Camp Constitution just completed its third annual family camp at the Toah Nipi Christian Retreat Center in Rindge, NH this past week. It was the biggest turnout with close to 100 campers, staff and other participants on hand. Families as far as Michigan and Virginia came to enjoy a week in the woods of Southwest New Hampshire.
Attendees heard presentations by authors Sam Blumenfeld, Earl Wallace, Jenn Coffey, and Fred Polinish. Weatherman Art Horn did an incredible job with his powerpoint presentation refuting global warming. Other popular camp instructors included “The Patriot Pastor, Garrett Lear, and the camp’s featured instructor Rev. Steve Craft.
In addition to the classes, campers were treated with field trips to the Winchendon, MA Historical Society, a trip to the Uncle Sam House in Mason, NH led by the home’s owner Jean-Pierrre Moreaux who travelled all the way to California to open up his private museum, a trip to Battle Road, the Hartwell Tavern and the North Bridge Concord, MA. Campers also hiked up Mt. Monadnock and did an educational outreach project passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution in the towns of Jaffrey, NH, Gardner, Winchendon, Ashby and Ashburnham, MA.
Brad Smart of Richmond, NH, and Theresa Mazzarella of East Boston were chosen as Super Campers. An unexpectede offer from the Massachuseets Liberty Preservation Association led to a speech contest with the winner getting an all expenses paid trip to Boston to speak at the group’s annual Tesa party event in Faneuil Hall in December. The winner of that contest was Rebecca Cambron of Albany.
The Nashua Telegraph did a story on the camp that was published in their Sunday July 17 paper. Next year’s camp will run from Saturday July 7 to Friday July 13.