3 canoes on lake cole

AdVill Off and Running!

Whew!  AdVill has had a whirlwind of activity in the past few days.  Saturday opened up with a sunrise hike up Giant’s Ledge where the view was “amazing” but the hike was “waaay too early.”  After eating some breakfast, the crew went back to bed for a bit and then had some waterworld fun (choices of natural jacuzzi, tubing or creeking).  Saturday night was the big dance with the Hird (the older half of resident camp).  Our campers favorite dance: the YMCA of course!   The whole dinning hall jumped in with hand movements and song shouting! 

Sunday the group prepped for their mini-trips.  Everyone slept in and then learned how to set up the tents, use backcountry stoves and practiced skills for their perspective trips (biking, canoeing, backpacking or climbing). 

Today, the group was up early to eat breakfast and hit the road.  Right now, all of our campers are chillin’ at a campsite with their counselors and group members!  We’ll see the group (and hopefully some pictures!) Wednesday between late afternoon and early evening!


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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