Monday, January 21, 2008

Song for 1970

While I was in junior high, I attended a church summer camp called Presbyterian Pines. As I can best remember, it was located somewhere north and west of Nevada City. The camp closed in 1971; I can remember someone saying that they could not afford the insurance.

I have a clear memory of standing in the kitchen washing dishes at the camp singing Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head. The version by B. J. Thomas was number one in the United States in January 1970. The song is often associated with the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid which features the song in a key scene.

The song for 1970 is B. J. Thomas' Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head.

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  1. Hi Mark,

    I remember Presbyterian Pines, well. The camp was located in Camptonville. Funny that you and I are now Catholics, considering that our camp had somewhat of a competition going on with the nearby Catholic camp.

    Happy New Year to you and yours!

  2. Gents, I googled ‘Presbyterian Pines’ and found your comments on the old church camp. I also attended Presbyterian Pines Church Camp in 1967,68,69. I did a satellite map search and found the reservoir and all the roads match up to my memory. The camp was located just off Baker Road about 1 mile north of what is now New Bullard’s Reservoir. I remember they were building the reservoir in 1969 when we took a hike south of camp...that help me find it on the map. Most the builds are gone and there are some new ones in the area...but the main reservoir is clearly there with the road on the east and south sides and the 'frog gig tullies/berry bushes' on the southwest finger and a smaller reservoir about a mile north (Senior Camp) is still there where the House burn down in 1968.

    Best regards, Charlie Schaupp, member Countryside Community Church (Presbyterian), Esparto, CA