The battle to send the most campers to Summer Camp has begun... again!
Last year, Matt Dillahunty, President of the Atheist Community of Austin, and Aron Ra, Texas State Director for American Atheists, competed to raise money to provide camperships to financially disadvantaged campers!
Matt defeated Aron handily, hitting the $2500 goal with 10 days to spare. Between them both, at the end of the contest they and their supporters raised over $5000 to support our financial aid program.
This year, Matt and Aron have agreed to a rematch, with David Smalley of Dogma Debate Radio also throwing his hat in the ring. They'll be competing to see who can be the first to reach $5000 by May 31, no small feat.
You can help determine the outcome of this epic struggle by donating through the YouCaring page for whomever you want to win!
May the best man win, again!
The Board of Directors for Camp Quest Texas is seeking sponsoring individuals and organizations to fund camperships for our 2013 Summer Camp!
We work hard throughout the year to bring forth our best ideas in making our Summer Camp a fun and educational experience, allowing campers to grow. We host philosophy discussions (like Socrates Café) where we encourage campers to continuously ask while formulating their own opinions. Our Summer Camp teaches campers how to think, not what to think.
Counselors and other volunteers work hands-on with campers in conducting science experiments, fostering language development, and cultivating a zeal for natural discovery. By encouraging campers to examine and question the natural world around them, we aim to build upon their knowledge and equip them with critical thinking skills that will be applicable long after camp ends.
Of course, the primary goal of our Summer Camp is to provide campers with a haven away from home where they can find new and old friends. We also make fun a high priority, with swimming, hiking, races, and games all being part of the Summer Camp experience.
While we prepare for this year's Summer Camp, we are also receiving many pleas for financial assistance from deserving families. Many come from families who live in remote rural communities, where the only contact with other freethinking kids would come from our Summer Camp. Although we try to accomodate as many requests as possible, the need is too great, and our funding is limited.
For $550, you or your organization can sponsor a campership to this year's Summer Camp. Just $10 from each of your 55 most generous members would make the difference in the life of a kid who doesn't have any non-religious friends, and feels isolated by their familiy's atheism.
2012 Campership Sponsors: