On Sunday, November 8, Yates traveled to Hal and Paula Mentz’s home in Houston to reconnect with current Falling Creek families and alumni as well as meet new families interested in learning about camp. All three Mentz boys will return to camp this summer and Henry is planning to be a Counselor in Training.

Photo from the summer camp movie show in Houston.

Houston, Texas

Laffy Herring, whose son is returning to camp this summer, brought his family. Laffy was a camper in the 70s and 80s with Yates. A special thanks to all of the veteran campers who attended as they were a big help in answering questions about FCC.

Yates then drove north to Dallas where Julie and Andres Diaz hosted the movies for the families in the area on Tuesday. Their son Peter will return to camp this summer.

Dallas, Texas

In addition to the large group of new and returning families, Tyler Vaughan, one of our top first year staff in 2009, took time out of his busy schedule at SMU to come see us. Tyler is a sophomore from Birmingham majoring in engineering. Tyler plans to return to camp to be on staff this summer.

Rick and Emily Broad brought their three boys over from Richardson to the show. Their two oldest boys will return this summer. Rick and Emily were on FCC staff with Marisa and Yates in the late 1980’s. Rick was the program director in the early 90s. They now own and operate a physical therapy business in Wylie, Texas.

On Wednesday, Yates traveled to Julie and Clarke Futch’s home in Greenwich, where he connected with a large group of families from the area. Their son Hayden is planning to return to camp this summer.

Photo from the summer camp movie show in Greenwich.

Greenwich, Connecticut

Yates then made his way south to Princeton on Thursday to Tasha and Mark Gajewski’s home where he met a number of both returning and new families interested in Falling Creek. Dana’s younger brother Reid will be joining him this summer at camp.

Parker Vaughey, a five-year main camper from ‘78-’82 from Jackson, brought his son Aidan who plans to return this summer.

Princeton, New Jersey

Robert and Thomas Naylor get the award for the longest drive to the movie as they traveled from Pennsylvania (more than 1.5 hours) to learn more about camp. Thomas is excited to be going to the Main session for his first time at Falling Creek.

We would like to thank the Mentz, Diaz, Futch and Gajewski families for their support by hosting and providing awesome venues for reconnecting and learning more about Falling Creek Camp.