Since the creation of the Sam Blumenfeld Archives several years ago,, thousands of people from all over the world but mainly in the United States, have taken advantage of this incredible resource. In 2019, a special needs teacher in South Africa contacted told us that in only two weeks after using Alpha-Phonics, most of her students became proficient readers. And recently, we heard from a Mr. Godknows Matizofa of Harare, Zimbabwe:
“Blumenfeld is the best method to coach reading…. Nottingham Junior School opened its doors to the public in January 2019 to address the challenges the community was facing ranging from poverty and failure to transport their children to the nearest government schools which are 12 miles away.as a result, some children ended up staying at home so I started offering some home free lessons and when the number increased ,I decided that it should be a full time school. To fund the little requirements like chalks ,desks and some other materials ,I had to use my salary since I was still working for the government as a teacher. The enrolment increased from 6 students to the current one of 350. The school now has 10 teachers including me. These teachers get their salaries from the paltry fees that our students pay. The fees is $11 per month . The amount is too little to cater for the students needs and also to adequately cater for the teachers . We currently have been relying on ebooks for reading, of which to the students its a big challenge since most of them do not afford to have ICT gadgets like phones or tablets to read the books. Some students fail to even pay that little amount. I have mentioned some of the challenges we are facing , We are most welcome to any form of assistance that you may offer us. Feel free too ask anything .
Thank you in advance.
We donated a case of Sam Blumenfeld’s Phonics for Success, and plan to send them more. They need another 120 copies. The cost of shipping a case of 25 books is $111.oo. The books cost us $5.00. If you would like to donate to this project, you can do so via our PayPal account accessed from our website’s homepage: http://www.campconstitution.net Here is a video of one of the teachers at the school using Sam’s “Alpha-Phonics to teach these precious children the proper way to learn how to read:
This recording took place in 1998 at a homeschool convention in Illinois:
(Rev. Steve Craft at last years Flag Day Rally Auburn, MA)
Sam dedicated his life to literacy and exposing the deliberately dumbing down of America. He wrote The NEA: Trojan Horse in American Education in 1984. Here is a radio interview he did shortly after the book was published. Here is the link:https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/shurtleffhal/episodes/2021-04-27T18_31_26-07_00
Camp Constitution hosts Sam’s archives: http://campconstitution.net/sam-blumenfeld-archive/ We make this resource free to the public but appreciate donations to help maintain and promote the archives. To help support our work, please consider a making a donation which can be made via our PayPal account which is accessed from our website’s homepage http://www.campconstitution.net
On Monday April 19– Patriots Day –in the birthplace of Pastor Garrett Lear–Lexington, MA–a graveside memorial service was held for our late friend and Camp instructor. It was presided over by Richard Howell, historian and Camp Constitution instructor. His widow, Cathy was presented a flag by the Henry Knox Color Guard of the Massachusetts Sons of the American Revolution, once led by Pastor Lear
Sam Blumenfeld, author and homeschool pioneer, conducted this press conference at Bob Jones University in the early 1980s. In this timeless, press conference, Sam talks about the agenda of this anti-American organization and its evil influence on education and children in government schools. A link a MP3 version of the conference: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/shurtleffhal/episodes/2021-04-15T16_56_08-07_00
If one goes to Google and ask the questions “Can Men Get Pregnant and Is the Covid 19 Vaccine Safe ?”, you will get a yes answer to both. Mark Affleck, Camp Constitution’s camp newspaper editor, put together this flyer pointing out how fraudulent that so called “fact checkers” are. Mark did two screen shots which read:
Is the Covid-19 vaccine safe?
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines and these vaccines will undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. History. CDC recommends you get a COVID-19 vaccine as you are eligible.
Can men get pregnant?
Yes, it’s possible for men to become pregnant and give birth to children of their own.
And the Left calls us “anti-science.”
A link to a PDF version of the flyer http://campconstitution.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Fact-Checker-Flyer.pdf
Sam Blumenfeld was perhaps the nation’s top critic of the National Education Association. He authored The NEA: Trojan Horse in American Education, an expose of this group whose leaders are promoting a radical, anti-American agenda. A link to a PDF version of the book: http://campconstitution.net/sam-blumenfeld-archive/
And a link to an audio presentation on the subject:
Last week during a service in a church in Calgary, Canada, a group of police with a health official responded to a complaint that this church was not Covid compliant. Pastor Artur Pawlowski, originally from Poland who grew up under a communist regime wasn’t going to let police interrupt his service. He told the police and city official, in no uncertain terms, to leave immediately. They did. Here is a link to the incident:
Camp Constitution’s Report for First Quarter 2021 by Hal Shurtleff, Director Camp Constitution
Our move from Boston, MA to Alton, NH took some time from our Camp Constitution activities, but since moving here, we have made many inroads with local Patriots resulting in speaking engagements, the use of several venues for Camp Constitution, and new attendees for our 2021 camp. When I lived in Boston, occasionally someone would come up to me while I was in the Camp Constitution Van and inquire about us, but up in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, I get several a week. They always leave with a few camp pamphlets, and a pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution. Recently, a lady asked to take a picture of the van, and a clerk in the Alton post office saw our mailing label and said that after seeing the van, he checked out the website. The editor of a local paper “The Weirs Times” https://weirs.com/ published an article that I wrote, and ran our family camp ad free of charge, and said that he would gladly run future articles.
YouTube and Rumble Channels: We are averaging 5,000 views per month on YouTube. Our most popular video is “The Battle of Lexington Reenactment.” Our views have been down over last year. This may be due to YouTube’s “shadow banning” of our videos. YouTube has deactivated many of the channels of Patriotic organizations and we expect that YouTube will eventually ban us. As a result, we created a page on Rumble: https://rumble.com/account/content?type=all and encourage readers to subscribe. And while we are on YouTube, we encourage readers to also subscribe: Camp Constitution – YouTube
The Sam Blumenfeld Archive: 300,000 views this quarter with 7,000 PDFs of Sam’s Alpha-Phonics downloaded, over 3,000 copies of the Alpha-Phonics instructions, and 800 downloads of other books. http://campconstitution.net/sam-blumenfeld-archive/
Recently, Cathy Duffy, a friend of the late Sam Blumenfeld, and author, wrote a review of the Archives: Blumenfeld’s Alpha-Phonics (cathyduffyreviews.com)
Camp Constitution Radio on Podomatic: We have been in the top five for the conservative category with 3,800 visits, 1825 downloads of shows and 700 plays. We interviewed author James Perloff, Kevin McGary, co-founder of Every Black Life Matters, and in addition to our radio shows, we are posting audio presentations by Sam Blumenfeld https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/shurtleffhal
Facebook Page: While we maintain a Facebook page for Camp Constitution, and other pages and groups, Facebook had deleted my account for a month. Like YouTube, we expect Facebook to eventually delete our account. As a result, we created pages on MeWe https://mewe.com/group/5e0cca3101162c26682b7278.
Speaker’s Bureau: We had eight speaking engagements in the first quarter.
Camp Constitution’s Website: We had 11,000 views for the first quarter, and posted 40 blogs: http://www.campconstitution.net
Camp Constitution Press: We are experiencing a steady demand for Color, Communist and Common Sense, and And Not a Shot is Fired. We have been promoting our publishing arm to several national conservative leaders.
Camp Constitution Book Sales:
We have raised close to $2,000 from donated books from our Amazon, Facebook page, and on-line bookstore. http://campconstitution.net/shop/
Camp Constitution Media: While the unconstitutional lockdown has forced many organizations to cancel their events, we have resumed our Greater Boston Friends of Camp Constitution monthly luncheons and videotaped and uploaded several of the programs. We videotaped the annual celebration of Evacuation Day at Boston’s Dorchester Heights.
Article V Convention: We took a role in the resounding defeat of two pro-Article V resolutions in New Hampshire, and hosted a radio debate with Robert Brown (against an Article V Convention) and New Hampshire State Rep Max Abramson https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/shurtleffhal/episodes/2021-02-20T17_19_51-08_00
Camp Constitution in the News: Our Christian flag lawsuit was, as we expected, rejected by the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals and will be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. https://lc.org/newsroom/details/012221-next-step-for-christian-flag-us-supreme-court-1
Radio and Cable TV: We were guests on several radio shows including Wisconsin Christian News Network, and an appearance on the Inform New Hampshire Show in Manchester, NH
The Lane House and Learning Center: We resumed out monthly meeting and potluck and, as mentioned above, our monthly luncheons. We are in the process of organizing the library of over 3,000 books and cataloging the 10 filing cabinets of the works of Sam Blumenfeld. A Mr. Rouvain Bension of Brookline, MA reached out to us and offered to help organize an inner-city literacy program. We are in the process of staring such a program using Sam’s Alpha-Phonics
Camp Constitution Ladies Group: The Ladies have planned a “Spring Fling” Retreat later this month and have held meetings at the Lane House over the past few months.
The Agenda 21 Challenge: Debbie Bacigalupi created Camp Constitution’s Agenda 21 Challenge. One of the outcomes is a Podcast entitled “Truth from the Youth” with veteran campers Gus Kalis and Stephen Mauder. We have posted the Podcasts on our Podomatic Page: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/shurtleffhal/episodes/2021-02-12T17_11_49-08_00
Camp Constitution’s 2021 Family Camp:
We are taking applications for our 2021 family camp, and like last year, are offering an “Early Bird” discount of $50. per fee if we receive the registration by June 1. Applications can be downloaded from our site: http://campconstitution.net/camp-registration/
How you can help Camp Constitution grow:
* Keep Camp Constitution and our nation in your prayers.
* Become a donor. Monthly and/or one-time donations can be made via our PayPal account accessed from our website http://www.campconstitution.net
* Host one of our speakers.
* Attend our annual family camp or help a worthy young person or family attend.
* Introduce Camp Constitution to family and friends.
*Write an article for our camp blog.
I have been the full-time director since February of 2017 and it wouldn’t have been possible without the Blessing of God, and people like you that have made my position possible, I want to express my gratitude to each and everyone of you. May God bless you and yours in these troubling and challenging times.
Hal Shurtleff, Director