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The David W. Moore Collection - Camp Longhorn and Surfing (1963)

Michael R. Moore

Silent | 1963

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  •  Tree climbing at Camp Longhorn along the shores of Colorado River in Burnet. Tex and Pat Robertson founded the youth camp in 1939.  
  •  Young children and teenagers help each other in their attempts to surf on low waves off the coast of Galveston Island. The adults also show effort, with about an equal amount of success. 
 
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This 1963 home movie shows a number of children climbing around tree houses at Camp Longhorn, a summer youth program created in 1939 in the Texas Hill Country. Later, the Moore family takes a trip to a Galveston beach, where many have a crack at surfing and end up falling into the water several times.