It feels like only yesterday we were seeing off our Mini Trips for their venture to the woods and now in what feels like a blink of an eye they are home safe and sound on Frost Valley main camp. When the buses pulled up each camper greeted us with an excited smile, a high five and vast amount of stories from the past four days.

The first thing campers done after arriving back was go up to our Wellness Center and get checked out by our nurses, after they were given the all clear campers made their way back down to the buses where they unloaded, unpacked and washed all gear and equipment they used. This includes tents, tarps, tubes, sleeping pads, cutlery etc… Campers then went back to the village where they hung out, unpacked their personals and waited for dinner.

For evening activity tonight the campers will take part in “The Bone Head Ceremony”. Here each group will preform a skit that sums-up, explains or highlights an aspect of their trip. After this we will announce “The Bone Head” award recipient and the “U Rock” award recipient. This is a ceremony where we celebrate the all the awesome things that our campers have achieved or overcome while on these trips. We also celebrate our blunders and short comings from the trip and rejoice in the learning process that allows us to grow and move forward. This is one of the most rewarding experience that campers have while camp it helps them process and reflect on the experience that they had, made and shared with others on their trip and all via theatrical reenactment.

ADK C (103)

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Happy Trails,

Lincoln Mclain
(845) 985-2291 x265

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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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