Our secular, co-ed summer camp is a week-long residential program for children aged 8-17.
Core education content areas
All Camp Quest® programs focus on seven educational content areas which form the foundation of our unique approach to program development. We pride ourselves on having innovative, leading-edge programming and empower our camp leaders to incorporate the latest in research, technology, and best-practices when developing camp activities.
Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without theism or other supernatural beliefs, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good. Camp activities that focus on humanist ethics aim to familiarize campers with this worldview which promotes altruism, peace and social justice, community service, and personal responsibility to helping others and caring for our planet.
Critical thinking & Scientific inquiry
We learn through observing the world around us - and it’s a big world! Experimenting, gathering information, and testing that information for accuracy, truthfulness, and utility is the basis for developing critical thinking skills. At Camp Quest, we encourage campers to ask “why?”, to dig into some of life and science’s most challenging questions, and to use reason and empiricism when tackling problems.
Freethought heritage & Worldview awareness
At Camp Quest, campers and adults alike are inspired and intrigued by the diversity of worldviews that have developed throughout human societies and cultures. Freethought Heritage and Worldview Awareness activities, including our signature Famous Freethinkers™ program, encourage cultural literacy and expose campers to a variety of belief systems and religions found throughout the world. Camp Quest promotes open-mindedness, choice, empathy, and respect for religious, philosophical, and cultural diversity while also modeling appropriate and respectful discussion and critique of belief systems.
Nature appreciation & Recreational activities
Camp Quest Kansas City is hosted at a facility which offers a variety of outdoor recreation options and give campers an immersive experience in nature. Campers spend time observing the natural world, sharing their discoveries, and working together to learn about natural sciences, and environmental responsibility.