Goals and Values

Camp1Our Goals

Through our programs, we seek to:

  • Develop supportive communities for freethinking families
  • Foster curiosity, scientific inquiry, and critical thinking in young people to enable them to draw their own conclusions
  • Cultivate reason and empathy as foundations of an ethical, productive and fulfilling life
  • Provide a safe and fun environment for personal and social growth
  • Encourage exploration of the natural world
  • Promote open dialogue that is marked by challenging each other’s ideas while treating each other with respect
  • Raise awareness of positive contributions made by atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers, and other nontheistic people to our society
  • Demonstrate atheism and humanism as positive, family-friendly worldviews

Our Values

These principles guide our operations:

  • Grassroots innovation – empowering local leaders, exploring new approaches, sharing what works
  • Practicality – taking action, creating solutions, providing hands-on support
  • Courage – speaking out, challenging ourselves and others, audaciously advancing our mission
  • Integrity – standing up, engaging honestly, living our principles
  • Cooperation – sharing ideas, working together, cultivating community
  • Empiricism – testing ideas, building from evidence, rejecting what doesn’t work
  • Fun!