Falling Creek Directors and summer leaders converged in Atlanta to attend the American Camp Association national conference in mid-February. It’s an opportunity to gather with other camp professionals from around the world to share and learn as we prepare for the summer.
Yates and Frank caught up with Virginia Ballard at the ACA Conference. Virginia is the mother of a long-time Falling Creek camper. She is now the president of Camp Aranzazu near Houston, TX, on the coast. The camp is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with chronic illness and special needs by providing unique camping, environmental education and retreat experiences. Falling Creek Directors and summer staff leaders at the ACA Conference in Atlanta ran into Sterling Ivy, the mother of a long-time camper from Augusta, GA. Sterling has started “Camp Ivey” as a camp for youth with developmental differences. (l to r) Frank Tindall, Kyle Jeffries, KD Lemons, Zach Rivera, Sterling Ivey, Marisa Pharr, and Yates Pharr.