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EARTH TREK (CCBS Father-Son Trek – Summer 2015)

For the third time, Lake Jocassee in Devil’s Fork State Park served as a gorgeous backdrop to our Father-Son Trek. The three Father-Son Trek Summer 2015Cherokee Creek Boys Boarding Schoolnights and four days were nowhere near enough time to take in all of the spectacular scenery that Jocassee offers. However, it was the perfect amount of time for some unique father and son bonding.

Day one of our Summer 2015 Father-Son Trek consisted of setting up camp and a crash course in kayaks. There was also a new twist with a friendly game of “Ultimate Wilderness Survival”. We could all feel our survival ratings rise with this new-found knowledge!

Father-Son Trek Summer 2015Cherokee Creek Boys Boarding SchoolDays two and three brought with them a couple of outdoor adventure opportunities. One was paddling through open water to a beautiful white sandy beach for swimming and lunch and the other was a relaxing pontoon ride to natural waterfalls for exploring, swimming and some great fishing. Luckily for us the fish were ready and willing to strike during our stay at Jocassee!

Whether it was laughing around the campfire, soaking up the sun on a warm sandy beach, or paddling a kayak in wide open water, this Father-Son Trek offered us the opportunity to find out what is real and true about ourselves and the world around us. Just ask any father who has taken the time to participate and he will surely tell you that there is just something special about these Father-Son Treks.


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CCBS Students Experience “Lure” of Fly Fishing

CCBS fly fishing TN group 2015If you’ve ever seen the movie “A River Runs Through It” you’ll remember the “romance” that’s associated with fly fishing. Fly fishing offers the opportunity to relax, enjoy and learn about nature, and spend precious time with friends and family in some of the most beautiful locations in the country. It provides one of the best excuses for travel you’ll ever find, and it’s always good for an exciting shot of adrenaline when a “man vs. fish” battle of wits and strength takes place.
David LePere and student fly fishingLast weekend, a group of students and staffers from Cherokee Creek Boys School went to Tennessee to experience the thrill of fly fishing. They had a load of fun fishing in the rain. There were many “firsts” for some of the boys. One night the group enjoyed a “low country boil”. Two of the boys had never tried shrimp before. One of the highlights of the trip also included a fun boat ride in the rain.
CCBS students fly fishingSome people might let the rain keep them from having fun, but not these boys!  The weather is always beyond our control, and they truly made the best of it. These CCBS students will all have memories of the trip that will last a lifetime.
We want to give a big “THANK YOU” to the sweet family that shared their home with the group for the weekend.
We were also so happy that David, Cherokee Creek’s Executive Director, was able to go with the group and enjoy time with the students outside of his office.
So… when’s the next fly fishing trip? Let’s do it again!
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