Duration: Tuesday, December. 29 (starts after lunch) –Friday, January 1 (lunch included)

As the leaves fall to the ground and the trees prepare for the upcoming winter, we too look ahead to the new season, the holidays and the start of a new year. This year's Winter Retreat will be held at Camp Manatawny, a beautiful site located in Douglassville, PA, one hour NW of Philadelphia. Join family and friends as we usher in the New Year, receive inspiration, meet up with old friends, join in exciting activities, and enjoy delicious catered meals (no need for food preparation volunteers this year). The program starts after lunch on December 29 and culminates in a New Year's celebration on January 1. To sign up, go to shehaquafamily.org/register. Register now to take advantage of the early bird discount. Prices go up after November 29. Registrations after December 21 cannot be accepted, and all payments have to be made by December 21, too.

Camp Manatawny offers 8 cabins with 4 beds each that will be reserved for the first 8 families that register and fill up the cabin.

Hope to see you there.
Kyra Moyer, Director

Join us at the Harvest Festival from Sept. 18–20 for a weekend of fun, square dancing and crafts, including candle dipping, water melon eating and camp run contests, as well as pumpkin carving and painting.

Arrival time is from 7pm on Friday, Sept. 18. The program begins on Saturday, Sept. 19, with education and activities in the afternoon and square dancing and a campfire Saturday night. To sign up, go to www.shehaquafamily.org/register. For fees and other information, click here.

The early bird registration discount is approaching in a few days. Pay for camp by May 31 if you want to take advantage of the discount. The prices will go up starting June 1. Mailed checks need to be postmarked by May 31 to qualify for the early bird discount; you can find the mailing address here.

To all of you who already mailed or will mail checks: A big thank-you! This helps us save on credit card fees. And a thank-you to all of you who already registered. Your early registration helps us with planning and organizing.

For any questions or concerns please contact Haydee Ching.

Regretfully, the Treasures of Heaven program at Camp Shehaqua for Week 2 this summer has been cancelled due to low interest.

Special needs children and their families are, as always, still welcome at Shehaqua, but each family will need to make their own arrangements for any special care needed. Please contact the leadership of the program you plan to attend, and we will do what we can to help.

The beautiful 2015 Shehaqua T-Shirt was designed by Kyra Moyer. The shirt comes in kiwi or cornsilk for adults, and in yellow for youth.

To ensure that you will get the size you need, please place your order at the time of registration for the Spring Gathering and Family Camp, but no later than April 21 for Spring Gathering and June 22 for Family Camp.

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

Shehaqua Spring Gathering: Friday, May 15 – Sunday, May 17
Director: Tasnah Moyer

Spring has sprung! Time to shake off the winter blues, all that stress from shoveling and being cooped up all winter, and join us for our annual Spring Gathering at our beloved Camp Shehaqua! We're mixing things up a little this year!

First off, we've got an awesome staff lined up! Danny Angelino is my Assistant Director (we train them young ;)). Brooke Abrahams and Kyra Moyer are heading up our education. Jake Mas and Francis Marchitelli are our Adventure Team. And Naomi Parks, Ethan McKenna, Carolyn Bonini, and Joe Hinkle are our Music Crew.

In line with the Spring Gathering's adventure theme, our motto this year is "Breaking Free!". Life is about growing, using the opportunities that come our way to Break Free of the things that hold us back—our fears, doubts, worries, insecurities—so that we can achieve our fullest potential! Thus we are excited to introduce Shehaqua's first Challenge Obstacle Course, the perfect event to push the mind, body, and soul to the next level together with friends and family!

Who doesn't love music and the way it moves the soul? We're kicking off the spring with a rockin' live concert in the meadow! Featuring multiple acts, one headline band, and dancing. Enjoy the bonfire, s'mores, and games with family members of all ages. Bring your friends and family. See you there!

Tasnah Moyer

Program Details:
Dates: Friday, May 15, 7pm (dinner not provided) – Sunday, May 17, 10am (lunch not provided)
Cost: $40 for ages 9 and up, if you register and pay by April 26. Click here for more details.

Click here to register

Week 1:
Sunday, July 19 – Friday, July 24
Director: Sunkwon Bush

Enjoy Week 1 with presentations, sports, crafts, music and plenty of free time to hang out together.

Weekend 1.5:
Friday, July 24 – Sunday, July 26
Codirectors: Yuri Palhof & TBD

If your schedule doesn't allow for a whole week of family camp, or if you are not sure that you want to commit for a whole week, then Weekend 1.5 is for you. Get a taste of the magic of Shehaqua during a weekend and come back for a whole week next year.

Week 2:
Monday, July 27 – Saturday, August 1
Codirectors: Claude Aubert & Michael Stewart
Coeducation directors: Liz Bonini Stewart & TBD

Week 2 welcomes families young and old. Bring your 3-generation family to Shehaqua for a family reunion! Last year we had four grandparents with their grandkids at Week 2! And bring along your friends; everyone is welcome.

Week 3:
Monday, August 3 – Saturday, August 8
Codirectors: Chris Bush & Bruce Clarke

Join us during Week 3 of Family Camp for a special program during our adult discussion time. We will be exploring the Three Blessings:

  • First Blessing: Learn about Tai-Chi and Qi-Gong, which integrate movement, breathing and posture to maintain your health and help you work on the unity between your spirit, mind and body or actions. We will also be studying the Book of Genesis and the Divine Principle.
  • Second Blessing: Explore healthy relationships and what we need to do to build and maintain them.
  • Third Blessing: Explore and learn about stewardship of the environment, plus tips on retirement, earning more and being financially successful. We will also be sharing tips on healthy eating and living.

The adult discussions occur in the mornings and afternoons, so you and your kids can still participate in all the fun activities at Camp. The discussions will be interactive, with lots of time for sharing and questions. We will be inviting guest speakers, so don't miss out on this.

Exciting youth program in the planning stages...stay tuned. If you have come to Camp in the past, but your kids are grown, consider having a family reunion at Shehaqua.

Here are the dates for this year’s Shehaqua camps. Save the dates in your calendar now, request time off at work, and get ready for another season of fun! We will send out another email when registration opens, in about a month. At that time we will also announce the camp directors for each program.

SPRING:
Spring Gathering: Friday, May 15 – Sunday, May 17

SUMMER:
Group leader training: Friday, July 17 – Sunday, July 19
Family Camp Week 1: Sunday, July 19 – Friday, July 24
Family Camp Weekend 1.5: Friday, July 24 – Sunday, July 26
Family Camp Week 2: Monday, July 27 – Saturday, August 1
Family Camp Week 3: Monday, August 3 – Saturday, August 8

FALL:
Harvest Festival: Friday, September 19 – Sunday, September 21

WINTER:
Winter Retreat: Tuesday, December 29 – Friday, January 1