Are campers at Camp Quest Texas required to be atheists?
No. Campers at Camp Quest are encouraged to think for themselves and are not required to hold any particular view. Our emphasis is on critical thinking, rather than unquestioned faith.
What options do I have if the dates/location of Camp Quest Texas don’t work for me?
There are other Camp Quests throughout the country, all with similar values and programs. For information about the dates and activities of the other Camp Quests please check out this list.
What ages of children are eligible for Camp Quest Texas?
Children age 8 to 17 are welcome to attend. 16 and 17 year olds have the option to apply to the Phoenix program where they will have the opportunity to take on some counselor responsibilities in addition to being campers.
Are there Camperships?
YES! We never want financial concerns to prevent a child from attending Camp Quest Texas. You may apply for financial aid here.
What are the daily activities?
Activities include Socrates Cafe, horseback riding, science experiments, a camper talent show, a camp carnival, hiking, swimming, canoeing, camp fires, stargazing, crafts and more.
How many kids generally attend? What about gender diversity?
We average around 100 campers or so every year. The gender split differs from year to year between girls, non-binary, and boys.
Who are the counselors and how are they chosen?
Counselors are volunteers who apply to be staff members during our summer camp and other events. Counselors are background checked and go through an interview process as well as several training sessions. We have volunteers of all ages and occupations.
Do you do criminal background checks on staff?
Yes! We do criminal background checks on all staff (new and returning) every year.
Can I contact some other parents who have registered to come?
Yes! Send us an email and put in the comments that you’d like to be put in touch with other parents. We will pass them along!
We also have a facebook page for our CQTX participants. It’s a great way to keep in touch with other CQ parents.
I want to help, what can I do?
I want to contact someone about including Camp Quest in a media piece or publication that I am working on. Who should I contact?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are seeking information about Camp Quest Texas for media or publication purposes.