Friday, May 13, 2011
Support Camp Quest!
Black Skeptics has been asked to participate in a fundraising challenge for Camp Quest with bloggers Greta Christina, Friendly Atheist Hemant Mehta, Jen McCreight of Blaghag and JT Eberhard.
The nontheist community offers many programs for adults, but very few for children. To provide a future for our values we need to provide freethinking families with a place for their kids to find community, develop critical thinking skills, and learn ethics and values. Fortunately, that is what Camp Quest is all about. Well, that, and all of the summer camp fun that you can pack into a week.
Fun, Friends, & Freethought
Camp Quest builds a community for children and teenagers from atheist, agnostic, humanist and other freethinking families. We provide campers a place to explore their developing worldviews, ask questions, and make friends in an environment supportive of critical thinking and skepticism. Camp Quest is open to campers from all backgrounds. We encourage campers to think for themselves, be comfortable with who they are, and engage respectfully with people who have different views.
Sound good? You can get involved! Camp Quest needs support from a broad community of freethinkers to be successful. Donate through this ChipIn to help us make the Camp Quest experience available to more campers!
Instead of me telling you more about why Camp Quest is a great experience for kids, I want to share some of what the campers themselves say. When we asked them, "What have you learned at Camp Quest 2010?" campers replied:
"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."
Pretty amazing, right? Help us make that happen for more kids. 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.