Adventure Village has been running, jumping, climbing and mountain boarding and they just can’t get enough.  I just got back in from hiking into their campsite on the top of Wildcat Mountain at a site called Ladleton.   100 years ago it was a thriving mountain top community whose specialty was making ladles, now it is a few square miles of rock walls and abandoned foundations along with great views of the stars and fields of blueberries.  It’s about a 3 mile hike to the site and at the top the boys all had grins on their faces and if it weren’t for their love of chicken fajitas, they just might have kept going.  

Russell, Jordan and Preston worked together to ignite a great campfire that made some of the best s’mores I’ve  seen, and evidently each fire gets the honor of a name.  Tonight, it was “Paco the fifth”.  I can’t tell if they are all “Paco” and this was just the fifth of the long line of fires this session, or if “the fifth” just gave this particular fire a sense of legacy, but I am determined to find out and am waiting anxiously to sit around a fire with them tomorrow to find out.

I have some great pictures that are stuck in a camera whose cord has decided to hide from me, but I will find another one and have some pictures up soon. 


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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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