Travel by Air
Airline reservations should be made early. Please note the itinerary details on the Online Travel Form by April 30th.
When planning for flights home from camp, please try to book a non-stop flight. If a connecting flight is necessary, be advised that many airlines do not allow unaccompanied minors on flights that connect to the last flight of the day. We would like campers to arrive on opening day in time to enjoy activities, so we request that you reserve flights that arrive before 12:00 noon.
Note: Please check with your airline or travel agent concerning
unaccompanied minors and other policies before booking tickets. Most
airlines require that all children under the age of 15 fly as an
We ask that parents pay for airline baggage and unaccompanied minor fees for both arrival and departure from camp in advance. Please keep a copy of the receipt for any fees paid.
Yates Pharr is the name to put on the unaccompanied minor form
as the person picking up your son at the airport. Our staff will meet your
son just outside the security area when he arrives at the airport. Staff
members will be wearing a white polo shirt with a green Falling Creek logo.
We ask that your son wears a Falling Creek shirt, if possible, to help our staff instantly identify him at the airport.
Our camp staff will assist boys in the airport and provide transportation to and from the Asheville, NC (AVL) and Greenville-Spartanburg, SC (GSP) airports on opening and closing days at no extra charge. We suggest that campers have a carry-on bag with a change of clothes, towel, swimsuit and toilet articles in the event of delayed luggage. Please check airline policies on acceptable carry-on items (including liquids).
UPS and FedEx are the most effective means for handling baggage. We urge you to ship trunks to and from camp if your children are flying. The baggage screening procedures and long check-in times are avoided by the children having carry-on bags only. If you do send checked luggage (trunk, duffle bag, backpack, etc.) identification tags and camp stickers should be affixed. Please put two name tags on each piece of checked luggage, showing both home and camp addresses and phone numbers. Please check with your airline for baggage charges and policies for both arrival and departure.
Note: If your son has any issues at the airport or at any point in the trip, make certain he knows to get in contact with you immediately. Then we ask that you contact us at camp with the details.