Vly and Eagle Mountain left for their overnight camping trips today! We had consistent warm showers all morning, which cooled off the heat and brought on the mud puddles instead; but, despite the rain, the campers and staff in Vly and Eagle were excited for their trip. They got ready by packing up backpacks full of food, tarps, and sleeping bags; and then they set off for their adventures after lunch. Eagle hiked out to the “High Falls” lean-tos, cabins 49 and 50 of Vly hiked out the observatory, and cabins 47 and 48 of Vly hiked a bit further to the neighboring “Trickle Brook” lean-tos. They had great hikes, made pita pizzas, and ate s’mores; all while enjoying the magic of gentle rain in the forest. After a fun evening of perseverance and problem solving, the campers and staff decided to retire to alternate indoor spaces for the night. They are now dry, laughing, and having a great evening of bonding together. Check in again soon to see what Wawa gets up to at the end of this week!

Nick Lomauro

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Nick Lomauro

Nick Lomauro is a lifetime lover of camp (overnight and day), outdoor recreation, and value-based programs. Nick grew up in the YMCA and discovered his passion for working in youth development as a summer camp counselor. Full of curiosity, Nick graduated from Montclair State University with a degree in General Humanities. Immediately following graduation Nick set off to Spain to hike the 500 mile ancient pilgrimage trail, El Camino de Santiago. Nick then returned to his childhood YMCA in NJ, of over 20 thousand members, as the Director of Youth Development. In this role he designed, developed, and implemented day camp and teen programs. In 2015, Nick returned to Frost Valley and he is now the Director of Camp Wawayanda. This is Nick's 16th summer at Frost Valley.

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