Hey Adventure Campers & Families!

Welcome to the 2009 Adventure Blog! With only three months left before our first session is up and running, I thought it would be the perfect time to start updating the blog on a regular basis.

Now, I’m new to this whole technology thing (yes, I live without a cell phone and have never texted a message on a phone to a friend!), but with the help of my wonderful co-workers and, hopefully, my wonderful adventure families, I think I’ll have this blogging thing down by 2050 at the latest! So, this means if you want to see more on the blog or want something to change, I’m all ears (it just might take a few days for me to figure it out…!).

So, now for the part you’re all probably reading this page for (drum roll please…)…Adventure Updates! Some of our trips are filling up quick. Our newest habitat trip, Maine, filled up at the beginning of February. Because of the continued peak interest in the trip, we’ve opened a second trip from June 28 through July 10.

Habitat New Orleans has left a lot of us sad as their minimum age requirement changed from 14 years old to 16. But, for any 16 and 17 year olds, the work in New Orleans is still desperately needed. Join us for our April 13-18th spring break trip to help build homes for the families. To any 14 and 15 year olds, Maine and the Adirondacks still need your help, too!

Here’s a few other housekeeping notes in which you may be interested. Our California trip has gone through a slight metamorphism this year. Rather than West Coast Surf and Skate, it is now West Coast Surf and Sun. Instead of skateboarding for part of the trip, we will be sea kayaking along the Baja coast and volunteering with an orphanage (service hours can count toward school requirements!).

Lastly, if you’re still deciding what trips you may want to sign-up for, check out our brand new Japan trip. Our long standing partnership with the Tokoyo YMCA guarantees this trip to be a cultural experience you (or your camper!) may not want to miss!

Alrighty, I think that’s everything for this update! Look here next Monday for another blog from me!

96 days left until Session One!!!

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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