Center for Inquiry


Camp Inquiry: You don't have to be an expert-or even a grown-up!

Announcing Camp Inquiry 2014!

Save the date: August 3–August 9
Camp Seven Hills • Holland, NY
Ages 7–16
Registration opening soon!

Ever wonder how to tell bad science from good? Or what it takes to become a paranormal investigator? Ever think about starting your own freethought group or organizing a philosophical debate?

These may seem like jobs for the pros, but with the right resources and experiences, you don't have to be an expert to Do-It-Yourself. You don't even have to be a grown-up.

This year, CI is DIY.CFI Campers

This year more than ever, we're putting Camp Inquiry in the hands of the campers and taking discovery to a whole new level with how-to workshops, youth-sparked activities, and inquiry-inspired explorations. Whether one is a regular attendee or a first-timer, 2014 offers every child a unique way to experience Camp Inquiry: CI DIY!

With curiosity and imagination in spades, young skeptics already have the essential foundation for discovery and DIY-inquiry. Combine this with hands-on learning experiences and guidance from some of today's brightest minds, and they'll have the tools they'll need to apply rationality, creativity, and critical thinking to the wider world.

Building creativity. Building character.

Camp Director, Karen StrachanGrounded on the conviction that kids can begin establishing habits of critical thinking and ethical conduct early on, Camp Inquiry adopts a three-part focus:

       •  Arts and Sciences
       •  Skeptical perspectives
       •  Ethical Character Development

Led by Camp Director Karen Strachan, campers, teacher-counselors, and special guests will work together to help youth confront the challenges of living a non-theistic, skeptical, and secular lifestyle in a world dominated by religious belief and pseudoscience.


Save the date — August 3–9 — and stay tuned for updates about this year's special guests!

And many thanks to those who joined us in 2013:

Michael CardusIndre ViskontasLeonard TramielGarrett Thomas

Michael Cardus — Founder, Create-Learning
Indre Viskontas — Scientist, Artist
Leonard Tramiel — Scientist, Educator
Garrett Thomas — Magician, Performance Artist


Camp Inquiry 2014

Camp Inquiry, now in its ninth year, is one of many educational initiatives offered by the Center for Inquiry, a non-profit educational and research institution working to foster a secular society based on science, reason, and humanist values.


Camp Inquiry takes place at Camp Seven Hills in Holland, New York, a spectacular locale fully insured and accredited by the American Camp Association. The camp features approximately 620 acres of woods, meadows, streams, and hills. Camp Inquiry staff consists of fully-screened, trained, and experienced teacher-counselors, including a licensed medical professional.

Camp Inquiry 2014
Ages 7–16
Sunday, August 3–Saturday, August 9
Camp Seven Hills
Savage Road, Holland, NY 14080 (Map)

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For more information, please visit our website:

For questions about registration, please contact CFI's Education Coordinator via email here, or call: (202) 629-2403 ext. 200.

Have questions for our Camp Director? Email Karen Strachan here.

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