Hal Shurtleff

Director and Co-Founder of Camp Constitution.

Camp Constitution’s 1st Quarter Report for 2020

Camp Constitution’s 1st Quarter Report for 2020

YouTube Channel:  We are averaging 16,000 views a month, and have approximately 500 new subscribers. We have doubled our views in the past few weeks.

The Sam Blumenfeld Archive:  We had over 312,000 hits, 9,681 Alpha-Phonics downloaded, 3,100 Alpha-Phonics Instructions Workbook downloaded and 2,000 downloads of Sam’s other books

Camp Constitution Radio on Podomatic:  Our listenership has almost doubled over last year with 2.244 visits and 1,043 shows downloaded.

Facebook Page:  We have  2,700 total likes with two hundred new likes over the past three months.

Speaker’s Bureau: Due to the Coronavirus, we had several events cancelled including a home school show, and a float in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Prior to the middle of March, we had eight speaking engagements which included an all-day seminar in New York hosted by the Gimenez family.  We hosted two videos showing of the movie Unplanned.

Information Tables and Outreach: We had information tables at several venues, and a first-time presence at the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.

Camp Constitution’s Website: We are seeing a steady monthly increase with 6,268 views in  the first quarter. http://www.campconstitution.net

Camp Constitution Press: We published Sam Blumenfeld’s School-Induced Dyslexia and How It Deforms a Child’s Brain

Camp Constitution Book Sales: We raised approximately $1,200 from our Amazon account,  and the sale of books on our Facebook page.

Camp Constitution Media: We were on hand to videotape an event in Northern Maine with Coach Dave Daubenmire, and David Author; a presentation by Stephen Coughlin, one of the nation’s top experts on Islam held in Virginia; a presentation on George Washington’s Crossing of the Delaware by historian, and author Robert Allison in Greater Boston sponsored by the Sons of the Revolution, and a wreath laying ceremony in Boston to honor the victims of the Boston Massacre sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution.  We also videotaped several presentations which we sponsored.

Article V Convention: A resolution in New Hampshire to rescind their state’s application was overwhelmingly passed in committee and is expected to be passed by the full House. We were recently interviewed on an internet show hosted by Evan Mulch to discuss the Conference of States.

Camp Constitution in the News: Our Christian flag lawsuit was back in the news after a federal judge ruled against us, and our  legal team Liberty Counsel appealed the decision.  Dozens of  media outlets covered the story including World Net Daily and Christian News 

Radio and Cable TV:  In addition to our weekly radio show, we were interviewed on several regional radio shows, and continue to appear on a bi-weekly basis on WSMN-AM Nashua, NH.

A Camp of Our Own? While a camp supporter had to withdraw an offer to help us buy a camp, another person came forward with an offer. The camp facility that we were interested in was sold; however, there may be another facility in the region available to us soon.

The Lane House and Learning Center: Rev. Steve and Mrs. Edith Craft plan to move into the house in late April to manage the center. Camp Constitution has already sponsored several events at the house, and will be using it on a regular basis. It will also house Sam Blumenfeld’s papers and books including some of his original manuscripts.

Camp Constitution’s 12th Annual Family Camp:  The camp will run from July 19-24 at the Singing Hills Christian Camp and Conference Center in Plainfield, NH. Confirmed instructors include Alex Newman, CJ Pearson, Rev. Steve Craft, Lord Christopher Monckton, Catherine White, Professor Willie Soon, Dr. Felecia Nace, and Debbie Bacigalupi. We are now taking registrations https://campconstitution.registration.payscape.com/ are offering a $50. Discount to those who register by June. You can download promotional brochures here http://campconstitution.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2020-Brochure.pdf or I can send you some hard copy brochures.

Here are a few suggestions to help us expand our program and influence:
* Write an article for our camp blog.
* Become a donor. Donations can be made via our PayPal account accessed from our website http://www.campconstitution.net
* Attend our annual family camp or, if you can’t attend, help sponsor a worthy young person or family.
*Sponsor a camp speaker and/or host a “What is Camp Constitution Presentation
, * Subscribe, view and share our videos on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN7ME18Q1xiqcrPEn5h5FbA
* Keep Camp Constitution in your prayers

While the Coronavirus shutdowns have canceled our scheduled events for the next month or so, we remain busy reaching out to people with our resources, and programs. A special thanks to all those who make Camp Constitution possible. May God bless our nation in these troubled times and may He keep your family safe and healthy.

Hal Shurtleff, Director
Camp Constitution

Zip Tying Basketball Nets in Boston to Save Us From the Coronavirus

Driving around in his unsustainable SUV,  Marty Walsh, the Mayor of Boston, was horrified to see people playing basketball in violation of all of the new rules and regulations that have been enacted.  So, what would have been construed as an act of vandalism or at the very least a public nuance just a week ago,  he ordered that all of the basketball nets in Boston’s parks and playground be zip tied.

Mayor Walsh, the same man who back in February  called people racist for not going to Chinatown for fear of getting the virus,   turned Boston into a sanctuary city, promotes unsafe sexual activities that weaken the immune system, and signed an ordinance to ban plastic bags and promote the use of unsanitary reusable bags, knows what is best for Bostonians.   There are more people in an isle of a Boston grocery store than on a basketball court, but common sense is one of the first victims of government overreach,  While he closes down city parks, and churches, he and Governor Baker consider abortion mills “essential” and have allowed them to remain open.

The Weekly Sam: Outcome Based Education Exposed

Sam Blumenfeld said that government schools were “sick, obsolete, dinosaurs.”  Hopefully, one of the positive impacts of the Coronavirus will be that thousands of parents will come to the same conclusion as their children are learning from home.

Here is a speech Sam did in 1996 exposing Outcome Based Education-another top down scheme to destroy the minds of our nation’s children and give more power to big government:


This video is available in MP3 on the Sam Blumenfeld Archives:  http://campconstitution.net/sam-blumenfeld-archive/




“We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair.” 2 Corinthians 4:8

The Need for Adaptability and Innovation Amidst Disruption and Disaster
Like many millions of people around the world, our plans and programmes have been disrupted by a spate of cancellations, closed venues and closed borders. Planned missions to Kenya and Sudan are now postponed because of international travel bans and country lockdowns. A number of conferences, seminars, services, workshops and education history tours have had to be cancelled in response to government regulations and venues cancelling on us. Yet, despite the extraordinary international reaction to the coronavirus pandemic, we have been busier than ever, as we seek to respond to the changing situation and new challenges with adaptability and initiative. “Come, my people, enter your chambers and shut your doors behind you; hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, until the indignation is past.” Isaiah 26:20

Evangelism Despite Epidemic
We have already run out of our Spiritual Diseases tract which is being prepared for reprint. Click here   https://www.livingstonefellowship.co.za/uploads/1/0/4/1/104153586/spiritual_diseases.pdf for Spiritual Diseases in a PDF tract form, that can be printed for distribution, or forwarded digitally. Lenora and I dealt with the Coronavirus Crisis in a From the Frontline podcast: Pandemic, Panic, Propaganda and Priorities. Please listen to it and share it through your social media:  https://fromthefrontline.podbean.com/e/from-the-frontline-episode-109-spiritual-diseases-and-the-biblical-cure/

Missions in a Time of Mass Hysteria
You can view a video of our Reformation Society presentation: Pandemic, Panic, Propaganda and Priorities on our Vimeo channel, click here. You can read the Frontline article, Is the Coronavirus God’s Judgment on a Sinful and Godless Generation? on our www.FrontlineMissionSA.org website. You can listen to my sermon: A Biblical Response to Pandemics on Sermon Audio, click here. We have many Evangelistic and discipleship tracts available for download, or forwarding, on our www.LivingstoneFellowship.co.za website, including in Afrikaans, Danish, French, German, Netherlands and Russian languages.

New Evangelistic Resources from Living Waters
We have screened the new Living Waters film from Ray Comfort, Pandemic. You can view this excellent, topical and most relevant evangelistic film, Pandemic, here. Ray Comfort has also produced a Living Waters tract: 7 Ways to Protect Yourself from the Coronavirus, click here to download for printing and distribution. In South Africa, you can obtain Way of the Master materials from Living Waters Africa (email: admin@livingwatersafrica.co.za, website: www.LivingWatersAfrica.co.za).

The Importance of Hygiene, Body, Mind and Spirit
Hygiene is always important. Not only physical, but also mental, emotional and spiritual hygiene. A renewed emphasis on the importance of regular and thorough washing of hands with soap and water is to be welcomed. We should also be concerned for cleaning our belts, bags, computers, cell phones, accessories, boots, shoes, car, home and workplace. Physical hygiene is important.

Mental Hygiene
However, mental hygiene is no less important. The books we read, the magazines we subscribe to, the websites we visit, the emails we receive, the films we watch, the education we receive, or pay for our children to receive. Beware of ideological diseases like secular humanism, situation ethics, evolutionism and Marxism. The Coronavirus may have killed thousands, but Communism has killed well over 100 million, just in the 20th century. “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things… and the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:8-9

Emotional Hygiene
We also need to be concerned for our emotional hygiene. The music we listen to, the art we display in our home, the friends we have. What we see influences what we think. What we listen to and look at influences our emotions. How we think and feel influences how we act. “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Quarantine Survival Strategy
As part of our quarantine survival strategy, we need to audit and evaluate where we are and address all issues of contamination. This is a good time to detox, mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh and strength to your bones.” Proverbs 3:5-8

Spiritual Hygiene
Beware of spiritual diseases. Beware of bad influences, false teachers, false shepherds and false prophets.

Redeem the Time
We have constantly been complaining that we do not have enough time. Well, now we all have more time than we had planned for! Amidst cancellations, shutdowns and lockdowns, we now have time to put first things first. Revive our Quiet Time. Bible before breakfast. Scripture before supper. Do a thorough job of Repentance and Restitution. Read. Clean up. Tidy up. Sort out. Plan and prepare. This is a time for Reflection, Repentance, Reformation and Revival.

Restore your Relationship with God and Revive your Devotional Life
The first mission I worked for, Hospital Christian Fellowship, repeatedly proclaimed: “More people pass through the hospitals of the world than through its churches!” HCF Founder, Francis Grim, often declared: “When we are sick, God has our attention. In a hospital bed you are looking in the right direction – Up!”

Refocus Your Energies
We all have important books to read. Recommended films to view. Important letters to write. Projects which have been procrastinated – for far too long. That can now be completed. Especially around the home. Work through every Book of the Bible. “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3

William Carey Bible Institute Resources Available Online
The William Carey Bible Institute is a Reformed, Evangelistic, Biblical and practical Leadership Training Programme with a treasure trove of great resources freely available online. This includes audio lectures, video presentations, lecture notes, manuals, E-books and much more from the WCBI faculty which includes Dr. Al Baker, Ray Comfort, Col. John Eidsmoe, Dr. Robert Fugate, John Gilchrist, Rev. Walter Gschwandtner, Dr. Phil Kayser, Prof. Shai Mulder, Gerhard Nehls, Dr. David Noebel, Rev. Erlo Stegen, Dr. Philip Stott and contributing materials from Rev. Bill Bathman, Dr. Kurt Koch and Dr. Francis Nigel Lee, as well as from myself and other Frontline missionaries.

Free Online Study Courses
WCBI offers courses in: Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, Discipleship, Evangelism, Biblical Worldview, The Great Commission, Biblical Law, God and Government, Reformation Studies, World History, Church History, Missions History, Ministering to the Persecuted, Apologetics, Muslim Evangelism, Child Evangelism, Conflict Resolution, Eschatology, Biblical Preaching, Creation Science, Discernment, Spiritual Warfare, Leadership Training, Christian Action, Security and Survival, Christian Journalism and Revival. We are continually uploading new resources and upgrading the online exams.

Reaching and Teaching Remote Regions
WCBI is ideal for home educators, missionaries and evangelists. Originally designed to provide online resources for Persecuted Christians in Restricted Access Areas, WCBI is pleased to make these valuable resources more widely available, particularly in this time when so many are restricted in travel. You can access an entire educational programme of video presentations, audio lectures, lecture notes, workbooks, manuals, textbooks and inspiring examples of excellence from history, in the comfort of your own home. “Expect great things from God! Attempt great things for God!” William Carey.

The Great Commission is Still in Force
Those of us who are under government mandated lockdown may have our travel curtailed, we may not be able to engage in door to door evangelism, sidewalk counselling, ministry in the Mall, but the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ is still in force. We are commanded: “Preach the Word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.” 2 Timothy 4:2

How are we to Convince, Rebuke, Exhort, Teach and Preach in a time of Quarantine?
We may be restricted, but the Word of God is the power of God for the Salvation of all who believe. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. By God’s grace and because of modern digital technology, many of us have access to the internet and can use social media to communicate with friends and family and even with strangers far away. Let us use all the social media platforms available to us. You will find great resources available on the Frontline Fellowship, WCBI, ACA, Living Waters Africa, Livingstone Fellowship and other websites, to use and apply in your situation and to your network. By email, WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook messenger and postings, you can share suitable and relevant audios, videos, pictures, posts, Scriptures and through prayer and correspondence, reach people that you may not have been able to reach in any other way. We may be confined, but the Spirit of Almighty God is not limited. There is power in prayer and the Word of God is living and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit and of joints and marrow and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12). This is an opportunity for us to spend more time studying the Word of God, interceding and communicating with a lost world in confusion and fear. My prison experiences taught me that even when physically confined, we can experience spiritual Revival in our devotional life and greater fervency in intercessory ministry. “But thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 15:57-58

Thank You
Thank you very much for all your prayers, encouragement and support, without which none of our ministries would be possible. May God continue to be your joy and strength.

Yours for the fulfilment of the Great Commission

Dr. Peter Hammond
Frontline Fellowship
P.O. Box 74 Newlands 7725
Cape Town South Africa
Tel: 021-689-4480

The Chain Message Calling for the 28th Amendment and Article V Convention is full of misinformation


Over the past ten years or so, well-intentioned people have been sending me a chain message on Facebook promoting a proposed 28th Amendment, and calling for an Article V Convention to get it passed. It is also sent in an E-mail, and on various websites. It usually suggests that readers of the message send it to 15 or 20 of their contacts. I am unable to track the message’s origin, but it has been around for a number of years.  I urge folks not to fall for it.

The message claims that governors of 35 states have suites against the U.S. government for imposing unlawful burdens upon their states.  The truth is that governors do not file suits-state attorney generals do for numerous reasons.   The message  also claims  that members of Congress can retire after one term and that their children and staffers  don’t have to pay their student loans.  These are outright false.

While the proposed amendment  sounds enticing, promoting an Article V Convention which, if called, may likely rewrite or restructure our Constitution.  My suggestion to folks who get the message is to  reply with some info on the dangers of an Article V Convention. Camp Constitution has plenty of resources on the subject including this flyer:  http://campconstitution.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/COS-Facts-Flyer-112017.pdf  and this interview of Robert Brown:


This is one of the most recent versions of the message:

“Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the Citizens of the United States …”
This is an idea that should be passed around, regardless of political party.
Congressional Reform Act of 2017
1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they’re out of office. And, no more perks go with them.
2. Congress (past, present, & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.
3. Congress must purchase their own retirement plan, just as ALL Americans do.
4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people (i.e. NO MORE INSIDER TRADING!!!).
7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women. Congress made all these contracts by and for themselves.
Serving in Congress is an honor and privledge NOT a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators should serve their term(s), then go home and go back to work … not get all kinds of freebies.
Just hold your finger down then hit forward and send it to everyone you know. Let’s help get the country straightened out
Please read proposed 28th amendment
Please Read, and forward. This won’t take long to read!
28th Amendment, 35 States and Counting.
It will take you less than a minute to read this. If you agree, please pass it on. It’s an idea whose time has come to deal with this self-serving situation:

Children of Congress members do not have to pay back their college student loans.
Staffers of Congress family members are also exempt from having to pay back student loans.
Members of Congress can retire at full pay after only one term.
Members of Congress have exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed, under which ordinary citizens must live.

For example, they are exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment.
And as the latest example, they have exempted themselves from Healthcare Reform, in all of its aspects.
We must not tolerate an elite class of such people, elected as public servants and then putting themselves above the law.

I truly don’t care if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent, or whatever. The self-serving must stop.

Governors of 35 states have filed suit against the Federal Government for imposing unlawful burdens upon their states. It only takes 38 (of the 50) States to convene a Constitutional Convention.
If each person that receives this will forward it on to 20 people, in three days most people in The United States of America will have the mess”

Tell the folks sending you the above that they need to stop forwarding this erroneous message and say no to an Article V Convention.





The Coronavirus Explained

Camp Constitution recently hosted a presentation  by Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, and in a segment of his presentation, he addressed the Coronavirus.  Dr. Ayyadurai stressed the need to build up the body’s immune system something that few, if  any, of the “experts” recommend.

Dr. V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai holds four degrees from MIT, is a world-renowned systems scientist, inventor and entrepreneur. He is a Fulbright Scholar, Lemelson-MIT Awards Finalist, India’s First Outstanding Scientist and Technologist of Indian Origin, Westinghouse Science Talent Honors Award recipient, and a nominee for the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation.


WORLD PREMIERE: UNSUSTAINABLE – The UN’s Agenda for World Domination, Part II – “The Reality” a James Jaeger Film

This is a news release we received from James Jaeger, director of UNSUSTAINABLE: The UN’s Agenda for World Domination.  A portion of this documentary was filmed at our 2019 annual family camp and features nine Camp Constitution instructors.

WORLD PREMIERE: UNSUSTAINABLE – The UN’s Agenda for World Domination, Part II – “The Reality”
a James Jaeger Film

Free Screening Wednesday, March 25, 2020 – 5PM to 9 PM Pacific (8-12 Eastern)


Hollywood, CA, March 10 /CNW/ – The world premiere for “The Reality,” the second installment of UNSUSTAINABLE: The UN’s Agenda for World Domination, will start Wednesday 25 March 2020 at 5PM Pacific (8PM Eastern). Current and prospective single-family home owners, farmers, real estate investors, historic property owners and impoverished and/or disarmed people around the world are invited to join UN skeptics and UN apologists to screen Part II of this 2-part mini series.

The Premiere will be at selected theaters, TV stations and as announced but can also be screened for a limited period of time at www.UNsustainable.us/premiere

DVDs for Part I & II can be pre-ordered now at www.MoviePubs.net. DVDs will be shipped after the Premiere. Screen Part I free at www.HomeVideo.Net

UNSUSTAINABLE Part I & II — in association with MATRIX ENTERTAINMENT and OATH KEEPERS.org — is 76 minutes long. Synopsis, trailer, expert clips available at the official website at www.UNsustainable.us

UNSUSTAINABLE features Agenda 21 experts TOM DEWEESE, ROSA KOIRE, MICHAEL SHAW, DEBBIE BACIGALUPI, LORD CHRISTOPHER MONKTON, WILLIE SOON and Constitutional experts EDWIN VIEIRA, KRISANNE HALL, JOHN McMANUS, G. EDWARD GRIFFIN, PASTOR CHUCK BALDWIN, STEWART RHODES, DAVID KOPACZ and others. UNSUSTAINABLE is award-winning filmmaker, JAMES JAEGER’s, 10th conservative political documentary. Produced by Matrix Productions, previous films include CULTURAL MARXISM, MAINSTREAM, MOLON LABE, GOOD GUYS WITH GUNS and Telly Award-winning FIAT EMPIRE featuring RON PAUL.

UNSUSTAINABLE traces the history of the UN and its “unifying principles” that have led to Agenda 21 and its spawns, Agenda 2030 and the Green New Deal under the banner of “Sustainable Development.” Is the UN using the environment and climate change to “justify” what guest expert, PAT BUCHANAN, calls an embryonic World Government? That’s “The Theory.” Now watch “The Reality.”

— Your Coverage of this Premiere at www.UNsustainable.us/premiere is Invited —

— Watch Trailer and Part I for free at www.HomeVideo.net

— Get DVD of Part I & II at www.MoviePubs.net

— For information regarding this release contact Lorraine Sterling or Diana Zoppa at

The Weekly Sam: A Testimonial for “Alpha-Phonics” from South Africa


The Sam Blumenfeld Archives is being used by thousands of people in the United States and the world.  Last Saturday March 7,  Camp Constitution hosted an all day seminar at the Grace Bible Church in Wappingers Falls, New York.  One of the presenters, Shiona Van Wyk, Skyped in from  Johannesburg, South Africa to give her testimonial.    Last year, Shiona found the archives on-line and successfully used Sam’s Alpha-Phonics to her special needs class.  The students or learners did not make any progress in two years, but after two weeks of using Alpha-Phonics, 15 of the 17 students became good readers.  She has set-up a Facebook page and plans to set-up literacy centers around the country.   Please watch her testimonial :


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