For Immediate Release
Contact: Paul Fidalgo
Phone: (207) 358-9785

New Generation of Critical Thinkers at Camp Inquiry 2011

July 06, 2011

Imagine a place where the leaders of tomorrow can discover the necessary tools to guide them confidently through an unpredictable and sometimes turbulent world with critical thinking, science, and logic.

From July 31 through August 6, 2011, children ages 7 to 16 will gather at the Center for Inquiry (CFI)‘s sixth annual Camp Inquiry, a summer program where kids learn to deal with living in a world dominated by religious belief and pseudoscience. This educational initiative will take place on 620 acres of meadows, woodland paths, streams and hills at Camp Seven Hills in Holland, NY.  Registration is open until July 18, 2011.

Along with sunshine-filled days, campers will enjoy unparalleled access to scholars and educators who will provide them with tools to discover truth and meaning in the world. Grounded in the conviction that it is possible to establish habits of a good, thoughtful, and ethical life early on, each speaker will focus on critical thinking within his or her area of expertise. Special guest speakers include Ronald A. Lindsay, president and CEO of CFI; Michael Cardus, founder of Create-Learning; 2009 Freethought Heroine Jennifer Michael Hecht; pseudoscience demystifier James Randi, and blogger Rebecca Watson (For a listing of all guest speakers, please click here).

“Camp Inquiry is a place where science is not only acknowledged but respected and revered; where questions-about science, God, or anything else-are not discouraged but welcomed, and where children don’t need to avoid or apologize for their disbelief in anything,” said Benjamin Radford, research fellow for the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI) and deputy editor of the SKEPTICAL INQUIRER magazine. He will join Camp Inquiry 2011 as a guest speaker for the third consecutive year.

For more information about the camp, please click here or contact Camp Director Karen Strachan at  For media questions, please contact Michelle Blackley at (716) 636-1425 ext. 218 or

The Center for Inquiry is a nonprofit educational, advocacy, and research organization based in Amherst, New York; CFI is home to both the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and the Council for Secular Humanism. The mission of CFI is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Our web address is

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