Camp Quest Smoky Mountains is a secular, gender inclusive, residential camp for children and youth ages 8-17 held one week each summer.  


We provide an educational adventure shaped by fun, friends, and freethought, featuring science, natural wonder, and humanist values.


Our location in the Great Smoky Mountains of Eastern Tennessee allows us to promote stewardship of nature and to help campers explore the natural world every day. We also hold typical camp activities, like swimming, hiking, and arts and crafts, in addition to our signature Camp Quest offerings, like Socrates Cafe and Famous Freethinkers. We hope you'll join us! 


Our 2022 dates are July 24th-30th, and registration opens March 11th at 5:00pm EST. You can register a camper on Ultracamp. Sign up for family updates (at the bottom of the family page) to get the latest updates. 

Staff applications for the 2022 session are now open. Staff commit to arrive at camp for training July 23rd and stay through camper departure July 30th. You can apply to summer staff positions HERE

Applications to serve on the Board of Directors are open until April 15th. This is a great way to give back to CQ Smoky Mountains if you can't volunteer as summer staff (or don't feel like it's a fit). We welcome applications from adults interested in furthering the mission of CQSM, whether parents of campers, former campers/staff, or interested members of the community. You can apply to serve for the 2022-2024 term HERE