Camp Regis is a non-denominational camp. The founders believed in the teaching of Quakers, though they are not religious themselves. Pauline and Earl Humes believed in many of the philosophies’ of Quakers, the Society of Friends, and felt that a camp for children was the perfect place to share friendship and inclusion with everyone.
Camp does not have any formal religious services, only community gatherings where we sit together and share thoughts for one hour a week as a camp-family. These Sunday morning meetings are an important and valued tradition of Camp Regis. It’s a quiet time to reflect and appreciate. We sing songs, share ideas, poems, stories and bond as a camp.
What’s truly unique today, and was especially unique in the 1940s, is the respect for individuality that the Quaker philosophy holds. It’s a non-violent, non-conformist way of thinking that we believe has shaped the families and friendships of our campers. At Camp Regis-Applejack we have always welcomed children and staff from various religious, ethnic, and racial backgrounds, and we always will.