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Why Should He Have All the Fun?

Father/Son Weekend

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When dads drop their sons off at camp for Opening Day, they often ask, “when can I go to camp?”

Father/Son Weekend is the time where boys (and dads!) can be boys!

Partnering with families to help boys develop into strong, healthy men is one mission of Falling Creek. A critical part of this journey is the relationship a son has with his father. A Father/Son Weekend is the perfect time for dads and sons in kindergarten through high school to spend quality time together.

The program is designed to promote the special relationship between a father and son through challenging, adventurous new activities, and the shared memories that are sure to last a lifetime.

Find our Father/Son Weekend Dates & Rates here.

Demands of work and school and all the activities that accompany both often hinder the nurturing of all kinds of relationships. This was a great weekend to get me refocused on what’s really important!

Neal S. / Atlanta, Georgia

Imagine you and your son spending an action-filled weekend in the mountains of Western North Carolina! Do you like to climb? What about canoeing? Shooting a rifle? Have you ever tried a zipline? Do you like to relax and go fishing, or play ping-pong and foosball?

These are just some of the activities that you will participate in at Falling Creek’s annual Father/Son Weekends.

Father/Son Weekends are all-inclusive. Meals are served ‘family style’ in our Dining Hall. Accommodations are provided in our rustic cabins. Each cabin has electricity and a bathroom. You will be grouped with other families with similarly aged boys, or you may request to be in a cabin with another family you already know.

My son and I set off to Falling Creek Camp for the Father/Son Weekend to make a memory and to have some fun. What we encountered during those couple of days of activities, singing, and introspection was more than what we had expected. We returned home with a new bond and stronger relationship. The environment and atmosphere were such that we were able to move beyond the challenges associated with everyday life. It was an experience that set the conditions for a newfound relationship. One that can’t so much be described with words but with something that is only found in the heart.

David M. / Evans, GA

We made so many unforgettable memories this weekend. Memories that can only be made while exploring the great outdoors together. Riding mountain bikes, zip lines, archery, canoeing, shooting guns, and playing all kinds of fun games together. The one-on-one time I get to share with my son is without a doubt some of the best moments of my life. Taking the time to get away from the everyday schedule, and spend time together in the woods is something that I think every father and son should do. As much as possible. I can’t say enough good things about the staff and overall operation at Falling Creek Camp. They run a first class operation, and their staff are absolutely great with the kids. I highly, highly recommend it for any family out there with young boys. The Father / Son weekend is a must do, and truly a bucket list adventure for any Dad.

Ryan H. / Atlanta, GA

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Additional Information

1. Packing Suggestions

Be prepared for cool, sometimes cold, nights and possibly some cold days as well. Also be prepared for warm weather. An afternoon rain shower is common. Download our Father/Son Weekend Packing List.

2. Directions to Camp

There are two airports close to Falling Creek: Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) and Greenville-Spartanburg (GSP). Both have rental car providers and are approximately 45-minutes away from camp. Be sure to review our driving directions.

3. Arrival

Please plan to arrive at camp between 5:00pm and 6:00pm on Friday. Our staff will direct you to the check-in table and to your cabin. The weekend begins with dinner in the Dining Hall and is followed by an evening program.

This was my first experience with Falling Creek and it was a path-changing experience. It is rare for me to have designated time to solely focus on being a good father. This weekend allowed me to see life through the eyes of a six year old boy who only wants to have fun, learn about life, and spend time with his dad. It re-centered me. I will strive to always be a good father and remember that I have a boy looking at me for instructions on how to grow into a good man.

Edward M. / Houston, TX