Camp Quest board members, counselors, and volunteers wrapped up a productive retreat this weekend at camp on the northwestern coast. It’s still windy, rainy, and cold, but the blooms of spring hint at the promise of our upcoming 2013 summer session. Expect awesome campfires, stimulating science activities, ongoing games, and more! The biggest change campers will notice is that there will be a lot more of them–and that means we need more counselors! Adults 18 and up should apply now!
Thank you to all prospective and returning families who joined us on Darwin Day for a Taste of Camp Quest Northwest! The room was abuzz with the whirring of Lego planes, flying feathered finches, dinosaur claws, cardboard bridges, and more. Veteran staff were reunited with returning campers, little siblings got a taste of summer camp, and everybody saw lots of new faces (both grown-up and young). You too can join in on this summer’s fun by registering as a camper or applying to be a counselor. Hope to see you in August!
Calling all 2012 CQNW campers! Calling prospective campers and families! Calling little brothers and sisters! Join us at the Seattle Atheists’ Darwin Day Party for a mini-reunion and a taste of Camp Quest Northwest on Sunday, February 10, 2013 from 1-5 pm at 2100 24th Ave South, Seattle, WA. Teens are welcome too! We might just be able to help you with your bio or physics homework.
In the general audience room, parents, grown-ups without kids, and older kids will enjoy our Evolution Raffle, Darwin Jeopardy, snacks, a birthday cake for Sir Charles himself, and a keynote lecture by Jen McCreight. In the Camp Quest room, Becky, Brian, and Lou will be leading crafts and educational activities for kids, teens, and perhaps even a few curious grown-ups. RSVP with the ages of your children at the Camp Quest Northwest Meetup page.
Camp Quest NorthWest’s overnight session went beautifully. The campers and counselors had loads of fun and everyone I talked to couldn’t wait to come back next year.
While at camp we learned about doing math with soap bubbles, making stone tools, how evolution by selection works, and we built go-karts. We also saw just how large the solar system is, built crystal radios, and had a chance to examine hominid fossil replicas while learning about human ancestors. The archery range and climbing wall were popular daily activities as was the nightly camp fire, and on the last night our campers wowed us with some great skits that they’d been working on all week.
Thanks to everyone who worked behind the scenes to make it all happen. This wouldn’t have happened without your hard work and dedication. The coming year looks very promising!