Harvest Hoedown and Family Fall Festival

Recharge and Take Charge!

Saturday, September 19, to Sunday, September 20, 2009

With forests and meadows, Camp Shehaqua will be the place to meet your friends from Family Camp and beyond. A weekend in September is the time to take a break from the daily grind. With activities for everyone, Camp Shehaqua has the setting for peaceful relaxation or loads of fun. The Harvest Hoedown and Family Fall Festival captures the spirit of Family Camp and brings it back to you for two more days of joy.

Come join us on September 19-20 for a weekend of great food, a breath of clean mountain air, and our annual square dance. The hoedown and square dance on Saturday night is for everyone to enjoy and participate in. Bring a friend and show them what Camp Shehaqua and Family Camp have to offer.

How to sign up: Sign up on the registration system. We will still be sending updates, so make sure you get our announcements. We will send an email to everyone on our mailing list and to the members who selected "Send me all emails" on their settings. If you are not a member already, we encourage you to create an account or join the mailing list .

See you there!

Dear Camp Family,

Preparations are well underway for our Family Camp activities this summer. We look forward to seeing you at camp this year. If you haven't registered yet, now is a great time to take advantage of our "Early Bird Special" pricing. If you would like to get more details please visit our website at Live4Joy.org. Here is a link to the registration page: registration

Spring Weekend

If you are considering camp for the first time and would like to see what the facilities are like at Camp Shehaqua or would simply enjoy a weekend out in nature with your family please join us for our Spring Weekend at Camp Shehaqua. We will open the camp on Friday evening after 5pm and will have activities on Saturday and Sunday until 3pm. It will be a little less structured and very relaxing. We hope you will join us at Camp Shehaqua for the weekend. Bring your musical instruments, flashlights and some warm clothing (as well as sleeping bags or blankets). It can still be a little nippy out here in the Spring. Here are the details:

When: Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17
Where: Camp Shehaqua - Directions to Camp Shehaqua

Cost: You can pay when you arrive

  • $20 per person over age 12
  • $10 per person 6 years to 11 years old
  • Free for those 5 years old and younger

Graphic Arts Challenge

We are looking for creative line art graphics for our song book cover for this year. Anyone can submit their ideas for consideration. The one chosen will grace the cover of the song book and may be used in other camp promotions. Keep in mind that the available space for the graphic is 5X5 inches on the front cover and another 5X5 inches on the back. Let the world know how creative you are. Please send your entry by Friday, May 29th. You can email digital graphics to (This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or mail physical drawings to:

Bruce Bonini
2287 Spruce Cabin Rd.
Cresco, PA 18326

Blessings to your family. We'll see you at camp.

Family Camp Staff

Nina Magnin

Dear Camp Family,

It is with some sadness that we report the passing of our dear sister and precious friend and a key founding family of Family Camp. Nina Magnin was involved in an auto accident on May 2nd in Nashville, Tennessee that caused severe injury resulting in her untimely passing into the spiritual world.

Nina is survived by her husband Michel, her son Etienne and her daughter Gisele. Nina was Blessed in 1982 as a part of the 2075 couple Blessing.

Nina's SeungHwa will be held on Wednesday, May 6

Wake -4pm to 7 p.m.
SeungHwa Ceremony - 7pm to 8pm
Won Jun Ceremony: Thursday, May 7, at 10 a.m.

The ceremonies will be conducted at:

Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home
Woodlawn Memorial Park
660 Thompson Ln.
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 383-4754

Let us pray for her transition and for the encouragement and support of her family. You can visit the forum to comment.

Blessings to your family.

Family Camp Staff

An image of Nina Magnin.
Nina at Family Camp

Nina is the second on the left in this photo.

Announcement: We're changing the dates of the Second Week. They are:

Camp Shehaqua 1st Week: Monday, July 20 - Saturday, July 25

Camp Shehaqua 2nd Week: Sunday, July 26 - Friday, July 31

Camp Shehaqua 3rd Week: Monday, August 3 - Saturday, August 8


We will be having an organized weekend between the second and third weeks of Camp. See the 2009 Schedule for more details.

Family Camp 2009
In The Poconos

Building & Expanding Our Community of Faith

Dear Family,

Preparations for Family Camp 2009 at Shehaqua in PA are well underway. We will have 3 weeks again this year. In addition, we will have a weekend workshop for those who would like to experience Family Camp without missing days from work.