The southeastern United States tour of therapeutic programs continued yesterday as Admissions Director David Dunleavy visited Equinox, a residential treatment center nestled deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina.
Equinox, which serves boys, ages 14-18, was once a summer camp and before that a basketball camp that began in the 1920s for budding basketball players. There’s good evidence that the late NBA Hall-of-Famer Pistol Pete Maravich attended the camp as a youth. The indoor basketball court still remains.
Just down the road near the town of Bat Cave is Chimney Rock State Park. Deep inside the park is stunning Hickory Nut Falls, which drops 404 feet down a granite face. The falls was featured in the film classic “Last of the Mohicans.”
Just below the falls is Chimney Point, a majestic rock outcropping, which sits 2,280 feet above sea level.
Tuesday, Dunleavy was located three hours south visiting a program on the South Carolina-Georgia border.
The southern trip ends tomorrow in Asheville, N.C. with Glenholme’s attendance at the two-day regional Wilderness Symposium.