Please RSVP by: June 30, 2013 at 11:59 pm
(Registration button at bottom of this page)
Sunday, August 4, 2:00 pm – Saturday, August 10, 11:00 am
Camp Seven Hills
The Center for Inquiry is pleased to announce its 2013 summer program for children ages seven to sixteen. In its eighth year, Camp Inquiry will take place from August 4 through August 10 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 is run by a staff of fully screened, trained, and experienced teacher-counselors, including a trained medical professional.
Our 2013 Theme:
This is an age of unparalleled innovations in technology: identity is stored in clouds, socializing is now a solitary experience, and information can be found with an instantaneous search. Sounds like a sci-fi novel, but it’s our modern reality—and an extremely exciting one, especially for our youth: tech-literate and plugged-in to an increasingly accessible universe of ideas in a way that no generation has been before.
So if that’s what we now consider reality, what do you call a place where you can sky-gaze or chemically construct clouds? Where face time is literal and searches are about walks in the woods or deconstructions of logical fallacies? A world that’s Wi-Fi free instead of free Wi-Fi?
We call that an intriguing and unique opportunity. We call that reality “unplugged.” We call that Camp Inquiry.
Led by Camp Director Karen Strachan, Camp Inquiry helps youth confront the challenges of living a nontheistic, skeptical, and 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, teacher-counselors, and special guests 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.
2013 Standard Registration Pricing (After 4/30/13)
Single Camper - $600
Additional siblings - $550
2013 EARLY BIRD Registration Pricing (Before 4/30/13)
Single Camper - $520
Additional siblings - $470
For questions regarding registration, please contact CFI Education Coordinator Ed Beck via email here, or by phone: (202) 629-2403 ext. 200
Have any questions for our Camp Director? Feel free to email Karen Strachan here.