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 2023 camp dates are July 23rd-29th. Registration will open February 1st for returning families and February 15th to the public. Sign up for family updates (at the bottom of the family page) to get the latest updates.
Staff applications are not yet open for 2023-- we tentatively plan to open applications in February or early March. Staff commit to arrive at camp for training July 22nd and stay through camper departure July 29th.