Hiking and Storms
There are few things better than going for a paddle at dusk. Last night was simply spectacular. The lapping of the water on our bottom hands as we paddled was the perfect mix of warm and cool and it was just the right amount of breeze to keep the bugs off but no so breezy that it moved the boats. You can’t ask for anything better under a summer’s sunset.
That was last night though. Today we woke up to a solid 80 degrees. A clear indicator of storms on the way. Our staff and campers took the window in the morning to hike to our larges waterfall on camp property and up the brook beyond Adventure Village to Devil’s Hole.
Once the rain came it pored for most of the afternoon. Adventure Village shifted their activities to indoor games and indoor rock wall. We’d have been outside in the rain, except it was also thundering and that’s not worth the risk.
This evening we all participated in a large challenge night. It’s a lot like a talent show except it’s broken into teams and each team sends a candidate up to participate in a challenge. Some of the challenges were, funniest joke, best Camp Director impression, mid 80’s rock ballad interpretative dance, and so on.
It was a hot long day at camp and the campers are all well hydrated and ready for bed.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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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