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The 2015 Camp American Speaker Schedule

TimeMonday 6/15Tuesday 6/16Wednesday 6/17Thursday 6/18Friday 6/19
9:00 AMJoel McDurmonJoel McDurmonDavid WhitneyBarry SheetsMichael Coffman
10:00 AMJoel McDurmonJoel McDurmonChuck MichaelisCharlie SmithConstitution Man
11:00 AMJoel McDurmonJoel McDurmonChuck MichaelisMichael CoffmanConstitution Man
6:00 PMJake MacAulayDavid WhitneyChuck MichaelisMichael CoffmanBanquet

Please Visit the Program & Instructors Page For The Topics And Speaker Bio’s

The speaking schedule has been revised. Check often for updates.

Ed Bomer- RIP

August 24, 2014

Sometimes we find it necessary to report bad news. Camp American is a place we like to associate with both learning and fun- good times for both staff and students.

It is with a great sadness, though that I must report the passing of a man who helped start Camp American and was an indispensable part of it for many years.

Former Camp American Director Edward J. (“Ed”) Bomer went to the Lord on Friday August 22, 2014. He was an irreplaceable part of the Camp American experience as anyone who attended during his tenure can tell you. I can also tell you because I have had the privilege of trying (and failing miserably) to fill his shoes. Ed genuinely liked and respected young people and they returned that love and respect.

I first met Ed Bomer as a teenager attending another camp at which Ed was the director. I knew what Ed could do with younger people because I knew what he had done with me and with my camp friends. That was more than 40 years ago and Ed remained healthy, vigorous and fit until struck down by cancer, which he fought valiantly for several years, losing to the disease in the end but winning ultimately by being invited to meet and dwell with his Savior forever in paradise.

Never was a reward so richly deserved.

More information can be found at this address-

IOTCWe the People have the duty to restrain a government operating outside Constitutional boundaries. The Institute on the Constitution invites you to learn how by discovering your American heritage and birthright.

INSTITUTE ON THE CONSTITUTION – Course Description & Information

A great history and non-partisan government class for adults and teens to be introduced to the U. S. Constitution, our Biblical heritage and the concept of limited government. Twelve weekly classes of approximately 2 hours each are comprised of a 30-minute video lecture, group review and discussion questions.

Beginning with the Bible you will learn of the origins of history, law and government, followed by stories of America’s discovery, settlement and evangelization from exciting, primary sources you never saw in school! Then, the worldview of the founding fathers is discussed, which leads straight to the text of the Constitution.

Your live instructors will be Chuck Michaelis, Executive Director of Camp American and Barry Sheets, Executive Director of the Institute for Principled Policy and owner of Principled Policy Consulting, LLC. Chuck is a biochemist with a voluminous knowledge of history. Barry has nearly two decades of experience working with elected officials and public policy. Lt. Colonel John Eidsmoe is the video instructor. Lt. Colonel Eidsmoe is a Constitutional attorney and professor with degrees in theology, law and political science. He is a published author and frequent lecturer at colleges, churches and community groups.

This timely and relevant course’s cost is $75 per person prior to September 1st. Registrations taken after that date will be $85 per person. Couple and family rates are available (see registration link below). Your course fee includes the 12 weekly lectures, a Student Manual, and a number of supplemental books that will be read during the course.

CLASS DATES AND TIME – Begins Monday September 8th, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. for 12 weeks

CLASS LOCATION –Sunbury Municipal Hall, 51 East Cherry Street, Sunbury, Ohio 43074

TO REGISTER, CONTACT – Barry Sheets, 614-989-5293, Chuck Michaelis, 614-893-5986, or register online at:

Due To Overwhelming Response This Class Is Now Closed!

Please contact Barry or Chuck to arrange another class. You’ll be glad you did.

Many of you have told us you wanted a more detailed explanation of what happened to Camp American for 2013. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis did a recent Principles and Policies radio show on the subject you may find informative. In it are some of the details which made using the campground we have used for the last 14 years an impossibility.

This is also available at the
Institute For Principled Policy’s website.


Hey campers, camper wanna-be’s, and Camp American curious! If you’re going to the Christian Home Educators of Ohio convention in Akron, OH held at the John S. Knight Convention Center please come by our booth and check out what we’re displaying.

Camp Program Director Noelle Dielman and Camp Executive Director Chuck Michaelis will be there manning the booth and are always available to answer any questions you may have.


Chuck Michaelis, Executive Director of Camp American, will deliver a talk entitled “Beware The Con-Con Con Job” at the Institute On the Constitution’s ‘First Friday’ event on Friday November 5, 2010 at 7:00pm. The event is being held at Heritage Community Church: 8146 Quarterfield Rd., Severn, MD 21144.

Chuck will discuss the current push for new constitutional conventions at the federal and several state levels. Chuck will discuss the tactics being used to maneuver the public into demanding a new convention, analyze and refute the arguments in favor and discuss the new constitutional model that is already and waiting to be adopted at the federal level.

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Freedom Action Conference

Please join us at what will certainly be THE most important conference of the year, the 2010 Freedom Action Conference. Veteran Camp American teachers, Tom DeWeese (American Policy Center), Larry Pratt (Gun Owners of America), Dr. Michael Coffman (Environmental Perspectives, Inc), Barry Sheets (Principled Consulting) and Chuck Michaelis (Executive Director of Camp American and Vice-chairman of the Institute For Principled Policy) are all teaching sessions on their various areas of expertise.

Camp American Executive Director Chuck Michaelis will be joining with Larry Greenley of the John Birch Society to give a presentation on “Why We Must Stop The Con Con.”

There are several levels of registration including a “Student” registration at a fraction of the cost and discounts for couples attending the conference together.

Get all of the details at and join us August 12, 13 and 14 2010!

Primary Election

March 20, 2010

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Don’t forget to vote on Tuesday May 5, 2010

The Midwest Home School Convention is being held in Cincinnati OH on Thurs. April 8, 2010 to Saturday April 10, 2010.

Chuck Michaelis, Vice-chairman of the Institute for Principled Policy and Executive Director of Camp American will teach a class called Inseperable- The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

Click HERE for more information

Camp American

June 25, 2008

Camp American 2009 dates are now set! June 14-20, 2009. Get signed up now!

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