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:


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!


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: