Yates traveled to Charlotte, his home town, for the Falling Creek Camp Movies and Reunion. Howard and Stephanie Bissell hosted in their beautiful home. A big thanks to Ward and Burns Bissell for their assistance in explaining several camp program questions including how the five levels in the activity progressions work. Both are returning to FCC in 2014 and Owen, their younger brother, will also return.
2013 staff members “iTaylor” Hall and Jarvais Jackson came to provide their support. iTaylor is a sophomore at UNCC and Jarvais drove a couple of hours from Sumter, SC so he received the longest travel award for the night. Both, we are pleased to say, have already turned in their staff re-applications for the 2014 summer.
Chuck Niemeyer, an FCC camper in the 70’s and 80’s, has an older son, John, who was an FCC camper for years, and his younger son Will is returning to FCC for the 2014 summer. Chuck is an orthopedic PA in Gastonia, NC and is a key leader in orienting our nurse team at the beginning of each camp session. His dad, Charlie, continues to volunteer as the camp doc for a week during the summer as well. We are so pleased that three generations of Niemeyers are an active part of the FCC family.
Eric Osterhus, an FCC counselor in 2008 and 2009 while a student at Wingate University, has since earned his MBA from there as well and is currently working with Trinity Partners in commercial real estate in Charlotte. We have been very fortunate that Eric has also been working on staff the last couple of years for the Father/Son Weekends. Also, Jay Rush, a camper and CIT from Jacksonville, FL in the 2000’s, recently graduated early from Queens University, where he played soccer for them. It was great to see all of these previous campers and staff and thank them for taking time out of their busy schedules to come support.