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 2018 will take place at Wildwood Outdoor Education Center July 22nd- 28th, 2018.

Q: How much does Camp Quest Kansas City cost?

A:  This year, our base tuition is $410.  Our base tuition is the actual cost of camp (so our Budget divided by number of campers we expect).  We have a few other tiers of tuition to select from as well, if you'd like to make a donation through your registration (this money is used for financial aid for other campers, special projects, and to keep the cost of camp low for all families in future years).

 

Q: How do I apply for financial assistance?

A:  Our 2018 camper registration form includes a Financial Aid Request section.  Camp Quest Kansas City distributes campership funds based on financial need and the availability of funds, and isn't always able to fund all requests.  In 2017, 25% of our campers received financial assistance.  In 2018, we will be awarding partial camperships equal to half the cost of camp ($205).  If Camp Quest Kansas City is unable to meet your financial aid request, the $50 required deposit will be refunded upon request.  If you cannot afford the $50 deposit, please contact RegistrarKC@campquest.org.

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 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 2 weeks before camp begins.

Q: When is full payment due?

A: Full payment is due 5/1/18.  Automatic payment installments are available through the camper registration form. 

Q: Is the deposit refundable?

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

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: Do I have to submit a Physician's Release Form?

A: No, Physician's Release Forms are not required by Camp Quest Kansas City.  We do, however, encourage you to speak with the camper's physician if you have any concerns about their ability to attend camp. 

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: Click on our "Register Now" button to apply to be an at-camp leader at our 2018 camp session! 

 

 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.  

If you have other ideas on how to volunteer with Camp Quest Kansas City, please email our Board Chair, julie.stokes@campquest.org. 

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.  Please consider helping Camp Quest Kansas City all year long by subscribing to 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 other important information about medications do we need to know?

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

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

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

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




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