Camp Constitution’s Nine Month Report for 2020

     Our 12th Annual Family Camp: This was our first time at Singing Hills Christian Camp in Plainfield, NH.  We had the largest turnout in our history with over 140 attendees and guests.  We were pleased to have new instructors Dr. Felecia Nace, Attorney Jonathan Alexandre of Liberty Counsel, and William Brown of Save the Persecuted Christians.  For the first time in our camp history, we had marksmanship classes conducted by Dr. Eugene Long.  Forty people, young and old, fired weapons for the first time.

   YouTube Channel:  We are averaging 14,000 views a month, and have approximately 1,000 new subscribers. Our most popular videos are Debbie Bacigalupi’s class on California Wildfires, and Agenda 21,  Manning Johnson’s speech,  and Rev. Steve Craft’s Color, Communism, and Common Sense class from last year’s family camp.  If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to visit our channel and subscribe. 

The Sam Blumenfeld Archive:  We are averaging 0ver 100,000 views a month, with over 3,000  Alpha-Phonics downloaded per month.

Since launching the Blumenfeld Archives 33 months ago, close to 250,000 Alpha-Phonics and 50,000 Alpha-Phonics instruction books have been downloaded.

Camp Constitution Radio on Podomatic:  Our listenership has almost doubled over last year with 6,495 visits and 2,255  shows downloaded.

Facebook Page:  We are closing in on 3,000 likes.  We also manage nine Facebook groups.

Speaker’s Bureau:  Prior to the lockdown we had eight speaking engagements which included an all-day seminar in New York hosted by the Gimenez family.  We hosted two videos showing of the movie Unplanned.  Since the lockdown and gradual reopening, we spoke at six Open Up Massachusetts rallies.   Rev. Craft, Tom Moor, Rich Howell spoke at the annual Flag Day-Second Amendment Rally in Central Massachusetts. In August and September, we had eight speaking engagements in Maine including Rev. Craft as the keynote speaker at a rally in Houlton.  We hosted well-attended   barbecues at the Lane House in Lexington on Independence Day, and Labor Day Weekend.  Rev. Craft conducted several presentations in the Naples, Florida area after a pastor saw his video on YouTube.

Information Tables and Outreach: Prior to the lockdown in March, we had information tables at several venues, and a first-time presence at the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. During the lockdown, we had information tables at the annual Flag Day Second Amendment Rally in Massachusetts, and for the first time, we had an information table at the Heaven’s Saints Motorcycle Club Rally in Helen, Georgia

Camp Constitution’s Website: We are seeing a steady monthly increase with over 32,000 views from January to September.

Camp Constitution Press: We reprinted And Not a Shot if Fired.   We published Sam Blumenfeld’s School-Induced Dyslexia and How It Deforms a Child’s Brain, reprinted Negroes in a Soviet America and American Negro Problems.  These were Communist Party pamphlets that were reprinted by Patriot groups in the 1950s and 1960s to show how the Communists were promoting race hatred.

Camp Constitution Book Sales:     We had brisk sales from our Amazon account during the lockdown  raising approximately $6,000 from our Amazon and Facebook page. We are enjoying many sales from our on-line shop 

Camp Constitution Media:   Thanks to Mert Melfa, our cameraman, our 2020 Camp Constitution’s 12th  Annual Family Camp playlist is uploaded.   We videotaped speakers at our Independence Day Barbecue and our Labor Day Weekend Barbecue, three Open Massachusetts Rally events, and the Flag Day-Second Amendment Rally.   We were on hand to videotape an event in Northern Maine with Coach Dave Daubenmire, and David Author; a presentation by Stephen Coughlin, one of the nation’s top experts on Islam held in Virginia; a presentation on George Washington’s Crossing of the Delaware by historian, and author Robert Allison in Greater Boston sponsored by the Sons of the Revolution, and a wreath laying ceremony in Boston to honor the victims of the Boston Massacre sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution.  We also videotaped several presentations which we sponsored. We continue to do live Facebook videos including one in front of a Confederate monument in Marion, Virginia with over 16,000 views.

Article V Convention:   We have continued to alert our contacts in states where resolutions are pending.  A resolution in New Hampshire to rescind their state’s application was overwhelmingly passed in committee and is expected to be passed by the full House. We were  interviewed on an internet show hosted by Evan Mulch to discuss the Conference of States, and we continue to educate people about the dangers of an Article V Convention especially in the wake of the civil turmoil we are experiencing.  We regularly send  E-mail alerts to our contacts in states when learning of hearing on pending resolutions.

Camp Constitution in the News: Our Christian flag lawsuit was back in the news in January, June, and in August, an article  written by Jeff Jacoby appeared in the Boston Globe    We were mentioned in several newspaper articles and  Boston area TV stations due to our participation at Open Up Massachusetts Rallies.

Radio and Cable TV:    I was a recent guest on the Dan Rae Show, a popular evening talk show on the 50,000- watt clear channel WBZ 1030.  Were guests on numerous radio shows including the Ed Martin Movement Show with a national audience and several appearances on the Chris McCarthy Show which airs in the New Bedford, MA area.

The Lane House and Learning Center:  We have hosted numerous events over the past nine months including barbecues mentioned above, and several video presentations.  Three groups use the house on a regular basis.


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I want to thank all of you who make Camp Constitution possible.  God Bless.

Hal Shurtleff, Director
Camp Constitution