It is never too early to start planning for the next Mini Golf Challenge!! Put together your team, design and build your mini golf hole, and join our subscriber list for updates!
This NEXT year’s theme is:
Our city, our state, and our country have hunkered down at home to help manage the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. We are washing our hands, we are videoconferencing each other, and we are not meeting in groups. The 2020 Mini Golf Challenge is canceled. We are disappointed. We will miss you.
But if the mood strikes, it’s never too early to prepare for next year! Here are some links to inspiration and instruction:
- This Old House (video)
- Nothing to Do Crew (video)
- Boys Life (article)
- Scientific American (article)
- Pictures of DIY Mini Golf Holes
Event Details–Canceled in Response to 2020 Social Distancing Guidelines
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2020
Time: Teams set up at 8:00 AM, course opens to the public at 10:00 AM. Awards ceremony ~12:30/1:00 PM.
Location: Mission Trails Church (4880 Zion Avenue, San Diego, CA 92120)
Cost: Free to register, free to attend!
Teams: 2 to 6 K-12 students, and an adult team mentor
NOTE: Teams that are at least half girls will be given registration preference.
About the Challenge
There is no registration fee for student teams. Teams that are at least half girls will be given registration preference.
Teams will design and build a mini golf hole that reflects this theme, and bring it to the mini golf course on the day of the event. During the Mini Golf Challenge, team members will interact with attendees (the golfers) to share what it was like working as a team, how they came up with their ideas, new knowledge they’ve acquired during the process, and other aspects of their experience. Event attendees will vote on the “Favorite Hole” and the winning team will bring back to their school the much-coveted Henry Cluster STEMM Foundation Mini Golf Challenge Trophy for display.
About the Teams
Teams with range in size from two to six students, split as evenly as possible between boys and girls. (Teams do not have to be co-ed, but teams that are at least half girls will get to choose their place on the course map before any teams that are not.) Teams will work with an adult mentor volunteer (a teacher or parent/guardian) to collect the starter kit, design and build the hole, set up and take down the hole at Mission Trails Church, and prepare submission materials. Detailed registration packets will be distributed to adult team mentors, and will also be available for download.
The schedule below may be updated if needed. February 22: Registration Officially Opens March 1: Course Map Hole Selection Opens April 16: Team Information Sheets Due April 18: 2020 Henry Cluster Mini Golf Challenge April 19: Winning Team Starts Planning Ahead to Defend Title
Event Documents (As Available)
Call for Teams–printable version and a social media/texting version Please download and share!
- Mini Golf Course Map (when available)
- Team Information Sheet (when available)
- Student Builder Waiver (when available)
Course Map (To Be Updated)