Yates traveled to Libby and Ross Cheek’s home in Nashville on Sunday to show the camp movies. He was thrilled to catch up with a big group that included new families, veteran campers, staff and alumni.
Jamie Kaplan, a seven-year camper and staff member at Falling Creek, came by to offer his support and insight to the new parents and boys who are thinking about coming to camp this summer. Jamie is a junior civil engineering major from Atlanta, who is enjoying his experience at Vanderbilt University.
Margaret Anderson, a veteran FCC nurse, is an instructor at the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Her son Gage is returning to camp for his fifth summer. We feel fortunate that Margaret is returning to serve as a camp nurse in June.
Will Weaver and Brendan Finucane were Falling Creek campers in the 80’s. They are certainly pleased that their sons are getting to share in the same FCC experience they received. We are also excited that the Cheek’s son William will be returning for his sixth summer and attending Main camp.
Yates then made his way north on Monday to Louisville, to meet up with several families at Franklin and Hollis Stark’s home. The photo includes a portion of those that attended. Franklin and August, who are cousins and campers at FCC, were a big help to Yates in answering questions from the families who are new to Falling Creek. We know the boys are excited to be returning to camp this summer, August for his fourth and Franklin for his sixth.
On Tuesday Yates was delighted to visit Chalky and Beth Thomas’ home in Cincinnati to show the camp movies. Chalky, an FCC alumnus from the 70’s is pleased that their son Blake will be returning to FCC for his fourth summer to attend Main Camp.
Chip Skidmore, who attended FCC in the 70’s, brought his son Carson, who plans to return to June camp this summer. Carson’s cousins will be attending June camp this summer for their first FCC experience. Their father, Jeff, attended Falling Creek in the 70’s as well.
We want to thank the Cheek’s, Stark’s and Thomas’ for graciously hosting the Falling Creek Camp movies in their homes and offering the chance for new families to learn more about FCC and allowing the returning campers, staff and alumni to reconnect.