Apostacon Minicamp!

Camp Quest Texas | Posted on 2015-08-17

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325283_10150902928325627_2124100271_oCamp Quest Texas is holding a one-day Minicamp in conjunction with Apostacon 2015 on Saturday, Sept 19 at the DFW Airport Marriott, 8440 Freeport Pkwy, Irving TX.  Children ages 7-12 are eligible to attend this event.  You do not have to attend Apostacon 2015 in order to send your child to the Minicamp.

To coincide with the Apostacon 2015 break times, check-in for the Minicamp is 8a – 9a, and pickup is 4:30p – 5:30p.  Lunch is from noon to 1:30p, the same lunch time as Apostacon 2015.340212_10150902920585627_1159825855_o

We will provide nutritious morning and afternoon snacks including milk and water, but your camper should bring a sack lunch unless you are attending Apostacon 2015 and would like to take your camper to lunch with you.  Campers who bring sack lunches will eat in the same activity room and will be attended by our volunteer staff.

The registration fee is $45.  We use PayPal as our payment service, but PayPal allows you to pay by major credit card without having a PayPal account.  To register, please fill out one form per
child here.

If you plan to attend Apostacon 2015, that is a separate registration so be sure to register for that here.

I you have questions about CQTX registration, please contact:

April Wells
Mini Camp Quest Texas Registrar
april@campquesttexas.org

 

2015 Campership Sponsors

News and Updates | Posted on 2015-03-22

We always have a tremendous financial need here at Camp Quest Texas, to meet the needs of families who have significant financial disadvantages. Without sponsored camperships, these families would not otherwise be able to send their kids to camp.

For 2015, we would like to recognize the following organizations who have sponsored camperships:

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Humanists of Houston:

5 Camperships

 

Freethinkers Association of Central Texas:

4 Camperships

 

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In recognition of
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

4 Camperships

 

Atheist Community of Austin

4 Camperships

 

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Fellowship of Freethought Dallas:

2 Camperships

 

Houston Black Non-Believers:

2 Camperships

 

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Black Nonbelievers of Dallas:

1 Campership

2015 Fundraising Drive

News and Updates | Posted on 2015-03-10

 

Camp Quest Texas works hard throughout the year to make their Summer Camp a fun and educational experience, allowing campers to grow. They host philosophy discussions (like Socrates Café) where they encourage campers to continuously ask while formulating their own opinions. It’s a Summer Camp that 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, they 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 Camp Quest Texas is to provide campers with a haven away from home where they can find new and old friends. They also make fun a high priority, with swimming, hiking, races, and games all being part of the Summer Camp experience.

While Camp Quest Texas prepares for this year’s Summer Camp, they 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 their Summer Camp. Although they try to accomodate as many requests as possible, the need is too great, and their funding is limited.

This is where you come in. By donating on my behalf to Camp Quest Texas, you will help provide an opportunity for a camper to experience a week without fear of religious judgment, without the social isolation, and without the stigma of being a nonbeliever in the Bible Belt. As one mother put it, when she came to Camp Quest Texas, “my daughter felt like she could breathe for the first time.”

Thanks for your support!

2015 Camp Information

News and Updates | Posted on 2015-03-06

Dates:   August 2-8, 2015

  

Location: YMCA Camp Flaming Arrow, Hunt TX

  

(the same place as last year)      

  

Registration: $625