From A to Z, here are some of our favorite things at Falling Creek Camp!
Falling Creek’s 890-acre campus is set in a secluded mountaintop cove in the Blue Ridge Mountains — located near the town of Tuxedo, which is between Asheville, North Carolina, and Greenville, South Carolina. It is surrounded by hundreds of acres of privately-owned forest and beautiful wilderness (placed in a conservation easement to protect rare plants and animals such as the endangered green salamander and pitcher plant). Western North Carolina offers an ideal setting for our traditional summer camp, with close proximity to DuPont State Forest, Pisgah National Forest, and other wilderness areas.
We have two spring-fed lakes where we enjoy swimming, the rope swing, a “blob,” zip-line, our very own “roller coaster,” and canoe and kayak docks. In addition to fishing in our lakes, we also have private access to a mile of annually-stocked trout fishing along the Green River. Our land offers over 15 miles of professionally-built, single-track trails for biking, running, hiking, and horseback riding, with scenic views and varied terrain across the ridges and valleys of this area. For our horseback program, camp has many acres of pastures for our herd of camp-owned horses, two riding rings, and a 24-stall horse barn. We also have a dock on nearby Lake Summit for our sailing program, and “Gilbert’s Rock”, a rock face perfect for beginner and intermediate climbers.
In 2014, we added a new multi-purpose gymnasium with an indoor basketball court and performance stage on the upper level, an enclosed indoor soccer court on the lower level, and a full turf field adjacent to the gym.
Falling Creek is an educational institution. It’s a different kind of education than boys get during the rest of the year. It’s learning self-confidence, how to live with a group, and how to see opportunities for growth and pursue them.
Donnie Bain / Former Director
Operations on National Forest System lands are authorized under Special Use Permit by the Pisgah National Forest.