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Post by sageorator » Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:31 pm

I'm not completely sure that this is the correct place for this, but here it goes anyway.

Does anyone have any idea for the dates for the camp this year? Maybe just a general idea, besides "in the summer" of course?

Also, how is registration for the camp itself done?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by Captain Sinico » Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:14 pm

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Re: ACE Camp

Post by Nine-Tenths Ideas » Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:26 pm

I was wondering the same thing myself. I have last year's Mt. St. Mary's, which will no longer be a site, as July 24. I hope the date for whichever one I attend ends up being similar; my family is trying to schedule our first vacation in a long time around this.
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by Rococo A Go Go » Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:57 am

Here's their website: http://rainmakerwebdesign.com/acequizbowlcamp.com/


The 2009 Camp Dates are:

Southeast Missouri State University (Cape Girardeau,MO) June 21-25, 2009
Milligan College (Johnson City, TN) July 7-11, 2009
Campbellsville University (Campbellsville, KY) July 19-23, 2009
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by Eric Huff » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:25 pm

The site that you have there is the dummy site that we had set up while we revamped our old site. I am pleased to announce that as of this afternoon, our new and improved website is now live at http://www.acequizbowlcamp.com

We hope everyone enjoys our new site. Look for an official announcement soon.
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by Scott » Sat May 09, 2009 3:12 pm

Does anybody know what courses will be taught this year?
I'm looking forward to going to Milligan this summer!
Believe it or not we might actually have around 10 campers this year, instead of our traditional 2. :smile:
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by AlphaQuizBowler » Sat May 09, 2009 10:39 pm

A course listing can be found on the Facebook page, although it's not camp-specific. I have to say that the new website is really great.

Anyone else going to SEMO this year?
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by Nine-Tenths Ideas » Sun May 10, 2009 12:15 pm

I think I'll be attending Milligan.
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by Self-incompatibility in plants » Sun May 10, 2009 2:23 pm

I think I'll be attending Milligan.
I really wish I could, but the distance might be too much, but we will see...
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Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Sun May 10, 2009 4:43 pm

ImaPC wrote:
I think I'll be attending Milligan.
I really wish I could, but the distance might be too much, but we will see...
Yeah, it's quite a shame that they couldn't have one back East this year. I still can't understand why the demand wasn't there for one in the Mid-Atlantic region, but three of them within a couple hundred miles of each other is fine.
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by at your pleasure » Sun May 10, 2009 9:31 pm

Yeah, It's a pity they didn't bring the MSM one back. Then again, if you're involved enough to do this sort of thing and you live in the DC area, it's probably easier to attend/organize open practices.
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by Kouign Amann » Sun May 10, 2009 9:38 pm

Anti-Climacus wrote:Yeah, It's a pity they didn't bring the MSM one back. Then again, if you're involved enough to do this sort of thing and you live in the DC area, it's probably easier to attend/organize open practices.
I was just wondering about this. Do you know of anyone who is planning on running practices this summer?
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by at your pleasure » Sun May 10, 2009 9:57 pm

I think UMD ran open practices last summer.
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by DumbJaques » Sun May 10, 2009 10:24 pm

I was just wondering about this. Do you know of anyone who is planning on running practices this summer?
UMD will certainly be running open practices again this year, probably starting in June. Times and dates will be posted in this forum when we decide on them.
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by Frater Taciturnus » Sun May 10, 2009 11:00 pm

For those who are closer to Richmond than UMD, VCU is also doing this.
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by Eric Huff » Mon May 11, 2009 8:17 am

I can assure you that no one was more disappointed that things didn't work out for us in Maryland than we were. With such an active circuit in that part of the country, we expected that camp to grow into one of our most popular, but that simply didn't happen. I expect that at some point we will give the Mid-Atlantic another shot, but not this year.
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by Eric Huff » Mon May 11, 2009 8:37 am

We have been hesitant to post our course list on our website until we finalize everything with our teaching staff, but I can announce that we will definitely be offering the following:

Literature I *
Literature I Lab **
History I
History I Lab
Science I
Science I Lab
Fine Arts I
Fine Arts II
World History
British History/Monarchs
American Military History
Modern History
Scientists and Their Work
Physics
Chemistry
Astronomy
Math
Social Sciences
Philosophy
Mythology
Ancient Literature
Shakespeare
British Literature Pre-Shakespeare

* The Introductory courses are designed for players new to quizbowl (or at least new to the "canon" in that particular subject)
** The Lab courses are designed to complement the introductory courses by offering extra instruction and buzzer practice specific to that subject. You must be in the accompanying Introductory course in order to register for the lab.

Depending on staff availability/registration numbers, some classes may not be offered at all three camps. It's also quite possible that (depending on registration numbers) we will be adding classes. A full announcement will be made on our website once we have finalized everything.

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you this summer at ACE Camps!

http://www.acequizbowlcamp.com
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by Kouign Amann » Mon May 11, 2009 5:17 pm

DumbJaques wrote:
I was just wondering about this. Do you know of anyone who is planning on running practices this summer?
UMD will certainly be running open practices again this year, probably starting in June. Times and dates will be posted in this forum when we decide on them.
Sweet. Thanks.
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by Scott » Mon May 11, 2009 6:18 pm

Wow,
Those classes sound interesting.
Early literature is one of my weaknesses, so after those two classes I should be in good shape.
Still looking forward to it! :grin:
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by Eric Huff » Sat May 16, 2009 5:28 pm

For a complete list of classes offered by location, go here:

http://acequizbowlcamp.com/classes/

We're excited about the courses that we are offering this summer, and we are looking forward to a great summer of camps. Registrations are coming in at a faster rate than at any time in our 16 year history, but we still have plenty of space at all three locations. If you're interested in a great week of quizbowl over the summer, we'd love to have you.
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by Nine-Tenths Ideas » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:48 pm

This is directed to anyone attending Milligan this year: apparently, the taxi from Tri-Cities Airport to Milligan is almost $50. Anyone want to split a cab and fare?
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by Jane Fairfax » Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:38 pm

I will be attending SEMO along with everyone else from Auburn. We're sending anywhere from 6-8 kids, as far as I know.

Now what exactly does the course "Brit Lit: Pre-Shakespeare" consist of? Looking through my book of major writers, I see only four major writers whose mainly worked before Shakespeare: Chaucer, Spenser, Sidney, and Marlowe. While this book is far from complete and somewhat ignorant of several important writers, the given course name seems to include only a very limited scope of literature.
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by Matthew D » Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:30 pm

Eric what classes are you teaching this summer at Milligan?
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by DumbJaques » Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:37 pm

Now what exactly does the course "Brit Lit: Pre-Shakespeare" consist of?
I have no idea if this is still what's going on, but I once took a course with a similar title taught by Mr. Allen that was a survey of western literature up to Shakespeare (including ancient stuff, etc.), so perhaps it's simply a slightly misleading title. In any event, if Allen is teaching this course, it's worth taking - he really knows his stuff.
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by Self-incompatibility in plants » Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:46 pm

My attendance at Milligan: Now possible!
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by Eric Huff » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:57 am

Matthew D wrote:Eric what classes are you teaching this summer at Milligan?

I will be teaching World History at all three camps and Fine Arts at the SEMO camp.
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by Rountree » Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:40 pm

I am teaching the Brit Lit course. Mr. Allen from NKC is teaching the Ancient Lit course, which includes Greek, Roman, Indian, and Mesopotamian literature I believe. There is very little, if any, overlap with my courses.

Basically, British Literature at ACE is divided into 3 groups:
1. Pre-Shakespeare - this includes St. Bede, Geoffrey of Monmouth, Beowulf and other Old English stuff from quiz bowl, Chaucer and other Middle English stuff from quiz bowl, and Shakespeare's earliest contemporaries like Marlowe, Spenser, and Kyd (this course is offered at all 3 camps)
2. Shakespeare - the name says it all (this course is offered at all 3 camps)
3. Post-Shakespeare - starts at the Jacobeans and moves all the way through post-modernism (this course is not offered this summer)

I am also teaching the Modern World Lit course which will focus on non-English, non-American authors from 1900 to present (this course will be offered at all 3 camps).

Hope that clears some things up.
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by Jane Fairfax » Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:53 am

Thanks Mr. Rountree. I'll be looking forward to the Modern World Lit class which I plan on taking.
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by The King's Flight to the Scots » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:32 pm

So who is going to Milligan?
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Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:37 pm

Well i know Trey is... i think i heard Isaac from Blake is going too... anyone else would just be a guess. But it sounds like things were really filling up so it could be a lot.
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by Matthew D » Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:13 pm

My daughter, Meghan, is going to be a Milligan...
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by sageorator » Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:51 am

I'll be at Milligan.
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by ryandillon » Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:03 am

Most of the sophomores and juniors from Detroit Catholic Central will be attending the camp at Campbellsville. I was just wondering whose all going to that one.
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Post by Rufous-capped Thornbill » Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:25 pm

I'll be there with a teammate.
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by ryandillon » Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:49 pm

Alright sounds good. Do you know any other schools that are sending players?
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by Rufous-capped Thornbill » Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:35 pm

I know Danville is sending a bunch of kids, but that's all I know. I don't think any other Ohio schools are sending anyone.
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Post by Coach K » Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:13 pm

Inkana7 wrote:I know Danville is sending a bunch of kids, but that's all I know. I don't think any other Ohio schools are sending anyone.
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Post by Scott » Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:37 am

Inkana7 wrote: I don't think any other Ohio schools are sending anyone.
He was probably referring to Danville High School in Ohio.
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Post by Coach K » Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:02 pm

grayson77 wrote:
Inkana7 wrote: I don't think any other Ohio schools are sending anyone.
He was probably referring to Danville High School in Ohio.
Good call. Pretend I was never here.
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by Tanay » Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:37 pm

Are there any plans for a similar quiz bowl camp on the West Coast?
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by Nine-Tenths Ideas » Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:33 pm

Not that I know of. In fact, with the elimination of the Mt. St. Mary's camp, there isn't really a good location for the east coast, either. I think the camp is designed mainly for players in the South, location-wise.
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Post by ClemsonQB » Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:04 pm

The Mt. St. Mary's camp was eliminated because the attendance, IIRC, fell way short of the other camps and was thus much less sustainable.
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Re: ACE Camp

Post by Rountree » Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:49 pm

Actually, ACE would love to do a camp on the West Coast at some point in the future, should there be sufficient interest. We are always interested in exploring new sites convenient for interested quiz bowlers.

As for the Mt. St. Mary's camp held in July of 2007 and 2008, that location went from 47 campers in year 1 to 39 campers in year 2. Clearly, this was not the number of players we were hoping for in such an active area for quiz bowl.

In contrast, at our new camp location this summer, we have just under 60 kids attending. This number of campers in year 1 is much closer to what we are looking for in terms of sustainability. Hopefully, this site will continue to grow as our other 2 sites have done over the past several years.

In regard to regional diversity, ACE has just under 300 campers this summer that come from over 20 states, including Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Maryland, and Virginia just to name a few.
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