Our animal friends are doing very well in Rhode Island right now!  The past few days they worked at the bird sanctuary in the morning and the animal shelter in the afternoon.  The first day at the sanctuary was hard work for the group as they cleared brush and helped to re-stack a stone wall to build up some habitat in a particular area.  The second and third day were much more interesting for the ladies as they cleared out a bird enclosure, saw a red-tailed hawk up close and personal and actually touched a snake in one of the exhibits! 

The animal shelter had them cleaning carriers to start, and then moved int working with the dog trainers (including some agility training), socializing a new dog that had come in and cleaning some cat litter boxes.  The girls loved the hands on animal portion of the work!  The Aquarium today was AMAZING with some highlights being feeding the sting rays, getting super close to a beluga whale and getting to go behind the scenes to check out some different areas in the aquarium. 

After work, the group has been hanging out at the beach swimming and playing on the sand, catching frisbees and relaxing.

Overall this group is having a great time and pretty excited about life right now!

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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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  • Alison Carrabba

    Glad to hear they are having such fun! Tell Emily her 3 animals at home (and I) can’t wait to see her!