By Stephanie LeRoy
Director of Center For Inquiry NYC & Camp Inquiry counselor
I love when folks ask me about Camp Inquiry. Immediately my eyes light up and I give a big smile.
My mind shuffles through the snapshots from a week of wonderful moments and I have to pause before I can answer because I don’t know where to start. I’m hoping that typing it out may be easier for me, but I’ve already rewritten this introduction four times. How can I possibly put into words this week-long sensation of joy and optimism?
On paper, Camp Inquiry is a secular summer camp for kids ages 7 to 16 that works toward helping youth confront the challenges of living a non-theistic, skeptical, and secular lifestyle in a (more…)
With the Reason Rally in DC, the US National Day of Reason and prominent atheists making more and more public appearances, it’s no surprise that Humanist groups are growing faster than ever.
Camp Quest Chesapeake (at which I’ll be a camp counselor this July) had 35 kids last year for their week long Humanist/Freethinkers camp. It was their first year and, by all accounts I’ve heard, it went off beautifully. A good bit of growth was obviously expected for the following year. But after Camp Quest set up a tent at the Reason Rally and an article was published in the Washington Post on the camp, that number has more than doubled to 70 – and even more campers would have likely signed up if the Camp didn’t close registration on reaching capacity.
Humanist, Freethinkers and atheists of all (more…)