Camp Quest South Carolina is a place for fun, friends, and freethought! Our primary offering is our week-long sleepaway camp for kids ages 8-17 years old. Camp Quest South Carolina in Aiken, SC has operated since 2012. We are also thrilled to add a brand-new location to our lineup. Camp Quest Natchez Trace near Tupelo, MS will debut in 2017.
We are similar to other traditional sleepaway summer camps and provide a wide range of activities including sports, arts and crafts, games, swimming, nature walks, outdoor skills, and campfires. However, Camp Quest is unique in that we present our educational programs from a specifically secular and humanist perspective. This means that in addition to our traditional summer camp activities, Camp Quest offers educational activities focused on critical thinking, ethics, scientific inquiry, philosophy, and comparative religion.
Camp Quest is geared towards building a community for kids and teens from atheist, agnostic, humanist and other freethinking families. However, Camp Quest is open to all kids and teens within the specified age range, and we work hard to create an environment in which all campers feel welcome. Our goal is to provide a place where campers can explore their developing worldviews and how to put their values into practice, ask questions, and make friends in an environment that is supportive of critical thinking and skepticism.
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We welcome ALL children and staff members! We believe one of our fundamental responsibilities as adults and leaders is to teach our children about the world around them, and that includes giving them an opportunity to learn and interact in a nonjudgmental environment with other children who may come from different backgrounds. Camp Quest is a safe, bully-free environment where all children and adults will be treated with respect and encouraged to understand and accept others, regardless of religious affiliation, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic that makes them the unique, wonderful individuals that they are. Teaching compassion and empathy for one another is important at Camp Quest — labels that define our differences are not.