of the challenges will start to increase!

Register for Teen Mastermind Group Meeting