Hi everyone! My name is Katharine Chute and I am the Sustainability Coordinator here at Frost Valley. I am excited to announce a new monthly section on the Frost Valley blog!   “Frost Valley and the Earth” will share stories about our steps towards being the most environmentally friendly camp possible and about how our visitors and staff are such an important part of this. You will be hearing from many different staff voices who are all members of our Green Team, an active committee that helps plan our environmental projects.   Did you know that Frost Valley YMCA has a “Sustainability Statement”?  Our environmental sustainability efforts are guided by […]

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Hello Everyone! and Happy Core Values in Action Wednesday!   I hope everyone was able to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a loved one, and has been putting INCLUSIVENESS into action this month! Keep your Inclusion Resolutions coming in! (I have attached a photo on this blog here)   For this week, I am posting part of a letter written by Kevin Washington, CEO of YMCA of the USA. This is his explanation of inclusiveness, and how the YMCA can be a place of inclusion. I am excited to share with you! Think about how we put inclusiveness into action at Frost Valley as you read, and think about the ways […]

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Happy Core Values in Action Wednesday!   I feel that the best way to learn how to be inclusive is to learn about those who are different than me. This week, I am challenging you all to read a book that represents someone different than you! Here are a few links: http://mashable.com/2015/04/02/childrens-books-social-good/#m.y9XrlExOqZ https://octane.nypl.org/books-music-dvds/recommendations/award-winners/childrens (This is just a great list of super great books that I love) In order for us to be inclusive, we need to build empathy and understanding. I’d love to hear about all the ways you learn about others in order to be more inclusive of others! If you have any stories about putting inclusiveness into action, please […]

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