It was the summer of 1964 and I had just finished 3rd grade. Our family of 7 was crammed together in our minus-seat-belts station wagon heading up to Dinkey Creek for the 3rd annual Family Camp.
All the way up that long and winding mountain my Dad sang the new Beatles song, "I Want To Hold Your Hand." over and over. To this day, 48 years later (did I just say 48 years??) I can't hear that song without seeing my 34 year old Dad singing and driving us all up to camp.
What rebels they were.
So yes, to me, Family Camp and the Beatles go hand in hand. I can't think of one without thinking of the other.
(Just as a side note however, I don't think my son McKay and his wife McKenna are thinking of Family Camp when they hear this song.)
We went every year since 1961. Most of my siblings carried on the Family Camp tradition with their children, and are still carrying it on. This week marks the 50th anniversary. Amazing!
I think it was Family Camp 2000?