3 canoes on lake cole

One ring to rule them all…

Today was another wonderful day in adventure village! Some of our most ambitious campers and counselors woke up in the wee hours of the morning to go on a sunrise hike up Giant Ledge!  Everyone was tired and happy when they got to the top where they got to rest and enjoy the beautiful view.

For those of us who like to sleep in as much as we possibly can, we got to hike around Frost Valley and see some new rivers, waterfalls, and the model forest.  After all that hiking we were more than ready for rest hour today!

Our first official Adventure Village theme day happened this afternoon, and the theme was (drum roll please) Lord of the Rings!  All afternoon the village was acting out their favorite scenes, attempting to speak elvish, and making our favorite overnight site (Middle Earth) a little more like home.  After dinner they marched off to the Battle of Helms Deep, which was really an awesome game of dodge ball.


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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