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Tuscaloosa Travels

Yates was pleased to have the opportunity to visit Tuscaloosa on Monday evening. There was a number of new families who were welcomed by some of our veteran FCC campers and their parents.

Photo of the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, show.

Tuscaloosa, AL

Emi Arnold and Matt Smith, both veteran staff members at FCC, took time out of their busy graduate school agendas at the University of Alabama to support us.

Emi, who is from Jacksonville, FL, is studying Art History. She will return for her fourth summer in 2010. Matt Smith, a nine-year camper and counselor from St. Mary’s, GA, is studying Biology.

We want to thank Cindy and Carl Stephenson for hosting the event and are thrilled that their son Shane will be returning to June camp for his third summer.

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Richmond to Washington

On Wednesday Yates traveled to Richmond where Jay and Nancy Jordan hosted a large group of families to see the Falling Creek Camp movie. The new families, interested in a summer camp experience for their boys, had a chance to meet the returning campers and their families, ask questions, and learn more about FCC.

Photo of the Richmond Show.

Richmond, VA

Jay, a long-time camper at Falling Creek, is originally from Atlanta. Yates was a camper with Jay for a number of years and actually in his cabin in 1981, during Main Camp.

Yates then made his way north on Thursday to Washington, D.C. where Maureen and David Freshour hosted another large group from the greater area of our nation’s capital. Maureen is Marisa’s sister and their sons, Max and Isaac are both Falling Creek campers.

Photo of the Washington, D.C. show.

Washington, D.C.

Robert Eshleman, one of our top counselors, drove up from Charlottesville. He is a Junior majoring in English at the University of Virginia. The boys joined in our excitement when Robert formally presented his 2010 contract to confirm his return to Falling Creek this coming summer. Robert will again serve as the Cherokee Tribal Leader.

We thank the Jordan’s and the Freshour’s for their organization of the camp movie show and their support of Falling Creek Camp.

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Watson Down Under

Watson Mulkey is getting his bags packed and getting ready for a trip to Australia. He is joining fellow staff member and former camper Will Slater on a trip Down Under. They are planning to meet up with John Boswell, who was on nature staff in 2008. Rumor has it that Steve Drewry, sailing counselor and alumnus, will be joining them in January after he graduates from Western Carolina University.

Watson will be back next summer on staff as the leader of the CIT Program. Since camp ended, Watson came to to Tuxedo lead some programs for camp. Hampden-Sydney College brought 20 first-year students to camp for a four-day leadership program. They participated in hiking, climbing and paddling. Jacob Newton, who was on our mountaineering staff, and Drew Walker, an alumnus of FCC, also led the program for the students.

Watson also was a huge part of the successful B.A.M. Father/Son Weekend that took place at camp a few weeks ago. Riflery was an important activity for the weekend and Watson joined Scotty teaching the fathers and sons the ins-and-outs of the program.

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Trey's Travels

Trey Knight is moving to Big Sky, Montana! He will be in Montana working the ski season this winter.

Trey is a Falling Creek staff alumnus and just finished his master’s degree at Georgia State University and was the graduate assistant for the Outdoor Recreation Program at Georgia Tech.

Trey stopped by camp before he went paddling with Ben Williams, Bryan Mangum and Doug Koziol on the Broad River near Lake Lure.

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Raleigh to Greensboro

Holly and Cliff Layman hosted the Falling Creek movies in Raleigh on
Monday. It was a good mix of both new families interested in
learning more about Falling Creek and veterans who enjoyed catching up with
each other and helping Yates to answer questions about camp. Their son Ford is excited to be returning for his 5th summer at FCC. Also in attendance was Dr. Bob
Majors, one of our veteran volunteer camp doctor’s. He took time out of his busy
schedule to join the fun.


Yates traveled on to Greensboro on Tuesday to Mary and Scott
Hales home. Both of their sons, James and Tom, are veteran campers and
joined a number of others who attended, including Alexander P., who
shared some of his experiences with the families.

Mike Nuckles also attended. He was a tennis counselor in 2009 and already signed his contract to return to FCC for the 2010 summer. Mike is a senior at High Point
University and recently took the LSAT’s. We applaud his efforts in
applying to some of the top law schools in the country. Mike brought his
fiancee, Allison and his roommate Randy, both of whom have applied to be on
the Falling Creek staff for the 2010 summer.

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