What are the session dates?

How do I register?

Is there bus transportation?

What does my child need to bring?

Who are the leaders?

Is lunch included?

How does Frost Valley prevent strangers?

 

What are the 2016 session dates?

(Sessions are Monday to Friday) Explorers, Pathfinders, 'Tweens and Inclusion Programs: Session 1 – June 27-July 8 Session 1a – June 27-July 1 Session 1b – July 4-8 Session 2 – July 13-24 Session 3 – July 26-August 5 Session 4 – August 8-19 Session 4a – August 8-12 Session 4b – August 15-19 Session B – August 22-26 Just Us Girls: Only Available Sessions 2&4 Boys In The Woods: Only Available Sessions 1&3 Counselors in Training (CiT): Only Available Session 1 Teen Adventures: Teen 1 • Rock & Row: Session 1a Teen 2 • Valley Voyagers: Session 1b Teen 3 • Wet N' Wild: Session 2 Teen 4 • Outdoor Adventures: Session 3 Teen 5 • Summer Sampler: Session 4

How do I register?

You may register at our open house, online, by mail, or by phone. A $50 deposit per child per session will hold your spot.

Is there bus transportation?

Yes! Routes are listed below: Bus times are as follows: Bus 1: Liberty & Claryville Liberty Elementary School: 8am/5pm Claryville Church: 8:35am/4:45pm Bus 2: Kiamesha/Fallsburg/Woodbourne Kiamesha Lanes: 8am/5:25pm Benjamin Cosor Elementary: 8:15am/5:10pm Woodbourne Church: 8:5am/4:55pm Bus 3: Ellenville/Neversink/Grahamsville Ellenville Central School: 7:45am/5:30pm Neversink Town Hall: 8:15am/5:00pm Neversink Bus Garage: 8:30am/4:50pm Bus 4: Margaretville/Fleishmanns/Big Indian Margaretville School: 8:05am/5:15pm Fleishmanns, Peabody Pet & Feed: 8:20am/5:00pm Big Indian Park: 8:30am/4:50pm Bus 5: Phoenicia St. Frances Church: 8:10am/5:15pm Transportation for a 1 Week Program: $62 per camper Transportation for a 2 Week Program: $97 per camper

What does my child need to bring?

Each day, campers need to bring a swimsuit, towel, water bottle, and sunscreen—all stored in a backpack. In cases of inclement weather, campers should also bring/wear a light raincoat. Campers should not wear, or bring, expensive clothing, as it may get lost or damaged. Items such as CD players, iPods, Game-Boys and cell phones are not permitted at camp. Camp is an active place, so campers will get dirty! Children should be dressed appropriately to provide for comfort and safety. Sneakers, or comfortable, well-fitting laced shoes are best for footwear.  Please, no Teva/sport sandals or open-toed shoes. All items should be labeled with your camper’s name. Frost Valley YMCA is not responsible for lost or damaged items. Explorers—please pack a full change of clothes with extra underwear.

Who are the leaders?

Frost Valley YMCA takes great pride in selecting quality staff for all of its programs. Our staff members are highly-trained and motivated, and are chosen for their experience and ability to work with children. International staff will join our program, as well, sharing their games, songs, and stories with our campers.

Is lunch included?

Each afternoon, Day Campers will join Frost Valley resident campers in the dining hall for lunch provided by our kitchen. The menu includes child-friendly options, such as pizza, chicken nuggets, and tacos. Each day, campers will have access to fresh fruit, a salad and cereal bar, and soup. If your camper has food allergies or special dietary needs, please let us know so we can make the proper arrangements. On certain days, such as all-day hikes, a bag lunch will be provided for campers.

How does Frost Valley prevent strangers?

Staff are very sensitive about identifying authorized versus non-authorized individuals on campus. Staff are in constant contact with one another and with the administration, via hand-held radio. Frost Valley YMCA runs a “closed campus” during summer session, therefore, strangers are easily identifiable. Other events such as conferences, retreats, Road Scholar, and adventure events can coincide with summer and day camp events. If this should occur, procedures are in place to safeguard our campers. All other guests are required to wear name tags and color-coded wristbands identifying the program in which they are enrolled. Additionally, their vehicles are registered with Frost Valley’s conferencing center. This ensures an increased awareness on campus. Trespassers are immediately identified, approached, and asked to vacate the premises. Guided tours of the facility are available via appointment only.