California has a new castle…

castle indostructo

CASTLE INDOSTRUCTO!!! (Named by Jack) We spent part of Wednesday morning in a sand sculpture session. It took a little while for the group to sort out what we wanted to create, then after a few false starts everything was pulled together. The instructor described our castle as, “the biggest sand castle I’ve ever seen!” Our group figured we could show the California crew what FV is made of…Go Big or Go Home. William added some Mayan temple style stairs then below is another finishing touch by Nick…

seaweed bridge

A Frost Valley touch brought a bit of home with us by adding seaweed “cable” bridges.
* The castle is still standing today despite efforts by the tide and some mischievous feet.

After lunch we journeyed to a higher altitude climbing the tower. From the top you could see mountains and cars driving in Mexico! After that more time was spent in the water body boarding. Brenden was attacked by seaweed though all made it out OK. Our adventure for the evening was a night time surf session with a few folks that decided to explore the beach. The surfers practiced their moves catching waves as the sun set behind them, and the beach combers caught it all on tape as they checked out mysterious sea life that had washed up on shore.

Thursday proved to be an awesome, fun, fantastic, long, busy day at Sea World San Diego(words from the campers). We found theme park life to be interesting when Kelsey noticed at dinner that the hot chocolate was .40 cheaper than a bottle of water…what’s up with that? After riding the Journey to Atlantis Christina’s socks were a little squishy and she had some pruney feet last night. Zach then ran to the restroom in 12.5 seconds flat after standing in line for the 3rd time (some technical difficulties made getting on that ride a bit longer than expected). We spent a grand total of 12 hours at the park checking out what they had to offer then headed back to camp. The van pulled up to a locked gate at 12:20am so Kevin had to hop out and find the security guard to let Katie drive the van of sleeping children in to their tents.
The End.

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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  • Christina Lemeiux

    dear christina,

    you have pruney feet????

    love,

    adriana

  • Christina Lemieux

    Hi Christina, I can’t wait to hear about your trip…. !!! Looks the such a great time.

    Hope your food is holding out. Are you taking lots of pictures for us?

    The house is quiet… without you …..but, it is nice to look in your room and see it clean for one week straight……. lol – we do miss you and your endless stories and dramas.

    When you come back, Adriana will be living next door 🙂

    Have fun, be good, be safe.

    Love Mom xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

  • Nick Corigliano

    Hey Nick!

    Sorry this is late in coming but some little birdie told me that you couldn’t see it soooooo…..I will be getting the spork out for him (haha). Anyway, hope you are having a great time and we miss you lots. Heard you caught some good waves-DUDE! Make sure you get some good pics. Tell Kevin and Katie I wish them luck and hope they are having just as good a time as you kids!
    See ya soon
    Love you,
    Mom

  • Hey Christina, looks like you are having a great time on the West Coast. Pretty neat how the sun sets over the ocean there when it rises over the ocean at my place here. Dry out your socks and I miss you. Come stay at my ocean place for a while when you get back. I want to see you up on your surf board. Love ya, Dad