A “Good” One Gets Away

Jim “Goody” Goodrum
(Camper 1980-87, CIT 1988-89, Staff 1990-2002, 2008-17)
After being a camper at Falling Creek for eight years, Goody became a CIT, then a cabin counselor and the head of waterfront activity in the early 90s. He served as associate program director for 10 years, and finished out his last 10 years at FCC as the staffing director, in his words: “Recruiting and retaining the best camp staff in the world!”

Everyone loves Goody and he has consistently served as the lead to hiring some of the best camp staff in the country!

Goody has recently become the Director of After-School Programs and Summer Activity Programs for the middle and upper schools at the Carolina Day School in Asheville, North Carolina. He will oversee all after school activities, and all summer and academic programs for the middle and upper schools, and he is working with the CFO to come up with creative ways to generate non-tuition based revenue for the school.

Goody has been an important part of the success of Falling Creek, wearing many hats over the years. These are big shoes to fill and we wish Goody and his family the very best!

Goody (left) enjoying the funny verdict being handed down by the judge in a Kangaroo Court evening program in the mid-1980'sGoody (left) enjoying the funny verdict being handed down by the judge in a Kangaroo Court evening program in the mid-1980's

Goody with Hayden Vick (left) and Will Young at the UNC- Chapel Hill Job Opportunities event this past springGoody with Hayden Vick (left) and Will Young at the UNC- Chapel Hill Job Opportunities event this past spring
Goody as a Catawba Tribe cabin counselor with Neal Clark in 1990.Goody as a Catawba Tribe cabin counselor with Neal Clark in 1990.
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Announcing the Sale of Mountain Bikes and Kayaks/Gear

We are making room to purchase the latest and greatest new gear for the 2018 summer

Mountain Bikes
2017 – Specialized Pitch Comp 650B $535
Sizes available – XS, S, M, & L

Jackson Kayaks
2013 -All-star $400
2013 – Superstar $400
2016 – Fun $500
2016 – Zen (sm) $500
2017 – AntiX (m) $600

Kayak Gear
Paddles – 2015-2016 Accent – Rouge – straight shaft $120
Spray Skirts – 2015-2017 – (IR)Immersion Research Shockwave $50 – $70
(price varies due to wear)
Helmets – Shred Ready standard full cut $40

  • Kayaks and equipment are available now and mountain bikes are available after the August 18-20, 2017 Father/Son weekend.
  • Prices do not include shipping
  • To avoid shipping costs, you can schedule a time with Yates to pick it up at camp.
  • Each underlined area above is a hyperlink to provide more information on that item.
  • E-mail to let us know what you are interested in purchasing.
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FCC in the CT and NY Area

Yates traveled to Darien, CT where Jared and Schuyler Heuer hosted the Falling Creek Camp movies and reunion at their beautiful home.

What a good group from the CT and NY area that paused briefly for a photo.  Several dads who have attended Father/Son Weekend jumped in and Jared (2nd from right on back row) was an FCC camper in the last 4 years of the 1980's.What a good group from the CT and NY area that paused briefly for a photo. Several dads who have attended Father/Son Weekend jumped in and Jared (2nd from right on back row) was an FCC camper in the last 4 years of the 1980's.
Camp buds!Camp buds!
Yates had a chance to connect with Hayden Edwards, 9-year FCC camper, before the show as he couldn't come to the reunion tonight due to his duties with the Post 53 EMS crew.  Hayden, a Junior in high school, is an EMT and has been serving with this crew for a couple of years now. We are proud of you Hayden!Yates had a chance to connect with Hayden Edwards, 9-year FCC camper, before the show as he couldn't come to the reunion tonight due to his duties with the Post 53 EMS crew. Hayden, a Junior in high school, is an EMT and has been serving with this crew for a couple of years now. We are proud of you Hayden!
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The Big D

Bevan and Chris Liverman hosted the Dallas, TX Falling Creek Camp Movies and Reunion tonight (Wed, Nov.9) at their lovely home. Their sons, Jake and Miller Rhine, who will be returning to FCC this summer, joined with several veteran campers to help Yates explain to the many boys who have not been why they enjoy their camp experiences.

There was a great mix of returning campers and boys who came to learn more about FCC.  Additionally, Ryan Tinch and Tom Madine, who were FCC campers years ago, brought their sons tonight.  Emily Craft Broad, in the center of the back row, was a counselor in the late 80's with Marisa, Yates, and Goody.  She and Rick Broad met at camp and remained on staff through the mid 90's.  Their three sons are veteran campers and HUCK Expedition paddlers. John White, left, is returning to Father/Son weekend with his son John.There was a great mix of returning campers and boys who came to learn more about FCC. Additionally, Ryan Tinch and Tom Madine, who were FCC campers years ago, brought their sons tonight. Emily Craft Broad, in the center of the back row, was a counselor in the late 80's with Marisa, Yates, and Goody. She and Rick Broad met at camp and remained on staff through the mid 90's. Their three sons are veteran campers and HUCK Expedition paddlers. John White, left, is returning to Father/Son weekend with his son John.
Everyone enjoyed the chicken tenders, fruit, tasty sandwiches, and treats Bevan and Chris offered.Everyone enjoyed the chicken tenders, fruit, tasty sandwiches, and treats Bevan and Chris offered.
The boys really enjoy that Cheerwine.....The boys really enjoy that Cheerwine....."Born in the south and raised in a glass"
Brian Minnehan, and his son Patrick, have been coming to Father/Son Weekend for about 5 summers now.  Patrick's younger brother Davis was thrilled to join them this past year. Brian Minnehan, and his son Patrick, have been coming to Father/Son Weekend for about 5 summers now. Patrick's younger brother Davis was thrilled to join them this past year.
The boys and parents enjoy the updated Falling Creek Camp movieThe boys and parents enjoy the updated Falling Creek Camp movie
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