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NOLA Night

A big thank you to Jill and Minor Pipes for hosting the Falling Creek Camp movies and reunion at their lovely home in New Orleans tonight. There was a large group of new families and returning campers who came to watch the new camp movie and get their copy of the DVD and new “Grow & Behold” Magazine, as well as their 2016 exclusive trunk sticker.

Justin Schmidt, standing to the left of Yates on the far right of the back row, was on staff at Falling Creek in summer of 1989 with Marisa, Yates, and Goody. His son Calder, who is standing to the left of Justin, will be returning to main camp for his 9th summer at camp!Justin Schmidt, standing to the left of Yates on the far right of the back row, was on staff at Falling Creek in summer of 1989 with Marisa, Yates, and Goody. His son Calder, who is standing to the left of Justin, will be returning to main camp for his 9th summer at camp!
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Big Birmingham

The FCC boys were joined in this photo by dads who were Falling Creek campers years ago and/or who have gone to FCC Father/Son weekend with their son. The FCC boys were joined in this photo by dads who were Falling Creek campers years ago and/or who have gone to FCC Father/Son weekend with their son.

Yates traveled to Birmingham, AL this evening to show the new camp movie. Mary Virginia and Josh Mandell hosted at their lovely home. Their sons Ham and Mac will be returning to FCC this coming summer and were a big help to Yates tonight.

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FCC Chaplain Dusty Davis, who lives with his family in Birmingham, came by to reconnect. Camper and counselor this past summer Breaux Tubbs, who was at the Atlanta show last night, was visiting his Aunt & Uncle and cousin, FCC camper Bud Gidiere, and was able to make it to the Bham camp movies and reunion tonight.

Many thanks to the Mandell’s!

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Amazing Atlanta!

Yates was thrilled to meet many new families and reconnect with lots of the ATL area Falling Creek Camp community at the first Camp Movies and Reunion event held tonight at Mary and Frank Jackson’s home in Atlanta, GA. The group photo shows all the boys, staff, alumni, and dads who have attended Father/Son Weekend with their sons.

(L to R) Robert Watkins, Yates, & Steve Wildey reconnect.  (L to R) Robert Watkins, Yates, & Steve Wildey reconnect.

Robert, Steve, and Yates were all campers at FCC in the 1980’s. Robert’s son Robbie will be returning to Falling Creek for his 8th summer. Yates and Steve were CIT’s together in 1984 and 1985 and have not seen each other since then until tonight. Steve’s son came to learn more about camp tonight.

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(L to R) Steve Wildey, Frank Jackson, Yates, Ben Broadhead, & Breaux Tubbs(L to R) Steve Wildey, Frank Jackson, Yates, Ben Broadhead, & Breaux Tubbs

Frank and Yates grew up together in Charlotte, NC. They not only attended Country Day and were in Troop 55 at Myers Park Presbyterian Church together, but they also were campers and counselors on the paddling staff at FCC together. Ben Broadhead, a music, HEAT, and Mtn. Biking counselor this past summer, took time out from his busy schedule at Ga Tech to come see everyone. Breaux Tubbs, who along with his older brother Trapp, were FCC campers from New Orleans. They both attend Sewanee. Breaux was a first year counselor this past summer and plans to return to FCC in 2016.

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Yummy Camp Recipes Perfect for Autumn

Longenecker Lumps

Falling Creek Longenecker Lumps

Ingredients:

  • Box of Bisquick or dry biscuit mix
  • Liter of cooking oil
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon

Directions:
1. Put Bisquick mix in a mixing bowl, being sure to leave some in the box. You may need to add more mix later to keep the dough from becoming sticky.

2. Add water to the dry mix and mix it around until you have a big lump of dough in the bowl. It should be a perfect consistency, not too dry and not too wet.

3. Pinch some of the dough off into a perfect-sized “lump”. Roll each lump around in-between your palms until it is perfectly round. If you make it too large, the inside will not cook and be doughy.

4. With a parent, heat up the oil in a cooking pot. Using a slotted spoon, dip a “test lump” in the hot oil and gently roll it around to see if it is hot enough. Do not drop the lump into the oil! This may cause the hot oil to splash out of the pot and burn you. If the oil is hot enough, the lump will float on top, and if the oil is not hot enough, the lump will sink to the bottom.

5. You can cook multiple lumps at one time. Once the lumps are right in color, remove it with the spoon, allowing the oil to drain back into the cooking pot.

6. Roll them around in the cinnamon/sugar, allow to cool, and then enjoy!

Hot Apple Cider

Ingredients:

  • 4-5 cups apple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • 1 apple cut into slices

Directions:
1. In a small pot heat the apple juice, and spices over low/medium heat.

2. Stir often while the mixture is heating so the spices will blend into the juice (you don’t want any spice clumps).

3. Once it’s hot, pour into two mugs and garnish with an apple slices and a cinnamon stick. Serve warm.

S’mores

Falling Creek S'mores

Ingredients:

  • Honey Graham Crackers (box)
  • Semisweet chocolate (bar or minis)
  • Bag of marshmallows

Directions:
1. Have a parent help you with setting up a campfire or preheat a grill to medium-high.

2. Top a honey graham-cracker square with a 1/2-to-1-ounce square of semisweet chocolate.

3. Place on the edge of the grill or fire, away from the direct heat, to melt the chocolate.

4. Meanwhile, skewer a jumbo marshmallow and hold over the heat or flame, turning, until soft and toasted.

5. Put the marshmallow on top of the chocolate, cover with another graham and gently press together as you slide off the skewer.

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Movie Show & Reunion

Yates is packing up his gear and getting ready to start touring the country! With an exciting new DVD, 2016 trunk sticker, and premiering the new Falling Creek magazine, there will be a lot to see!

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It is especially refreshing to see camp friends, staff, and alumni, as well as reminisce about favorite camp memories from past years. This is also an amazing time to introduce friends to the Falling Creek family and give them a taste of what makes camp such a special place!

No need to pack your trunk yet, but definitely get some friends together and head to a Falling Creek Movie Show and Reunion near you!

falling creek movie show

Atlanta, GA- September 28
Birmingham, AL- September 29
New Orleans, LA- September 30
Charleston, SC- October 5
Augusta, GA- October 6
Jacksonville, FL- October 7
Nashville, TN- October 13
Lexington, KY- October 14
Beaufort, SC- October 19
Columbia, SC- October 20
Charlotte, NC- October 21
Greenville, SC- October 26
Alexandria, VA- October 27
Richmond, VA- October 28
Coral Gables, FL- November 8
Houston, TX- November 9
Austin, TX- November 10
Dallas, TX- November 11

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