3 canoes on lake cole

Opening Day Session 2

Rain and thunder stuck the valley but that doesn’t get us Adventures down. In fact it’s a wonderful thing. We’ve been dry as a bone up here and a little rain will push water out of the springs. Last session it was a chore to find flowing springs now they’ll be bubbling with some of the world’s finest water. Not to mention everything will be green!

Opening day went swimmingly. AdVill headed out to their opening campfire under the hemlocks. They’ll be drinking tea, eating raccoon droppings (chocolate chips), and singing around a campfire before tucking into their first night of rest in Sequoia Village.

Adventure Trips jumped right into packing. With the large trips leaving bright an early tomorrow it’s important for the campers to play a role in the preparation process of the trips. After packing and eating pizza the campers enjoyed an exciting game of dodge ball. When the game started winding down the trip leaders and the Adventure Director shared some words of wisdom with the campers about what to expect on their adventures.  All trips will depart first thing in the morning.

Happy adventures to all and to all a great night!


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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