For the first time, Camp Quest will host a summer overnight camp in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains twenty miles outside Roanoke in Thaxton, Va. Like all Camp Quest programs, Camp Quest Blue Ridge will offer a fun, secular summer experience that challenges campers to build relationships, develop critical thinking skills and explore humanist values.
Hosted at a recently renovated facility, Camp Quest Blue Ridge is open to all children ages 8 to 17 for two week-long, residential sessions, July 10-16 and July 17-23, 2022. The cost is $1,500 per week, and financial aid is available. The unique setting of the Blue Ridge Mountains provides the perfect environment for campers to discover the natural world around them, to share in educational and inquisitive adventures and to leave as enriched individuals. Participants will enjoy swimming, ropes courses, hiking and more.
“I’m always happy to launch a new camp, but I’m especially excited about launching one in my native Virginia,” says Sarah Bingham Miller, executive director for Camp Quest. “I look forward to sharing Camp Quest with a new community this summer.”
Open to all, Camp Quest provides an inclusive experience that celebrates diversity and cultivates empathy. In addition to traditional summer camp activities, such as swimming, outdoor adventures, skits and crafts, all campers participate in innovative programming incorporating the latest in scientific inquiry, freethought, cultural literacy, natural discovery and social/environmental responsibility. A particular favorite activity, the Socrates Cafe, encourages campers to tackle some of humanity’s most challenging questions and to use reason and empiricism to discuss problems.
A value-based community, Camp Quest helps campers forge lasting friendships, cultivate an inclusive worldview and return home empowered to make an impact in their own communities.