As the month of November draws to a close, Yates, Donnie and Chris have enjoyed traveling across the country hosting movie showings, seeing current campers and alumni, and introducing Falling Creek to many new families.
Early in November, Chris visited Lakeland, Nokomis, and Tampa, Florida. While in the area, he was able to grab a bite to eat with Ed Ulmer, the legend of Falling Creek sailing. Travis Harris joined Yates and Donnie at the movie showing in Nashville, TN and then Donnie went on to Cincinnati, where Noah Fleishmann, a Falling Creek alumni, hosted the movie showing. Chris was in Connecticut for two movie showings and Todd Robinson met him for the showing in Branford. Todd returns home to Mississippi for the holidays and then back to CT to continue working until the summer, when he returns to Falling Creek! Yates, Donnie, and Chris then met up in the greater Washington, DC area where they held movie showings in McLean, VA and Washington DC. While Donnie and Yates then did movie showings in Bethesda, MD and Fairfax Station, VA, Chris flew up to New York City where the Brumback’s hosted a movie showing. Perry Silver and Kirby Farmer, both long time Falling Creek campers and staff members, were in NYC but were unable to attend.
On the way back to Camp, Donnie and Yates reconnected with Jay Jordan’s family in Richmond, VA who hosted the movies for the first time. Jay and Yates were in a cabin together during Main Camp in 1980 and 1982. John Voigt and Virginia Fowler (2003-05) attended the Richmond movie showing. John has taken a full-time position with a recruiting firm and Virginia continues teaching German. Virginia is planning to return this summer on the horseback riding staff and John is trying to figure out how many vacation days he can accumulate to be back at camp for at least a week next summer! Connell Mullins, (1995-96) a former camper and counselor, also came by the Richmond movie showing. He and his wife are expecting their first child early in the new year. Donnie and Yates then went to Lynchburg, VA where Melodie Ailsworth, one of the Falling Creek Camp doctors, hosted a movie showing. Meanwhile, Chris attended movie showings throughout Florida in Orlando, Key Biscayne, Coral Gables, Delray Beach, and Miami.
In the next two weeks Yates will be in Tuscaloosa, AL; Shelby, NC; and Piedmont, SC. If you would like more information about Falling Creek Camp, or would like to know when we will be in an area near you, please contact the camp office. We are excited to report that enrollment is very strong thus far, so make sure you get your application in soon to reserve a spot in the 2006 session of your choice.