Vermont Voyager – Update
The first couple days in Vermont have been amazing. The group started out a little quiet, but as the activities began everyone started coming out of their shells.
On day one they hit the trail and hiked scenic Camel’s Hump Mountain. The hike was steep but the reward was worth it: promising dramatic views for miles.
Yesterday boasted the best ice cream in the country… Ben & Jerry’s! The whole group toured the factory and got free samples of some of Ben and Jerry’s. This was the groups free day and it is great to celebrate the 4th of July around beautiful Lake Champlain.
Last night the group was burnt out from a day of fun. But after some spontaneous motivation from one of the campers they rallied a trip out to see the fireworks. Burlington has some of the most magnificent fireworks around and the trip was totally worth it.
Today the Voyagers tackled the rocks. Ever camper got up on the climbs and experience amazing rock climbing. Sometimes rock climbing can feel a little scary for the climbing, especially if they are a little scared of heights. Each camper set goals and worked to challenge themselves appropriately with the climbing. Everyone ended up having a great time.
Tomorrow is another day on the rock! More updates to come soon!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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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