We hope everyone's summers were filled with unforgettable memories and that you are looking forward to this new school year and all that it has to offer. As a new schedule sets in, it is important to take the time to see where we are in our lives of faith, and to connect to our family and community. We hope you can all join us at Camp Shehaqua for Fall Festival 2012! We have a great time each year reconnecting and participating in fun Fall activities for all ages (candle-dipping, pumpkin carving, log toss, family activities, and a pumpkin pie and watermelon eating contest!), fellowship and education for young adults, and discussions for parents. Please dress in your best country western outfit (plaid shirts, cowboy boots and hats, long jeans, bandannas ect.) and be ready for a night of dancing! We would like to continue the tradition of a pot-luck dessert table, so please bake a tasty treat for everyone to share! We want to encourage everyone to BRING A FRIEND! Anyone can benefit from a weekend surrounded by the beauty of nature and wonderful brothers and sisters. The event takes place Friday, September 21 - 23, 2012. Sign up online at www.shehaquafamily.org/register. We look forward to seeing y'all soon!
Kyra Moyer and Jana Iparraguirre
-Group Leaders, Group Assistants, Afternoon Activity Assistants for elementary age kids-
Back by popular demand, a new and improved 3-day Leadership Retreatis being offered atno cost to youright before the start of camp,Fri. July 20 - Sun. July 22. This Leadership Retreatwill offer a unique opportunity for all Shehaqua Leaders to haveA LOTof fun, bond with one another (before taking on group members), and experience personal growth. Possible activities include: volleyball tournament, intensive hike or swimming at the lake. Discussion-driven educational sessions will also give you the opportunity to gain and develop essential skills and tools for being an effective leader at Camp Shehaqua and beyond.
This retreat is only open to those who take on a leadership position at Camp Shehaqua. Due to the importance of building unity among the Shehaqua leadership team and making sure all Shehaqua leaders are spiritually and physically equipped to lead their teams, participation in this retreat ismandatoryfor all NEWShehaqua Group Leaders and Group Assistants no matter what week of camp you will be attending and strongly encouraged for all returning leadership. ***If not attending the Leadership Retreat, all returning leaders for Week 1 are expected to arrive by 12pm on Sunday, July 22nd.***
Anyone taking a group leader, group assistant or activity assistant position at Camp Shehaqua will receive the Leadership Retreat(Fri. July 20 - Sun. July 22)for free. All leaders who attend weeks 1 & 2 of camp will be given the discount of the Leadership Retreat and Shehaqua 1.5 for free(a $150 value!)
We are especially in need of leaders for Week 2 and Week 3. Before each of these weeks, there will be a special one day outing just for the leaders. Each of the Outings will be A LOTof fun and give participants the opportunity to bond with one another (before taking on group members), and experience personal growth. Due to the importance of building unity among the Shehaqua leadership team, these outings are mandatory for all week 2 and week 3 leaders to attend. For all Week 2 leaders,the Outing will start at 12pm on Sunday, July 29th. For all Week 3 leaders the Outing will start at 12pm on Sunday, August 5th. These Outings will be free for leaders.
If you are interested in being a Group Leader, Group Assistant or Activity Assistant at Camp Shehaqua please contact:
Or specify your interest when you register for camp.
Week 1 dates: Sunday July 22nd - Friday July 27th
Week 2 dates: Monday July 30th - Sunday August 5th
Week 3 dates: Monday August 6th – Saturday August 11th
We look forward to seeing you this summer!
~The Shehaqua Family Staff
We have a winner! Misha Panzer won the 2012 Shehaqua T-shirt Contest with her design of a tree. Second place goes to Aiwa Hunter with a detailed design of a Native American chief. Third place goes to Mika Lipowcan with a heartwarming drawing of a campfire with hearts for sparks.
We would like to thank everyone who participated in the contest. The judges were Katya Nolan, Sun-Je Pearlman, Eileen Savage, Sally Sayre, Milon Townsend, and Teo Wilkening. With nine people submitting 10 designs, the 6 judges had to make some tough choices. Misha's design will be on the t-shirt this summer, and we hope to see you there!