Press Release: Camp Quest NorthWest Launches Spring “Campership” Campaign

Secular Summer Camp Seeks to Extend Reach, Provide Alternative

SEATTLE, WA – April 2, 2012 –  Camp Quest NorthWest today announced the launch of their spring “Campership” campaign, aimed at extending a secular summer camp alternative to children from a variety of economic backgrounds.

Camp Quest provides a traditional sleepaway summer camp experience with a wide range of activities including sports, crafts, games, swimming, and campfires.  According to Chuck Wolber, President of Camp Quest NorthWest, the camp’s 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.

In addition to traditional summer camp activities, Camp Quest offers educational activities focused on critical thinking, ethics, scientific inquiry, philosophy, and comparative religion.  This year’s camp, scheduled for August 15-21 at Camp Kirby in Samish Island, marks Camp Quest’s first session locally in the Puget Sound area.

Camp Quest is open to all children and teenagers within the age range 8-17, but is particularly geared towards building a community for children from atheist, agnostic, humanist and other freethinking families.

“Many religiously affiliated organizations are able to provide free and reduced-price summer camps for kids, which is great for members of those communities,” said Wolber.  “We provide a secular summer camp alternative, and our goal for the Campership fundraising drive is to never turn away a camper simply due to lack of financial resources.”

For more information about Camp Quest NorthWest, including registration and volunteer opportunities, or to donate to the Campership Campaign, please visit Camp Quest NorthWest’s website at http://CampQuestNorthWest.org.

For an interview, contact Chuck Wolber at (253) 576-1154, chuckw@campquestnorthwest.org

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