Our Annual Family Camp: This was our first year at the Lakeside Christian Camp and Conference Center in Pittsfield, MA. We had our most successful camp, and out largest turnout in our 11 year history. We assembled an outstanding group of instructors which included first-timers Dr. Duke Pesta, Lord Christopher Monckton, Debbie Bacigalupi, and Barbara from Harlem. We had over 18 junior campers (ages 5-11), and attendees from as far as California, Florida, Louisiana and Great Britain. Mr. John Mead, the director of Lakeside, asked us how Lakeside can help promote the 2019 camp which runs from July 28-August 3.
Weekend Camp: We were disappointed by the results of our September weekend camp held in Maine, but we did learn a lesson for planning future camps. We broke even. produced an excellent video of a presentation by Professor Willie Soon, and had the opportunity to introduce our program to some new people.
The Sam Blumenfeld Archives: Hits: Approximately 1.8 million, “Alpha-Phonics” Downloaded 125,000. Instructions for “Alpha-Phonics”: 25,000, Other titles Approximately 10,000 downloaded
YouTube: We are closing in on one million views. We are averaging about 2,000 views per day, and we have over 4,000 subscribers. Debbie Bacigalupi’s class on Agenda 21 has over 36,000 views with 30,000 views in over a two-week period.
Facebook Page: Our Facebook page has over 1,725 likes. Our live videos average over 3,000 views.
Speakers Bureau: We either hosted or were guest speakers at 42 events.
Media: Our Christian Flag Lawsuit generated hundreds of articles all over the United States including “The Chicago Tribune,” “The Los Angeles Times,” “The Boston Globe,” World Net Daily, and several Boston area TV stations. In mid November, six outlets carried a story about Professor Soon, and Lord Monckton at our camp. We appeared as guests on 19 radio stations including five for the first time. We guest hosted a show in Connecticut-the Lori on Liberty Show. Our instructors appeared as guest on several live on line shows including the “Morse Force,” ‘The Dr. Duke Pesta Show, and Uncompromised Talk.” We have the hosts send us the interviews in an MP3 and.or MP4 format and upload them to our YouTube and Podomatic Channel
Article V Convention opposition: We testified against resolutions in Maine and New Hampshire where all pending resolutions were defeated. In New Hampshire, the committee hearing the proposed resolutions soundly defeated the Convention of States resolution 17-1. The Wolf PAC resolution which passed in committee in Massachusetts was changed to a non- binding resolution. In late March, we held a press conference and outreach at the Pennsylvania State House with several members of the media on hand. In Maine, we interviewed State Rep Sheldon Hannington who sponsored an Article V Convention but now strongly opposes one. We also did an interview of Dr. John Eidsmoe and made it available on our YouTube channel. We continue to E-mail updates and info on pending resolutions to our friends in New England, PA, OH, VA, and MI.
Camp Constitution Radio on Podomatic: Our Podomatic page continues to be in the top ten (most days-out of approximately 160) for the category of “Conservative-Right. We even hit the Number 2 spot for a few days. We had 1,681 shows downloaded, over 5,000 visits, and dozens of embeds. Our show originates on WBCQ The Planet and is heard twice a week on the station as well as weekly on ipmnation.com and on our YouTube Channel
Camp Constitution Books: We have sold over $7,000 worth of books either via Amazon or on Facebook. We have been blessed by recent donations of over 3,000 books including from Professor Mike Patterson, Ed Sargent, Bill McNally, and Victor and Lois Porlier.
Special Projects: In early June, we presented 1,200 pocket copies of the U.S. Constitution to the Manchester, NH School Committee. We also donated copies of the Constitution to “Constitution Camp” in Chillicothe, Ohio, a teacher on Cape Cod, and a Boston, MA area talk show host where he will make them available to his listeners. Mr. John Grieco donated 4.000 copies of the U.S. Constitution to us. Attorney Michelle Arace who attended camp this year, is donating her services to copyright Camp Constitution.
Camp Constitution Media: We videotaped presentations at 20 events, and made them available on our YouTube Channel including the Boston Tea Party Reenactment.
Camp Constitution Press: Thanks to a generous donor, we were able to reprint several titles including “Catechism on the U.S. Constitution.”
Outreach: We had info tables at 18 events (other than our own) including three homeschool shows: Homeschoolers of Maine, Mass Hope, and Christian Homeschoolers of Pennsylvania, and floats in the Flag Day Parade in Dedham, MA, the July 4th Parade in Pittsfield MA , and the Roslindale (Boston), MA Day Parade. We distributed over 2,000 copies of the U.S. Constitution, and Camp Constitution promotional flyers at these events.
Other Activities: I was appointed director of the Samuel Blumenfeld Foundation which is a 501 (c) 3. The Foundation has the rights to “Phonics for Success.”
How you can help grow our program:
Start a Constitution Club
Host a “What is Camp Constitution” presentation in your area
Introduce people to the Sam Blumenfeld Archives:
Like our Facebook Page and introduce it to others:
God has bless our efforts in 2018, and we are looking ahead for a successful 2019. We have recently received and accepted speaking engagements in Virginia, and Tennessee. We have signed up and paid for info tables for three homeschool shows. We are lining instructors for our 2019 camp, and will send out a news release over the next few weeks.
Hal Shurtleff, Director