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Experience this Summer!

Bear Grylls Survival Academy Teen Summer Programs
(Boys & Girls Ages 11-17)

Frost Valley YMCA is home to the world’s first Bear Grylls Survival Academy Summer Camp for teens!

Campers Learn Valuable Outdoor Skills:

• Foraging for food
• How to build a fire for cooking and warmth
• Creating a shelter in nature
• Rappeling (down a waterfall!)
• The safest way to cross waterways & rough terrain
• Trapping and snaring
• Various methods of dynamic self-rescues

If your group was lost in the Catskill Mountains, would you have what it takes to make it through the night? The days are hot and the nights are cold. There’s no cell phone service and no signs of civilization. Would you know what to do in any wilderness survival situation? This six-day extreme camp teaches outdoor skills that are useful to anyone who loves the Great Outdoors, and could even be life-saving. Camp is led by survival professionals trained by the award-winning Bear Grylls Survival Academy. Through their guidance and supervision, campers gain dozens of skills as they’re put to the test in thrilling survival and endurance scenarios!

IMG_0473 This is also the only Frost Valley program to RAPPEL DOWN HIGH FALLS! Campers will be outfitted in top-of-the-line essentials so they can safely overcome challenges that are simulated, yet no less extreme, in the Catskill wilderness — while also experiencing the natural world around them, building a strong sense of camaraderie with their peers, developing grit and resilience, and pushing themselves beyond their comfort zones.

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2017 Session Dates:
July 2nd- 7th: 1 Week Program for Teens
July 9th- 14th: 1 Week Program for Ages 11-13
July 16th- 28th: 2 Week Program for Returning Campers
July 30th- August 4th: 1 Week Program for Teens
August 6th- 11th: 1 Week Program for Ages 11-13
August 13th- 18th: 1 Week Program for Ages 11-13

Tuition Fee:

1 Week Programs: $1,600
2 Week Programs: $2,400

Financial assistance is available! To apply, please contact the registrar’s office at 845-985-2291 or