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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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Latest News

Happy month of May to you! Registration is open for Shehaqua Family Camp. We look forward to seeing you there!

Register by May 31st to get the Early Bird Rate. The dates reserved for Shehaqua Family Camp are as follows:

Shehaqua Family Camp Week 1: Sun, July 21 - Fri, July 26
Directors: Kester Wilkening & Josh Angelucci

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Week 1 will feature Whitewater Rafting for the whole family, family-time afternoon activities, and many of our classics: Crafts, Family Fun Night, Volleyball, The Pool, experiencing God in Nature, Mom’s time and Dad’s time, Dodgeball, Talent Night, and more! Join us in creating memories with our amazing community of families.

Shehaqua Family & Arts' Weekend Retreat: Fri, July 26 - Mon, July 29
Directors: Yeol-Shim Bell-Miller & Sunhyun Miller

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Join us in the stunning Pocono mountains for a Family and Arts centered weekend in a Shehaqua Family Camp setting.

If you like to create, learn, play, perform, connect, or explore, this weekend is for you and your family.

We will have activities for both artists and non-artists. In addition to utilizing multiple staging areas to rehearse, perform, create visual art, or be part of the audience, you will be able to partake in discussions, hike, swim, do crafts, enjoy sports, and take time to reconnect with friends, family, and nature.

There will be learning sessions for all ages, led by participants who enjoy sharing their craft, plus, group discussions on how we can creatively impact our community.

If you have a performing arts or visual arts related talent, this could be an ideal opportunity to share or teach it.

Shehaqua Family Camp Week 2: Mon, July 29 - Sat, Aug 3
Director: Daniel Hess
Education Director: Kaeleigh Moffit

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We always have a wonderful time with songs, bonfires, games, sports, friends and a high spirit.

Fun times are guaranteed, but we also want to think about the future and learn about how to prepare for the day (which will come faster than we know it) when it is our time to form and lead families. What will we have to do to get ready for that time, and how will we develop ourselves with that in mind?

Bonus 1: Whitewater Rafting like last year, but different! A different outfitter, and a different section of river! (Ages 8 and up!)

Bonus 2: Final night dance (groups not couples of course) party in the Dining Hall!

Click here for instructions on how to register.

The dates reserved for the 2024 Shehaqua Family Camp are as follows:

Week 1: Sun, July 21 - Fri, July 26

Artists' Weekend Retreat: Fri, July 26 - Mon, July 29
It's a family affair! Bring your talent, your instruments, your creations, your appreciation for the Arts, and be ready for family fun and inspiration.

Week 2: Mon, July 29 - Sat, Aug 3