Archives for October 2008

Going to Gilbert's

Gilberts rock Falling Creek Camp

Goody at Gilbert’s


Last week Ben, Goody, and Nathan went to Gilbert’s Rock to check on the site, and to do a little climbing in the process.

Part of the check is to make sure the area is clean and free of litter, because several other groups use the rock. The other part of the process is to make sure the belay bolts are secure in the rock after a season of use. There are several sets of anchor bolts that were set in the rock by Steve Longenecker and Ben Williams.



Rock Climbing at Boys Camp

Nathan


For more information on Gilbert’s Rock and its history, check out our Gilbert’s Rock page. The rock is owned by Chuck McGrady and managed by Falling Creek Camp.

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Road to Richmond; Back in Birmingham

Richmond

Richmond


A large crowd of Richmond families joined Yates at Jay and Nancy Jordan’s home on October 14 for the FCC movies. Jay and his brother George were long time Falling Creek campers in the 70’s and 80’s. Hawse Spencer, another FCC alum, drove from Charlottesville to be a part of the fun.


Crawford and Mary McInnis hosted the Birmingham Falling Creek movies on October 20. Ford, their son, is excited about returning to camp in 2009. Crawford was a camper at Falling Creek with his brother Proctor back in the 80’s.



Birmingham

Birmingham


Dusty Davis and his son Chase came to support FCC. Chase will be returning to Main camp and Dusty will be returning for a couple of weeks on staff during main camp. Dusty and his wife Mary Lou worked at Falling Creek in the mid 80’s and Dusty is the Chaplain for UAB’s sports teams in Birmingham. Their older son Cole has been a camper and CIT. Jim Williams and his son Jim also came. Jim Sr. was a camper in the 70’s. It’s always fun for Yates to be able to reconnect with Falling Creek friends and meet new families.

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Coming to your City

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Yates visited Julie and Noah Fleischmann’s home in Cincinnati, OH on October 8 to show the Falling Creek movies. Their sons Matt and Eric both attend FCC. Chalky Thomas and Chip Skidmore join Noah as Falling Creek alumni and dads of boys who are FCC campers.

Raleigh

Raleigh


Yates next visited the Layman’s home in Raleigh, NC on October 9 and was pleased to see a number of current FCC campers and meet new families interested in Falling Creek. Dr. Majors, an FCC doctor for the summer for five years, came by to say hello. He and his wife Helen will be coming back in 2009 for staff Orientation week, the first week of June camp and Junior camp. Joe Baden, who was a founding camper at FCC, and whose sons both attended, came by after work to offer his support.

Washington

Washington


Yates was greeted by a large group of families at the Washington, DC area movie show hosted by Maureen and David Freshour. Maureen is Marisa Pharr’s sister and their boys, Max and Isaac, are both FCC campers.

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Goody Goes Golfing

Golf Tournament Camp Sponsor

Chad and Goody


Goody participated in a charity golf tournament Monday that raised money for local schools. He played with Chad Auten, former Falling Creek Counselor, who is now an elementary school principal in Hendersonville.


The team came in fourth place overall, with a score of six under par. They are pictured next to the Falling Creek / Edneyville Elementary sponsored hole. The tournament was at the Etowah Valley Country Club in Hendersonville.

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