This summer, patriots and people of God from across America will be coming together in New Hampshire for a week of patriotic fun and Christian fellowship at the one and only Camp Constitution!
Camp Constitution is a Christian-centered charitable trust that, among others things, runs a week-long family camp, a speakers’ bureau, a publishing arm, and a radio show.
The organization also has the honor of hosting the Sam Blumenfeld Archives.
Its motto is “Honoring the Past…Teaching the Present….Preparing the Future,” and that’s what Camp Constitution has been doing since its founding in 2009.
This year, it will host its 12th annual family camp, which will run from Sunday July 19 to Friday July 24 at the Singing Hills Christian Camp and Conference Center in beautiful Plainfield, New Hampshire. The family camp is for entire families and unaccompanied children.
Over the years, the camp has been blessed with a talented line-up of instructors who volunteer their time, and this year is no exception.
The line-up includes Professor Willie Soon, one of the world’s top climate realists; Rev. Steven Craft of Christian Citizenship Ministries; Lord Christopher Monckton, former advisor to Margaret Thatcher; Alex Newman, journalist and author; CJ Pearson, teenage conservative activist; Jonathan Alexandre of Liberty Counsel; Debbie Bacigalupi, a rancher and leading expert on Agenda 21; Dr. Felicia Nace, educator and author; and Catherine White of the Constitution Decoded.
Classes this year will include “America’s Christian Heritage,” “Know Your Constitution,” “The Bill of Rights,” “The Right to Keep and Bear Arms,” “The Moral American,” “How to Defend Your World View,” “The Deep State,” “What is Money,” “The Climate Change Fraud,” and “How to be a Liberty Activist.” Learn more about last year’s classes here.
Camp Constitution’s Junior Patriot Camp for campers 4-12 teaches the history of the Constitution in a fun yet informative way. The information is aimed to encourage younger patriots to cherish this great document for our great country and continue this learning process.
While the subject is primarily the Constitution and events that led up to the final document, guest instructors are invited to use different media such as puppets, skits, costumes, cartoons, etc., to educate our Junior Campers on the Constitution. A take-home craft is usually planned to help reinforce the lesson/session.
A typical day at camp begins with a 6:30 AM optional “polar bear” swim and/or run. Wake up is at 7:00 AM, and morning devotions at 7:45 at the flagpole where Old Glory is raised and the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the U. S. Constitution is recited.
After a hearty breakfast, there are three morning classes each one lasting 45 minutes with time in-between to shoot a basketball, throw a football, play a short game of gaga ball or ask the instructor questions.
There is a room inspection in the morning where the head counselor looks for cleanliness, as well as a Christian and Patriotic theme. The head counselor grades each room and cabin, and the winners get free pizza after the last full day’s campfire. Inspection results are posted in the camp’s daily newspaper–its antidote to fake news.
After lunch, time is set aside for organized recreation where campers engage in volleyball, wiffleball, basketball, ping-pong and chess tournaments. Other activities include swimming, hiking, martial arts, or just relaxing in the beautiful environs of the camp.
Wednesday afternoon is set aside for a field trip to the Augustus Saint-Gaudens Homestead in nearby Cornish, New Hampshire.
After dinner, there are two more classes and a flag-lowering ceremony.
The last scheduled event of the day is campfire where campers and staff sing hymns and patriotic songs, recite poetry, perform skits, and tell corny jokes.
After campfire, the camp newspaper is distributed, and campers have a chance to unwind before they head back to the cabins at 10:30 and lights out at 11:00 PM.
Thursday morning, the last full day of camp, some of the campers and staff visit the nearest town where they distribute pocket copies of the U.S. Constitution to the locals.
The closing ceremony will include a motivational speech by Lord Christopher Monckton and Rev. Steve Craft, and announcing the Super Camper winners given to a boy and a girl chosen by the staff. The award is a full tuition for next year’s camp.
A week’s tuition for ages 13 to adult is $300. For ages 4-12 the cost is $200. Three and under free. Those that register and pay in full before June 1, get a $50 discount. Tuition assistance to campers and families on a case by case basis. Register here.
The camp is well supervised with experienced staff mainly consisting of parents and including a camp doctor and nurse.
Families and staff come from all over the United States and even one from Europe to attend this special camp program.
Camp Constitution offers a potential life-changing and life-affirming experience for young and old. It’s a great place to fellowship, teach, learn, relax and make life-time friendships.
For more information, please visit the Camp Constitution website or contact me, Hal Shurtleff, the camp director, at (857) 498-1309 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to see you there!