2014 CQOK Fundraising Drive

For: Camp Quest Oklahoma
Organizer: Seth Andrews of The Thinking Atheist
$3,671
of $5,000 goal.
Raised by 92 donors
73% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Camp Quest Oklahoma works hard throughout the year to making their Summer Camp a fun and educational experience, allowing campers to grow. They host philosophy discussions (like Socrates Café) where they encourage campers to continuously ask while formulating their own opinions. It's a Summer Camp that teaches campers how to think, not what to think.

Counselors and other volunteers work hands-on with campers in conducting science experiments, fostering language development, and cultivating a zeal for natural discovery. By encouraging campers to examine and question the natural world around them, they aim to build upon their knowledge and equip them with critical thinking skills that will be applicable long after camp ends.

Of course, the primary goal of Camp Quest Oklahoma is to provide campers with a haven away from home where they can find new and old friends. They also make fun a high priority, with swimming, hiking, races, and games all being part of the Summer Camp experience.

While Camp Quest Oklahoma prepares for this year's Summer Camp, they are also receiving many pleas for financial assistance from deserving families. Many come from families who live in remote rural communities, where the only contact with other freethinking kids would come from their Summer Camp. Although they try to accomodate as many requests as possible, the need is too great, and their funding is limited.

This is where you come in. By donating on my behalf to Camp Quest Oklahoma, you will help provide an opportunity for a camper to experience a week without fear of religious judgment, without the social isolation, and without the stigma of being a nonbeliever in the Bible Belt. As one mother put it, when she came to Camp Quest, "my daughter felt like she could breathe for the first time."

Thanks for your support!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on May 1, 2014

Posted on May 1, 2014

Well, David Smalley and crew came from behind to win it this year, gang. But I'd like to thank everyone who donated, Facebooked, Tweeted, Emailed, and Shared our fundraising campaign! We've provided Camp Quest Oklahoma with some much-needed financial support, to continue their efforts to make one of the most-religious states in the US home to a vital program for our kids. Give yourselves a great BIG pat on the back for that, and I'll see you again next year!


Posted on April 21, 2014

Posted on April 21, 2014

Great work picking up speed again, team! We've surged ahead thanks to some VERY generous donors, and we're in the lead again ahead of Dogma Debate. Let's keep it up!

Posted on April 11, 2014

Posted on April 11, 2014

All right Thinking Atheist listeners, the Dogma Debate 4th Listeners have just pulled ahead of us. Let's dig down again, spread the word, and encourage everyone you know to donate even just a few bucks towards Camp Quest Oklahoma!

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