Camp Constitution’s 2016 Review and Goals for 2017

Camp Constitution had its busiest year since its founding in 2009.

Annual Family Camp

We enjoyed the largest attendance in our camp’s history with about 120 people participating.   Our featured instructors were Mrs. KrisAnne Hall, and John McManus.  Mr. Mert  Melfa, and  Michael Smith did an incredible job videotaping the classes and activities and  uploaded on Youtube.  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7jnzBzBiNYAKi9OYzt61K83fjwGrxP0 Mr. Mark Affleck did an excellent job as the camp’s newspaper editor and made copies available on the camp’s website  https://s3.amazonaws.com/camppictures/CampArchive/index.htmllhttps://s3.amazonaws.com/camppictures/CampArchive/index.html

Outreach:

We had information tables at two home school conventions:  Homeschoolers of Maine’s annual convention held in mid March, and the Mass Hope Home School  Convention which is the largest homeschool  convention in New England.  We  hosted a workshop at the Mass Hope Convention entitled “Dangers of an Article V Convention.”  Our presence at these two conventions led to new families attending our summer camp, the distribution of hundreds of copies of the U.S. Constitution, and our publications and reprints.

We had a float in the Dedham, MA Flag Day Parade for the 2nd year in a row where we passed out over 500 copies of the U.S. Constitution, and Camp Constitution brochures.  Thanks to Dan McGonigle and Emily Shurtleff, we manned an information table on July 4th at the Boston Common with the theme “Honoring the Signers.  We challenged folks to name  the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and distributed  copies of an article on the signers of the Declaration of Independence and their sacrifices.

We held information tables at two venues on the same day Saturday September 17th in Boxboro, MA and Nashua, NH.  The Boxboro event was the first annual “Reclaim America Rally” and the Nashua event was the National Heritage Center for Constitutional Studies’ annual Constitution Day Celebration where Camp Constitution’s director, Hal Shurtleff, was one of the speakers.  Volunteers for these events were Rich Seron, Bob and Nancy Seeley.

Thanks to the Ferretti family,  we were invited to participate in an all day (and evening) event celebratating the Constitution in Hyde Park, NY in mid September.

Pastor Scott Lively invited Rev. Craft,  and Hal Shurtleff to participate in the first annual New England Biblical Values Summit where we had an information table, and were panelists.

Our newly created speaker bureau hosted Dr. Duke Pesta for four presentation in Massachusetts and New Hampshire,  a speaking tour  Rev Steve Craft in Maine, and a presentation on the dangers of an Article V Convention in the Boston area.  Many of these presentation have been videotaped and are uploaded on our Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN7ME18Q1xiqcrPEn5h5FbA

We sponsored a press conference for Rev. Steve Craft to speak on the drug addiction and race issues in Maine which resulted in front page coverage in most of Maine’s daily newspapers, and four TV stations.

Sam Blumenfeld Archives

Thanks to the efforts of Mark Affleck, and Eric Conover, the camp’s webmaster,  we launched the Sam Blumenfeld Archives on our web site and are averaging over 150,000 views per month.  People from all over the world are making use of the excellent resources on this page.  http://blumenfeld.campconstitution.net/

Special Projects

We did a special project for Mr. G. Edward Griffin-videotaping a presentation of Dr. Willie Soon ,and will be in the credits for Mr. Griffin’s  documentary exposing the global warming fraud.

Camp Constitution Press

Camp Constitution Press reprinted “Color, Communism, and Common Sense” by Manning Johnson, and have made plans for a speaking tour by Rev. Craft on this topic of how our nation’s enemies are using race to destroy our nation.  We also attended and videotaped the first annual  Nativity  Celebration at the Massachusetts State House.

Social Media

Camp Constitution’s Youtube channel has close to 1/4 of a million views and over 1,200 subscribers.  Our facebook page has over 1,000 likes.  We also renewed our Vimeo page, and have increased the number of articles on our Camp blog.

 Camp Constitution Radio

Camp Constitution Radio is in its second year.  This weekly show broadcasts on WBCQ The Planet Shortwave and http://ipmnation.com/    Guests in 2016 year’s  included Lord Christopher Monckton, Professor Willie Soon, Ed Martin, Director of Eagle Forum, Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America, Tom DeWeese of the American Policy Center, and Joaquin Fernandez, co-director of the documentary  “Indoctrination.  We also appeared as guest on a number of radio shows including the Michelle McPhee Shoe in Boston,  and  guest hosted “The Girard at Large Show,: a popular morning show hosted by Rich Girard in Manchester, NH.

 2017

We would like to expand our outreach and mission which includes starting other camps around the country, a greater presence at home school shows and other venues.   We will be hosting Robert Brown, Constitutional Scholar and creator of “The Constitution is the Solution” in Maine and New Hampshire later this month to speak on the dangers of an Article V Convention, and have made arrangements to have an information table at the Nashua, NH gun show.  We have several book projects underway including a book written by our campers.

  What can you do?

Attend our 2017 Family Summer Camp and help get other families to attend.  Download the 2017 camp brochure: http://campconstitution.net/public-essays/

Host a Camp Constitution speaker in your town and/or encourage local patriotic and civic groups to host a speaker.

Share our Youtube videos.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN7ME18Q1xiqcrPEn5h5FbA

Promote our website.  http://campconstitution.net/

Start a Constitution Club in your home, or local library.

Make a monthly donation via our PayPal account.  http://campconstitution.net/set-up-recurring-donations/

And pray that God will continue to bless our camp, and our nation.

 

 

 

Camp Constitution group photo 2016