Camp Constitution’s Report for January-September, 2018

Our Annual Family Camp:  This was our first year at the Lakeside Christian Camp and Conference Center in Pittsfield, MA.    We had our most successful camp and out largest turnout  in  our 11 year history.  We assembled an outstanding group of  instructors which included first-timers  Dr. Duke Pesta, Lord Christopher Monckton,  Debbie Bacigalupi, and Barbara from Harlem.  We had over 18 junior campers (ages 5-11), and attendees from as far as California, Florida, Louisiana and Great Britain. Mr. John Mead, the director of Lakeside, asked us how Lakeside can help promote next year’s camp which runs from July 28-August 3.
Weekend Camp:    We were disappointed by the results of our September weekend camp held in Maine,  but we did learn a lesson for planning future camps.  We “broke even”  but did get an excellent video presentation by Professor Willie Soon, and had the opportunity to introduce our program to some new people.
The Sam Blumenfeld Archives:
       Hits:   1,291.480  Alpha-Phonics Downloaded 82,199.  NEA Book:  1,889.
 We received an E-mail from one of the users telling us to reset her password because she was locked out and, needed to get back in to teach her class.  Dr. Peter Hammond of Frontline Ministries South Africa learned about the archive and told us that he will link the archives from his web site.  A president of a well known Christian college signed up for access to  the archives, and we are noticing that educators from around the U.S. are signing up as well.
YouTube:  Over 800,000 views.   We are averaging about 1,000  views per day.  We are down from the last quarter but our 2018 Camp Constitution classes are popular.   We updated our channel creating numerous play lists Professor Willie Soon’s first class at last year’s camp has received almost 135,,000 views.  As mentioned in an earlier message, YouTube demonetized our channel,
Facebook Page: 
Our Facebook page has over 1,661 likes.  We are experiencing modest growth but could do much better with new likes.   Our live videos average over 3,000 views.
Speakers Bureau:
We either hosted or were guest speakers at 31 events.
We appeared as guests on 12 radio stations including two for the first time.  We guest hosted a show in Connecticut-the Lori on Liberty Show.  Our instructors appeared as guest on several live on line shows including the “Morse Force,” ‘The Dr. Duke Show,” and “Uncompromised Talk.”   Our Christian Flag Lawsuit generated hundreds of articles in all over the United States including “The Chicago Tribune,” “The Los Angeles Times,” “The Boston Globe,” World Net Daily, and several Boston area TV stations.  
Article V Convention opposition:
We testified against resolutions in Maine and New Hampshire where all pending resolutions were defeated.  In New Hampshire, the committee hearing the proposed resolutions soundly defeated the Convention of States resolution 17-1.  The Wolf PAC resolution which passed in committee in Massachusetts was changed to a non binding resolution.   In late March, we held a press conference and outreach at the Pennsylvania State House with several members of the media on hand.  In Maine, we interviewed  State Rep Sheldon Hannington who sponsored an Article V Convention but now strongly opposes one.  We continue to post updates and info on pending resolutions to our friends in New England, PA, OH, and MI.
Camp Constitution Radio on Podomatic:
Our Podomatic page continues to be in the top ten (most days-out of approximately 160) for the category of   “Conservative-Right with  1,179  shows downloaded and 3,504 visits. Our show originates on WBCQ The Planet and is heard twice a week on the station as well as  weekly  on and on our YouTube Channel
Camp Constitution Books:
Last year, we created an account on Amazon selling donated books.  This year we have sold over $4,000 worth of books either via Amazon or on Facebook.  We have been blessed by donations of over 2,000 books including  recent donations from Professor Mike Patterson, Ed Sargent, and Bill McNally,
Special Projects:  In early June, we presented 1,200 pocket  copies of the U.S.Constitution tothe Manchester, NH School Committee.   We also donated copies of the Constitution to “Constitution Camp” in Chillicothe, Ohio, a teacher on Cape Cod, and a Boston, MA area talk show host where he will make them available to his listeners. Mr. John Grieco donated 4.000 copies of the U.S. Constitution to us.   Attorney Michelle Arace who attended camp this year, is donating her services to copyright Camp Constitution.
Camp Constitution Media:
We videotaped presentations at 14  events, and made them available on our YouTube Channel
We had  info tables at 14 events (other than our own) including three homeschool shows: Homeschoolers of Maine, Mass Hope, and CHAPs in PA, and floats in the Flag Day Parade in Dedham, MA, and the July 4th Parade in Pittsfield MA where we passed out over  1,000  copies of the U.S. Constitution.
Other Activities:
I was appointed director of the Samuel Blumenfeld Foundation which is a 501 (c) 3.  The Foundation has the rights to “Phonics for Success.”
The fourth quarter was off to a good start with several speaking engagements, a float in a parade, and TV and radio interviews
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It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the director of Camp Constitution  Thank you for all you do to help make our camp program possible. .  May God bless you and may He continue to bless our important work of “Honoring the Past…Teaching the Present and Preparing the  Future.”
Hal Shurtleff, Director of Camp Constitution