by Steven Martinez


The 2011 Shehaqua Family Fall Festival took place the weekend of September 23rd in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. A large storm passed through the North East Friday night, challenging folks as they staggered into camp, wet and cold.  However, no weather could deter the happy and joyful spirit sparked by being back on familiar stomping grounds with old and new friends alike.

We've finally compiled all the videos and photos from Shehaqua Family Camp 2011! Links are below. Enjoy!

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Hello Shehaqua Families!

Whether you attended Week 1, Week 1.5, or Week 2, we hope you all had a great time this year at Family Camp! It was truly a beautiful experience to behold. As much as the staff plans for Family Camp, it is actually you and your family that make the experience, and we thank you for making all of the weeks this year particularly spectacular! We are of course always improving things, but the feedback we received was overwhelmingly positive!

Some of you, (hopefully most of you : ), may be thinking "Family Camp was AWESOME! Now what?" - Glad you asked! Here's a few ways to give back as well as stay involved:

For those of you who are already registered for Family Camp, you can reserve t-shirts by emailing Haydee Ching. All t-shirts will be sold for $10. We have adult small, medium, large, XL, and XXL for the compass t-shirt, and we have medium youth, large youth, adult small, medium, large, XL, and XXL for the bird t-shirt. There are two designs; you can see them both after the jump.

UPDATE (7/5/2011): we have now decided on the bird design for the second t-shirt.

Shehaqua Family Camp is only four short weeks away, and registration is fast approaching capacity with only a handful of cabins left in week 1 and a bit more than a dozen in week 2. We would like to remind you that the price discount is ending on June 30th for those who have not registered and paid. We encourage you to register online, or, if you've already done so, to invite your friends and let them know about this discount.

-Group Leaders, Group Leader Assistants, Activity Assistants (those who help out with afternoon activities for Stars (1st and 2nd Grade) and Moons (3rd and 4th Grade))

This year, an incredible 3-day Leadership Retreat is being offered at no cost to you right before the start of camp, Fri. July 22 - Sun. July 24. This Leadership Retreat will offer a unique opportunity for all Shehaqua Group Leaders to have a lot of fun, bond with one another (before taking on group members), and experience personal growth.