Camp Quest is a place for fun, friends, and freethought. Our camps provide a traditional summer camp experience with a wide range of activities including sports, crafts, games, swimming, and campfires. In addition to our traditional summer camp activities, Camp Quest offers educational activities focused on critical thinking, ethics, scientific inquiry, philosophy, and comparative religion. Our goal is to provide a place where children can explore their developing worldviews, ask questions, and make friends in an environment that is supportive of critical thinking and skepticism.
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Resources to Download
Camp Quest has gotten quite a bit of media attention over the years. Here are a few of our favorite pieces:
The Rainbow Times, "Atheist Former Boy Scouts Lead Secular Alternative Summer Camp," by TRT Editor, April 14, 2015.
CNN, "The Friendly Atheists Next Door," by Daniel Burke and Connor Boals, March 20, 2015.
The Huffington Post, "The State of Secular America," by Phil Zuckerman, December 29, 2014.
KCUR, "Atheist and Agnostic Summer Camp Launches in Kansas City," Interview, July 21, 2013
ABC News, Nightline, "Atheist Summer Camp is Heaven on Earth for Nonbelievers," by Linsey Davis and Elizabeth Stewart, August 23, 2012.
Washington Post, "Camp Quest is Atheists' Answer to Bible School," by Monica Hesse, July 26, 2011.
The Columbus Dispatch, "Kids wrestle with religion at Camp Quest," by Meredith Heagney, June 25, 2010.
The Scientist, "In Science We Trust," by Bob Grant, December 1, 2009.
The Economist, "Glad to be Godless," by Lexington, July 16, 2009.
USA Today, "Atheist, agnostic families opt for own sleep-away camp," by Valerie Bauman, Associated Press, May 28, 2008.
TIME Magazine, "Sunday School for Atheists," by Jeninne Lee-St. John, November 21, 2007.
NPR, Tell Me More, "Children's Summer Camp Teaches 'Free Thinking'," Interview, August 14, 2007
The Colbert Report, "Threatdown - Camp," July 24, 2006.
The New York Times, "Summer Camp That's a Piece of Heaven for the Children, but Please, No Worshipping,"by Susan Hansen, June 29, 2005.