Please RSVP by: July 18, 2011 at 11:59 pm
July 31, 12:00 pm – August 6, 12:00 pm
The Center for Inquiry is pleased to announce its 2011 summer program for children ages seven to sixteen. In its sixth year, Camp Inquiry will take place from July 31 through August 6 at Camp Seven Hills in Holland, New York. The site boasts 620 acres of woodland paths, meadows, streams, and hills perfect for outdoor exploration. Camp Seven Hills is fully insured and accredited with the American Camp Association. With its impressive 5 to 1 camper to counselor ratio, Camp Inquiry will be run by a staff of fully screened and trained teacher-counselors, including a trained medical professional.
This year's theme is “Imagine. Investigate. Illuminate.” We live in an age of discovery and opportunity. Advances in technology and communication make information more widely accessible—more facts available at your fingertips, but also more fiction claiming to be fact. Asking the right questions can be difficult enough, but when there are so many answers, how do you decide what's right?
Imagination. Investigation. Illumination. Critical thinking extends beyond the science classroom. It serves as a guide not for what to think, but how to think and live in the world—how to discover truth and meaning. Are these grown-up concepts? Far from it. These questions are ageless, and the tools are, too. The spark of inquiry is already there, and Camp Inquiry brings those sparks together in a community of young skeptics imagining possibilities, investigating claims, and illuminating answers.
Camp Inquiry helps youth confront the challenges of living a nontheistic/secular lifestyle in a world dominated by religious belief and pseudoscience. Grounded on the conviction that kids can begin establishing habits of the good and ethical life early on, Camp Inquiry has a three-part focus: the arts and sciences, the skeptical perspective, and ethical character development. Campers and teacher-counselors will address key issues of individual identity, forging trusting relationships, establishing a sense of local and global community, and living with respect for the natural world.
For more information on registering, please contact CFI Education Representative Ed Beck at ebeck [at ] centerforinquiry [dot] net, or by phone (716) 636-4869 ext. 408.
Have any questions for our Camp Director? Feel free to contact Karen Strachan here.
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