Director of Camping Services
As Director of Camping Services, Dan supervises over 300 staff and the 2,500 campers who attend Frost Valley’s overnight summer camp programs each year. Dan holds a Master’s Degree from Stony Brook University, specializing in youth development and technology affecting youth, and a Bachelor’s Degree from George Washington University in Psychology. Over the past several years, he has worked extensively on the Northeast YMCA Camp Conference and Tri-State Camp Conference. Dan has spoken at numerous conferences on youth development and summer camp. He sits on the New York State Camp Directors Association Board and the American Camp Association for NY & NJ Board. Dan also volunteers his time accrediting camps for the American Camp Association. He lives year round at camp with his family.
Director, Farm Camp
Nicki grew up in southern Indiana where her childhood was spent at summer camp. She has worked for the Y for nearly 10 years. Nicki has been with Frost Valley for four years and previously worked at Farm Camp and as the Director of East Valley Ranch. As the Farm Camp Director, Nicki is excited to teach farm campers about where their food comes from and how to care for animals. She attended Purdue University where she was an active member of a community service club and earned a BS in Organizational Leadership and Supervision. In her free time she enjoys riding horses and spending time hiking with her dogs!