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Shehaqua Family Camp

A Grassroots Organization

Shehaqua Family Camp was started in 1995 by a small group of Unificationist families to provide a vision of a faith community for their children. What started as a weekend tent camping trip for about 40 people has slowly grown into a fine-tuned and time-tested program for hundreds of people. Three weeks of programs take place every year in late July/early August in rustic cabins at Camp Shehaqua in Hickory Run State Park in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. We now already have the third generation of campers attending, and some who have been attending since they were young kids are now part of the camp staff. To learn more about the history of the Shehaqua Family Camp, please read our Shehaqua at 20 article.

Shehaqua Family Camp offers families a spiritually enriching experience through presentations; nature; sports; crafts; music; and social activities. The content presented during lectures is based on moral education and includes age-appropriate Bible stories for younger kids, and basic Divine Principle—the teachings of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon—for older children and youth.

For the Whole Family

What sets Shehaqua Family Camp apart from most other camps is a program designed for the whole family, not just children or youth of a certain age. While presentations, discussions, and some of the activities are separated by age groups, there are many activities that the family can enjoy together, which will help strengthen their family ties. Based on their shared experience, families usually leave camp with a renewed appreciation for each other.

Families also have a chance to bond among each other, creating a community that feels like an extended family—with many aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters, and nieces and nephews. This is why most families keep coming back every year. Lifelong friendships have started at Shehaqua Family Camp, and several campers even have met their future spouse there.

All the adults share the workload of running the camp, giving everybody a more personal stake in a successful outcome.

Bring Your Friends and Relatives

Family Camp is a natural place to introduce your friends and relatives to the Unification movement. Adult guests can participate in discussions, and their children can attend the relevant workshops. Shehaqua Family Camp welcomes people of all faiths.

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This year, Shehaqua Family Camp t-shirts cannot be ordered through our website at the time of registration. If you are interested in getting t-shirts, you will have to order and pay them through a third-party website. We will have two designs that can be ordered online.

Please note that you will not be able to buy any t-shirts at camp—all t-shirts must be ordered by you before camp. Please allow up to 3 weeks for the shirts to arrive at your address.

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We are excited to invite all of you to the 25th annual Family Camp at Shehaqua! We are looking forward to spending time with family and friends, enjoying nature, and experiencing God's love. We're going to have fun, enriching activities for all ages. Classics such as Family Fun Night, S'Mores, dodgeball, volleyball, pool-time fun, and new programs will all be available.

As a reminder, here are the dates and directors of each program:

Shehaqua Family Camp Week 1
Monday, July 22–Saturday, July 27
Co-directors: Kester Wilkening and Daniel Mizutani

Shehaqua Family Camp Week 2
Monday, July 29–Saturday, August 3
Co-directors: Doug Ashley, Daniel Hess, and Levy Daugherty

Week 1 Highlights: Week 1 High-School Age Adventure Education

Co-Directors: Daniel Mizutani, Kester Wilkening
Education Director: Jana Iparraguirre
A.R.O. (The new Supernova Adventure Program) Coordinators: Meta Learey and Luke Scazzero

There will be a special highlight on our adventure program for the Supernovas! (High school age)

A.R.O. is a new program organized by some of our amazing older brothers and sisters. It stands for Attitude of Raditude Outings, and it is a chance to discover an unconventional and new way of loving God, nature, yourself, and others. Youth will embark on adventures in God’s creation, grow their understanding of one another, receive spiritual content, get a fresh and new perspective of the life’s principles, and most importantly have fun! (25 spots are available, Additional charge of $65 per person.)

There will also be high-quality adult education, programs for toddlers, etc. It’s gonna be Super :)

Join us at Week 1 of Family Camp!

-Daniel Mizutani and Kester Wilkening
Co-Directors

Week 2 Highlights:

Celebrate! Get packed and ready for this year's 25th edition of a true Family reunion at the Shehaqua Family Camp in Week 2, from July 29th through August 3rd. Relax, Renew and Revive old friendships in the lush Pocono Mountains setting of Camp Shehaqua.

Director Doug Ashley and Assistant Directors Daniel Hess and Levy Daugherty are planning a slate of activities for young and old. Bring your talents and your instruments for music and memories. There will be Crafts, Hiking, Swimming, Family Fun Night, Candle Light Prayer, Dodgeball Tournament, Talent Night, great food, panel discussions and presentations. Also, back by popular demand, the Adventure Race for teens will bring an extra dose of excitement to our time together.

But we need one more thing to make this year extra special — you!