Mississippi Will Soon Be Home to a Summer Camp for Children of Atheist Parents

There’s a Camp Quest opening this summer in Mississippi, providing a camp for the children of atheists parents in a state where that sort of getaway will surely be a breath of fresh air.


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Camp Quest is Seeking a New Executive Director

Camp Quest, the summer camp that celebrates science, reason, and critical thinking, is on the hunt for a new Executive Director who can take the position beginning this December.


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How Camp Quest Oklahoma Will Be Using the Money That a Christian Charity Refused

We now know how Camp Quest Oklahoma will be using the $25,000 (and then some) that an atheist gave them after a Christian charity rejected his donation.


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Podcast Ep. 118: David Diskin, President of Camp Quest West

At the recent American Humanist Association conference in Chicago, we spoke with David Diskin, the President of Camp Quest West. Camp Quest is a summer camp for children that embraces science, natural wonder, and humanist values.


Diskin has worked with Camp Quest West since 2010. He has been a long-time activist in California, co-founding the Stockton Area Atheists and Freethinkers and Sunday Assembly Sacramento. He also serves on the boards of California Freethought Day, the Secular Coalition for California, and the national Reason Rally Coalition.

We spoke with him about whether children of religious parents ever attend the camp, how the camp’s curriculum has changed over the years, and what he hopes Camp Quest achieves in the next few years.

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My Eye-Opening Week at Camp Quest

Let me be upfront with you: I volunteered for Camp Quest because I love the outdoors and because I like kids. I didn’t do it because I thought it would be a life-changing experience for them (or, for that matter, me). After all, it was just a week-long summer camp. How much can change in so little time?

For readers who may not understand why Camp Quest is so important — and I was one of those people before volunteering there — I’d like to share with you my experience in the hopes that you will see the importance of this organization and why it needs (and quite frankly deserves) your support.


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