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Announcing Camp Inquiry 2015:
To Believe or Not To Believe! 

August 2August 8
Camp Seven Hills • Holland, NY
Ages 7–16

OMG. Seriously?! Get out. You’re kidding! For real? No way.

Camp Inquiry Kids

There are nearly as many ways to express doubt and disbelief as there are things that make us doubt and disbelieve. But how do we respond to the mysterious and miraculous, the incredible and extraordinary? How do we determine whether to believe it or not?

The digital age makes available a barrage of information—information that’s immediately accessible but also murky with mistakes, half-truths, and contradictions. It can be tricky enough for adults to filter fact from fiction, but it can be even more challenging for young people. While kids are increasingly tech-savvy, they are also still developing their unique identities, making the deluge of possible answers to their questions all the more influential and impactful.

Camp Inquiry doesn’t have all the answers. Believe it or not, Camp Inquiry encourages youth to believe it . . . or not . . . and then to keep asking, exploring, challenging, expressing, responding, wondering, and working out their own answers by developing their own powerful reasoning abilities.

Building creativity. Building character.

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 humanist lifestyle in a world dominated by religious belief and pseudoscience.

And many thanks to those who joined us in 2014:

Michael Cardus Jessica Ahlquist Joe Nickell Ethan Brown
Michael Cardus — Founder, Create-Learning
Jessica Ahlquist — 1st Amendment Activist
Joe Nickell — Paranormal investigator
Ethan Brown — Mathemagician

For more information, please visit our website:

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

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