Camp Quest New England launched in July of 2012 with a fun filled kickoff weekend at Connecticut College. Campers (age 8-17) and staff alike were captivated by mentally stimulating activities such as watching a genetically modified axolotl glow in the dark, viewed stars and nebula through a high powered telescope, launched bottle rockets, learned (and enjoyed!) healthy food recipes, had a private magic show, caught frogs in the arboretum, and so much more! Camp Quest is a fast growing camp concept for kids of freethinking families that is spread over a dozen states and internationally in the UK and Canada. Campers enjoy a week of sleepover camp where they are encouraged to think critically, use scientific inquiry, learn humanistic values, and have fun being a kid in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
Camp Quest New England will be hosting our first week long camp beginning July 27th and running through August 2nd! If you think the list of activities for last year was fun, wait till the kids see what is in stored for this year. Activities will include frog dissections, bridge engineering, robotics, as well as core Camp Quest activities like Socrates Cafe where campers are encouraged to participate in socratic style philosophical discussions. We’ll be returning to Connecticut College again this year to take advantage of their vast campus resources. Every camper will enjoy a balanced meal with vegetarian/vegan/gluten free options labelled… and ice-cream for those kids of all ages to indulge in should they feel like it. Help us spread the word and let us know if you (or your organization) is interested in joining us, learning more, volunteering your time, or donating. Please visit us at campquestnewengland.org. We’d love to hear from you!