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Camp Quest of the Smoky Mountains Around the Corne
The Rationalists of East Tennessee (RET), a Knoxville-area organization committed to free inquiry and critical thinking, is pleased to announce that Camp Quest of the Smoky Mountains is accepting camper applications for the summer of 2005. The camp, which will be held from June 5 - 12, is open to children ages 8 to 13 with junior counselor positions available for 14 to 17-year-olds.

In addition to enjoying activities like nature walks, crafts, swimming, horseback riding, and campfires that are usually associated with summer camps, children attending Camp Quest will be exposed to critical thinking exercises including code breaking games and philosophical inquiry. This year, campers will also have the opportunity to enjoy airplane rides provided by an area chapter of Young Eagles (www.youngeagles.com).

“Camp Quest gives parents an opportunity to send their kids to a camp that will enrich their children as human beings in addition to helping them to some summer fun,” said Aleta Ledendecker, the camp coordinator.”We're proud to serve the community by encouraging kids to really think about the world around them in intelligent ways.”

The camp is made possible in part through a generous grant from the Institute for Humanist Studies (www.humaniststudies.org), an organization promoting nonreligious perspectives on social, political, and ethical issues and serving as a resource for and about the humanist community.

RET holds a number of regular events (including philosophy discussions, roundtables, and the Skeptic Book Club), engages in community action and sponsors speakers. More information about the organization and about Camp Quest is available by phone at 865-539-3006, on the Web at www.rationalists.org or by email at info@rationalists.org.

Related Link: Camp Quest of the Smoky Mountains

Posted by houston
Jan. 29, 2005