Falling Creek Camp is excited to announce wonderful additions to our leadership team. Crom Carey has begun his responsibilities as Program Director and Paige Hafner has accepted the position of Administrative Director. Nathan Newquist will be shifting his duties to Operations Director, handling much of the ever-growing logistics which keep camp functioning efficiently for campers, parents, and staff.
After nine summers as a camper and four summers on staff at Falling Creek, we are happy that Crom has accepted the position as Program Director. He will oversee the in-camp activity areas and camp events. Moving from long-time camper to staff member, Crom started as a junior counselor and through the years progressed into activity leader for Mountain Biking and Cherokee Tribal Leader. With his knowledge of Falling Creek and years of experience with camp activities, he has hit the ground running planning for this summer.
Crom is from Knoxville and graduated from The University of Tennessee. He was active on campus, starting the cycling team and serving as vice president of his fraternity. Crom also directed the SAE Boxing Tournament, raising money for Golden Gloves Charities, which is the largest fraternity philanthropy in the country. He also chaired Relay For Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. After college Crom worked in Atlanta for an IT recruiting company.
Crom is especially looking forward to working with Falling Creek’s outstanding counselors to provide the traditions and experience he had as a camper. Although mountain biking was his first love, his new favorite activity is paddling. You can be sure he is out and about in WNC when given the chance. We are thankful to have Crom join our year-round team!
We are pleased that Paige Hafner will be joining us starting May 1st in the new role of Administrative Director. She will have management responsibility for camp communications and office operations.
Paige knows firsthand the benefits of a camp experience. As Executive Director of the Henderson County Young Leaders Program, she worked with community partners, schools, and local camps to carry out the mission of the non-profit. The organization provides earned experiences to local youth aged 8-17 with a progression of camp sessions throughout the year as the main medium. She brings a vast amount of logistical, computer, and organizational experience. Along with her capability leading a youth organization, Paige has held many positions as a director of processes, projects, and people.
Paige lives in nearby Flat Rock with her daughters, Alison and Sydney, who are veteran campers. She stays busy cheering them on in their sports activities and serving as a volunteer and board member with several community organizations. Paige is excited for summer when camp is in full swing! She is looking forward to experiencing camp through the eyes of campers and getting to know the wonderful Falling Creek families she has heard so much about. Paige will likely be the person you speak with if you call the camp office, and will greet you at the top of the road on opening day. We are eager to introduce you so you can come to like her as much as we do.
We feel confident that Nathan, Crom, and Paige have taken on roles that match their talents and will continue to keep Falling Creek the best boys camp in the country!. These folks, along with Jim, Ben, Frank, Claudia, Jerry, Simon, Scotty, Drew, and Yates and Marisa, make up a strong team. We have a passion for what we do and enjoy working together to create positive opportunities for boys in the camp environment. We are all enthusiastically looking forward to this summer.