Yates made his way out to the big state of Texas where Dotti and Nupe Singhal hosted the Falling Creek Camp Movies and Reunion in Dallas. Their sons, Jackson and James will be returning to the August session this summer. James did an excellent job setting up the DVD for Yates and making sure that the video was playing when cued, and at the right volume. Jackson shared some stories about his experiences at camp and showed the big group of families present the very special project he made in Woodworking class. It even had removable shelves!
Yates was very happy to reconnect with long-time friends and Falling Creek Alumni Rick and Emily Broad, who Yates and Marisa were on staff with in the 80’s. Marisa, Emily and Goody were swimming instructors together in the 1989 summer. Rick’s first summer was 1985 and then went on to become an Assistant Director at Falling Creek until 1994. They are so pleased that their sons have been enjoying their own FCC experiences. Both Charles and Bennett will be going to Main camp for their 5th summer at camp.
Michael Rowland, also an FCC alumni from St. Louis, went to camp with Yates, and his brother Stephen and Goody from 1980-1989. Michael was also sharing some of his favorites memories of camp. He and his wife, like Yates and Marisa, have only girls, and they go to nearby Camp Greystone. The Miller Family, Greystone’s Director’s, founded Falling Creek Camp back in 1969.
We were also very pleased that Tyler Vaughan, a top FCC counselor during the summers of 2009 and 2010, took time out of his busy senior year at Southern Methodist University, to reconnect. Tyler helped Yates answer questions from the parents, like how he communicated with them by writing “mama letters”. It was a great way for the new families to hear his counselor’s perspective on camp.
We thank the Singhal’s for their wonderful hospitality, welcoming so many families into their home.