3 canoes on lake cole

Our Friends Down South (New Orleans!!)

Working hard on the habitat house, our crew is working in two groups on several different houses (all in the same area).  Painting (inside and out), clearing up a lot, and building the exterior frame has been some of the specific work projects in which the group has been involved.   

They are loving the local meals (the Gumbo shop has the most amazing food!), saw “like 6 alligators and it was soo cool!” on the swamp tour, and toured around the French Quarters.  They visited the aquarium and spent  a lot of time chillin’ with the penguins.  Last night everyone headed over to watch the Zephyer’s (New Orleans minor league baseball team) game and got quite the show.  The game had been tied pretty much the whole time, until, bottom of the ninth, with bases loaded, the Zephyer’s scored!!

One of the most touching moments on the trip: watching the IMax movie about Hurricane Katrina and learning things about the hurricane they didn’t know so well before hand.


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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