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Camp Movies and Reunion in New Orleans

Falling Creek Camp Movies and Reunion hosted by the Johnson Family in New Orleans on 10-14-12Falling Creek Camp Movies and Reunion hosted by the Johnson Family in New Orleans on 10-14-12

Yates traveled south from camp to Maria and Noel Johnson’s home in New Orleans where they hosted the Falling Creek Camp Movies and Reunion. Their son Larry, will be returning to FCC for his 6th summer.

There was a large group of returning camper families that came to see the new camp movie and also receive their exclusive 2013 trunk sticker that you can only get if you attend one of these shows. These boys were a tremendous help to Yates in answering questions from the new families that came to learn about Falling Creek as a camp experience.

Big group in NOLA watching the Falling Creek Camp movieBig group in NOLA watching the Falling Creek Camp movie

Justin Schmidt, a staff member with Yates, Marisa and Goody in 1989, came with his wife Mary, their son Calder, and their 3 daughters (who are all Merrie-Woode campers). Calder will be returning to FCC for his 7th summer. Noel Johnson and Miller Engelhardt also went to FCC when they were boys. Miller’s sons, Wilson and McCall, plan to go to FCC this summer.

Many thanks to the Johnson family for hosting the New Orleans families at their home.

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Greenville, SC, Camp Movies and Reunion.

Falling Creek Camp Movies and Reunion hosted by the Gettys Family in Greenville on 10-9-12Falling Creek Camp Movies and Reunion hosted by the Gettys Family in Greenville on 10-9-12

Yates made the short trek down the mountain to Greenville, SC, where Jim and Ashley Gettys hosted the Falling Creek Camp Movies and Reunion at their beautiful home. Their two older sons, Riley and Gage, will be returning to FCC as multi-year campers. Their younger brother, John Houston, will be going to Father/Son Weekend with Jim, just like his older brothers did several years ago. What a fun tradition!

Watching the Falling Creek Camp Movie in Greenville on 10-9-12

There was a large group of returning campers that welcomed new families who came to learn more about Falling Creek. In fact, there were several dads that were campers at Falling Creek when they were boys including Jim Gettys, Harrison Finney, Tom Nuckolls, Adam Easterling, Brock Bauknight, and Kirk Morehead. It was fun for them to watch the movie with their sons and re-live their childhood memories of camp with them.

Ice Cream Toppings Bar at the Greenville Movies

The Getty’s served hot dogs for supper and then ice cream with about 10 different toppings to choose from to sprinkle on top. There was even a special cake that had a fire with logs on top, just like the Falling Creek logo. Who wouldn’t like to enjoy such a wonderful setting. Many thanks to the Gettys for their warm hospitality!

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Charlotte Camp Movies and Reunion

Falling Creek Camp Movies and Reunion hosted by the Bissell Family in Charlotte on 10-8-12Falling Creek Camp Movies and Reunion hosted by the Bissell Family in Charlotte on 10-8-12

Yates and Crom traveled to Charlotte on Monday to show the Falling Creek Camp Movies at Howard and Stephanie Bissell’s home. Their sons Ward, Burns, and Owen will be returning to camp this summer.

It was a wonderful opportunity for the many returning campers to tell the new families why they enjoy their camp experience. Also, they were happy to learn that the new FCC movie has 50% new movie clips in this years version. Everyone was pleased to receive their own exclusive 2013 edition of the FCC trunk sticker. These stickers are only available at a camp movie/reunion shows.

Brooks Scurry, a long-time FCC camper and counselor from Augusta, and James Robinson, also a long-time camper and counselor from Zirconia, NC, brought their boys to see the movies. Brooks is planning to bring his son to the Father/Son Weekend and Jemmy’s boys, Liam and Spencer are veteran campers. Both Brooks and Jemmy were campers and staff members when Yates and Goody were campers and on staff. In fact Jemmy was the C.I.T. in Yates cabin several times.

Jill Slinger, a top Riding instructor for two years on the FCC staff, took time away from her busy schedule as a senior student and athlete at Salem College. She drove down from Winston-Salem to offer her support. Jill started the horeseback riding team at Salem and they are competing and doing well with the big college teams now. Way to go Jill!

Eric Osterhus, a staff member in 2008 and 2009, graduated from Wingate a few years ago and has recently moved from being an Assistant Director of Admissions there to now being on the Wingate Endowment Fund team. Thanks to both of these star FCC staff members for coming to see us.

Many thanks to the Bissell’s for hosting such a large camp movies and reunion in their beautiful home!

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Movies and Reunion in Savannah

Falling Creek Camp Movies and Reunion hosted by the Cowart Family in Savannah on 10-4-12Falling Creek Camp Movies and Reunion hosted by the Cowart Family in Savannah on 10-4-12

Yates traveled up the Georgia coast to Savannah, where Lolly and Emerson Cowart hosted the Falling Creek Camp Movies and Reunion. Their son, Duke, will be returning to camp for his 7th summer.

Yates was especially thankful to have a mix of returning campers who helped him tell the new families why they love their Falling Creek Camp experience.

We send our thanks to the Cowarts for opening their beautiful home to the Falling Creek families.

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Movies and Reunion in Jacksonville

Falling Creek Camp Movies and Reunion hosted by the Jarvis Family in Jacksonville on 10-3-12Falling Creek Camp Movies and Reunion hosted by the Jarvis Family in Jacksonville on 10-3-12

Todd and Stephanie Jarvis hosted the Falling Creek Camp Movies and Reunion in Jacksonville, FL this evening. There was a large group of returning campers who came to see the new movie that Yates is unveiling in the Fall tour.

Typically we will update about 15-25% of the video clips in the movie, but this year’s new camp movie has about 50% new video clips. This made for a great opportunity for returning FCC campers to share their fond camp memories with the new families who came.

John Adams went to FCC in the mid 1970’s and he is excited that his son, Jack, is returning to FCC this coming summer for his second year. John will also have his chance to go back to camp himself by attending the Father/Son Weekend in May 2013 with Jack.

Thanks again to the Jarvis family for hosting such an outstanding show. Check our travel calendar to see when Yates will be in your town!

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