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Travel Week 4: Camp Reunions and Movie Shows 2019

Dads who have attended the Father/Son Weekend and FCC alumni joined the boys for a fun group photo at the Riser's home in Houston Dads who have attended the Father/Son Weekend and FCC alumni joined the boys for a fun group photo at the Riser's home in Houston

We wrapped up our final week of Camp Reunions and Movie Shows this year with a stop in Houston, TX, and Asheville, NC – our furthest and closest stops of this year in the same week! We enjoyed reconnecting with our camp families and alumni across the country, as well as meeting plenty of new faces. If we didn’t make it to your city in-person this year, don’t worry! We’ll be rotating most of the cities we visit each fall, so next fall will feature new destinations.

Enjoying the newly updated FCC Movie in HoustonEnjoying the newly updated FCC Movie in Houston

We had a great time in Houston on Monday, kicking off the week with the Riser Family. Many thanks to Winifred and Carleton Riser for once again hosting. The Fanning family offered a beautiful and delicious Falling Creek Camp logo cookie cake, a tradition they have graciously continued over the years. Winifred even had Cheerwine to drink just like we do once weekly at camp Cookouts – two things we all love!

Yates with the Riser family. Many thanks to them for hosting the FCC movies and reunion at their home.Yates with the Riser family. Many thanks to them for hosting the FCC movies and reunion at their home.
Many thanks to the Fanning family for once again offering a beautiful and delicious Falling Creek Camp logo cookie cake. Stacy White and Winifred Riser show off how great it looks. Not a surprise that the boys (and parents) made this disappear in the blink of an eye.Many thanks to the Fanning family for once again offering a beautiful and delicious Falling Creek Camp logo cookie cake. Stacy White and Winifred Riser show off how great it looks. Not a surprise that the boys (and parents) made this disappear in the blink of an eye.
Winifred Riser found Cheerwine in Houston.  It was a huge hit as the boys cherish this special drink at Falling Creek Camp when they get a Cheerwine once a week at the big cookout supper Sunday night.Winifred Riser found Cheerwine in Houston. It was a huge hit as the boys cherish this special drink at Falling Creek Camp when they get a Cheerwine once a week at the big cookout supper Sunday night.

Yates enjoyed the opportunity to reconnect with Sterling Bomar, who was a 7+ summer camper in the 80’s from Spartanburg, SC. He and his family are enjoying living in Houston and Sterling was excited to introduce his son to FCC tonight. Carleton Riser, one of our hosts, was an FCC camper in the 70’s and 80’s. We were able to catch up with several other campers in attendance, including Zell and Pete, who have each worked very hard to attain Warrior level in 3 activities at camp, which is the highest level in an activity. Earning three “Warriors” qualifies them as Journeymen, making them eligible to go on their “Journey” during the summer, which will challenge them with endurance, strategy, orienteering, outdoor skills, and more. Upon completion of the Journey, campers earn the coveted title of Keeper of the Flame.

Zell and Pete, who are long time FCC campers, each have worked very hard and attained Warrior level in 3 activities at camp. Warrior is the highest level one can attain, and earning 3 has qualified them as Journeymen.Zell and Pete, who are long time FCC campers, each have worked very hard and attained Warrior level in 3 activities at camp. Warrior is the highest level one can attain, and earning 3 has qualified them as Journeymen.
Falling Creek Camp friends (L to R) Spencer, Kenny, & PaulFalling Creek Camp friends (L to R) Spencer, Kenny, & Paul
Yates enjoyed the opportunity to reconnect with Sterling Bomar (center), who was a 7+ summer camper in the 80's from Spartanburg, SC. He and his family are enjoying living in Houston and Sterling was excited to introduce his son to FCC tonight. Carleton Riser (right) was an FCC camper in the 70's and 80's.Yates enjoyed the opportunity to reconnect with Sterling Bomar (center), who was a 7+ summer camper in the 80's from Spartanburg, SC. He and his family are enjoying living in Houston and Sterling was excited to introduce his son to FCC tonight. Carleton Riser (right) was an FCC camper in the 70's and 80's.
Camp friends (l to r) Liam, Carleton, Wells, Mac, John, Daniel, & ThompsonCamp friends (l to r) Liam, Carleton, Wells, Mac, John, Daniel, & Thompson

On Wednesday, we wrapped up our final travel calendar with a stop in Asheville, NC. Many thanks to Emily & Jay West for hosting the Asheville area Movies & Reunion at their beautiful home! We are excited that their son will be returning for his 7th summer at Falling Creek in 2020. Our Asheville show was unique because we live-streamed it through our Facebook page, and for the first time on our Instagram. It was a lot of fun to catch up with Falling Creek friends both in-person and virtually. If you tuned in on our live-stream, email your address to so we can send a 2020 Trunk Sticker your way!

Many thanks to Emily & Jay West for hosting the FCC Asheville area Movies & Reunion at their beautiful home tonight. Their son will be returning for his 7th summer.Many thanks to Emily & Jay West for hosting the FCC Asheville area Movies & Reunion at their beautiful home tonight. Their son will be returning for his 7th summer.
KC Collins and Mary Pharr share a laugh as Croft and Scuba sign in.KC Collins and Mary Pharr share a laugh as Croft and Scuba sign in.
Some of our stellar staff members: Scuba, KC, Mary, and CroftSome of our stellar staff members: Scuba, KC, Mary, and Croft

It was a real treat to have so many Falling Creek staff and their families tonight including the Pharr’s, Bates’, Shelley, Paige, Frank, Natasha, Croft, KC, Scuba, and superstar alumni Goody. Jim Goodrum (known by his camp friends as Goody), was at Falling Creek for over 30 years and held almost every position. Most recently, he was the Director of Staff & Camper Development at FCC, and now works at Carolina Day School as the Director of After-School Programs. We are thrilled that his son Thompson (Goody’s mini-me), is now old enough to be a Falling Creek camper himself. We also enjoyed seeing Larry and Avery, both long time FCC campers from New Orleans. They are now in high school at nearby Christ School, and came to see everyone tonight. Croft and KC are Sophomores at nearby Brevard College.

Croft, Larry, Jack, CJ, Avery, and Frank enjoy the opportunity to reconnect. Larry and Avey, both long time FCC campers from New Orleans, attend nearby Christ School, and came to see everyone tonight. Croft is a Sophomore at nearby Brevard College and Jack and his parents hosted us in their home tonight.Croft, Larry, Jack, CJ, Avery, and Frank enjoy the opportunity to reconnect. Larry and Avey, both long time FCC campers from New Orleans, attend nearby Christ School, and came to see everyone tonight. Croft is a Sophomore at nearby Brevard College and Jack and his parents hosted us in their home tonight.
Camp friends Lex and David enjoyed seeing each other tonightCamp friends Lex and David enjoyed seeing each other tonight

John Bates, Director of Staff & Camper Development at FCC, came to the event with his wife Alexandria and their two daughters. John was a camper and counselor for many years at FCC since the 90s before joining the full-time leadership team. We also enjoyed seeing Garrett and Erin Graham, as well as their son who will be returning to Falling Creek this summer. The Grahams are the Directors and Owners of nearby Camp Glen Arden, where Annie Pharr Ramsbotham once served as an assistant program director and younger Pharr sisters Jasmine and Danielle are returning to camp in 2020.

Emily West provided beautiful cookies and cake, baked by Kate Hutchison with Love and Butter in Asheville!Emily West provided beautiful cookies and cake, baked by Kate Hutchison with Love and Butter in Asheville!
John Bates, Director of Staff & Camper Development, Alexandria, Hala Ann, and Julip enjoyed reconnecting with everyone tonight. John was a camper and counselor for many years since the early 90s at FCC before joining the full-time leadership team.John Bates, Director of Staff & Camper Development, Alexandria, Hala Ann, and Julip enjoyed reconnecting with everyone tonight. John was a camper and counselor for many years since the early 90s at FCC before joining the full-time leadership team.
Garrett and Erin Graham brought their son who will be returning to Falling Creek this summer. They are the Directors and Owners of nearby Camp Glen Arden where Annie served as an assistant program director and youngers sisters Jasmine and Danielle are returning to camp in 2020. Garrett and Erin Graham brought their son who will be returning to Falling Creek this summer. They are the Directors and Owners of nearby Camp Glen Arden where Annie served as an assistant program director and youngers sisters Jasmine and Danielle are returning to camp in 2020.

Thanks to everyone who came to see us at the Falling Creek Camp Reunions and Movie Shows, not just this week, but at all our previous stops this year! As we noted earlier, we’ll be rotating the cities that we visit each fall. We look forward to seeing you all!

It was a real treat to have so many Falling Creek staff and their families in Asheville, including the Pharr's, Bates', Shelley, Paige, Frank, Natasha, Croft, KC, and Scuba and superstar alumni Goody. Dads who have attended Father/Son weekend also joined in with the boys for a fun group photo.It was a real treat to have so many Falling Creek staff and their families in Asheville, including the Pharr's, Bates', Shelley, Paige, Frank, Natasha, Croft, KC, and Scuba and superstar alumni Goody. Dads who have attended Father/Son weekend also joined in with the boys for a fun group photo.
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Travel Week 2: Camp Reunions and Movie Shows

Our Raleigh campers, including all dads who have attended Father/Son Weekends, staff, and alumni.Our Raleigh campers, including all dads who have attended Father/Son Weekends, staff, and alumni.

This week of travel was our longest one on the calendar – we visited four great cities! Starting Monday, we headed to the North Carolina capital of Raleigh, and then to Richmond, VA on Tuesday. On Wednesday we were just outside the Washington DC area in Alexandria, VA, and finally we finished up the week in Greenville, SC on Thursday. We were lucky to have several great staff members (both current and alumni!) come out to see us at these events. We always enjoy catching up with our camp families and getting the opportunity to meet new ones. Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Camp Reunions and Movie Shows this past week.

It was a beautiful night in Raleigh to enjoy an outside camp movie under the stars. It was a beautiful night in Raleigh to enjoy an outside camp movie under the stars.

The Funderburk family hosted us in Raleigh, where we were able to watch the camp movie under the stars on a beautiful evening! Emily and Pat Funderburk are always great hosts, and we are thrilled to have their two boys back at camp this summer. Their oldest son will be joining us for his 4th summer as a 2-week camper, and this year his younger brother will join us for the first time in Junior Camp.

Emily and Pat Funderburk hosted the Raleigh area movies and reunion at their beautiful home. We're thrilled to have their two boys at camp this summer. Their oldest son will be joining us for his 4th summer as a 2-week camper, and this year his younger brother will join for the first time in Junior Camp.Emily and Pat Funderburk hosted the Raleigh area movies and reunion at their beautiful home. We're thrilled to have their two boys at camp this summer. Their oldest son will be joining us for his 4th summer as a 2-week camper, and this year his younger brother will join for the first time in Junior Camp.

It’s always a treat when our counselors take the time out of their busy college schedules to join one of these Camp Reunions and Movie Shows, and in Raleigh we got to see David Cowan, Chris Ocana, and Tom Yoxsimer. Chris transferred from Mercer to UNC-Chapel Hill for Media and Communications. David, a 6-year FCC camper from Charlotte, NC, is a sophomore in pre-med at UNC- Chapel Hill, and Tom Yoxsimer, also a FCC camper for 5 summers and a Junior at UNC- Wilmington, was in town for an Ultimate tournament. You’ll be excited to know that Tom has already committed to coming back as a counselor in 2020!

It's always a real treat when some of the famous Falling Creek Camp staff take time out of their busy college schedules to come join us for the evening. (l to r) Chris Ocana, David Cowan, and Tom Yoxsimer. It's always a real treat when some of the famous Falling Creek Camp staff take time out of their busy college schedules to come join us for the evening. (l to r) Chris Ocana, David Cowan, and Tom Yoxsimer.

We were also able to catch up with campers Max and James, who plan to return to June Camp in 2020 for their 6th and 4th summers. They, and their father Andy, have enjoyed 4 Father/Son Weekends together over the years. Todd Hancock was another familiar face we reconnected with in Raleigh. He went to Falling Creek with his brother when they were boys, and on Monday he brought his son to the Reunion and Movie show to introduce him to the camp he enjoyed as a boy.

Max and James plan to return to June Camp in 2020 for their 6th and 4th summers. Andy and the boys have enjoyed 4 Father/Son Weekends together.Max and James plan to return to June Camp in 2020 for their 6th and 4th summers. Andy and the boys have enjoyed 4 Father/Son Weekends together.
Todd Hancock went to Falling Creek with his brother when they were boys. Yesterday, he brought his own son our Camp Reunion and Movie Show in Raleigh to introduce him to the camp he enjoyed as a boy.Todd Hancock went to Falling Creek with his brother when they were boys. Yesterday, he brought his own son our Camp Reunion and Movie Show in Raleigh to introduce him to the camp he enjoyed as a boy.

The next day, Yates headed further up north to Virginia, where he made his first stop in Richmond, before heading to Alexandria. The Melton Family hosted the Richmond area Camp Reunions & Movie Show in their beautiful home, and it was a great evening catching up with camp families and meeting new ones. Sarah Hurst and 2 of her 4 boys, were able to come to the Richmond event, as well as the Bass family, who will be returning for June Camp in 2020. All of them are great campers, and we were happy to have the chance to catch up!

The Meltons hosted Tuesday evening’s Richmond area FCC movies and reunion. Thanks to the Melton boys for being such a great help with setting up!The Meltons hosted Tuesday evening’s Richmond area FCC movies and reunion. Thanks to the Melton boys for being such a great help with setting up!
Yates with the Bass family - both boys are returning to June camp in 2020!Yates with the Bass family - both boys are returning to June camp in 2020!
Yates with Sarah Hurst and 2 of her 4 boys, who have been coming to FCC for many summers.Yates with Sarah Hurst and 2 of her 4 boys, who have been coming to FCC for many summers.

Yates was able to reconnect with Steve, one of his fraternity brothers from Appalachian State, whose son Harrison is returning to Main Camp for his 7th summer in 2020. Wade Blackwood also made time to join the event in Richmond, and we’re excited to have his son returning to camp this summer. Wade, who was the Executive Director of the American Canoe Association, was a counselor at FCC in the 90’s and, like Yates, served on the FCC paddle staff.

Yates and Wade Blackwood, whose son is returning to camp this summer. Wade, who was the Executive Director of the American Canoe Association, was a counselor at FCC in the 90's and, like Yates, served on the FCC paddle staff.Yates and Wade Blackwood, whose son is returning to camp this summer. Wade, who was the Executive Director of the American Canoe Association, was a counselor at FCC in the 90's and, like Yates, served on the FCC paddle staff.
Yates with Steve, Harrison, and Kirki. Yates and Steve are fraternity brothers from Appalachian State and their son is returning to main camp for his 7th summer.Yates with Steve, Harrison, and Kirki. Yates and Steve are fraternity brothers from Appalachian State and their son is returning to main camp for his 7th summer.
Watching the updated camp movie in Richmond, VAWatching the updated camp movie in Richmond, VA
Yates discussing the Waypoints system at campYates discussing the Waypoints system at camp

On the second evening in Virginia, Yates headed up to Alexandria, right outside the DC area. Many thanks to the Woodruff Family for hosting the Reunion and Movie Show at their home on Wednesday. We enjoyed seeing the two Woodruff boys, who will be returning to Main Camp for their 8th and 6th summers in 2020. Yates was also thrilled to reconnect with FCC superstars Mickey Herman and Harrison Kilgore, both long-time camp veterans. Harrison is a prior camper, counselor, and Tribal Leader, and Mickey is a 9-year camper/CIT, prior 5-year counselor, Tribal Leader and Asst. Program Director. Both are now successful lawyers in the DC area.

Thanks to the Woodruff Family for hosting the Alexandria and Washington DC area Camp Reunion & Movie Show at their home last night. Their sons will be returning to Main camp for their 8th and 6th summers! Thanks to the Woodruff Family for hosting the Alexandria and Washington DC area Camp Reunion & Movie Show at their home last night. Their sons will be returning to Main camp for their 8th and 6th summers!
Yates was thrilled to reconnect with FCC superstars Mickey Herman (left), a 9-year camper/CIT, and 5-year counselor, Tribal Leader and Asst. Program Director at FCC and Harrison Kilgore, also an FCC camper, counselor, and Tribal Leader. Both are successful lawyers in the DC area now.Yates was thrilled to reconnect with FCC superstars Mickey Herman (left), a 9-year camper/CIT, and 5-year counselor, Tribal Leader and Asst. Program Director at FCC and Harrison Kilgore, also an FCC camper, counselor, and Tribal Leader. Both are successful lawyers in the DC area now.
Not only is Dave Woodruff a great host, he is also a talented photographer!Not only is Dave Woodruff a great host, he is also a talented photographer!

Another exciting note from Alexandria is that we got to see Whit and Gabe, two older campers who are currently juniors in High School. We’re so happy to share that Whit and Gabe will be back on the mountain again, since they have both applied to be Men of STEEL this summer. This is one of our counselor training programs which follows FLINT, but is more selective and requires an application and interview, much like applying to serve as a counselor at FCC. STEEL stands for Summer Training Encouraging Emerging Leaders, and is intentionally designed to foster leadership, service, responsibility, and teamwork. Both young men are no strangers to camp – It will be Whit’s 9th and Gabe’s 12th summer at FCC!

Whit (left) and Gabe have both applied to be men of STEEL this summer. It will be Whit's 9th and Gabe's 12th summer at FCC! Whit (left) and Gabe have both applied to be men of STEEL this summer. It will be Whit's 9th and Gabe's 12th summer at FCC!
Great group in Alexandria, VA for Wednesday night's Camp Reunion and Movie Show!Great group in Alexandria, VA for Wednesday night's Camp Reunion and Movie Show!

To round out a great week, Yates finished in Greenville, SC on Thursday evening. It was a beautiful fall night to enjoy the Falling Creek Camp Movie outside at Cary & Gage Weekes home! It was fun getting to connect with Andrew Smith, who will be returning for his 12th summer at FCC during Main Camp in 2020. Andrew works as an endocrinologist Physician Assistant in Greenville. We also enjoyed seeing Tom Feingold, a previous FCC camper and staff member, and 10-year FCC veteran with his family, attending while his father served as the camp physician for a week. Tom and his sister are Juniors at nearby Furman University.

It was a beautiful fall night to enjoy the Falling Creek Camp Movie outside at Cary & Gage Weekes home.It was a beautiful fall night to enjoy the Falling Creek Camp Movie outside at Cary & Gage Weekes home.
Andrew Smith with the Wyland family. We're thrilled to have the boys back at Main Camp this summer.Andrew Smith with the Wyland family. We're thrilled to have the boys back at Main Camp this summer.
Yates was so happy to reconnect with Andrew Smith (left), who will be returning for his 12th summer at FCC during Main camp in 2020. Andrew is a PA in Greenville. Tom Feingold (middle), a previous FCC camper, and 10-year FCC veteran with his family attending while his father served as the camp physician for a week. Tom and his sister are Juniors at nearby Furman University.Yates was so happy to reconnect with Andrew Smith (left), who will be returning for his 12th summer at FCC during Main camp in 2020. Andrew is a PA in Greenville. Tom Feingold (middle), a previous FCC camper, and 10-year FCC veteran with his family attending while his father served as the camp physician for a week. Tom and his sister are Juniors at nearby Furman University.

David Savage and his boys were at the Greenville event, and we are excited to have them returning for their 6th Father/Son Weekend! Doug Spear was enjoying watching the 2019 summer slideshow with his son, who will be returning to June Camp in 2020 for his 5th summer, along with both Savage boys! We can’t wait to have them all back this summer. The Wyland family was also in attendance, and we are happy to have the boys back at Main Camp with us this summer. Not only did we enjoy pizza for dinner, but Cary also had beautiful cookies custom baked for everyone with the Falling Creek flame on them – they tasted as good as they looked!

David Savage and his boys will be returning for their 6th Father/Son Weekend! The boys are also going to June Camp in 2020.David Savage and his boys will be returning for their 6th Father/Son Weekend! The boys are also going to June Camp in 2020.
Doug Spear enjoying the pizza and watching the 2019 summer slideshow. We're excited to have his son returning to June Camp in 2020 for his 5th summer.Doug Spear enjoying the pizza and watching the 2019 summer slideshow. We're excited to have his son returning to June Camp in 2020 for his 5th summer.
The boys (and parents) loved eating these delicious FCC cookies that Cary had made by Inga's Custom Cookies The boys (and parents) loved eating these delicious FCC cookies that Cary had made by Inga's Custom Cookies

We’ll kick off next week’s travel with a visit to Birmingham, AL on Monday the 28th! Come see us in Nashville and Atlanta after that. We still have two more weeks of travel, but if we don’t have your city on the calendar this year, tune in on November 6th to our live-streamed show from Asheville, NC! We’ll be on both Facebook and Instagram this time, and we’re excited to have as many people join us as possible.

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The dads who have attended Father/Son Weekends, staff, and alumni, all joined the boys for a big group photo in Greenville.The dads who have attended Father/Son Weekends, staff, and alumni, all joined the boys for a big group photo in Greenville.
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Travel Week 1: Camp Reunions and Movie Shows in Charlotte and Charleston

When Fall arrives at camp, it seems like a “reset button” after the summer. Each August after the last camper heads home, the final activity supplies are put away, and the last counselors leave, camp reverts back to it’s dormant phase, quietly waiting for another exciting summer to begin in May. You might think that the same is true for the directors and leadership team. Don’t they close up shop and retreat back to their homes for the long winter too? Actually, it’s the opposite – the “off season” for camp is almost busier than when the campers are here! During the Fall and Winter, the year-round team is busy recruiting staff, interviewing, completing work projects, planning the upcoming sessions, and traveling all over the country to camp family homes and colleges.

The new 2020 trunk sticker: featuring the camp bell!The new 2020 trunk sticker: featuring the camp bell!

This past week was the first of many in this year’s Camp Reunion and Movie Show travel schedule. This year, we’re traveling from October through November for our camp movies and reunion tour. Kyle Jeffries has already started his staff tour to meet with potential counselors at college campuses, many times participating in their job fairs. Our full travel calendar can be found here on our website, and if you have any questions about directions or details, call the camp office at (828) 692-0262.

We had a great turnout last night in Charlotte at the first Movie Show and Reunion of 2020! We love having the opportunity to meet new families and reunite with old onesWe had a great turnout last night in Charlotte at the first Movie Show and Reunion of 2020! We love having the opportunity to meet new families and reunite with old ones

To kick things off, we began our Travel Calendar in Charlotte, NC on Tuesday, October 15th. We have a great group of families in Charlotte, and the city will always be a soft spot for Yates since it happens to be his hometown. The Ridinger Family graciously hosted at their home for another year, and it was fun to meet new families and reunite with old ones. Pizza was served and there was time to mingle before watching the newly updated movie. Some campers at the show have even been part of the Falling Creek family for the majority of their lives! Walter from Charlotte is one example, who will return to Main Camp in 2020 for his 10th summer. Walter is also a talented horseback rider and dedicated Boy Scout, who had come straight from the barn to the movie show, and then to his weekly Scout meeting. In fact, we learned that Walter won a ribbon in his horse show in Tryon last weekend, and the Scout troop he is a part of (Troop 55 at Myers Park Presbyterian Church), is the same troop that Yates received his Eagle Scout rank, and served as an Assistant Scoutmaster for. We continue to be proud of all the accomplishments that our campers achieve!

Yates with Walter M., who will return to Main Camp in 2020 for his 10th summer!Yates with Walter M., who will return to Main Camp in 2020 for his 10th summer!
Camp friends are the best friendsCamp friends are the best friends
Some backyard games before watching the camp movie! Thanks to the Ridinger family for being incredible hosts as always.Some backyard games before watching the camp movie! Thanks to the Ridinger family for being incredible hosts as always.

The new 2020 trunk sticker was also revealed, which is a collectible item that campers can only receive at a Movie Show and Reunion. We create these limited edition stickers each year, and our 2020 design is the bell. We were excited to share these stickers for the first time in Charlotte! As a side note, if you would like a sticker but we aren’t traveling to your city this year, just tune in to the Asheville, NC event on November 6th at 6:30pm EST. We will be streaming through Facebook live and Instagram live (for the first time this year!), and we’ll send stickers to all those who participate through the live feed. We also offer this trunk sticker design in a poster and many of you are collecting these. Just contact the camp office to order your new 2020 poster and we will mail it to you. We also have all designs from previous summers available as well. These make for excellent Christmas gifts.

Our Charleston group of boys, camp staff, camp alumni, and dads who have attended Father/Son Weekends. A great group!Our Charleston group of boys, camp staff, camp alumni, and dads who have attended Father/Son Weekends. A great group!

On Wednesday, October 16th, we were down in Charleston, SC. Thanks to Megan and Hunter Louis for hosting the event, and to Beezer and Emily Molten for opening their Half-Moon Outfitters West Ashley store to make the event a success! The Molten’s Half-Moon Outfitters store even had an indoor rock wall, which was a huge hit. Everyone loved getting the chance to climb with friends before watching the movie. The Louis’ are no strangers to Falling Creek themselves. Hunter is an FCC camp alumni camper from the early 90’s, and you may have seen him and his family around camp when he served as camp doctor this past summer. We are excited to have them back in the Doctor’s A-frame again this summer! After her Falling Creek experience, Megan shared a thoughtful parent’s perspective, explaining how, “Historically, I would be a mother who would have the ‘guilty’ feeling of sending my son away for part of the summer. But after being on site during camp doc week and seeing/living/breathing the experiences, emotions, and attitudes of the campers, I can speak to the joy these boys are filled with and the sense of unity and freedom they have.”

L to R: Megan Louis, Yates, Steven Feingold, and Hunter LouisL to R: Megan Louis, Yates, Steven Feingold, and Hunter Louis
Thanks to our camp friends Beezer and Emily Molten for inviting us to host the Charleston event at their big Half-Moon Outfitters West Ashley store! The rock wall was a hit.Thanks to our camp friends Beezer and Emily Molten for inviting us to host the Charleston event at their big Half-Moon Outfitters West Ashley store! The rock wall was a hit.

Another well-known doctor, who was also in Charleston, is Steven Feingold. The Feingolds have been returning to camp each year for over a decade, and in 2020, we’re excited to have Steven returning as camp doctor with his family again (for their 11th summer!). It was also fun to catch up with long-time Camp Nurse, Mary Lobianco, and her son and husband Dan. We were lucky to be able to see quite a few returning campers in Charleston that evening, including Wells G, Woods G, and Tommy S, who were dressed sharply as they made time to attend the show before heading to their cotillion.

L to R - Lukey S, Benny S, Yates , Nurse Mary Lobianco, and Colton LL to R - Lukey S, Benny S, Yates , Nurse Mary Lobianco, and Colton L
We enjoyed catching up with these campers in Charleston! They made the effort to come to the Movie Show and Reunion before their evening cotillion ( L to R: Wells G, Woods G, and Tommy S)We enjoyed catching up with these campers in Charleston! They made the effort to come to the Movie Show and Reunion before their evening cotillion ( L to R: Wells G, Woods G, and Tommy S)

Charlotte and Charleston were a great way to kick off the travel calendar; thanks to all who came to share it with us. Camp friends in Raleigh, we’ll see you on Monday, October 21st!

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