But if you read the article you'll see that the emphasis is on children learning to think for themselves - a notion anathema to everything religious.
Camp-goers will be given lessons in rational scepticism, as well as sessions in moral philosophy and evolutionary biology.The totally mandatory objection from the Church of England sounds thus:
A spokesman for the Church of England questioned Dawkins' decision to stage a summer camp for atheists.So children getting together in the summer, in a confined place, hiking and canoeing, learning something, having fun, etc. means that it looks like religion? Talk about purview. "I did it first, so don't imitate me. Go away," is children speak.
"We would defend the right for anyone to set up an event like this, as long as the young people are happy to attend," he said.
"But in his imitation of the type of youth events that religious groups have been running for years, Dawkins makes atheism look even more like the thing he is rallying against."
* True story, my friend Jack. True story.