Our Mission

Camp Quest provides an educational adventure shaped by fun, friends and freethought, featuring science, natural wonder and humanist values.


Our Vision

Camp Quest envisions a world in which children grow up exploring, thinking for themselves, connecting with their communities, and acting to make the most of life for themselves and others.


Values we teach

  • integrity

  • empathy

  • creativity

  • critical thinking

  • community


Through our programs, we seek to:

  • Develop supportive communities for freethinking families

  • Foster curiosity, scientific inquiry, and critical thinking in young people to enable them to draw their own conclusions

  • Cultivate reason and empathy as foundations of an ethical, productive and fulfilling life

  • Provide a safe and fun environment for personal and social growth

  • Encourage exploration of the natural world

  • Promote open dialogue that is marked by challenging each other's ideas while treating each other with respect

  • Raise awareness of positive contributions made by atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers, and other non-theistic people to our society

  • Demonstrate atheism and humanism as positive, family-friendly worldviews

Our Goals


These principles guide our actions at all levels of Camp Quest operations and in the relationships we build:

  • Grassroots innovation – empowering local leaders, exploring new approaches, sharing what works

  • Practicality – taking action, creating solutions, providing hands-on support

  • Courage – speaking out, challenging ourselves and others, audaciously advancing our mission

  • Integrity – standing up, engaging honestly, living our principles

  • Cooperation – sharing ideas, working together, cultivating community

  • Empiricism – testing ideas, building from evidence, rejecting what doesn’t work

  • Fun!

Principles that guide our actions