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8.14.2008

Flashback Of Limited Interest To Most

I don't know why I thought about Falls Creek today - a church camp in the "mountains" of Davis, Oklahoma that I used to go to as a kid. The trips were sponsored by First Baptist of Bridgeport, and I think the cost for the entire week was $20. I haven't been there is 30 years - a fact that is both amazing and frightening at the same time. But I did some looking on The Google and came up with the above picture. I kind of gasped when I saw it due to the incoming flood of memories. (I also found pictures of a "new tabernacle" which made me laugh because somehow I thought it would be exactly the way I left it.) There are handful of people that visit this silly blog that will have instant flashbacks like I did. I think we all share a bond which, I now realize, will never go away. Good times. No, make that great times.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have great memories of Falls Creek as well!

Anne Agnostic said...

This is just about as creepy as that YFZ (Yearning for Zion) place the Poly-Mormon's built out in El Dorado.

Anonymous said...

My son was conceived at Falls Creek. Good times. Great times.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this Barry. Wonder how many stories will evolve from the Methodist Camp?

It is such a beautiful place.

Anonymous said...

Dont feel bad it was only until a couple of summers ago they got the new tabernacle. Up until them it was still the pavillion with the woodedn benches with years of boredom writing on them. But man were some fum memories made there. Alot of learning went down there at that camp, and most of it probably wasn't acceptable by baptist standards. Good Times and good icees after worship!! Thanks for jogging my memory.

Anonymous said...

Does not look like it did back in the day... Good Times.

Anonymous said...

I can remember hitting softballs off the roof on the old pavillion and then in right field we would hit them off the old buildings
I loved that place and the girls that went there also.


The fake Chris Davis

Anonymous said...

I had sex there once and it cost $20.00 but not for the whole week like band camp used to.

Anonymous said...

Wow, flood of memories is right. I have a note that I have kept, for some reason all these years by a dear friend of ours who passed away several years ago from our BHS class of 1980. At the end of his note to me, it simply says "Long live Falls Creek 1977! I miss my friend.

still-dorothy said...

That note was from Randy! Wasn't it! I remember one year he and I got lost in the mountains there at Falls Creek. We were gone ALL DAY and just knew our friends were worried sick about us. When we finally found our way back, no one had even realized we had been missing. The nerve!

I also remember Barry and the boys singing for us. Those were the days.

Anonymous said...

Way to have a reunion without going anywhere! Very nice!!!

Anonymous said...

I preferred Camp Classen, 2 counselors per cabin and no alone time for sex. Wasn't a babtist camp that didn't let you swim together and left you alone most of the evening, but YMCA.

Anonymous said...

Camp Hobletzel sp? If your parents didn't know any better they'd send you there to get robbed, beaten and otherwise terrified by those poor misunderstood persons of color.

That kind of crap wouldn't happen as a 'rule' at a church oriented camp. That's why the memories are so strong from church camp wherever you went- it was a time of innocense that had a good aura about it even while there as a thoughtless kid that we can respect a whole lot more looking back through jaded eyes 30-40 years older.