During the last week of September, Twenty-one Frost Valley staff participated in two separate Green Team pizza challenges in the Teaching Kitchen. There were several reasons for the challenges: to celebrate local foods in general and use ingredients from the farm and main camp garden and greenhouse, to educate on how the kitchen could be used by staff when programs aren’t being taught there, and to inform the participants about local sources of food. Olivia Lightle, Assistant Director of Program Innovation, prepared sauce using fresh tomatoes and other produce from the farm and had assistance from Program Instructor, Katrina Relyea, to prepare dough for the event. Katharine Chute, Sustainability Coordinator, […]

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Michelle Webb began working at Frost Valley YMCA in August 2016 as a Program Instructor and has since transitioned to be the Front Desk Supervisor. Michelle was drawn to Frost Valley because she loves the mountains and had heard that it was “the promised land” throughout other Y camping circles. The activity she enjoys most is spending time in the snow. She did not grow up around snow, so she was excited to experience it and partake in skiing and snowshoeing. Michelle believes that Frost Valley is a unique experience that gives students, groups and families a chance to interact in new and profound ways. Frost Valley is important to […]

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We’ve added something new to the Welcome Center! The picture below shows Frost Valley’s new electric vehicle charging station.   The station is categorized as “Level 2”, which means it adds 22-25 miles of range per hour to any electric vehicle’s battery. This charging speed is somewhere between the “DC Fast Charge” models at some public stations and what could be accomplished with a standard household outlet.   Frost Valley’s station is available to all guests and staff, free of charge, and can accommodate up to two vehicles at once. On Tuesday, Oct 17, we had our very first guest use the station! A parent chaperone was able to fully […]

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