Camp includes various buzzer activities and non-buzzer activities, all designed to make campers better and brighter. Each Camper participates in a Subject Practice with ten or fewer campers playing tossups on a specific subject, as well as a fluctuating Group Practice in which all campers are clustered by ability.

Campers also choose from the numerous 50-minute Classes taught throughout camp, wherein an instructor outlines the major relevant topics and quizbowl clues in that category.

Each day also features a social activity in the afternoon or evening to give campers an escape from the intensity of the quizbowl activities – these include, but are not limited to, the s’mores party, the A/V tournaments, and the staff round.


Each summer, ACE QUIZBOWL commissions over five thousand new questions exclusively for camp! The Wild West Tournament is a tournament for all campers on the first night of camp – each camper plays four rounds of tossups.

Each full day of Camp features three, independent Subject Tournaments where all interested campers play a solo tournament on one particular subcategory of content.

  • Eastern Civilization
  • Western Civilization
  • Thought & Culture
  • Geography & Government
  • Musical Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Language Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Physical Sciences
  • Computational Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Social Sciences

Campers are randomly assigned to groups of four and five for the nightly Team Tournaments which feature multiple rounds of tossup and bonus questions on all subjects.

Campers compete in a group of ten or less for the culminating event of camp – THE CAMPIONSHIPS – wherein their group and bonus are determined by their practices throughout camp. The winner of each CAMPIONSHIP receives a medal!

The 2019 CAMPIONSHIPS are exclusive questions written by NAQT



Check-In from 1PM to 3PM
4PM Welcome to discuss rules and activities
Activities (and dinner) complete by 9PM

DAYS 2-5
Activities (and meals) scheduled from 8AM to 9PM
Overnight campers study/socialize/sleep in dorms from 9PM to 8AM

Check-Out is noon