Our Adventure Villagers all chose hikes for today’s activity.  They had the option of traveling to the Frost Valley Farm, Doubletop Mountain, Slide Mountain, or the Frost Valley Experience.  Everyone loved the day, despite some rain toward the end and will sleep very well tonight.

Frost Valley Farm: up and over Wildcat mountain this crew loved playing with the new, warm and fuzzy, baby goats born just last week at the farm!  Going through Laddleton was also a highlight – tramping through the fern fields and seeing all of the old foundations from a town.

Slide Mountain: the tallest peak with a trail to the top in the Catskills, our Slide Mountain hikers enjoyed basking in the sun on the large, flat rocks at the summit and were happy to beat the rain back to camp.

Doubletop: one of the tallest peaks in the Catskills without a trail to the top, this crew were pleased to have summited the mountain, but didn’t have any luck finding the remains of a plane crash from the 60s.  They were drenched by the time they got back to camp and loved their hot showers upon return!

Frost Valley Experience: trekking across the Frost Valley trails and pathways, this group loved seeing new places around camp that most campers never view.  The bear cave and old warming huts were some of the highlights from the hike!

After dinner the whole village came back together to play dodge ball before starting devotion and heading off to sweet dreams.

About the Author

Zach eigenbrodt

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Zach couldn't keep himself out of the woods when growing up. He started working at a Northern Wisconsin YMCA Camp as a wilderness trip leader while in college and fell in love with getting kids into nature. The smiles on kids faces after returning from a once in a life time wilderness experience is why he is here today. Zach brought his talents to Frost Valley YMCA, in 2014, when he started as the Trips Coordinator and soon was promoted to Adventure Director. Zach loves all forms of Wilderness exploration, though some would say his heart lies most with canoeing.

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