Press release from Questival

Questival is THE Festival for Young Freethinkers this Summer


Young freethinkers are causing a stir this summer at Questival, the biggest camp for atheist youth in the UK. Started 3 years ago as an alternative to religious summer camps, Questival is a mentally and physically active weekend for young adults with a naturalistic worldview. It will be held between 3rd – 5th August near Stratford-upon-Avon with the aim of entertaining, inspiring and blowing away the myth that atheists are all cantankerous old men!


Confirmed events include the Big Questival Challenge; Alom Shaha, author of “The Young Atheist’s Handbook”, talking about what it means to be a young non-believer; a mysterious and magical ghost cruise; Skeptical podcaster-reporters, the Pod Delusion LIVE (and in the field) with more speakers workshops, music, comedy to be announced!

Andrew West, Questival Coordinator, said: “Questival 2011 was such a success that we were being asked about this year’s event before we’d left the campsite,” adding, “Questival is the one time per year that skeptics, naturalists, rationalists and humanists from all over the country get to spend a weekend enjoying each other’s company while being entertained, enlightened and enchanted.”


Questival is organised by the National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secularist Student Societies (AHS). President Jenny Bartle said: “Providing a secular alternative to religious summer camps helps to build a community for young people who are interested in non-religious adventures.”