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Celebrate 50 years of Aspen Grove Family Camp during June 28 event

Aspen Grove Family Camp is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this summer with a Family Camp Picnic Friday, June 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. All full-time BYU employees and their families are invited to attend.

Those interested may register for the picnic at aspen.byu.edu\picnic. The registration fee of $3 per person includes swimming, activities, snow cones and ice cream. Participants should bring their own picnic dinners to eat on the ballfield. Come enjoy basketball, tennis, volleyball, swimming, Ping-Pong, badminton, horseshoes, miniature golf, a ropes course, the Cowboy Village with train rides and many more fun camp activities.

Aspen Grove has been in operation since 1963, and has grown to an average occupancy of 80 families per week. The camp personnel serve as hosts to thousands of guests each year.
 
Raymond Beckham, who was director of the BYU Alumni Association, became interested in using Aspen Grove as an alumni family camp in 1956. The project was approved at a board meeting Oct. 10, 1962. More than 100 alumni donors were approached, and each signed a personal note for $1,000.

Construction began in the fall of 1962, and the camp opened for business July 13, 1963. During the first years of camp, Aspen Grove served only about eight families each week. Ronald Hyde began serving as the director of the Alumni Association in 1964 and was instrumental in helping Aspen Grove operate in the black and become an asset for the university and its alumni.

For more information, visit aspen.byu.edu or call 801-225-9554.
 

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