Camp Constitution’s 14th Annual Family Camp

Camp Constitution’s 14th Annual Family Camp concluded last Friday (July 22). The camp was held, for the third year in a row, at the Singing Hills Christian Camp in Plainfield, NH. On Sunday July 17, the first day of camp, attendees were visited by General John Stark depicted by reenactor Richard Wright of Troy, NH.

Senior campers, and adults attended classes taught by world renowned astrophysicist Professor Wille Soon, journalist and author Alex Newman, who hosts a daily show on Frank Speech, Rev, Steven Craft, Liberty Counsel attorney Jonathan Alexandre, Catherine White of the Constitution Decoded, and Pastor David Whitney of the Institution on the Constitution just to name a few.  All the classes were videotaped and are available on Camp Constitution’s Rumble page:

(Attorney Jonathan Alexandre)

The Junior campers were divided into two groups 4-8 years old taught by Mrs. Edith Craft, and ages 9-12 taught by Mrs. Roberta Steward and Mrs. Kathy Mickel who also serves as the camp nurse.  Mrs. Bonnie Wilder of the Daughters of the American Revolution gave the Junior campers lessons on U.S. History. The Juniors were entertained by Alan Belanger, a professional clown and juggler who made creative balloons for the campers.

Each day started out with an optional swim and/or run led by Mrs. Erin and Mr. Sean McDermott of Revolution Fitness. Daily morning devotions and flag raising started each day at 7:50 AM where campers, and staff heard Reveille played by Franklin Soon. On Wednesday afternoon, some campers and staff took advantage of the optional field trip to the nearby Augustus Saint-Gaudens Homestead. Attendees also had the opportunity to participate in marksmanship classes.

(Augustus Saint-Gaudens Homestead Cornish, NH)

This year’s Super Campers were first-time camper Skyler Ferrell and veteran camper Franklin Soon, and Mrs. Kathy Mickel was voted Super Staffer.


A testimonial from a first-time attendee. Mrs. Sara Stanizeski Pennella:

“It is hard to find the right words for this week. Quite possibly one of the hardest weeks while simultaneously being one of the best. God finds ways to challenge you to be better, even if those ways are wildly uncomfortable, physically, mentally, and emotionally. But to wrap it up in a sparkly bow as a gift with friends you can ugly cry in front of, grow in front of, learn with, build memories and connections with is the ultimate end result. What our children (and adults!) learned was state of the art with world renowned experts in a wide variety of fields to help us understand our great nation’s constitution. From law, to science, to history, the richness of the content couldn’t be paralleled even in a semester at top universities.

So incredibly grateful to be able to share this experience with my children and our homeschool crew. God really has his hand on Camp Constitution and their incredible founder and staff. Thank you to Nicole Poisson Chu for rallying us all to go!!! We will definitely be back, just maybe with more towels, Lysol and an air mattress.”

And from another first tine attendee Mrs. Rachel Nelson:

“Last week Spencer and I attended Camp Constitution in NH. Our American history lover passed up a week of soccer camp for this experience! We went with 6 other homeschool families from our area and joined others from around the country.

Our days were packed with classes, fellowship, swimming, sports, off-site field trips, a few meals out, and nightly bonfires. Spencer sang at the fires, performed in 2 skits, and I recited Paul Revere’s Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow while standing on a picnic table. A military veteran brought along two full sized cannons and one of the afternoons we shot them off along the hillside! Such excitement! Spencer came home with an assortment of real Civil War bullets and authentic cannonball after a stop at a local antique shop. We ended our last day with an unexpected trip to the American Precision Museum and a second visit to the Cornish Bridge (which Lafayette crossed in 1825!!) after locking ourselves out of the condo. Ha! Truly an amazing week alongside wonderful friends, and an experience we hope to enjoy again next year.”

Mark your calendars for next year’s camp which will run from July 16-21, 2023, at Singing Hills