After a day of orientations and get to know you games, it was time to dive into some actual activities. We started our morning off learning the hard skills that we will be using during our mini-trips. We split into groups learning how to use a map and compass, tying knots and setting up tarps, building fires and learning our Leave-no-Trace principles. These are just some of the skills that Adventure village will gain this summer and bring home this summer.

We then gave our minds a break and spent the afternoon at waterfront and exploring the Biscuit Brook with some creeking. Creeking is such great way to get our campers to be curious and ask questions. Whether its turning over rocks  to see what is under it or trying to figure what cool new color you can make with rock paint, it gives the camper a chance to ask questions which is extremely important.


Who can create the best color with rock paint?

Things then slowed down with a nice campfire at Project-X, a secret overnight spot, where we shared stories, started life long friendships and ate some smores. Nothing ends a day better than a nice campfire for all to reflect.

Happy Trails, 

Zach Eigenbrodt

Adventure Director
Frost Valley YMCA
2000 Frost Valley Rd.
Claryville, NY 12725
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