A North Carolina Summer Camp
Falling Creek’s 890-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 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.
- Multi-purpose gymnasium with basketball court, indoor soccer, and performance stage.
- Five tennis courts, outdoor basketball court, athletic fields, archery and rifle range.
- Arts and crafts and pottery studio, blacksmithing forge, and woodworking shop.
- 50-foot climbing tower and camp-owned, 200-foot high granite face at Gilbert’s Rock for climbing.
- 39 open-air, screened cabins – each with electricity and private bath with shower.
- Well-equipped health center and doctor’s cottage.
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.