Browse the First Brochure for the Canyon

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Recently, Dan Roloff came by to visit us with a treasure from the archives: the first brochure ever printed for the Foundation, filled with old photos, lines of poetry, a few surprises, and a familiar vision.

Before I-10 connected San Antonio and Kerrville …

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… when Laity Lodge and Black Bluff were just a twinkle in Howard Butt’s eye …

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… campers could experience the Canyon “for Christian character development in a free and democratic society”…

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… because even then we served “groups under Christian leadership regardless of denomination” (who went water skiing at Singing Hills?) …

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… because some things, like the Director’s House, haven’t changed much…

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… because some parts of our story, like the special work we did with Girl Scouts, need to be remembered …

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… and because whether you were heading to Comanche Outpost or Echo Valley, driving in the river was just as special then as it is today.

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