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President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, and their son and Barron Trump, board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Saturday, June 17, 2017, en route to Camp David in Maryland. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump and the first family visit Camp David for the first time over Father's Day weekend



President Donald Trump and the first family are staying at Camp David over Father's Day weekend for the first time during his presidency, USA Today reported.

Trump, Melania, their son Barron and Melania's parents all left Saturday for the camp located in the Catoctin Mountain Park in Frederick County, Maryland, about a 25-minute helicopter ride from Washington, D.C.

"The family is enjoying the opportunity to open this historic home that has been enjoyed by other administrations in the past," a White House spokesperson said. according to USA Today

While at Camp David, the family can enjoy a variety of activities, including playing golf, swimming in the pools, horse riding, playing tennis, bowling and hiking and biking on the many trails. 

Before taking office, Trump had made a comment about the simplicity of the camp to a European journalist. 

“Camp David is very rustic, it's nice, you'd like it. You know how long you'd like it? For about 30 minutes," Trump said. 

Since elected, Trump has instead spent  his weekends at his Palm Beach resort, Mar-a-Lago, his New Jersey golf course or at his Trump Tower penthouse in Manhattan. He is scheduled to return to D.C. on Sunday evening. 

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