Announcing a new Meetup for Secular Family Network!
What: Camp Inquiry: Young Minds, Big Questions
When: July 18 - 24
Camp Seven Hills
70 Jewett Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14214
The Center for Inquiry is pleased to announce its 2010 summer program for children ages seven to sixteen. In its fifth year, Camp Inquiry
will take place from July 18 through 24 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 ?Young Minds, Big Questions.? Who am I? Why am I here? What can I know? What ought I to do? Once the domain of theological and speculative thought, these questions are now increasingly being addressed by the sciences. "Young Minds, Big Questions" serves the Center for Inquiry's central mission of elucidating the philosophical, moral, and cultural implications of the scientific outlook.
Campers will explore where we fit in the cosmic narrative offered by cosmology, evolutionary science, and neurobiology. They will inquire into the prospects for morality in a naturalistic universe. And they will be introduced to the methods of epistemology and informal logic as tools for constructing a coherent worldview.
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. Register here. For more information on registering, please contact CFI Institute Representative, channy[at]centerforinquiry.net or by phone [masked] ext. 408.
Have any questions for the Camp Director? Feel free to contact Angie McQuaig, AMcquaig[at]centerforinquiry.net.
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/secularfamilynetwork/calendar/12749324/