Friends of Camp Chesterfield Foundation

Friends of Camp Chesterfield Foundation The FCCF was formed to promote the historical/traditional preservation of the grounds, structures, and facilities of “Historical Camp Chesterfield."
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Operating as usual

04/21/2021

Announcing Camp Beautification Saturdays!

We are fortunate to have beautiful, sacred grounds as our outdoor sanctuary; a place to retreat and connect with Mother Nature and the Great Spirit. The grounds of Camp Chesterfield have served as a safe haven, a place to recharge, a spiritual home for so many of us.

Now we have an opportunity to energetically give back to these sacred grounds by volunteering our time to help keep her beautiful.

One Saturday each month we will devote a day to such things as working in flower beds, unearthing steppingstones, landscaping, and tending to all that needs attention on the grounds. A prepackaged lunch and beverages will be provided for all volunteers.

Our next Saturday event is April 24, 2021, 10am-5pm.

Sign up today to volunteer this Saturday at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4bafa923a6fac34-camp

Another day of progress!  Bob Post of I Custom continues work on the windows of the historic Koch Cottage. This project ...
04/15/2021

Another day of progress! Bob Post of I Custom continues work on the windows of the historic Koch Cottage.

This project has been funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Fund administered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. @INdhpa

Another day of progress! Bob Post of I Custom continues work on the windows of the historic Koch Cottage.

This project has been funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Fund administered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. @INdhpa

Work has begun in earnest on the Lizzie Koch cottage!  Little by little, it is coming to fruition, in large part thanks ...
04/13/2021

Work has begun in earnest on the Lizzie Koch cottage!

Little by little, it is coming to fruition, in large part thanks to a recent grant from the #Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology and our generous donors who are helping to save this grand old house.

This project has been funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Fund administered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

Spiritualism in Spain.
04/06/2021
Spiritualism in Spain

Spiritualism in Spain.

In October 1861, the Spanish Catholic church celebrated its control over the spiritual and moral ideals of the country by burning three hundred books confiscated at the French border. Those books c…

Exciting news! We raised enough funds to start work on the historic Koch Cottage again! The contractor is getting the ou...
03/26/2021

Exciting news! We raised enough funds to start work on the historic Koch Cottage again! The contractor is getting the outside shored up, and repaired, with windows and sashes that are historically accurate for the time period it was built. This is a sample of the paint that will be used on the house. Little by little, it is coming to fruition, in large part thanks to a recent grant from the
#IndianaDivisionofHistoricPreservationandArchaeology
and our generous donors who are helping to save this grand old house.

This project has been funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Fund administered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

Great news for book lovers!
03/25/2021

Great news for book lovers!

Used Book and Scratch and Dent Sale at the Tree of Life Bookstore this weekend

The Scratch and Dent sale is an opportunity to purchase some wonderful gift items, that are slightly damaged, for drastically reduced prices.

The sale will be from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. March 26th-28th, Friday, March 26,2021 will be a preview sale for Camp residents and members.

If you have been decluttering and have any books you would like to get rid of, the Bookstore is happy accept your used book donations.

We hope you will visit us soon!

Attention preservationists!  We need your help to simply share and like the Camp Chesterfield photo below.  Tap on the p...
03/03/2021

Attention preservationists! We need your help to simply share and like the Camp Chesterfield photo below. Tap on the photo and like it, then share so Camp Chesterfield can be in the running for this contest by the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology!

Remember, to vote for a resource, simply like or share the photo of that resource. Winners are determined solely by that.

In the spirit of Indiana basketball, we are introducing our own bracket challenge throughout the month of March. Each week, our office will introduce themed showdowns that will go head-to-head in the final week to determine the most liked resource by you!

Chesterfield Spiritual Camp Chapel (Madison County) Vs. Beth-El Zedek Temple (Marion County)

Chesterfield Spiritual Camp Chapel (Madison County)
This historic district includes a variety of structures, including dining halls, cabins, an auditorium, hotels, and more. These structures have been built over time as the camp gained popularity, but the first buildings were built in 1892. The district includes dozens of historic buildings, all related to annual "camps" for Modern Spiritualism.

Beth-El Zedek Temple (Marion County)
This Jewish temple was built in 1924 and was designed by Indianapolis firm Vonnegut, Bohn, and Mueller. It is the oldest surviving synagogue structure in Indianapolis. The synagogue represents the center of Jewish culture in the state.

02/22/2021
Camp Chesterfield

Camp Chesterfield

Update from the Board of Trustees

The IAOS Board of Trustees meets regularly through the winter months to ensure that attention is focused on all aspects of Camp Chesterfield and its smooth operation. We are continuing to assess public safety issues and our eventual reopening. At this time we will continue to have online services only. Please join us online for Thursday Healing, Saturday Messages, Sunday Worship, Student Healing and Worship, and Full Moon Services. The schedule and registration for our public services are available through our website www.campchesterfield.net.

Camp Chesterfield
02/17/2021

Camp Chesterfield

Rev. Rose Vanden Eynden will present our next Monday Night Zoom Talk on February 22nd @7:00pm. The title of her talk is "Meet the Archangel Metatron".

Details & Registration at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/127897395869741

A fascinating article about the incomparable Victoria.
02/10/2021
The Woman Who Ran for President Before Women Could Vote

A fascinating article about the incomparable Victoria.

Born Victoria Claflin Woodhull on September 23, 1838, in the rural frontier town of Homer, Ohio, Victoria Woodhull was the seventh of ten children in a town with a population of 400. Her father was…

I visited this camp in 2015.  The grounds were so beautiful.  Sadly, it was very close to closing then.  One woman, Holl...
02/10/2021
Former Clinton spiritual camp could soon become new retiree housing

I visited this camp in 2015. The grounds were so beautiful. Sadly, it was very close to closing then. One woman, Holly, was desperately trying to keep it going, but apparently she couldn’t do it, sadly. Todd

Mediums and psychics used to gather at the top of this bluff in Clinton. Now, it could once again have a new purpose.

This article, by FCCF friend and supporter, Travis James Sanders, is quite interesting. It originally was published in 2...
02/10/2021
Spiritualism in North Central Ohio

This article, by FCCF friend and supporter, Travis James Sanders, is quite interesting. It originally was published in 2017, but still relevant and he mentions Camp Chesterfield.

By Travis Sanders Imagine being born a medium in a small catholic farming town in North Central Ohio on Lake Eerie only to find out many years later as an adult, and Spiritualist, that your area us…

From 2019, but interesting.
02/10/2021
Mediums in the Midwest: the 1800s American Spiritualism Movement

From 2019, but interesting.

By Mary Giorgio In 1848, a strange phenomenon took hold across America. Claiming that they could communicate with the dead, Margaret and Catherine Fox toured the country demonstrating their methods. Strange knocking or rapping sounds

In case you missed this before, Rev. Leonard was interviewed by frequent Camp Chesterfield visitor and lecturer, Travis ...
02/08/2021
Spirit Cabinet: Rev Dr Todd Leonard, Medium

In case you missed this before, Rev. Leonard was interviewed by frequent Camp Chesterfield visitor and lecturer, Travis Sanders, about Camp Chesterfield history, the FCCF, and preservation of its historical buildings and landscape architecture. Here is the link:

http://www.toddjayleonard.comIn this interview we discuss Todd's research into Spiritualism, his training at Camp Chesterfield, his work as camp historian, t...

Camp Chesterfield
02/02/2021

Camp Chesterfield

Would you like to learn more about connecting with Spirit through writing? Join Rev. Rose Vanden Eynden this week as she teaches Writing with Spirit. This class takes place on Wed/Fri, 6pm-8pm. Registration for Writing with Spirit will end at 6pm on Tuesday, so sign up today!

Details and Registration at: https://www.facebook.com/events/416618272763943

Having a difficult time finding the perfect gift for your nearest and dearest this Valentine’s Day? Look no further! The...
01/28/2021

Having a difficult time finding the perfect gift for your nearest and dearest this Valentine’s Day? Look no further! The Tree of Life at Camp Chesterfield has you covered. The wildly popular “Mystery Boxes” from the holidays are back with a Valentine’s Day theme! This is for a limited time only, so don’t wait! Get your order in quickly!

Valentine's Day Mystery Boxes - available for a limited time!

Looking for a gift for your valentine? Celebrate spiritual love with this mystery box from Camp's Tree of Life Bookstore! Available for a limited time and in medium and large sizes only. You can choose mystery box themes including meditation, divination, mediumship, healing, and true mystery box.

Order online today at: https://campchesterfield.net/mystery-boxes/

Sign up early! Share freely!
01/26/2021

Sign up early! Share freely!

Save the Date: March 9th – March 14th

Camp Chesterfield’s 2021 Online Metaphysics Conference

Mark your calendar now for 6 days of action-packed metaphysical classes to awaken your spiritual heart and help it to soar.

2021 is your year to return to the truth of who you truly ARE and to reawaken the love, peace, and wisdom within.
During this conference, you’ll discover an enticing array of topics to spark your interest and expand your knowledge. Here’s a sample:

The secrets of the universe in the Emerald Tablet,
Accessing the Akashic Records,
Creating Altars for Change,
The Alchemy of Manifestation.

Watch for more details about the upcoming 2021 Online Metaphysics Conference. They are coming soon.

01/06/2021
SURVIVING DEATH Trailer (2021) Netflix

Brand new on Netflix...”Surviving Death.” A very balanced and and serious look at Spirit communication and other aspects of the after life. Very well done!

What does it mean to die, and is death the end of our existence? Weaving together innovative new research with firsthand accounts from those who’ve been clo...

Camp Chesterfield
01/04/2021

Camp Chesterfield

Have you wondered what the lines on your palm can say about your life? Join Rev. Sharon as she teaches Introduction to Palmistry Wednesday and Friday at 6pm. Registration will close on Tuesday at 6, so Sign up today!

https://www.facebook.com/events/389706345591916

Camp Chesterfield
12/23/2020

Camp Chesterfield

Newspaper outlets are still picking up the story about the Lizzie Koch house at historic Camp Chesterfield and the grant...
12/21/2020
Indiana DNR grant will help restore 1895 home at historic Camp Chesterfield

Newspaper outlets are still picking up the story about the Lizzie Koch house at historic Camp Chesterfield and the grant the FCCF received. I think the reference to Bill Wilson and Alcoholics Anonymous having a connection to the property has helped to fuel interest in this story!

The $11,500 grant from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ historic preservation division will allow for the work on the Lizzie Koch home at Camp Chesterfield.

Wow!  The San Francisco Chronicle picked up the story about the FCCF preservation project of the Koch house!  Wonderful ...
12/21/2020
Grant will help restore 1895 home at historic Indiana camp

Wow! The San Francisco Chronicle picked up the story about the FCCF preservation project of the Koch house! Wonderful publicity!

CHESTERFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Boosters of a historic central Indiana camp once famed for its spiritual mediums have won a grant to partially restore a home where it's believed the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous once lived. The $11,500 grant from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources' historic p...

This looks to be interesting!
12/18/2020

This looks to be interesting!

I am pleased to announce the new 6-part Netflix series, Surviving Death, will be launching on January 6th. The series trailer is at:
www.Netflix.com/SurvivingDeath

In a time when so many in the world are reeling from the impact of the pandemic, this series will give new hope that our loved ones live on! Netflix has a huge audience. This series will help open the hearts and minds of many in this world to the possibility of a better understanding of the Other Side.

This will be a six part series based on Leslie Kean's book of the same name. The Forever Family Foundation will be featured in two of the episodes and I am blessed to be included. The series features valid scientifically studied mediums and serious scientific investigators sharing evidence of an afterlife.

This series was created by Break Through Films.

Please help support the great work of The Forever Family Foundation by going to their website at: https://www.foreverfamilyfoundation.org/#
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I am reposting after a reader reached out asking for the link.  I discuss the FCCF in this interview with Travis Sanders...
12/18/2020
Spirit Cabinet: Rev Dr Todd Leonard, Medium

I am reposting after a reader reached out asking for the link. I discuss the FCCF in this interview with Travis Sanders, as well as many topics related to Spiritualism, mediumship and Camp Chesterfield.

http://www.toddjayleonard.com In this interview we discuss Todd's research into Spiritualism, his training at Camp Chesterfield, his work as camp historian, ...

A big thank you to Rev. Normandi Ellis, an FCCF and IAOS Board member, who met with the journalist to give a great inter...
12/12/2020
State grant to restore historic Camp Chesterfield house

A big thank you to Rev. Normandi Ellis, an FCCF and IAOS Board member, who met with the journalist to give a great interview about our preservation work on this historic cottage! Little by little, we are making progress to preserve and save Camp Chesterfield’s historic buildings and displays!

The funds are to be used for the removal of asphalt siding and shoring up the foundation of the Lizzie Koch home.

What a great idea!  Let the Tree of Life take care of all your Christmas shopping needs this year!
12/11/2020

What a great idea! Let the Tree of Life take care of all your Christmas shopping needs this year!

Our elves have been busy filling Mystery Boxes this week. Don't forget to order yours!

Mystery Boxes come in 3 sizes, and you choose the the theme for each box. You can choose Meditation, Mediumship, Divination, Healing, Tarot, Camp Chesterfield, or a True Mystery Box.

Order today at https://campchesterfield.net/mystery-boxes/

Camp Chesterfield
12/08/2020

Camp Chesterfield

Looking for a gift for a loved one or friend, but don't know what to get them?

Check out our new Mystery Boxes. A Mystery Box is an assortment of featured products from the Tree of Life Bookstore. The contents are a mystery. You won't know until you open it what it contains.

You choose the theme and size of each box you buy. Based on the theme and size chosen, the box can include books, candles, stones, cards, incense, tapestries, etc....

Mystery Boxes make great gifts for any occasion and for everyone, including yourself.

Mystery Box themes include Meditation, Mediumship, Tarot, Divination, and Healing.

Place your order at https://campchesterfield.net/mystery-boxes/

A great chance to jumpstart your mediumship after this long lockdown!
12/08/2020

A great chance to jumpstart your mediumship after this long lockdown!

SAVE THE DATE! CAMP CHESTERFIELD ONLINE MEDIUMSHIP BOOTCAMP

SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2021 AND SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2021

Join Camp Chesterfield Mediums for a Mediumship Bootcamp! Beginners to advanced mediums are invited to flex their mediumship muscles during a 3-part bootcamp with a little lecture and a lot of hands-on experience.

Warm-up:

Saturday, January 30th: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Focus on making the connection with those in spirit (Attunement). You will warm-up your spiritual muscle to maintain a strong connection and build energy with the Spirit World.

Stretching:

Saturday, January 30th: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Stretch your mediumship skills, improve your flexibility, and learn to interpret and obtain detailed evidence from those in spirit.

Calisthenics:

Sunday, January 31st: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Put your endurance to the test and work with our expert mediums on getting and giving.

More details and registration information will be available later this month.

Camp Chesterfield
12/07/2020

Camp Chesterfield

We completed our last Distance Learning class of 2020 this weekend. Thank you to all of the students who participated in our inaugural year of online classes!

The Distance Learning schedule for Jan - May 2021 can be downloaded at: https://bit.ly/3qvJJEp

We look forward to seeing you in class next year!

Some of you might find this interview interesting. I discuss the FCCF in this interview.  I was recently interviewed by ...
12/04/2020
Spirit Cabinet: Rev Dr Todd Leonard, Medium

Some of you might find this interview interesting. I discuss the FCCF in this interview. I was recently interviewed by Travis James Sanders, for his series called “The Spirit Cabinet”. You may remember him from the TV program on A & E’s “Psychic Kids”, where he appeared.

http://www.toddjayleonard.com In this interview we discuss Todd's research into Spiritualism, his training at Camp Chesterfield, his work as camp historian, ...

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Has Spirit Fest be cancelled this year or is it still a go? Thank you
If you are a member of the Indiana Association of Spiritualists, don't forget to pay your annual dues by June 30th. We are having convention(Aug 1) this year. Plans forthcoming.
a friend sent this. I repost its powerful message. Margaret Mead: “A student once asked anthropologist Margaret Mead, “What is the earliest sign of civilization?” The student expected her to say a clay pot, a grinding stone, or maybe a weapon. Margaret Mead thought for a moment, then she said, “A healed femur.” A femur is the longest bone in the body, linking hip to knee. In societies without the benefits of modern medicine, it takes about six weeks of rest for a fractured femur to heal. A healed femur shows that someone cared for the injured person, did their hunting and gathering, stayed with them, and offered physical protection and human companionship until the injury could mend. Mead explained that where the law of the jungle—the survival of the fittest—rules, no healed femurs are found. The first sign of civilization is compassion, seen in a healed femur.”
Hi all... Anyone know of Ernest Nichols, an indianapolis, physical medium? Unsure if he is in spirit or on earth still...
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I think you should have a history tour in the hotel. I have never seen the inside or stayed there. I would pay $10 for a good history lesson and a peek. 5 people groups =$50. Lily Dale and Cassadaga used to charge $10 for a history tour.
Anyone in the Chesterfield area who would like to learn more about preservation issues at Camp Chesterfield...and who may be interested in becoming involved in the FCCF, this is your chance!