3 canoes on lake cole

Wilderness Skill Builders

And the hike is complete!!  Our wilderness skill builders have returned safe and sound from their two-day backpacking trip.  It was tiring but fun, and the views were really cool.  A shower last night was the perfect ending to the day.  A few of the campers were pretty psyched about sleeping under the stars last night without a tent (their choice!), which sparked a lively conversation this morning about what exactly a blue moon is (for those of you wondering – the internet says a blue moon is when there are two full moons in a calendar month) and whether or not there was a blue moon last night (there wasn’t).  Spirits are high today as the group prepares for the canoeing trip (they are just about to go into the Frost Valley lake to start practicing some skills before heading down to the Delaware Water Gap).


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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