Today was hot, very hot. But AdVill stayed hydrated and out of the sun. Our activities never slowed!

First thing in the morning, before the heat struck, the whole village played a playful but competetive game of soccer. The rest of camp is gearing up for the Session 2 Olympics, it’s only proper we take part in a worldly game like soccer.

Later in the morning Adventure took over the ropes courses. Campers got to choose between the tandem zip line, the climbing tower, and exploring the pond. Of course, not everyone wants to climb. To be respectful some campers went and explored the ecological complexities at the pond. Newts!!

After lunch campers hit the trails and explored the hillside behind camp. Our fearless leader Village Chief created a new program titled “TreeLick.” I’m nearly 100% sure campers didn’t actually lick the trees but they did get to learn a ton about the native trees of the Catskills on a great hike!

In the afternoon the campers split up into smaller groups and slipped into the cool spring-fed creeks around Sequoia Village. The streams are all actually fed from spring water and spring water’s cold! It doesn’t even matter if the outside temperature is pushing the mid 90’s the creeks will still sit around a nice mid 50’s.

Before going to bed campers ended the day with a nice game of hide and seek in the old Forestman’s Castle.

Regardless of how hot it was today, once the sun fell below the hillside the cool mountain air returned for another blissful night of rest under another gorgeous stary sky.

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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