3 canoes on lake cole

Welcome Home Mini Trips!

Today all campers came slamming back into camp! They were all smiles and stories.

The backpackers hiked in from Echo Lake and a fire tower before spending the last moments of their trips infront of a Buddhist monastery at the trail head.

Campers on the canoe trip paddled the last leg of their trip up to the western edge of the Pepacton Reservoir near the dam and beached their ship under the shady trees that surround the reservoir.

Climbers took on two more climbs this morning. A pinicle to their trip and the skills they have gained from 3 days of climbing.

Bikers rode for a half day around the Minnawaska, taking one last dip into the pristine mountain lakes and one last ride at full speed down the trails. Wind in your hair is the only way to feel the freedom of the hills.

Everyone is sure to rest well tonight after all the adventuring and exercise they have done over the last four days.  The village is looking forward to a relaxing day tomorrow where they can catch up and do a few last activities together before packing up and heading home.



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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