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Staying in Touch

No Package Policy

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In the interest of creating a non-materialistic camp community, fairness, and to the relief of many parents, Falling Creek has a no package policy. Any packages received that are larger than a standard (letter-size) envelope will be returned to the sender or held in the office until the end of camp. This includes books and magazines. We encourage families to donate reading materials to our camp library for the benefit of the entire Falling Creek community.

Please inform family and friends and remind them not to send food, candy, or gum in letters. If your son forgets to pack an essential item, contact the camp office. We have a grace period of the first few days of camp for receiving forgotten essential items. The package must be pre-approved by the camp office. Your son will open the package in the camp office and only be allowed to keep the essential item. Please adhere to the no package policy. It is very disappointing for a package to arrive for a camper and for him to not be able to keep it if it is a non-essential item.

Visitation

Attending camp provides a unique opportunity for boys to gain independence and self-reliance. Therefore, we have a no visitation policy.

There can be difficulty readjusting after a family visit for both the camper and friends or cabinmates whose parents cannot visit. We recommend parents visit camp on Opening and Closing Days to meet Falling Creek staff and view the camp facility. The days between camp sessions are dedicated to staff training and are not convenient for visits.

Mail & Phone

Mail should be sent to PO Box 98, Tuxedo, NC 28784. Please include your son’s cabin name or number on the envelope. You will get your son’s cabin assignment on Opening Day. If you send mail prior to Opening Day, your son will receive it on Monday after Opening Day. Please note that our mailing and shipping addresses are different. Please send mail to the post office box. Cards and letters for your son may be left with the Program Office on Opening Day. We will distribute them according to your instructions beginning on the Monday following Opening Day.

You may call us at any time during camp at 828.692.0262. If we are not available, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

We are happy to speak with you and will work with you to ensure that your son has a positive and successful experience at camp. Direct phone calls to campers are not allowed, and campers are not allowed to call home. We have found that phone calls interfere with a camper’s adjustment and scheduled activities. We encourage you to communicate with your child through letters and one-way emails, which are printed and delivered to campers each day after lunch.

It is recommended you send pre-addressed/stamped envelopes, in a sealable plastic bag to protect from moisture, to camp with your camper. If requested, our office will scan and email letters home for international campers and for parents traveling.

Email & Online Photos

Falling Creek offers access to daily photos of camp life and allows you the option to send one-way emails to your child, which we print and deliver daily. To reach the site, go to the Login area of our home page. Follow the directions on the Login page to access your family’s information. The nominal charge for “CampStamps” helps offset our costs to provide the email service.

An unlimited number of photos may be downloaded from CampInTouch at no charge. The photos from the session are high-resolution files that can be reproduced. Photo prints and photo gifts may also be ordered through the CampInTouch application based on the application’s pricing.

CampInTouch Online

The CampInTouch system allows you to complete your son’s online forms, send one-way emails to your camper(s), view photos from each day at camp, and read the daily camp blog.

To reach the site, login from the My FCC page. Your email address is your username. If you don’t know your password, click “Forgot Password”. If you get locked out of your account, call (828.692.0262) or email () the camp office and we will unlock your account and send you a link to reset your password.

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