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A North Carolina Summer Camp

Falling Creek’s 645-acre campus is set in a secluded mountaintop cove in the Blue Ridge Mountains – located near the town of Tuxedo, which is between Asheville, North Carolina, and Greenville, South Carolina. It is surrounded by hundreds of acres of privately-owned forest and beautiful wilderness (placed in a conservation easement to protect rare plants and animals such as the endangered green salamander and pitcher plant). Western North Carolina offers an ideal setting for our traditional summer camp, with close proximity to DuPont State Forest, Pisgah National Forest, and other wilderness areas.

We enjoy warm, sunny days most of the summer. Rain is sporadic, with showers passing through quickly. The Green River cools our area, plus there's plentiful shade, so the temperature seldom reaches above 80º. The nights are pleasantly cool with a fresh breeze blowing through the mountains.We enjoy warm, sunny days most of the summer. Rain is sporadic, with showers passing through quickly. The Green River cools our area, plus there's plentiful shade, so the temperature seldom reaches above 80º. The nights are pleasantly cool with a fresh breeze blowing through the mountains.

We have two spring-fed lakes with diving boards, a blob, zip-line, our very own roller coaster, and canoe and kayak docks. Our land offers one mile of private Blue Ribbon trout fishing on the Green River; many acres of pastures for our herd of camp-owned horses, two riding rings, and a 24-stall horse barn; over 15 miles of professionally-built, single-track trails for mountain biking, riding, running and hiking; and much more. We also have a dock on nearby Lake Summit for our competitive sailing program.

Group of Falling Creek Camp campers at Sliding Rock in Pisgah National Forest.
Our camp has an indoor turf soccer field with hockey glass.

Camp Facilities

Falling Creek is an educational institution. It’s a different kind of education than boys get during the rest of the year. It’s learning self-confidence, how to live with a group, and how to see opportunities for growth and pursue them.” – Donnie Bain (Former FCC Director)

A Window Into Camp: Backpacking—An Opportunity to Think

North Carolina is an excellent place to go backpacking! But, beyond the obvious fun, why is this activity important to us at Falling Creek? Boys need time away – from technology, from competition, from the fast paced life that has become “normal.” So, when was the last time your son had time to think?

 

Operations on National Forest System lands are authorized under Special Use Permit by the Pisgah National Forest.