Q: Are campers at Camp Quest required to be atheists?

A: No. Campers at Camp Quest are encouraged to think for themselves and are not required to hold any particular view. We firmly believe that children should not be labeled with worldview labels by adults, and instead should be encouraged to ask questions and explore different worldviews as they grow.

We do present atheism and humanism as valid and reasonable options for an ethical and fulfilling life, and many counselors at camp consider themselves to be atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers, or nontheists.

Q: Would a child who believes in god be comfortable at Camp Quest?

A: Yes. Campers at Camp Quest explore different worldviews, and many children are not yet decided on their beliefs regarding the god question. Campers who believe in god may get a lot of interested questions from their fellow campers, but the camp environment fosters asking these questions in a spirit of dialogue and mutual respect. As far as we know, campers who believe in god have all had fun, made friends, and had a great Camp Quest experience.

Q: Where and when is Camp Quest Kansas City?

A:  Camp 2017 will take place at Wildwood Outdoor Education Center.  Camp dates for 2017 are July 23-29th.

Q: How much does Camp Quest Kansas City cost?

A:   We have three tiers of camper tuition.  The actual cost of camp is $400.  We also offer donation tiers of $450 and $500 for those able to contribute to supplementing those that need financial assistance.

Q: How do I apply for financial assistance?

A:  A limited number of camperships are available for those who need financial assistance. In 2016, 35% of our campers required financial assistance. To apply, register your camper using Tier 1. If you cannot afford the deposit, please email our Registrar julie.stokes@campquest.org. The bottom of this Tier's registration form includes a section to complete regarding financial assistance. Once complete, the Registrar will obscure any identifying information, and then forward the request to the Board for approval. If you are not awarded the financial aid assistance you requested, your $50 deposit will be refunded. The deadline for financial aid applications is 4/21/17 and you will be notified on or around 5/1/17 of the status of your application, with the balance of camper tuition due 5/19/17.

Q: What should we pack for camp?

A: See the list "What to pack for camp."

Q: What are some things that we should NOT bring to camp?

A: Campers are not allowed to have cellular phones, video games, music players, or digital cameras. We want this to be a time to set aside those conveniences and focus on what is happening at camp. Campers are also not allowed to bring pets or dangerous items (fireworks, weapons of any kind, tobacco, alcohol, or controlled substances).

Q: When and where do I drop off and pick up the campers?

A: The information for pickup and drop off of your Camper will be provided to you in an email after the registration process is complete.

Q: When is full payment due?

A: Full camper tuition is due 5/19/17 for campers who registered early and did not pay the full amount or applied for financial aid and have a balance.  

Q: Is the deposit refundable?

A: The $50 deposit is non refundable unless you apply for and are denied for financial aid.

Q: My question does not appear on this list. Who do I contact with questions?

A: Please contact our Board Chair, Julie Stokes with any questions: julie.stokes@campquest.org

Q:  I don’t want to pay online with a credit card can I send a check instead?

A:  Although we prefer credit card payments for tracking purposes, we will accept checks if needed. Our registration system will not allow you to save or submit without processing a credit card payment online, but if you email our Registrar julie.stokes@campquest.org she can work out a manual registration form for you.

Q: Can I use my child's physical exam form from last summer?

A: Maybe.  Per American Camp Association standards, each camper must have a physical exam within the two years prior to the first day of camp.  So any physical exam done after July 23, 2015 is current. If your child’s health has changed materially, you should get a new exam done so the camp nurse has up to date information.

Q: I have a physical exam form for my child for a different camp or a sports team. Will you accept that?

A: Yes, provided it has essentially the same information and is signed by a licensed physician. It also must be current (within the past two years).

Q: Can we get extra T-shirts?

A: Sure!  One T-shirt is included with the registration fee, but additional shirts are available for $15 each.  Email julie.stokes@campquest.org to order.  

Q: How do I volunteer?

A: Applications for 2017 Camp Leaders and Volunteers is closed.

We are always looking for dedicated, hard working individuals to join our Board of Directors.  Currently we are in need of people with experience and/or passion for fundraising & marketing.  If you are interested, please fill out an application.  

Q: How do I make a donation?

A: You can send a check to Camp Quest Kansas City Treasurer at 22314 W. 44th Ter., Shawnee, KS 66226 or donate online here:

Please consider helping Camp Quest Kansas City all year long with a recurring monthly donation!

Q: Who runs this camp, anyway?

A: Camp Quest Kansas City is an independent nonprofit organization founded in 2011. The camp is governed by a Board of Directors who serve as volunteers, and operated by a staff of volunteer counselors. We are a licensed affiliate of Camp Quest, Inc., a national organization supporting fifteen Camp Quests in the United States and three other countries. All Camp Quests share a common purpose and mission, and all are operated as nonprofit organizations by volunteers.

Q: I'd love to come to Camp Quest Kansas City, but I'm busy the week you have camp. What are my options?

A: Register at one of our affiliates in another state. You can find them HERE. You can also volunteer for one of our service projects throughout the year. Follow us on our Facebook page for more information.

Q:  What over the counter medications do you keep in stock at camp?

A:  Antibiotic Ointment/Spray, Calcium Carbonate (Antacids), Ibuprofen (including Midol), Loperamide (Imodium), Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Calamine Lotion, Diphenhydramine (Benadryl), Hydrocortisone Cream, Loratadine (Claritin), Menthol (Cough Drops), Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed), Sunscreen, Insect Repellant

Q:  What is other important information about medications at camp?

A:  View this Camp Medications Information pdf for more information.

Q:  What are Camp Quest policies campers and parents need to know?

A:  View this Camp Quest policies pdf for more information.

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