Fun for the whole family
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Think Summer Camp Is Just For Kids?
Leave your laptops and phones behind, and retreat to the mountains for a fun-filled, relaxing getaway that the whole family will enjoy! At Falling Creek’s Family Camp, we want you to experience the same joy and beloved camp traditions that your sons experience throughout the summer sessions (or that you may have experienced as a camper yourself!)
You’ll share a weekend building lifelong memories, relaxing in the outdoors, participating in camp activities, and laughing around delicious meals together. Invest in the opportunity to unplug and authentically connect as a family.Join Us!
Let go of the busyness of daily life
…and experience the wonder of Falling Creek as a family!
Family Camp is Friday through Monday (4 days and 3 nights). Each family will have their own private cabin for the weekend. The cabins are wooden and rustic, with screened windows, a covered front porch, full bath, outlets, and furnished with bunk beds. Meals and activities are included.
The weekend is planned with a mix of structured time and down time, so you have the choice to be as active or as relaxed as you want. We offer a variety of rotating activity instruction balanced with self-guided activities, free swim, and down time.Why Family Camp?
A Family Vacation Like No Other
Our 2024 Family Camp dates are Friday August 30th, to Monday, September 2nd. These all-inclusive weekends are $2,950 for a family of up to 4, with options to add on for larger families at $300 per additional family member. This includes a 4 day and 3 night stay in a cabin, plus meals. Visit our Sessions, Dates, and Rates page for the most current dates and rates.
The deposit is fully refundable until January 1st, and with room for only 39 families, you’ll want to save your spot!
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This is our second year and we loved it again. Such a great weekend for our family reinforcing strong values, focused time together, courage, & positivity. One of our favorite family times.”
Keeli, Brookhaven, GA
Thank you thank you for proving this ministry to me and my family. We are so blessed to be part of the Falling Creek family for the past three years. You are an integral part of our family tradition and memories.
-Cara, Clemson, SC
Family Camp FAQs
What programming will be offered?
There will be a rotation of several camp activities offered with instruction from Falling Creek staff. These will include, riflery, archery, guided hiking, visiting chickens at the F.A.R.M., mountain biking, fishing, fly fishing, swimming, outdoor skills, climbing wall, canoeing, and blacksmithing.
Some of our traditional camp favorites will be offered as well, including Evening Programs, Morning Watch, and Campfire.
Other self guided activities will be available to enjoy at your own pace during the retreat. This includes disc golf, tennis, pickleball, basketball, ping pong, foosball, indoor or outdoor soccer, ultimate frisbee, flag football, board games, orienteering, trail running & hiking, or just taking it easy and relaxing on the grassy knoll.
What will sleeping arrangements be for families in the cabins?
Each family will have their own cabin with shower and bathroom facilities. The cabins are wooden and rustic, with screened windows, a front porch, and furnished with bunk beds. There are outlets, electricity, and hot water in each cabin. The trails leading up to the cabin areas are over varied terrain. Due to the close proximity of cabins, please respect quiet hours in the evenings and mornings.
What should I bring for the weekend?
We’ve put together a Family Camp Packing List, which we will send to families upon enrollment.
Will camp provide sheets, blankets, pillows, and towels?
Falling Creek will provide sheets and blankets. You will need to bring your own pillows, pillow cases, and towels.
Can I bring my own gear?
We will provide all the gear and equipment necessary to participate in the activities offered, including bikes, canoes, harnesses, etc. Falling Creek’s mountain bikes will only be available for use during guided rides. Helmets are necessary at all times while riding. You do not need to bring any additional equipment (with the exception of an approved PFD for any infant/child under 30lbs), however if you would like to bring your own gear, you are welcome to do so.
When is arrival and departure time?
We will be ready to welcome you at 4pm on the first day of your retreat. Please arrive by 5:30pm. The first meal is dinner at 6:30pm. Let us know if you plan to arrive at a different time, so we may plan accordingly. Departure time will be after lunch on the final day of your retreat. Please be out of your cabins by 2pm. If you would like to spend the afternoon with your family at camp after 2pm you are welcome to.
If you are flying, the best airports are either Asheville, NC (AVL), or Greenville-Spartanburg, SC (GSP). Charlotte, NC (CLT) is also an option with a bit of a longer drive to camp (about 2 hours).
What are the check-out expectations?
On the day of your departure, we ask that you place your sheets and blankets in the provided bags and leave them on the cabin porch. Please collect all trash and place them in the central trash receptacles nearest your cabin by the 2pm departure.
How far is my cabin from parking?
You will be walking from the parking area to your cabin over varied terrain. Pack your belongings in luggage that you and your family can manage carrying some distance, such as large backpacks or duffel bags. Wheeled suitcases do not work well on the trails to our cabins.
Will there be medical staff available?
Yes, we will have a Registered Nurse available throughout the week to offer basic first aid if necessary.
Are there counselors available to watch my children?
We anticipate you going to activities with your children and being responsible for them at all times. Counselors will be in some activity areas throughout the day to facilitate instruction, but will not be responsible for direct supervision. Each child will need an adult supervisor to participate in any activity, whether it is a staffed activity or self-guided activity.
Is there internet access?
Yes, camp is lucky to have a T-1 line despite our rural location. That being said, bandwidth can become limited if everyone is online at once and may be spotty in some areas of camp. Internet access is only available in and around the Dining Hall.
Will family retreats be “unplugged”?
Our Unplugged Policy that we adhere to during the regular summer sessions will apply to our staff while in camp activities and we hope you will join us.
Can I bring my pets?
Unfortunately no. Although June and Rucker live here as camp dogs, we have a “no pet policy” at Falling Creek.
How will meals be served?
Most meals will be served in the Dining Hall, where you will eat family-style at a table together. In addition to the meal on the table, there’s a salad bar stocked with over 20 items for a variety of ways to customize your plate, as well as rice, beans, cheese cubs, and eggs. At breakfast, this bar is full of fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, and oatmeal or grits. During Cookout Supper, we will enjoy the meal picnic-style together at the Gym and Turf Field, just as we do every Saturday during regular camp sessions.
What if I have a dietary need?
There is a space on the registration form to notify us of your dietary needs prior to arrival. Substitutions for dietary needs will be provided.
Can I bring my own food?
Food is prohibited in cabins because it attracts animals. All food you bring must be kept in your car.
Can I bring my own drinks?
Yes, if you choose to bring a personal cooler, you may store it in your cabin or vehicle. The cooler may only be used for beverages (preferably cans and plastic cups, rather than glass). No food in cabins. If you are of legal drinking age, you may choose to bring alcohol and consume responsibly during your stay. Providing alcohol to any persons under 21 is strictly prohibited. You are restricted from consuming alcohol or being under the influence during participation in activities where awareness is a key safety component. To maintain a family atmosphere, our preference is that you pour beverages into a cup before consuming.
Are there any other camp policies we should be aware of?
Our Falling Creek Code is the expected standard for behavior and interactions with others when in the Falling Creek Community. Our other normal camp rules prohibiting weapons, drug paraphernalia, smoking, and pets will continue to be in place.
We love the wide range of activities! The camp staff is incredible - so helpful, respectful and very engaging! We are so impressed with the quality of your staff.
Jennifer, Knoxville, TN