We are excited to announce construction on a new gymnasium is beginning this week. For 7 years, Marisa and I, along with our leadership team, have been dreaming of building a first-class gym at Falling Creek.
The process started by visiting many outstanding structures at other facilities and consulting with the highly acclaimed design team of Platt Architecture. We are thrilled with the design and know it will serve Falling Creek campers for generations to come.
The Gym will be constructed of timber frame beams, massive locust logs, and stone. The main level will have a regulation-size wood basketball court, stage, and fireplace. It will also feature a 12 foot wrap-around porch with a spectacular view of the lake, Morning Watch Chapel, and Long Mountain Ridge. The downstairs will be a large open space for indoor soccer, lacrosse, multi-ball, and other camp favorites.
The construction will be completed in two phases. Phase 1, beginning immediately, will consist of preparing the gym site, clearing an area for an additional athletic field, and constructing the foundation for the building. This work will be completed by May 1st, 2013. Phase 2, construction of the gym, will begin in mid-August and be completed in the spring of 2014: ready for the summer!
We have mounted a camera to create a time-lapse recording of the construction and will be posting new photos frequently.