Ethical Navigators Weekly Update – June 7


  • Updated: More details for June 26-28 camping at Onondaga Cave State Park.
  • For children age 8 and up, please consider going to Camp Quest.
  • Our next General Meeting will be at 9:45 am on June 21.
  • Our next Council Meeting will be June 14 at 9:30.

June 26-28: Camping/Caves/River
We will camp at Onondaga Cave State Park the weekend of June 26-28. This park will provide opportunities for spelunking, hiking, and playing in the Meramec River. Lance Finney is planning this weekend, and here are the details:
We have five campsite located close together on the inside of a loop and close to the Meramec River. With our campsites, we are limited to 30 people and 10 cars (though a parking lot is very close, so only the people limitation is strict).

The price is $25 for 7 and up/$20 for 6 and under, but this does not cover the cave tour (this is a change from the original plan). The cave tour is $6 for ages 13 and up, $4 for ages 6-12, and free for kids under 6.

Please RSVP with how many people will be in your family group and which nights you will attend (we are limited to 30 people each night and 35 for the cave tour). Please give us a phone number that we can use for texting during the weekend. Make checks out to Ethical Society – Navigators and submit to Tom Draney.

So far, we have received RSVPs from the following families. A assume all are staying both nights and are going on the cave tour. There is still plenty of room.

  • Finney: 4
  • Ford: 3
  • M. Johnson: 2
  • Wilson: 2

Please see the flyer for more details.

July 5-11: Camp Quest
Camp Quest is a “place for fun, friends and freethought for kids ages 8 to 17. We provide a traditional sleepaway summer camp experience with a wide range of activities, including sports, crafts, games, swimming and campfires.” If you had experience with a sleep-away church camp and wish your children could have the same experience except replacing the religious message with “critical thinking, ethics, scientific inquiry, philosophy and comparative religion”, this is the place for you. Camp Quest is open for children ages 8-17.

Camp Quest Kansas City will be running July 5-11 at Knob Noster State Park, between Kansas City and Sedalia, Missouri. We do not expect this to be an official Ethical Navigators event, but we view this as a “Super Add-On.”

Camp Quest is only $430 for a full week of sleep-away camp. Let us know if you have any questions, and we will try to facilitate this as much as possible.

July 17-19: Camping/Float Trip
Our formal outing for July will be be another float-trip camping weekend at Meramec State Park, where we went in July 2014. We have campsites reserved for July 17-19 Tom Draney is planning this weekend.

General Meetings

June 21
Our next General Meeting will be at 9:45 am on June 21 at the Ethical Society in preparation for the Onondaga Cave State Park outing. We will probably make cave-related dioramas to learn about the caves.


June Council Meeting

Our next Council meeting is scheduled for 9:30 am on June 14 in the Nursery School Green Room. All are welcome to observe and comment.

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