3 canoes on lake cole

AdVill’s got skill

After a peaceful night’s sleep out in the woods, AdVill woke up and hiked back to the village.  After breakfast, all the campers split up into four groups. They got to choose between exploring nature and making some natural artwork; some of our more ambitious campers helped do some work on the trails around the village; some got to challenge themselves on the climbing tower; while some brave campers took the leap of faith, which is one of our high ropes elements.

Most of the afternoon was spent learning and practicing the core skills that will be used on the upcoming mini trips.  Skill include how to select the best campsites, setting up tarps/shelters, fire building techniques, and leave no trace ethics.  After all that hard work, it was time for more creekin’ before dinner.

This evenings activity was an all camp favorite and Frost Valley classic, Ultimate Sicko Ball which is a massive game of four way capture the flag.  Playing USB is always a sure fire way to tire out campers and counselors alike!


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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