Yates, Marisa and the girls made the short trek over to Frank and Elizabeth Tindall’s home in Asheville on Sunday, November, 14, where they hosted the Falling Creek Reunion and Camp Movies.
The boys were very excited to see Nathan Newquist, Program Director, and Simon Wilson, Head of the Riding Program, who both came over from camp to see everyone. LuLu, the Tindall’s labrador, was also very excited to greet everyone, just like she does during the summer.
It was a wonderful opportunity to bring together so many camp friends from the area and give them the chance to see the new camp movie and share stories. Jim Parham, who has been a senior staff member at FCC and key Mountain Bike instructor for the past five summers, brought his son Sidney to come for the reunion.
Sidney, who is returning to Main camp for his 6th summer, shared stories about the “Solo” trip he participated in this past summer at FCC. He said that the 48 hours he spent by himself in the woods helped him to learn more about himself and now decide to do many new things. He cited joining the cross country team for the first time this fall as an example.
Scott Hilderbran shared that he really enjoyed his special time with his dad at the BAM Father/Son Weekend this past May. Many thanks to these boys for sharing their personal thoughts on what camp has meant to them.
It was great to see Virginia, Alex and Catherine Anderson at the show. Virginia is a Henderson County school teacher who helps keep the Program Office running during the summer. Alex is returning to the Main Camp session for his fifth summer.
Coming in the door during the event were Ellison and Matt Smith, Joey Brown and Ben Szurek. These boys met at camp and share a growing passion for paddling. These boys and their dads have been paddling almost every weekend this fall. No exception today as Ellison took them all to the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, for some big water paddling fun. They said they didn’t want to miss this big event.
It’s a true testament to the fact that not only have their friendships developed at camp, but they are all in different grades and schools (Joey – 9th, Ben – 8th and Matt – 7th). This is a great example of the fact that the boys get to participate in activities based on their skill level, not necessarily age. Joey and Matt have participated in the HUCK Adventure at FCC and really enjoyed this big experience. They are planning to sign up for the HUCK again this summer.
Many thanks to the Tindall’s for hosting the Reunion and Camp Movies in their home!