Want to indoctrinate your children with bad philosophy? Try Camp Quest, a camp designed for the children of nonbelievers. The idea is to focus on science and strictly avoid religion. "The whole thing," said Kentucky lawyer Edwin Kaginv who started the camp in 1996, "is to show the virtues of evidence and inquiry and reason over visions and faith."
Unfortunately avoiding religion isn't always so easy. In fact, those who claim to be religion-free are probably soaking in it. For example, how does Camp Quest handle evolution's religious claims. One would think Kaginv's religion-free zone would avoid altogether Darwin's metaphysical theory. Or perhaps the camp elucidates the religious foundations of evolution so young minds can be on the look out when they encounter it in their public school science class.
Predictably enough though, Camp Quest does neither but instead deceptively presents evolution as a scientific theory. Last year one camp featured a week-long session based on evolution. And the outspoken evolutionist Richard Dawkins supports Camp Quest. Nonbelieving parents should know that Camp Quest is hardly a religious-free experience for their children.