Do secular kids need their own summer camp? Well, they’ve got one.
Providing a haven for the children of nonbelievers is what Camp Quest is all about. As the camp’s official T-shirt announces, it’s a place that’s “beyond belief.” More precisely, it claims to be the first summer sleep-away camp in the country for atheist, agnostic and secular humanist children.
Some campers come from conservative communities where you’re either Christian or you’re suspected of devil worship. Still, there are plenty of camps where the emphasis is on canoeing, not Christ. When my daughter went to my old summer camp in Vermont, Brown Ledge Camp, she had a bunkie who was a devout Catholic and another who was a Wiccan. Everybody got along.