What we’re about
Welcome to the group. We started as Camden County Humanists. Due to the demographics of our current members, we have decided to rename the group. We currently have members in Camden County, Gloucester County, Burlington County, and elsewhere. We are an official chapter of the American Humanist Association, currently based in Camden County, that is dedicated to spreading the word about Humanism and bringing people together who share an interest in the Humanist way of life.
Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without theism and other supernatural beliefs, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.
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Upcoming events (3)See all
- Monthly Dinner & DiscussionNeeds location
December's Dinner will be one week earlier, to accommodate other holiday plans. I wanted the date to be set, but a venue has not been chosen. If anyone has an idea for a place, let me know. Our last two dinners were new places for the group; we can continue that, or go with one of our usuals. I'll post the venue in my comments.
- December Monthly MeetingCamden County Library System: M Allan Vogelson Regional Branch, Voorhees Township, NJ
Our December meeting will be focused on Haiku, a short poetry form of three lines. I will be presenting and discussing the World Humanist Day Haiku Contest winners, and I will be presenting some of my haiku, which I have been writing for many years. Please join us for a presentation of this seemingly simple form of poetry. Please feel free to share your own haiku with the group. We will meet in Room E this month.
- Adopt A Highway CleanupSouth Black Horse Pike & Fanelli Lane, Gloucester Township, NJ
This is our final cleanup for the year; due to circumstances, on a different schedule than our usual.
The Camden County Humanists have adopted a stretch of road along the Black Horse pike. Following the guidelines of the New Jersey Clean Communities , we will be spending time cleaning up trash along the side of the road in an effort to keep Camden County clean and to do some good for our community!
We will be meeting at the corner of Fanelli Lane and The Black Horse Pike to gear up and start cleaning. Please dress accordingly and bring a snack if you want to. Gloves, Vests, Trash bags and grabbers will be provided by NJDOT.
Per the rules of New Jersey Clean Communities, the minimum age for participants is 16 with parental/guardian permission. 18 and older can participate on their own accord.
New Jersey Clean Communities has reopened the Highway cleanups, with a recommended Covid-19 protocol. As the Team Captain, I have signed this statement for the group:
"I/We understand that participation in the Adopt a Highway Program during the COVID-19 pandemic carries certain risks of exposure to the coronavirus. In addition, I/We assume all risks associated with participation in the program and hereby for myself, - my heirs, executors and administrators waive and release the State of New Jersey, New Jersey Department of Transportation, its Commissioner, officers and employees from all claims, liability, risk of loss and damages of any kind including wrongful death associated with or arising out of my/our participation in the Adopt A Highway Program. I/We certify that I/We have reviewed and understand that Adopt a Highway safety materials prior to my participation in the Program.
I further agree and understand that I will follow CDC recommendations for COVID-19 safety which include the following:
MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING – When at all possible, maintain a 6 foot distance from others in my group.
WEAR A FACE COVERING – You can spread Covid 19 even if you do not feel sick. The face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected. Continue to keep about 6 feet apart when at all possible; masks are not a substitute for social distancing.
LIMIT GROUP SIZE: Cleanups should be limited to 10 volunteers.
CLEAN AND DISINFECT – When soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands."
Please follow the protocol above during and after the cleanup. Please bring a mask; I will have hand sanitizer.
For any volunteers new to this activity:
For all participants who have not had Safety Training, it is now required by New Jersey Clean Communities, the organization that runs this program. You must view an online Safety Training Video, prior to participating in a cleanup. To view the video, please follow these instructions:
Under ‘Our Programs’, click ‘Adopt-A-Highway’, click ‘AAH Safety Video’.
Follow the instructions above the video.