Who We Are

Shehaqua Family is an independent, grassroots organization inspired by the life and ministry of Rev. and Mrs. Sung Myung Moon. What started as a weekend camping trip in 1995 by a few families has slowly grown into a three-week program for large groups of families in rustic cabins in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, held every year in late July/early August. Over time, other programs have been added for fall, winter, and spring.

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Our Programs

The Shehaqua Family’s biggest and oldest event is the Shehaqua Family Camp. Two or three Family Camps take place every summer in Hickory Run State Park (owned and operated by the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources) in northern Pennsylvania. Other events, such as the Harvest Festival, Winter Retreat, and Spring Gathering have been added over the years. While all programs are open to the whole family, the Spring Gathering and Harvest Festival traditionally attract more young adults than families, so if you plan to bring your family, please check with the organizers if a program for young kids will be offered. For a few years the Shehaqua Family also held a Winter Retreat, but at present the program is on hold.

The Family Comes First

The Shehaqua Family Camps, which are held in summer, offer families spiritually enriching activities that include presentations, nature, sports, crafts, music, and social activities. What sets the Shehaqua Family Camps apart from most other camps are programs designed for the whole family, not just children of a certain age. Shehaqua programs strengthen family ties, and all family members usually leave camp with a renewed appreciation for each other based on their shared experience of God-centered relationships and the purity of nature. We are working hard to make our other programs centered around the family, as well, but for the most family-centered experience, visit our Family Camp in summer.

We invite you learn more about our programs on the pages of this website.

 


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Hi all,

If you tried to register for camp today or yesterday, you were unable to do so because the registration part of our website was not working. The reason was that our web hosting provider changed some security settings without informing us. The issue is solved now, and registration is working again. We apologize for any inconvenience this caused, and thank you for your patience. We are extending the Early Bird deadline by two days, so you can register and pay until midnight of June 2 and still get the Early Bird fee.

Click here to register!

Thanks,
The Shehaqua Family Operations Team

Spring is in the air! The birds are busy building their nests, and families are planning their summer vacations. We hope you'll make Shehaqua part of your plan this year. Registration for Summer Family Camp is now open! Don't forget to pre-order your t-shirts to make sure you get the right size, and join us for Spring Gathering, May 19-21.

Take a closer look at the exciting things you can expect from our programs this year and find out more at shehaquafamily.org

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The 2017 Shehaqua T-Shirt was designed by Claude Aubert. The shirt comes in colors "blue dusk" for adults and navy blue for youth sizes (blue dusk was not available for youth sizes) and will be available at the Spring Gathering and at Family Camp in summer.

Please note that we cannot guarantee that your size will be available, unless you pre-order the shirt at the time of registration for Spring Gathering or Family Camp. Spring Gathering orders are due by April 20, orders for Family Camp are due by June 25.

Available sizes (must preorder):
Adult S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Youth S, M, L
Price: $10 for all T-Shirts