3 canoes on lake cole

The eve of our adventure’s beginning.

The day started out in the village with a circle morning reflection. Campers stretched and warmed up to the day with the sun rising and simple call and response (scream) songs. Then just before breakfast we shared warm fuzzies (complements) with each other. As we walked to breakfast campers took turns guessing the meal based solely on smell. Eggs and potatos won!

Just after breakfast we did the duffle shuffle so campers totally understand what they need to bring on the trip and so that we absolutely know if someone’s missing something before we go on trail. That took most of the morning but we did get a bit of time to play Ultimate Siko Ball (4 way capture the flag) in the woods.

After lunch campers got to choose between shooting archery, hike out to Devil’s Hole (a waterfall), or close up tree appreciation.

As is tradition, tonight campers will don themselves out in their craziest clothes for the dance tonight. The theme is Royalty. Which of course means the Sequoians will dress in the opposite: peasantry, serfdom. Should be a really fun time!

At 7 AM tomorrow morning we’ll all be up cooking a fast breakfast in the village before we head out on mini trips. This will be the last blog post before they return on Wednesday. We’re so excited!



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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