Adventure Village (AdVill for short!) rolled out of bed bright and early yesterday morning to hike a small mountain and watch a beautiful sunrise (check out the pictures of smugmug if you haven’t already!).  The view was so spactacular that no one seemed to mind the slight drizzle on the way back down.  The morning was low key as campers rested up from their early morning.  After lunch the campers playing in the stream, hopped on a high element or went mountain boarding before getting involved in a bit of nature fashion and “the council.”  The council is an AdVill orginial in which campers go around, in this case, with painted faces and walking sticks, to complain very loudy about all of the woes of life to people walking past.  People walking by get a kick out of it, and the campers LOVE the activity!  The afternoon ended with some hard skills, as campers rotated through fire building, tarp set-up and Leave No Trace principles. 

After dinner, the village regrouped and participated in a challenge night.  Challenge night is an activity in which the campers are divided into groups, and each group is given a challenge, such as the best cow moo or smelliest shoe.  Each group decides which members is the best (or worst – depending on the challenge!) at the challenge, and then sends them up to showcase their skills to the other groups.

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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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  • Sue Murdock

    Thanks for all the great pics from the first couple of days and the beautiful sunrise! 🙂

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