Frost Valley’s Sustainable Practices Include:

  • Participating in the Green Concierge Project and obtaining a Silver Tier Green Concierge Certification through HospitalityGreen, recognizing our commitment to energy and water conservation, waste reduction, staff sustainability trainings, and the use of environmentally friendly cleaning products and recycled paper.
  • Using energy-efficient LED and CFL light bulbs throughout camp, with motion sensors in most of our low traffic areas. We converted all of our exterior lights to LEDs.
  • Recycling glass, plastic, aluminum, tin, paper, and cardboard and upgrading our signage and receptacles to maximize collection.
  • Composting all of our food waste on site. (Tours of our facility are available.)
  • Disposing of hazardous waste according to state regulations. We recycle all of our electronic waste and CFL light bulbs.
  • Using Green Seal-certified, nontoxic cleaning products, as well as EcoLogo soft tissues and paper towels made from recycled content.
  • Four solar thermal hot water systems, a biomass boiler, and a 4.2 kW off-grid rooftop solar PV system.
  • Using an online tracking software to help us evaluate electricity and propane usage and set goals for conservation and efficiency. We offer an energy awareness class to schools.
  • We are upgrading all of our sinks, shower heads and toilets to water-conserving models.
  • We’ve conducted an energy audit in 80% of our year-round buildings.
  • We purchase 30% recycled content office paper.
  • Members of staff have participated in an onsite Green Facility Training, and we’ve established an interdepartmental Green Team.
  • Requesting that our food contractor source local produce whenever possible, and our food contains zero trans-fats. In addition, we serve rBGH-free milk, Fair Trade coffee, and poultry and meats produced without antibiotics.
  • Using compostable cups and dye-free napkins in our dining hall.
  • Sustainable Oceans partnership.
  • Offering wellness programs to our guests.
  • Manufacturing our own maple syrup and practice forestry conservation.
  • Growing produce and raise beef for our Farm Camp dining hall.
  • Growing vegetables, herbs, and apples in our Main Camp Orchard and Greenhouse and offer classes on organic gardening, healthy cooking, and apple cidering.
  • Conducting environmental stewardship trainings and promote conservation to visiting guests.
  • Adopting over 3 miles of Claryville Road and maintain litter control through an annual all staff clean-up to celebrate Earth Day.
  • Guests can participate in service days that have included invasive species removal, energy auditing, and improving our greenhouse and farm spaces.

We are always happy to share what we’ve learned. Please call us at 845-985-2291 if you’d like to know more.