Camper Sessions: July 17th - 23rd or July 24th - 30th
CIT and Counselor Sessions: July 16th - 23rd or July 23rd - 30th
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Camp Quest provides an educational adventure shaped by fun, friends, and freethought, where our unique hands-on activities focus on critical thinking, open discussion, rational inquiry, natural wonder, and humanist values. It is a non-profit overnight secular summer camp for young folks ages 8 to 17. Campers also partake in traditional camp activities, such as field games, swimming, archery, crafts, and campfires. Camp Quest envisions a world in which children grow up exploring, thinking for themselves, connecting with their communities, and acting to make the most of life for themselves and others.
Our campers are girls and boys ages 8-17, and we offer a Counselor-in-Training Program for ages 16 and 17. All camp counselors are trained volunteers. Camp Quest Minnesota is held during the last half of July at facilities west of the Twin Cities.
Camp Quest fulfills its mission by following these principles and we require parents and campers to agree and adhere to these principles.
We ask questions and are open-minded, critical thinkers.
We help others and practice service within our communities.
We use a secular basis as a starting point in conversing and connecting with others.
We negotiate and seek compromise to solve conflicts.
We are committed to scientific discovery and technology as contributions to the betterment of human life.
We aim to be honest, responsible, compassionate, and empathetic.
We are committed to the arts as a form of human expression.
We strive to protect and sustain the earth, its resources, and other species.
We use reason and science to seek natural explanations to events in the universe and to solve problems.
We hold to the principle of the separation of church and state.
We recognize human rights, justice, fairness, and diversity as essential elements of society.
We strive to experience life and develop as individuals.
We work to learn about and from both personal and world histories.
Camp Quest of Minnesota is affiliated with Camp Quest Inc., an affiliation of secular summer camps.
Camp Quest of Minnesota is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Institute for Humanist Studies.