Hal Shurtleff

Director and Co-Founder of Camp Constitution.

We Don’t Co-Parent with the Government by Rev. CL Bryant


Camp Constitution participated in an event hosted by Freedom Works that took place in Laconia, NH on Saturday September 25.  Among the speakers and panelists were Rev. CL Bryant, author, radio and TV personality and a senior fellow at Freedom Works; Laura Zorc, Director of Education at Freedom Works; Skip Murphy, co-founder of GraniteGrok, a  New Hampshire on-line conservative media outlet; Camp Constitution’s Rev. Steve Craft; parent activists Jade Wood, and Michelle Tyler;  Dr. Larry Borland, and New Hampshire state reps Dawn Johnson, Jim Kofalt, and Tim Baxter.

The event covered a wide range of topics that included stopping “wokeness” and CRT in schools, parent empowerment, running for local office and data privacy issues.  Rev. CL Bryant closed the event with his powerful message “We Don’t Co-Parent with the Government”:


The Weekly Sam: The National Education Association: An Enemy of Christianity-a lecture from 1985


Sam Blumenfeld was a generation ahead of his time.  He gave this presentation exposing the evil influences of the National Education Association-a powerful left-wing union that works to destroy the minds and morals of children in government schools.


Please visit our web site and sign up for the Sam Blumenfeld Archives www.campconstitution.net




Camp Constitution Flag Contest Winners

At the closing ceremonies of our annual family camp, we announced a contest to design a Camp Constitution flag.  The winner would get their camp tuition paid for 2022.  We encouraged parents to help as well.  Initially, we were just going to choose one flag but we got some entries from junior campers-camp attendees eleven and under.  So, we decided to choose two flags-one that will be the  flag for Camp Constitution and one that will be the flag for the junior campers.

The winner for the junior camper flag is  Lielle Chu who drew this flag:

The winner for the Camp Constitution flag is David Krutov.  One of his younger siblings will get a free tuition for next year’s camp.

Dave explains the symbolism in his flag:

The Cross represents Jesus, and how he is central to our philosophy. The dates are representative Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The entire assembly represents “Honoring the past.” The stripes represent America in the present, and thus “Teaching the Present” And finally, the triangle is swept forward, which represents moving forward, thus is symbolic of “Preparing the Future”

We will have several 3′ x 5′ versions of these flags made, and be on display at our family camps, and other events.  Thanks to all who participated in the contest, and congratulations to Lielle and Dave.


These Pilgrims Dance Featuring “Ballet Magnificat Anchored The Pilgrim Story Comes to Massachusetts for Several Engagements

 Anchored: The Pilgrim Story, an all-new dramatic ballet created to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims, is coming to New England this fall. Anchored is a collaboration between FirstLoveWorks, Inc., a nonprofit organization founded by Ann and Tom Savastano, and Ballet Magnificat!, “America’s premier Christian ballet company” (Charisma). Ballet Magnificat! tours worldwide and has received critical acclaim from the Washington Post, LA Times, and the Dallas Morning News.

 Anchored covers the saga of the Pilgrims’ voyage from their departure to the first Thanksgiving in America, depicting the faith, hope, and courage which sustained them. Anchored spotlights significant scenes such as the tumultuous crossing of the Atlantic, the historic signing of the Mayflower Compact, the intensity of the first winter, the long-lasting peace treaty with the Wampanoag people, and the festive harmony of the First Thanksgiving. This moving story, told through the beauty of dance, will uplift and inspire audiences today.

Anchored: The Pilgrim Story will be performed this fall in three Massachusetts locations:

  • Andover — 7 PM Thursday, Sept. 30th at the Collins Center Theater
  • Plymouth – 7 PM Friday, Oct. 1st and 4 PM Saturday, Oct. 2nd at Plymouth Memorial Hall.
  • Northfield – 4 PM Sunday, Oct. 3rd at the historic Moody Center Auditorium

Tickets are $25 for adults, $17.50 for children 13 and under. 10% discount for groups of 8 or more, and 20% discount for groups of 20 or more.  For tickets, please visit       http://pilgrimballet.com

For further information contact:

   Tom Savastano  




The Mordecai Mission: An Interview with Pastor William Green

I had the honor to interview Pastor William Green, founder of The Mordecai Mission on Camp Constitution Radio.  Pastor Green reached out to us thanks to Barbara from Harlem and asked Camp Constitution to be involved with The Mordecai Mission.  Pastor Green can be reached via E-mail:    mordecaimission@gmail.com          A link to an audio version of the interview: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/shurtleffhal/episodes/2021-09-19T16_17_35-07_00 









Happy Birthday U.S. Constitution


September 17 marks the 234th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution. After its approval by the delegates of the Constitutional Convention, the Constitution was sent to the 13 states for ratification; 3/4ths of the states were needed for ratification.   Delaware was the first state to ratify it on December 7, 1787, with all its 30 delegates at its state ratifying convention approving it, and on June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the Constitution making it the law of the land.


 Background to the Convention:

The United States became an independent nation on July 4, 1776.    The Continental Congress approved of the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union-our nation’s first constitution.  It was ratified by the states in March of 1781.   The Articles of Confederation had many weaknesses which included:

It had no means to enforce its laws

It was authorized to conduct foreign policy including making treaties conduct war, receive, and send ambassadors but it had no way of enforcing any of it actions

States could impose its own tariffs.

It did not have a steady stream of revenue and could not pay down its debts or pay its bills.

Congress rarely had a quorum, and any changes in the Articles needed all states to concur.

A number of people realized that the Articles was defective.  An early attempt to address the issue took place at the Annapolis Convention held in September 1786.  Delegates from five states attended which wasn’t enough for a quorum.  However, the delegates proposed that a full convention be held.  Congress asked the states to send delegates to a convention in Philadelphia.  Twelve states agreed to send delegates to Philadelphian.   On May 25, the Constitutional Convention began.

The delegates were made up of the most qualified America had to offer.   All together there were 55 delegates that participated in the convention.  They included George Washington, the “Indispensable Man” who served as of the president of the convention, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, who became known as the “Father of the Constitution,” Roger Sherman, Edmund Randolph, and George Mason.

There was much debate and compromise between states with large populations vs. states with small populations including how the chief executive was to be chosen, how the senate would be chosen, and counting slaves in the census.  Today, there are many that believe that the delegates considered blacks to be less that human, hence counting five blacks as three men.  States with large slave populations wanted to count slaves as full people which would have given slave states more members in the House of Representatives.  Free states and states with small slave populations objected which resulted in the 3/5ths compromise which was repealed when the 14th Amendment was passed.

There were times when the convention almost dissolved, but by mid-September the debates were over and on September 17th, 39 delegates signed the constitution.  The Constitution was sent to the 13 states for ratification in which 3/4ths of the states were needed for ratification.   Delaware was the first state to ratify it on December 7, 1787, with all its 30 delegates at its state ratifying convention approving it.  and on June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the Constitution making it the law of the land.

Comments on the U.S. Constitution:

“The Adoption of the Constitution will demonstrate as visibly the finger of Providence as any possible event in the course of human affairs can ever designate it.”  George Washington

“I regard it [the Constitution] as the work of the purest patriots and wisest statemen that ever existed, aided by the smiles oof a benignant Providence…It almost appears as a Divine interposition in our behalf.”  Daniel Webster

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.  It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”  John Adams

Recommended reading:  Miracle at Philadelphia:  The Story of the Constitutional Convention by Catherine Drinker Bowen.


A Worthy Company by M. E. Bradford

On the Experimental Vaccine by Theophilus

– Is it effective? – It has been claimed that this “ shot “ would bring an end
to the pandemic. It has also been admitted by the authorities that it WOULD
NOT stop the spread or infection of the Corona virus or its variants. Many
people who are hospitalized today were fully vaccinated. So why are people
being vaccinated for a virus that has an over 99% recovery rate without
vaccination? This shows the lack of efficacy of the vaccine and lies of the WHO
and CDC. There are effective treatments other than vaccines and the “curve”
was “flattened” before the “vax”. Natural immunity is always preferable to a
vaccine. Vaccines are not necessary for those who are naturally immune.
There seems to be no legitimate reason to be vaccinated, considering the


-Is it safe? – The Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS)
reports about 500,000 vaccine injuries in the U.S. from the Covid vaccine, many
very serious and permanent. This includes about 13,000 deaths through August
13, 2021. These numbers are far higher than the combined injuries from all
other prior vaccines combined. Some studies indicate that the VAERS data
only reflects 1% of the actual injuries meaning they actual number could be 100
times higher. Reconsider this particular “vaccine” for its danger. In a state of
panic and fear, manipulation through lies and coercion are harmful.

Some passages from the Jay Green translation of the New Testament.
– ”.. the truth will set you free” ( John 8:32 ). “… he has not stood in the
truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from
his own things, because he is a liar, and the father of it. “ ( John 8:44). “Jesus
says.. I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father if
not through me.” ( John 14:6). “ Jesus said… Come to me, all those laboring and
being burdened, and I will give you rest.” ( Mathew 11:28). For those who trust
Jesus and come to him he says,” My peace I give to you, not as the world gives I
give to you. Let not your heart be agitated, nor let it be fearful.” ( John 14:27).
“God is light, and no darkness is in Him, none! “ ( 1 John 1:5 ).
“… not any could buy or sell, if not the one having the mark, or the name of the
beast, or the NUMBER OF ITS NAME…its number is six hundred and sixty-six.”
(Revelation 13:17-18)

Bill Gates’ patent #WO/2020/060606 is for a system which will measure
and reward your activity in crypto currency. It potentially would measure and
record biometric ( medical ) data. The 666 patent system would be fundamental
to a cashless system which would be foundational to a total control
government tyranny system. If our natural rights come from God, is a “ vaccine
passport ” required to retain them? Will we need that to carry on our routine
life activities? I hope we trust God over man. –

We Will Never Forget 9-11: Tri-County Republicans Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Al Queda Attack

Camp Constitution was honored to participate in the Tri-County Republicans’ candlelight vigil that took place in Alton Village, Alton, NH to commemorate the terrorist attack on 9-11, and the recent tragic deaths of American servicemen and women at the Kabul Airport.  The event was led by Priscilla Terry, director of the Tri-County Republicans, and the speakers included Greg Anthes, Ric Perrault, and Jason English.  Mr. Russ Sample led the attendees in “America the Beautiful”  “God Bless America,” and “Amazing Grace.”  Pastor Sam Hollo of the Community Church of Alton offered the prayer.

For more information on the Tri-County Republicans: tricountyrepublicans@gmail.com