Frost Valley YMCA Day Camp provides a magical summer experience to children, ages 4-15, from the local community. Counselors experienced in childcare and recreation lead kids through days of adventure and excitement. Bus transportation is available from several locations in Sullivan, Ulster, and Delaware Counties.
Entering Pre-K & Kindergarten, minimum age 4
The Explorers program is an “introduction” to Day Camp for our youngest campers. Small hikes, daily access to our supervised waterfront, games and camp crafts will fill your camper’s day – at a fun but relaxing pace! *Children must be toilet trained.
NEW – Specialty Camps:
Fish Frogs & Amphibians: Available Session 1a
Campers will explore nature, build secret forts, hunt for frogs and other wild amphibians, take a mud hike and learn to fish on Lake Cole!
Rods and Reels: Available Session 1a
From land, boat and riverbank, campers will learn fundamental fishing skills such as baiting, casting, and setting their hooks as they try to catch the “big one!” Campers will also receive an introduction to the time-honored angler’s tradition of fly fishing and the opportunity to study fish habitats!
Mini Monet: Available Session 1b
Roll up your sleeves and let your imagination soar! Campers will enjoy watercolors, nature collages, beginner pottery, an introduction to acrylic painting and more!
Artist’s Showcase: Available Session 1b
Calling all budding artists! From screen printing and paper mach to acrylic painting and pottery, creative activities will be hands-on as campers learn new art mediums and fun techniques every day!
Secret Agents of Summer: Available Session 4a
Our newest class of Secret Agents will earn their stripes by completing daily missions of wilderness survival and awareness, writing, and breaking codes and mastering the art of disguise!
The Ultimate Camp Survivor: Available Session 4a
Earning team points along their journey, campers learn survival skills in the rugged Catskill wilderness. Shelter building, orienteering, fire building, fishing, and outdoor cooking are needed to succeed in this game of survival.
Green Thumb Camp: Available Session 4b
Experience the greenhouse and garden from every angle. Planting and harvesting are just the start as campers learn to create delicious meals from their handicapped fruits and vegetables.
Eco-Fun Camp: Available Session 4b
Moving through and beyond the garden, campers will become stewards of the environment as they harvest produce, experience wild habitats, take part in sustainability challenges, and participate in a true farm-to-table experience.
Entering Grades K-7, minimum age 5
Our Inclusion Program provides children with physical and developmental disabilities the opportunity to experience our Summer Day Camp programs. Learn more…
Entering Grades 1-6
Campers kick off their day with group games, silly songs and morning meeting. The rest of their day at camp is spent participating in activities that include arts & crafts, sports of all sorts, Incredible Edible, science, music, crazy camp-wide events and daily trips to the waterfront.
Boys in the Woods:
Boys Entering Grades 1&2
Designed for our younger male campers who are still developing their individuality, this program provides boys the opportunity to play, learn, and grow in a safe and positive environment. With the helpful hand of friendly and responsible male role-models, boys will enjoy a full day of fun, active outdoor activities that encourage them to think for themselves, create friendships, and try new things. Activities include swimming, hiking, climbing tower, archery, and a large variety of sports and games.
Just Us Girls:
Girls Entering Grades 5&6
This unique female only program provides girls the ideal atmosphere to express themselves free of peer pressure, set and achieve personal goals and explore leadership through a variety of ropes and challenge activities. With the guidance of a positive females role model, campers will grow through daily journaling, daily fitness activities that include hip-hop dance and yoga and learning about successful women across cultures. Campers will also experience a variety of traditional camp activities.
Entering Grade 7
In addition to all the traditional camp activities, ‘Tweens will take an off-site trip and enjoy an overnight campout during each session. They will also have the opportunity to experience our many adventure and ropes courses like the Zip Line, the Giant Swing and mountain boarding.
NEW> Farm Camp:
Entering Grades K-8
Enjoy a week on Frost Valley’s 515 acre working farm tending to our barn full of animals, harvesting crops from our bountiful garden, enjoying a wide array of traditional camp activities and gaining a stronger appreciation for what it means to be a steward of the earth.
Teen Adventures focus on building leadership skills, confidence, and opportunities for positive socialization. Campers choose their own adventures from a range of options shown here.
Counselors in Training:
Entering Grades 9&10
Bring out the Leader inside you! This two-week program is designed to develop the leadership skills you will need as part of a successful future. Led by our Leadership and Adventure GURU, you will earn First Aid and CPR Certifications, develop your communication skills on teambuilding and high ropes courses, be responsible for the delivery of inclusive all camp programs and enjoy a rewarding overnight wilderness camping experience to top it all off! (Must pass tests to earn certifications. No refunds if certification is not obtained.)