Welcome to the home of the Shehaqua Family! Our motto is “Faith, Family, Friendships, Fun.”
Who We Are
We are a Unificationist grassroots organization that was formed in 1995. What started as a weekend camping trip by a few families has slowly grown into a three-week program for large groups of families in rustic cabins in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, held every year in late July/early August. Over time, other programs have been added for fall, winter, and spring.
Family Camp in summer is the biggest and oldest event organized by the Shehaqua Family, but newer events, such as the Harvest Festival, Winter Retreat, and Spring Gathering have been growing steadily, too. Except for the Winter Retreat, all these programs take place at Camp Shehaqua, located in Hickory Run State Park in northern Pennsylvania.
2012 saw the introduction of a new program, the Shehaqua Vision Quest for young, aspiring leaders. Another addition is the Health Retreat (held for the first time in 2011), a special education track offered during Shehaqua Family Camp in summer, and during the Winter Retreat.
The Family Comes First
The Shehaqua programs offer families spiritually enriching activities that include presentations, nature, sports, crafts, music, and social activities. What sets the Shehaqua camps apart from most other camps are programs designed for the whole family, not just children of a certain age. Shehaqua programs strengthen family ties, and all family members usually leave camp with a renewed appreciation for each other based on their shared experience of God-centered relationships and the purity of nature.
We invite you learn more about our programs on the pages of this website.
- Published on Tuesday, 28 June 2011 01:41
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.
- Published on Tuesday, 28 June 2011 01:38
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.
- Published on Wednesday, 22 June 2011 13:56
ATTENTION ALL POTENTIAL SHEHAQUA GROUP LEADERS!!!
-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.
- Published on Monday, 20 June 2011 14:32
2011 Health Getaway at Camp Shehaqua: July 24-29th
Daily presentations and small group discussions for the purpose of empowering you to live life to the fullest.
- Serene natural beauty in the Pocono mountains
- Fellowship with the most amazing people on planet earth
- Fun activities for the whole family (Family Camp)
- Healthy & TASTY menu
- Cooking demonstrations
- Qi gong & Yoga exercises
- Outdoor Pool
- Hiking/Walking Trails
Bring with you your favorite healthy recipes
- Published on Sunday, 12 June 2011 22:42
There is now a page on applying for Financial Aid for any of our programs. One of the new rules is that you have to ask for discounts at least one week before Week 1 starts.
- Published on Tuesday, 24 May 2011 16:23
We are always trying to improve our Shehaqua events each year. In order to do that, it helps to get feedback from you. If you could please take a little time and fill out this survey about your experience at the Shehaqua Spring Gathering 2011 (Click here to take survey) it would be greatly appreciated.
~The Shehaqua Family Staff