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$50,000 match means your support goes twice as far!
All donations to Camp Quest up to $50,000 will be matched dollar for dollar by the Stiefel Freethought Foundation from February 7th until the end of 2012!
Why donate? Camp Quest provides an amazing week of fun, friends, and freethought for hundreds of children. We are growing by leaps and bounds with new camps launching in Arizona, New England, Oklahoma, and Washington State, but we are still barely keeping up with demand. Each year we have kids on waiting lists to get into camp. We need your support in order to bring Camp Quest to more campers through launching new locations and helping our current camps grow. This year that support counts double thanks to the generosity of the Stiefel Freethought Foundation! You can donate to Camp Quest online!
Here's what some of our campers had to say when we asked them, "What have you learned at Camp Quest?"
"Camp Quest helps me remember that there are other people my age who think like I do."
"To be kind to others of different beliefs."
"...to be a leader, about photography, different plants, about the oil spill, and many other things."
"That it's okay to be myself."
"how to make really good friends in just a week."
"I've learned how to question things better."
"That it's okay to be an atheist."
"So many things I can't even count."
In 2012 we are working hard to provide the Camp Quest experience to more families. Here's how:
1. More camp locations than ever before.
This year there will be Camp Quest events in at least fourteen different locations in the U.S. and Canada, with a few more on deck for 2013! This means Camp Quest is available to more children and families across North America, and families don't have to travel nearly as far to take part in the Camp Quest experience.
2. More campers attending Camp Quest sessions.
Registration numbers for several of our locations are higher than ever this year, and several camps had to close registration early because they filled up. More than 620 campers will attend Camp Quest week-long sessions in 2012.
3. More help to Camp Quest camps to make 2012 our best year yet!
At Camp Quest, Inc. we provide all kinds of support to Camp Quest camps to help them launch, and help them improve and grow from year to year. Camp Quest, Inc. provides financial support, publicity, technological services, training, troubleshooting and all manner of other help. The matching offer from the Stiefel Freethought Foundation will allow us to hire a second staff person who will focus all of his or her attention on providing that support to our camps. That will make it possible for more groups of dedicated volunteers to launch, and run amazing Camp Quest camps serving freethinking families in even more locations in 2013 and beyond.
When you donate online, you can make a one-time gift or an automatic monthly donation and put Camp Quest on your payroll. Paypal processes our donations, but you don't need a paypal account in order to make your gift online with a credit card. You can also mail a check to Camp Quest, Inc., P.O. Box 2552, Columbus, OH 43216. Camp Quest is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Donations are tax deductible. If you have any questions about making a donation, please don't hesitate to contact us.