Mini trips rolled in late this afternoon. Each trip went out to a late lunch before heading back to camp, as is tradition. As the campers filed off the buses they were overflowing with stories and adventures.

The backpackers spent the last night at Merrell Pavilion where they could look out over the entire span of the Catskills as the sun rose and set. Rumor has it Merrell is the best place to catch the sun rise in the Catskills.

The canoers spent their last day of canoeing on the reservoir well. They woke up early and hit the water as the steam was lifting from the lake and the water was like glass. The sound of the paddles lapping the water with each perfect j stroke is some thing these campers will never forget.

The climbers put in a half day on the rocks before heading back to camp. Today they set up slightly more difficult climbs. The campers had gotten used to the rock and were able to focus on form and technique which allowed them to dyno the routes.

Once the campers got back into camp they unloaded and checked back in their gear. It’s important to make sure our gear gets returned with the same care as it got checked out. Ownership penetrates all aspects of Frost Valley adventures.

As a reunited village campers will rest well in their bunks and whisper they’re experiences to each other as counselors calmly suggest a good nights rest.

More adventures to come tomorrow!

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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