Archives for October 2013

The Falling Creek Camp Ball Field Make Over

View of the newly laser graded ball field at Falling Creek Camp from the edge of the Iroquois Tribal area.View of the newly laser graded ball field at Falling Creek Camp from the edge of the Iroquois Tribal area.

Being on top of a mountain makes it no surprise that the Ball Field at Falling Creek Camp is a highly popular area of flat land that usually is not without some activity taking place on it. With the unusual amount of rain that the eastern part of the United States received in the 2013 summer, the abuse to the field was also more than typical summers. We are excited to announce that we removed soils that had poor qualities and trucked in almost 40 large dump truck loads of good dirt to professionally blend together. Then, a laser grader spread the dirt in a precise manor that followed the correct slope requirements to quickly shed water in an even fashion in the future.

You will also notice that the playing field usable area has been extended since we expanded into the location where the old volleyball court used to be. This new area, combined with the new ball field located in front of the Gym being constructed, is a welcomed expansion for the 4 land sports activities including soccer, lacrosse, flag football, and ultimate frisbee. With Frank, Simon, Drew, and Jerry’s oversight, the new grass is expected to serve us well in all of the planned activities for the 2014 summer. We are very excited indeed!

View from the corner closest to the old libraryView from the corner closest to the old library
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Richmond Welcomes The Creek

FCC Richmond 10-23-13

Yates traveled south from DC to Richmond, VA where Jay and Nancy Jordan hosted the Falling Creek Camp movies in their beautiful home. Jay and Yates were FCC campers together back in the 80’s.

There were a number of dads who came tonight with their sons and they have attended the Falling Creek Father/Son weekends. We were all excited to include them in the group photo.

Yates thanks the veteran campers who helped him tonight with standing up and answering questions and explaining different aspects of camp to the families who came to learn more about Falling Creek.

Thanks again to the Jordan’s for opening up their home tonight!

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Welcome back to The Creek! Meet our fantastic staff for 2014.

Bri Ambrosic lives in Asheville, and is leading our Horseback Riding program for her third summer on staff. Bri competes in hunter/jumpers as well as eventing and some hunter paces. For the past five years Bri has been the coach for the UNCA equestrian club team and has worked at Camp Illahee for four summers as a member of their equestrian staff.


Originally from Martinez, GA, Matt Corbin is a senior at North Greenville University majoring in Outdoor Leadership and will be graduating this December. Matt has a true love for the outdoors. During the summer of 2012, he served as a TREK leader for C5 Georgia. C5 Georgia is an intensive five-year leadership and college-readiness program targeted to high-potential teens from challenging situations sponsored by the Coca-Cola Company. This will be Matt’s second year on staff as a rock climbing instructor.


Originally from Simpsonville, SC, Devin Horgan is a Biosystems Engineering student at Clemson University. In high school, Devin was a member of the varsity wrestling team and has coached at several wrestling clinics for younger up-and-coming wrestlers in elementary and middle school. Growing up in Boy Scouts, Devin attended Camp Old Indian and has kept up his love for the outdoors. He is a member of Fellowship for Christian Athletes and the Clemson University Climbing Club. This is Devin’s second year on staff as a cabin counselor and rock climbing instructor.


Zach Rivera will be joining Falling Creek for his third summer as a cabin counselor helping out at both cross-country and the HEAT. He is a junior at Georgia Southern University and is pursuing a degree in Psychology with a minor in Exercise science. Zach wasted no time in getting very involved in the school’s community. He is involved with the GSU Intramural program as an official for flag football and basketball, club sport supervisor, volunteer cross country coach for Statesboro High School, Eagle Entertainment/University Programming Board (Student Activities Board), Circle K International (Community Service Organization), Gerogia Southern University Running Club, and Southern Leaders (Leadership Organization).

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In Our Nations Capital

Dads who went to FCC as campers or took their sons to the Father/Son Weekend joined the boys in the group photo.Dads who went to FCC as campers or took their sons to the Father/Son Weekend joined the boys in the group photo.

Yates traveled north today to Alexandria, VA where Lisa and Tucker Eskew hosted the Falling Creek Camp Movies and Reunion in their beautiful home. Their sons Thompson and Alex were excellent hosts helping Yates with the large group of both returning campers and new families that came to the fun event.

Henry Fant is thrilled to receive a Cheerwine at the Falling Creek Camp Movies & Reunion in Alexandria, VAHenry Fant is thrilled to receive a Cheerwine at the Falling Creek Camp Movies & Reunion in Alexandria, VA
Lisa & Tucker Eskew gave the boys that attended a Falling Creek favorite as a 'party favor, a Cheerwine as they left.  Lisa & Tucker Eskew gave the boys that attended a Falling Creek favorite as a 'party favor, a Cheerwine as they left.

Many thanks to the Eskew’s for allowing the DC area families to come together tonight to celebrate FCC!

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G-Vegas hosts Falling Creek Camp

Fathers who are Falling Creek Camp alumni, and/or attended the Father/Son Weekend with their sons, joined the boys in the group photo.Fathers who are Falling Creek Camp alumni, and/or attended the Father/Son Weekend with their sons, joined the boys in the group photo.

Yates had shorter travels from camp tonight having the grand opportunity to visit nearby Greenville, SC. Ashley and Jim Gettys hosted the FCC Movies and Reunion at their beautiful home. A large group of both returning campers and new families came to see the new DVD and get their exclusive 2014 Trunk Sticker. Riley and Gage Gettys are pleased to be returning to FCC in the 2014 summer. Jim was also an FCC camper when he was a boy.

Matt Corbin, who was a cabin counselor and backpacking instructor for the 2013 summer, took time out of his busy schedule at nearby North Greenville University to come say hello and offer his support. We are thrilled to also report that Matt has already returned his staff re-application for the 2014 summer.

The boys and dads being silly during the FCC Movies/Reunion group photo in Greenville, SC on 10-21-13The boys and dads being silly during the FCC Movies/Reunion group photo in Greenville, SC on 10-21-13

Many thanks to the Gettys’ for such a fine evening celebrating Falling Creek Camp!

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