3 canoes on lake cole

Habitat Adirondack Progressing Well

“The Habitat Adirondack crew has made more progress in two days than any other group in the past 6 years.”  This quote is from the site supervisor who has been working with Frost Valley for several years.  The crew has worked on setting up a retention wall, installing a drainage pipe, staining trim, sealing outside foundation, moving boulders and picking up brush.  Today, the worksite had a little ceremony where the group received golden hammer pins and t-shirts for their efforts and contributions to the site.  Another highlight for the group last night was having the opportunity to see an amazing meteor shower around 10:00 PM.  They said they couldn’t even begin to describe it to me on the phone. 

Some shout outs to the group members:

  • Sarah: worked on spackling the outside of the house and has “gorgeous brush strokes” that will leave the visible parts of the house looking fabulous!
  • Emma & Abbey: creative cookers who are excelling at creating meals that both vegetarians and meat eaters are loving
  • Sasha: the “heavy lifter” of the crew, the group is leaning on Sasha’s strength and willingness to help out with some of the bigger, bulkier items
  • Jake: really stepping up as a leader and is great at giving helpful instructions both at the worksite and with the cooking
  • Michael: really, really good at this sort of work!  His past expereince is proving to be a huge asset on the trip!
  • Ian & Sam: always on top of offering an extra hand when someone needs it.  Whether its helping to move a rock, grabbing a needed supply before it’s asked for or picking up an extra brush to help stain, these two are on it!


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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