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All in the Family...Those Were the Days

Updated: Aug 28, 2023

If you’re of a certain age, you may remember the TV shows All in the Family, The Partridge Family, Family Ties, Mama’s Family, Bonanza, The Waltons, Happy Days – whether representing picture-perfect or crazy families, they were big hits. Nothing quite like them exists now! Today with the availability of so many ways to be entertained, for many folks, the old “family night” in front of the TV is a thing of the past, along with other family-centered activities.

In his best-seller, The Collapse of Parenting, Leonard Sax, MD, PhD. surmises “Over the past 30 years, a major shift has occurred in American culture: the transfer of authority from parents to children. Activities with same-age peers now commonly displace family activities” “...these factors and related influences have led to children and teenagers being less resilient, less physically fit, and more likely to become anxious or depressed – and far more fragile – compared with kids from the same demographic 30 years ago.”

Along with these changing family dynamics, multi-generational families rarely live near each other in today’s world - family connection and re-connection are more important than ever. Are we taking advantage of connecting with our families and giving our kids a family knowledge and legacy to carry forward?

A family reunion is a great way to do this!

Those summers when my now grown children were young and we vacationed together eventually had them saying “I’m bored”. This was my inspiration to create a place where fun is accessible for all ages – where old memories are revived and new memories are created! I wanted a place for families to gather where no one in the family, no matter what age, was bored.

So, Camp David Retreat was born! We love hosting family reunions and other events, and it’s the perfect venue for getting everyone together in one place: lodging for up to 28 guests, pool, hot tub, fire pit, sports courts, hiking trails, obstacles courses, indoor games, chef’s kitchen, large lounge with fireplace, expansive deck overlooking the hill country – and the most awesome sunsets around!

Family reunions can be held any time of the year, but we mostly see them in spring and summer, and around holidays. They do take planning ahead to make sure everyone has time to schedule on their calendar. It’s never too early to get on our books, and we are happy to help you reserve the perfect time with us, and discuss further details.

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