As has been noted in this blog recently, on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at our summertime “Annual Meeting” of trustees and friends of Frost Valley, we will induct Bob Haines, Hunter Corbin, and the late Chuck & Joy White into the Frost Valley Hall of Fame. I will be posting the program notes for all these inductions in the coming days. Here, first, are the notes for Chuck and Joy. * Words will not suffice here to describe—nor will they be the means to convey forward—the lasting legacy of Chuck and Joy White. Several generations of Frost Valley people, many of whom think of the Whites as second parents and […]

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As I walked around yesterday afternoon—temps in the mid-70s, sunny, a little breeze—I noticed a trend. Campers in various parts of camp were quietly talking, reflecting, “hanging out.” Lest people think that camp is all high hilarity, the constant loud flow of games and activities, take a look at some of these scenes. Kids too—not just adults—begin to realize that being outdoors in a beautiful place can inspire calm.

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Wow! What a day at Frost Valley YMCA! We have been so lucky for so many reasons! Not only did the rain go away, but the sun came out and we had such beautiful weather all day. Because the sun came out, many of our campers got to go on their Overnight. They ate pita pizzas on the campfire for dinner, and are currently eating smores and getting ready to sleep in their sleeping bags under the stars. For all of those not on overnights tonight, we had a #OneCamp Dinner tonight in the Dining Hall! Every overnight camping department ate dinner together, and we sure did make it special. […]

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