3 canoes on lake cole

Wilderness Skill Builders: On Camp

Campers came back yesterday evening.  after a great time canoeing.  There was a lot of sunlight, a bit of camping under the stars, a bit of sleeping in tents, and some improved canoe skills all around.  The group switched partners often, so everyone got a chance to meet new people and to practice paddling skills with people who have different strengths and weaknesses.  All around, steering was agreed to be the most difficult part, but the bald eagles, golden eagle, and crane that was seen while paddling was super cool.

They were very excited for showers and flushing toilets when they arrived back here on camp!  Today was a relaxed day that started with the climbing tower, shifted into a castle tour, and ended with the flying squirrel.  In between was some gear cleaning, camper cleaning, and lots of laughing.


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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