Hal Shurtleff

Director and Co-Founder of Camp Constitution.

Camp Constitution’s Dangers of an Article V Convention Press Conference and Outreach Harrisburg, PA

 On Thursday March 29, Camp Constitution   hosted a press conference on the dangers of an Article V Convention press conference, and outreach at the Pennsylvania State House in Harrisburg.     We had two members of the media, and a staff member for the Democrat research entity on hand  In addition to the press conference, we distributed copies of a flyer pointing out the dangers of an Article V Convention to most of the house and senate members, and the governor’s office.
  Here is a link to the press conference:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnHTRB2ysn4
   A special thanks to Mark, Dave and Mill Affleck, Al Zeller, Stacey West, Jim Barr, and John Kreider.

The Weekly Sam: The Homeschool Movement and Christian Revival by Samuel L. Blumenfeld

 

The crisis in the West, in the industrially advanced nations,
and particularly in the United States, is one brought on by the
prevalence of state-controlled education in which the Left has
wielded overwhelming ideological influence on the minds of the
young, thereby creating endless conflicts between disparate
philosophies and world views. The increase in illiteracy, homelessness,
poverty, drug addiction, social disintegration, teenage
rebellion and despair are the results of an education system that
promotes moral subjectivism, situational ethics, behaviorism,
sexual permissiveness, and evolution

By denying the existence of God, of moral absolutes, of the
soul, of the intellect, the system denies children the only true
protection they have against evil. By denying the existence of sin,
the system denies children their only means of understanding and
controlling the satanic spirit that has infected the human race
since the fall of man. The worst thing that we can do to a child
is teach him or her that sin does not exist. It is only through an
acknowledgment of sin that a human being can begin to deal with it.
It is to the credit of a growing number of Christian families
in America that secular public education is finally being recognized
as the destroyer of the moral standards and values which are the
imperatives of a Christian society. The home-school movement is
where the true Christian revival is taking place — not in the
churches,  not even in the Christian school.
The revival is taking place within the Christian hom-school
family, where the father has assumed spiritual leadership, where
parents pass on to their children the knowledge, wisdom and values
of a Christian heritage. The revival is based on the family’s
return to Biblical principles in parenting, child-rearing, and
education. God commands parents to educate their children in a
Godly manner. The home-school movement thereby fulfills the
first requisite of revival: obedience to God.
True revival cannot take place in church where Christians
profess to be born again but send their children to public schools
to be corrupted and proselytized by humanists. True revival occurs
when Christian parents take full control of, and responsibilit y
for, their children’s education and, when they do so, in obedience
to God’s commandments.

True revival means true obedience to God’s way. When children
follow God’s way, the y learn to sa y grace at meals, to respect and
honor their parents, to accept God’s plan for their lives. They
learn to love Christ for His gift of salvation. They learn to grow
and prosper within the safe constraints of God’s law but with the
glorious freedom to be God’s child and to exercise one’s talents,
abilities, and special gifts for His glory.
That is the kind of revival that is taking place in the homeschool
movement, where the Christian family has made a radical
decision to break with secular cultural norms and create an entirely
new kind of modern Christian family where obedience to God is
central, where learning is a family affair, where enterprise is
encouraged, and where the latest technology is adapted to God’s
purposes. This is the kind of revival, the kind of movement,
that has the potential of changing America dramatically in the
next two decades and influencing the Western world in general.
Already the American home-school movement is influencing
Christian families in other countries. It is serving as a model
of integrated, happy, loving family life where children live and
work in harmony with their parents, where children are protected
from the dangers of a corrupt, irrational, and increasingly
violent and diseased society. It is a model that is so attractive
that many public-school children admire and envy their home-schooling
neighbors. wishing that their own narents would decide to emulate
them.

The crisis in education in America is a crisis of conflicting
purposes and conflicting goals. The government schools have their
own agenda, and Christian parents have another. Those parents who
persist in sending their children to the public schools help
perpetuate the crisis through their patronage and support of a
system that is in conflict with their own professed belief s. And
the simple truth is that Christians will never wrest control of the
system from the humanists, for the latter have so thoroughly shaped
the system in their own image that no accomodation with Christianity
is even remotely possible. Thus, handing one’s children over to
the humanists for education is tantamount to handing them over to
Satan.

And so, while the superficial revival of the ’80s made a
great deal of splash through flamboyant televangelism, the true
and profound revival is taking place quietly but steadily among
the home-schoolers~ — where whole families have made a decision
to live according to God’s way. And by their fruits we shall
know them!  The home-school family is producing a youngster who represents
the finest expression of the American Christian character: moral
in behavior, peer independent, self-confident, respectful of
elders, self-disciplined, inventive, freedom loving, patriotic,
enterprising, and God fearing. These are the youngsters who will
become the leaders of tomorrow . With enough of them, America
of will once more be a nation worthy of  God’s grace, living in obedience
to His commandments.

The Blumenfeld Archives.    A link to a PDF version of the above article:     http://blumenfeld.campconstitution.net/Articles/The%20Home-School%20Movement%20&%20Christian%20Revival.pdf

The Weekly Sam: Camp Constitution’s YouTube Page Created the Sam Blumenfeld Playlist

While there are numerous videos of Sam Blumenfeld on YouTube, we thought that it would be a good idea to create a Sam Blumenfeld Playlist that would make it easier for people to access Sam’s important work.  As time permits, we will add videos and convert the audio to video and upload it on our channel.  Here is the link to the playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7jnzBzBiNYCRCvx4MDuOrvsitDW2M3Ka

And the link to the archive:  http://campconstitution.net/sam-blumenfeld-archive/

 

 

 

 

The Weekly Sam: Hundreds of Hours of Sam’s Presentations

Sam Blumenfeld spoke to hundreds of groups around the United States, and other parts of the word.  He also appeared as a guest on radio, and TV shows.  Thanks to Mark Affleck, Camp Constittution’s camp newspaper editor, we were able to convert many of Sam’s presentations from audio cassette, VHS and even a few reel to reel to MP3 and MP4.  We have hundreds of hours of Sam’s speeches, lectures, interviews, and worskshops available on our Sam Blumenfeld Archive.  Visit the site today, and begin to have access this incredible free resourse.

http://campconstitution.net/sam-blumenfeld-archive/

 

 

 

Camp Constitution’s 2018 Annual Family Camp August 5-11 in the Berkshires of Massachusetts

                         

Camp Constitution’s 10th annual family summer camp will run from Sunday August 5 to Saturday August 11 at the Lakeside Christian Camp in Pittsfield, MA

This year’s guest instructors include Lord Christopher Monckton,  Professor Willie Soon, one of the world’s top “climate realists,” Dr. Duke Pesta, Pastor William Levi of Operation Nehemiah,  and Mrs. Krisanne Hall.  The camp offers programs for children of all ages, and is open to entire families and/or unaccompanied minors.

In addition to the classes, campers will have the opportunity to participate in swimming, canoeing, hiking, basketball, volleyball, and an evening campfire.  On the last full day of camp, campers will distribute copies of the U.S. Constitution to residents of the surrounding community. Field trip to local historical sites and a visit to Mt Greylock are also planned. For more information, contact Mr. Hal Shurtleff, director of Camp Constitution (857) 498-1309 or visit the web site:  http://www.campconstitution.net/

 

Camp Constitution 2017 Review

     Thanks to Rev. Steve Craft’s sound advice, the  generosity of Camp Constitution supporters, and, most importantly, the Lord blessing our efforts,  I became the camp’s full-time director in mid-February.  The following is a brief review of our activities:
 Our 9th Annual  Family Camp:
We had over 120 participants-the largest in our nine years.  First time guest instructors included author and writer, Alex Newman, Larry Pratt of Gun Owners or America, Professor Willie Soon of the Harvard-Smithsonian Institute, and Michael King of the Massachusetts Family Institute.  A local reporter spent a day at camp and wrote a favorable story
http://www.ledgertranscript.com/Camp-Constitution-in-Rindge-11201932

The Sam Blumenfeld Archives:

Our dear friend and Camp instructor Sam Blumenfeld passed away in 2015.  He willed his library to us and thanks to our camp newspaper editor, Mark Affleck, and our webmaster Eric Conover, we made much of Sam’s writing, books, audios, and videos available on our web site.  Here are the  estimated stats for 2017:
2 million hits
500GB of downloaded data (half a terrabyte)
75k Alpha-Phonics Workbooks downloaded
15k Alpha Phonics Instruction Manuals downloaded
Arithmetic and Writing Tutors are just now gaining  popularity estimate 1000 downloads each.

Social Media:
Camp Constitution’s social media  presence continues to grow.  We are averaging 1,000 views per day on our YouTube Channel.  Willie Soon’s first class at this year’s camp has received over 54,000 views, and our 2017 Battle of Lexington Reenactment video was embedded on the Lexington Minuteman’s web site.
In September, we created an account on Podomatic to upload our Camp Constitution Radio Shows.  We are ranked between 4-10 on Podomatic for conservative programming with close to 700 downloads of our show.
Our live Facebook videos average well over 1,000 views

Camp Constitution Book Store:
We created an Amazon account for the sale of books donated by Camp Constitution supporters, and make other books available on my facebook page.  As a result, we have raised over $5,000.  We continue to receive book donations and just last week, we had a book store inventory donated to us.
Camp Constitution Press:
Earlier this year, we reprinted “Proof of the Illuminati,” and “Color, Communism, and Common Sense,” with a foreword by Rev. Steve Craft. Thanks to the efforts of our program director Mrs. Ruth Harper, and our camp newspaper editor, we published the “Feather” brochure listing our history, services, and activities.

Homeschool Shows:
We expanded our influence at regional homeschool shows having information tables in Maine, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.  At the Pennsylvania show, we did a presentation on the dangers of an Article V Convention.
Talk Radio:
In addition to our weekly show which airs on WBCQ,  Camp Constitution speakers have made dozens of talk radio show engagements. Thanks to the influence of Professor Willie Soon , I appeared as a guest on Infowars “Real News” with David Knight, and thanks to Bob Seeley’s influence, I appeared as a guest on “What Really Happened” with Michael Rivero.  Both shows are heard around the country.    I also appeared on  “I am Right” hosted by Dr. Duke Pesta on two occasions, and Dr. Pesta plans to have me on regularly.

Camp Constitution Speakers Bureau
We created a speakers bureau in the fall of 2016.  In 2017, we  conducted dozens of  presentations from Presque Isle, ME to Grand Rapids, MI.  Our topics included “Know Your Constitution,”  Agenda 21 to Agenda 2030:  An Expose,”  “The Dangers of an Article V Convention,” “Color, Communism, and Common Sense:  How the Enemies of America are Using Race,” “Life Under Sharia Law,” and “The Constitution and Sharia Law.”

Information tables:
In addition to the above mentioned homeschools shows, we have held information tables at  gun shows, Cheshire County, NH Fair,  Tea Party rallies, and as of May, several info tables on Boston Common.

Outreach to the Inner City:
Last Spring, we attended a rally to save a local parking lot in Boston’s Codman Square.  We introduced Agenda 21 to the organizers of the rally which  resulted in guest appearances on the Praise and Worship Radio Show hosted by Pastor Bruce Wall, and  guest hosting a show as well.    We also befriended a  Michigan legislator from Detroit who invited us to Detroit to show the soon-to-be released documentary about Dr. Kishore’s ordeal entitled “Hero_In America”
Media coverage:
We continue to attract regional,  and national media coverage.  As mentioned earlier,  a reporter from the “Monadnock Ledger,” visited the camp, and wrote a favorable story on the camp  As a result of the City of Boston denying us a permit to raise the Christian flag on Boston’s City Hall Plaza, we had close to 60 media outlets cover the story including “World Net Daily,” and   a front page story in “The Boston Herald.” http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2017/09/no_fly_zone_city_hall_refuses_to_raise_christian_flag 

Liberty Counsel has taken the case “pro bono.”

 Stop the Article V Convention:
In January, we  sponsored a speaking tour of Robert Brown, the creator of “The Constitution is the Solution” DVD series.  Robert did three evening presentations, two luncheons with state legislators present, two in studio radio interviews, and two press conferences.  Camp supporters testified against Article V resolutions in MA, ME and NH. We sponsored two state house outreaches distributing info on the subject to all of the legislators in Massachusetts and Michigan.  The pending resolutions in NH, and ME were soundly defeated despite the fact that the supporters of an Article V have full time lobbyists in the these states.  As of this writing, the resolutions in Massachusetts have not been voted on and should die in committee.  We recently learned that one of the lobbyist groups promoting an Article V convention consider us a major obstacle.

 The Phyllis Schlafly Center to display a portion of Sam Blumenfeld’s Library:
Camp Constitution is honored to  donate a portion of Sam Blumenfeld’s library to be displayed at the Phyllis Schlafly Center in St Louis, MO.  Sam and  Mrs. Schlafly were good friends.

American Policy Center:
Tom DeWeese of the American Policy Center will have me conduct presentation on his organization’s behalf.  Camp Constitution will get the honorarium and in Tom’s words “You can promote Camp Constitution all you want.”

 Camp Constitution’s 10th Annual Family Camp in Pittsfield, MA:
We are excited about our new location, the Lakeside Christian Camp in Pittsfield, MA.  As much as we loved Toah Nipi, we think Lakeside is a better facility, and since its rate’s are a little more family friendly, we are lowering our prices for campers 4-14.  We already have confirmed the return of Professor Willie Soon, Mrs. Krisanne Hall, John McManus, Rev. Steve Craft, Pastor Earl Wallace, Mrs. Catherine White and Michael King.  Attending camp for the first time will be Dr, Duke Pesta, one of the nation’s top experts on Common Core, and Lord Christopher Monckton, a leader in the Brexit Movement. Also returning is  Mr. Alan Belanger, a.ka. “Spunky the Clown.”  We will be holding an open house breakfast at the camp Saturday April 7-10:00 AM.
New Camps:
While we have not made any commitments, we are looking to host a weekend camp in South Jersey, and a week-long  camp in Michigan.

What you can do:
Our family camp, and year-round activities are made possible by the efforts of our volunteers and the generosity of our supporters.  If you are not a financial supporter and would like to help us expand our outreach, and camp program, here are a few ways you can help:

1,  A monthly donation via our PayPal account which you can access from our website’s home page:      http://campconstitution.net/
2,  Become a camp sponsor.  A donation of a minimum of $100. per year will get your business or non-profit on our sponsors page.     http://campconstitution.net/camp-sponsors/             
3,  Annual contributions.  You can make an annual contribution.  Checks are payable to Camp Constitution and can be forwarded  our Business Office:  Camp Constitution Attn:  Mr. Charles Everett 5945 Unit D Quail Hollow Rd. Charlotte, NC 28210-5028
4,  Host a “What is Camp Constitution” presentation in your area.
Thank you again for all you do to help make our camp program possible. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  May God continue to bless our efforts.  And may you and yours have a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.

Sincerely,

Hal Shurtleff, Director
Camp Constitution
12 March Ave.
West Roxbury, MA  02132
(857) 498-1309