Camp Quest UK is run entirely by a small team of dedicated volunteers. Learn more about them…
While Dianna Moylan was Chair of Governors in a Primary School in Milton Keynes she ran regular sessions of Philosophy for Children within the school with children from seven to eleven. She has always had an interest in working with children and young people, through drama, music theatre and youth work. Her main career was teaching in Secondary Schools, but she has dabbled in many fields.
An enthusiastic member of local ‘am-dram’ groups as performer and director, Dianna also teaches some piano, does one-to-one tutoring with children approaching KS2 SATs, and has written musicals for children to perform. With her son, Paul, who is a composer, she has worked on four musicals, being mainly responsible for the lyrics and the book for each show. She is editor of a Web-site called Champions Club Community, to which she contributes each week, whilst organising and overseeing editorial policy, and might be accused of being a bit of a tekkie.
Dianna, who has two wonderful grand-daughters, believes in people, thinking clearly and is a socialist and atheist. Her sense of humour has carried her through all kinds of disaster. She loves to travel.
After reading about Camp Quest in ‘The God Delusion’ by Richard Dawkins, Samantha volunteered at Camp Quest Michigan in 2007 where the idea for bringing Camp Quest to the UK was first discussed. From 2008 to 2012 she ran the organisation and was Camp Director for each camp. She studied Psychology at York University and has a Masters in Religion in Contemporary Society from Kings College London.
She is Managing Director of an engineering and tech company that she founded with her partner, and is currently focussed on developing a computer game.
Samantha also runs a gluten-free food blog and has published several gluten-free eBooks. Her other interests include travel, psychology, writing, and watching cat videos on YouTube. She currently lives in Haarlem, Netherlands and hopes to set up and run Camp Quest in the Netherlands.
Kyrill has been going to summer camps for as long as he can remember (which is worrying because that accounts for about twelve years), after spending a summer at camps in Romania he decided to pursue a career in youthwork.
He is currently working as an English teacher in London but loves to get involved in projects which challenge young people outside of the school setting. He has attended Camp Quest UK every year and has happily found no such limitation. In his spare time Kyrill enjoys writing fiction, going to dimly lit poetry nights, origami, and alternative music. Kyrill is about to complete a novel he has been working on for ages and is open to suggestions about how to defeat a giant Chilean weaselspirit.
Helen has always been an enthusiastic camper and was delighted as a student to discover she could carry on going to summer camp by volunteering at Camp Quest UK. Little did she know how completely awesome the experience would be and it’s now quite a few years later and she keeps coming back. Helen studied Physics at Durham where she spent a lot of time modelling asteroids, which all look quite a lot like potatoes. Now she’s about halfway through working towards becoming a registered Medical Physicist in the NHS, having specialised in Radiotherapy Physics which she enjoys immensely. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her pet hedgehog, getting involved with science outreach activities, music (particularly folk), travelling and walking.
Tom has volunteered at Camp Quest for three years. He studied Maths and Philosophy as an undergraduate at Warwick and graduated with a Masters from Warwick Business School in 2013. He currently works at an engineering consultancy in London and enjoys playing football in his free time.
Katy attended the very first Camp Quest UK, and has loved it ever since. When she got home the very first thing she said was “ I learnt more at that than I learnt in the whole previous year at school!”. She’s matured as Camp Quest has matured, and although she is too old to attended as a camper anymore she continues her involvement by becoming staff. Katy is currently studying aerospace engineering at university. She has previously volunteered for the summer reading challenge as well as working in her local library and greatly enjoys working with younger children. Her hobbies include playing the flute, helping with production of am dram plays and greatly missing her cats now she’s moved away from home.
Alastair is a keen camper and loves the outdoors – no weather is too extreme for a good walk as long as it ends with hot chocolate and warm socks. 2016’s junior camp was his first experience of Camp Quest, and we are glad it did not scare him away! Alastair is education and schools officer at the National Secular. His experience working with young people included projects and campaigns for a national youth charity and helpline volunteering for the UK’s largest free confidential support service for young people. Alastair’s favourite philosophy-discussions involve moral dilemmas with liberal references to pop-culture, Harry Potter and Star Trek.
Julia is a student from South Wales. She has come to CQUK every year since 2009, but since turning 18 she has returned as a junior member of staff. She has just started studying Politics at the University of Warwick. Her hobbies include acting, debating and reading. She has written a number of young adult novels and is steadily accumulating rejection letters from literary agents. Despite the setbacks, she dreams of becoming a published author someday.