What's a Super Quest?
The Super Quest is a fun challenge that Vital Communities organizes every year. To complete the challenge, participants have from May 1 to November 1 to register and collect stamp impressions from a select number of featured Quests. Every year, completed submissions receive a special patch and are entered into a grand prize drawing!
Last year’s Super Quest challenge was celebrating Vital Communities’ 25th anniversary by spotlighting our Top 25 Quests! To complete this challenge, participants had to complete five of the Quests listed here. We hope this challenge was truly your gateway to summer fun, discovery, and awe, as it led you to founts of local lore and natural beauty. That it prompted you to discover a hidden gem or learn something new about a place you’ve been to 100 times! Adventure calls. Find all the Quests for free here. Happy Questing!
Here's How It Works
- Register your team below
- Print a copy of the handout
- Go forth! Collect stamp impressions from five of the 25 Quests listed here. You can print them right on your handout. You have from May 1-November 1.
- Once you’ve got five, it’s time to submit your stamp sheet and claim your prize. Either:
- Like @vitalcommunities on Facebook and/or Instagram. Post a picture of your completed stamp sheet and tag @vitalcommunities
- Mail or bring your completed stamp sheet to our office at 195 N Main St, White River Junction, VT 05001. We are located on the second floor of the Upper Valley Food Co-op, the one with the big red apple sign out front. Our entrance is around the back of the building.
- All Super Quest stamp sheet submissions are awarded a commemorative patch and are entered into a grand prize drawing!
Curious to learn more about Vital Communities, the nonprofit organization that hosts 170+ Valley Quest boxes, works with classrooms to write new Quests, and hosts community events that feature local history and ecology? That’s just the tip of the iceberg. For 25 years, Vital Communities has cultivated the civic, environmental, and economic vitality of the Upper Valley. We bring people together, bridging boundaries and engaging our whole community to create positive change. Learn more here!
Having lived in the region all my life, I grew up Valley Questing with my family. I recently realized, however, that I haven’t done one in almost te [...]
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Interim Executive Director, Food & Farm Manager
Valley Quest, Food & Farm
Valley Quest, Food & Farm
— Beth Roy, Interim Executive Director, Food & Farm Manager
Beth leads Vital Communities' Food & Farm team, including its Upper Valley Farm to School programming, and also oversees Valley Quest. Before joining Vital Communities, Beth worked in the environmental and place-based education fields for 17 years in various positions around New England including at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science and as the Director of Education at the Nature Museum in Grafton, Vt. She previously served on the boards of the Vermont Science Teacher Association and the Vermont State-Wide Environmental Education Programs, a coalition of dozens of individuals and organizations promoting sustainability and environmental education in Vermont. Beth is a New Hampshire native and lives in Hartland, Vt., with her husband and two children, and serves on the Hartland School Board. When Beth is not working you will find her exploring the woods around her home with her family or cooking up a new taste test (made of local foods, of course!) for her children.
Valley Quest Coordinator
— Sandy Gmur, Valley Quest Coordinator
Sandy joined Vital Communities in Fall 2019 to coordinate Valley Quest. Sandy moved back to the East Coast after 32 years in Santa Cruz, CA, and is thrilled to be involved with an organization so interconnected with the issues and services that make the Upper Valley region a vibrant, collaborative, and future-thinking community. Sandy has a BA in Anthropology from Vassar College and worked for several years in Somalia and Greece. She later worked in school administration and then as a Senior Program Associate for the nonprofit Life Lab. Sandy is a founding member of a cohousing community in Santa Cruz and now lives at Cobb Hill Cohousing in Hartland. She is an Executive Committee member of the Sierra Club Upper Valley and volunteers with the Connecticut River Conservancy. Her nurture away from work comes from taking long walks, skiing, cooking, gardening, bread baking, and enjoying time with friends and family.