Good news for families in the NorthWest: Camp Quest is set to open a chapter next summer in Seattle.
In the summer of 2012, Camp Quest NorthWest is bringing a new kind of summer camp to the Pacific Northwest. With science experiments and s’mores, campfires and activities to foster critical thinking, Camp Quest NorthWest provides a secular twist on the time-honored summer camp experience for campers aged 8-17.
Excitement is high among Seattle-area freethinkers who are pitching in to help the fledgling camp. The Humanists of North Puget Sound have offered to match all donations up $10,000 until the end of 2011, which will be used for facilities, speakers, supplies, and “camperships.” In addition, earlier this year, Seattle Atheists raised $2,700 for the camp with its “Rapture Relief” campaign.
To get people excited about enrolling their kids in the camp, directors are planning to hold a free preview event on August 20th from noon – 6:00p, open to parents, children, and potential volunteers. All they ask is that you bring a food item for a potluck picnic! You can RSVP for that event and get more info about it here.
I know a lot of readers have either sent their children to a Camp Quest somewhere in the country — or they’ve volunteered at one. The children love it and come back year after year. If you live in Seattle, tell your friends about it!