I’m so excited to officially announce a new program that is sure to positively influence your life, as well as the world. This incredible endeavor will allow you to bring your talent, passion, and enthusiasm to South America, while also gaining invaluable experience as you’re immersed in vibrant, welcoming communities. Frost Valley YMCA is partnering with YMCA Colombia to offer a Gap Semester Program in Colombia for Fall 2018. As you may know, Frost Valley has over 100 years of experience as a leader in youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Our long history of providing life-changing outdoor experiences has brought thousands of people together – and now we […]

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Every time Lauren Eufemia Italiano pulls onto Frost Valley Road, she is transported to her childhood. She reminisces about her first visit to Frost Valley YMCA in the early 1980’s, while on a trip to her family’s home in the Catskills. After stumbling upon the camp during a long car ride, her parents offered to send her as a camper the following summer. She eagerly obliged and returned back as a camper for the next four years, then as a CiT and finally as a counselor. Fast forward to present day and Lauren returns to the Valley each summer, as she drops her daughter Allee off to have the same […]

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Homesickness is a real and normal feeling to experience while away at Summer Camp. At Frost Valley YMCA, most of our overnight campers are at camp for 12 days, making homesickness a very common experience for our campers. With that being said, our staff have learned countless of ways to help our campers overcome homesickness and enjoy the session despite the homesick feelings. Check out our new video to see just how we tackle homesickness at camp, featuring the Frost Valley Staff and Campers!    

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