Nothing Like a Little Challenge…
Last night’s opening campfire for Adventure Village officially kicked off session II. Adventure has a secret campfire location upriver from the village known as the Treehouse. The campers did a trust walk (blindfolded, led by other campers) to the bonfire. Everyone officially became part of “the village” last night, as they all received new names…. Sorry Mom, your son or daughter has a new name!
As the sun woke everyone up early, the morning was filled with Project Adventure (our team-building course). The Wall was a hit challenge, as was Birthday Line-Up. The goal of the morning: for the group to get to know each other and become closer as a village. As I spoke with all the counselors at lunch, I would say it was a successful morning.
This afternoon was filled with high ropes. It was time to take the activities up 45 feet! The campers got to choose between High Ropes, Leap of Faith and the Giant’s Ladder. Everyone expanded there comfort zone today, which was very exciting.
As everyone is getting ready to fall asleep in there tents, the talk of the night is which mini-trip everyone wants to go on. Will it be climbing, paddling, or backpacking? Check back often, as pictures start to come in we will put them up on the blog and Smug-Mug!
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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