Camp Quest

Camp Quest poster
A 2012 Camp Quest poster (Ѻ) for atheist and secular kids of military atheists and secular humanists (MASH) (Ѻ) of Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
In education, Camp Quest is a summer camp, at about 16+ locations in America and Europe, tagline the "secular summer camp", designed for children from atheist, agnostic, humanist and freethinking families, skeptics, rationalists, and others who hold a naturalist, non-supernatural world view.

In 1995, Camp Quest was proposed by American attorney Edwin Kagin (1940-2014)—son of a Presbyterian minister, who was a boy scout as a child, a group that excludes non-theists, but turned freethinker in the late 1980s, in 1991 joining the Free Inquiry Group of greater Cincinnati and Norther Kentucky, later serving as vice president—as a non-theist alternative to boy scouts for kids who are free thinkers.

On 11 Aug 1996, first camp began, as a project of FIG, with Kagin as camp director, and 20 kids, and about 10 adults, in Boone County, Kentucky, at the Bullitsburg Baptist Church camp, which they rented for the week (and had to cover up all the “god this” and “god that” slogans and sayings).

The term QUEST is an acronym for Question, Understand, Explore, Search, Test. [2]

In 2015, American electrochemical engineer Libb Thims, with Atheism Reviews co-host Thor, in their 3.5-hour “Zerotheism for Kids” class, given to six kids (ages: 2,6,7,9,10,11) on the topic if zerotheism, showed segments, in the class, video lecture part #4 and #6, of one of the camp quest kids talking about how they don’t believe in god, their relation to other believer kids, and morals. [4]

The following are related quotes:

“The point of the camp is not a case of being told what to think, about concepts such as god, just how to think.”
— Samantha Stein (2009), Camp Quest organizer, BBC News Interview [1]

“Religious beliefs can hinder moral behavior.”
— BBC reporter (2009), “On what kids are taught at Camp Quest” [1]

1. Edwin Kagin – Wikipedia.
2. Anon. (2009). “Atheist Summer Camp Launched” (Ѻ), BBC News, Jul 28.
3. Zindler, Frank. (2015). “Interview of Amanda Metskas, the Executive Director of Camp Quest” (Ѻ), Mar 25.
4. (a) Thims, Libb. (2015). “Zerotheism for Kids” (co-host: Thor) (main), 14-part [4:41-hr] lecture playlist (Ѻ), 5-intro sides (Ѻ), 56-main sides (Ѻ), 11AM-3PM, Chicago, Aug 10.
(b) Slide: #1 | Camp Quest kids on "you're gonna go to hell" and "morality" (Ohio/Ontario) (Ѻ:0-1:56)

External links
Camp Quest – Wikipedia.

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