Traditional Summer Camp
A community of fun and friendship—we are a friendly, open community where everyone quickly feels like family. 312 campers is an ideal size; large enough to allow for a broad range of activity choices, yet small enough for individual attention in each activity and cabin group.
A camp experience is something you can’t get anywhere else. It allows you to not just build skills like paddling and tennis, but you build life skills–how to get along with others and to be independent and make decisions for yourself, that you never would have a chance to do at home or in a classroom setting.” -Yates Pharr (Director)
“Boys at Falling Creek learn to make decisions for themselves. We view ourselves as an educational institution—a different kind of education than boys get during the rest of the year. It’s developing self-worth, learning how to live with a group of people, how to see opportunities for growth and pursue them,” says Donnie Bain, Former FCC Director. “Although we recognize the importance of learning skills, the values and character development that takes place at camp is ultimately the greatest benefit to each boy.”
This was our son’s second year at Falling Creek and the confidence level he has acquired is remarkable. He was so comfortable and eager to try new things without hesitation. I feel certain that we owe this comfort and confidence to your fabulous staff.” -Elise and Max M from New Orleans, LA (Parents)
One of the first activities is an orientation tour of the camp activities—from the riding stables to the rifle range; from canoeing to mountain biking. Campers then select six different activities to take part in on a daily basis.
With an extensive wilderness program, most Falling Creek campers eagerly take advantage of a variety of trips offered throughout the summer. The longest and most extensive trips are offered during the Main Camp.
Meet Your New Best Friends
Every camper lives in a cabin group with eight other boys and one or two counselors. Falling Creek believes that having boys from different parts of the world living together in community fosters social maturity. Cabin groups also go on overnight camping trip together each session.
A dedicated and enthusiastic staff is the heart of the cabin, truly they are the heart of our camp. Falling Creek counselors are carefully selected and come from all over the United States and several countries. Each counselor is at least 19 years old and has completed at least one year of college. The average age of our counselors is 22, and more than half return each summer.