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.
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
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.
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.
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