This campaign ended on November 23, 2020, but you can still make a gift to Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania by clicking here!


QUEST needs your help. Due to a reorganization - and the cancellation of many of our recent programs in response to COVID restrictions -  our funding has decreased. But we believe in this program and will continue to work and train now so we are ready to serve you when we can all get together in person again.


  • To teach outdoor skills as a means to promote lifelong fitness, personal challenge, and recreation.
  • To empower individuals to move beyond self imposed limitations.
  • To teach self-reliance, an independent spirit, an unquenchable curiosity, and above all, compassion for all others and all living things.
  • To develop team building, leadership, and effective interaction skills.

The Quest Program is a 40+ year old experiential education program based upon the Outward Bound model. Quest’s mission is to utilize the natural world as a classroom to teach students about themselves and dealing with others as well as providing leadership opportunities to students locally and internationally. 

Quest works with over 2,000 clients per year in various programs from Team Development and High Adventure to technical outdoor programming. Quest’s primary focus is providing training to groups in conflict resolution, leadership, communication, group dynamics and team-building.  

From A Student: Upon getting accepted to Bloomsburg University and arriving for the start of my freshman year in 2014 I was eager to start classes and jump into my major but unsure on where I would belong in the actual community of Bloomsburg University. And then I came upon the Quest Outdoor Adventure & Leadership Program. This program sets Bloomsburg apart from all the other state schools. Students are attending Bloomsburg to build themselves as an individual and to “B U”. Any route that any student takes during or after college will require soft skills and high interpersonal communication skills. There is not one job that only requires the ability to take a test well or write an impactful essay. While these skills are valuable, the skill set that Quest offers to Bloomsburg Students sets them apart from all others in the job field.

Other organizations on Bloomsburg build students in this way as well, but the largest advantage to Quest is the impact we can have on every student, not just the students that end up working for this amazing program. We offer hundreds of programs every year - to the entire student body, these programs have such a profound impact that I regularly receive messages from students telling me how they still think about that day or week in awe of how much they learned about themselves, or how much stronger they are once they push through their limiting beliefs. 

Quest is a staple component building the connection with students as well as the bond between the Bloomsburg community members. This program has the opportunity to impact every student, faculty member, and community member at Bloomsburg if given the additional resources to do so. 

We know a lot of people's circumstances have changed lately, but if you are in a position to donate, please make a gift today. We need your help now more than ever.

Words can only do so much. I encourage you to attend a Quest program to see for yourself! To stay connected to Quest and learn about upcoming events! Follow us on Instagram @Quest_at_BU.

If you'd prefer to donate by mail, please send checks payable to the BU Foundation to:

     BU Foundation
     50 E. Main St., 4th floor
     Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Be sure to include "Quest" on the memo line or include a note with your donation.

LEGAL STUFF: All donations to are tax-deductible as allowed by law. All funds donated to this page, unless otherwise noted, will be used to support the Quest program at BU.The Bloomsburg University Foundation, Inc. is registered as a 501(c)(3) organization and is eligible to solicit charitable contributions in all states requiring registration. A full list of state disclosures is available online. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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