PART 1, WHY WE SUPPLY OUR OWN: Most of our guests at Frost Valley will enjoy a fire at some point during their visit. Whether it is an outdoor campfire with s’mores and hot dogs, or sitting by the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa, that firewood has to come from somewhere. Fortunately for Frost Valley, we have a local and sustainable source for firewood. It all comes from right here on our property. Our need for firewood doesn’t stop with the guests. Several of our staff residences are heated by wood-burning central boilers or wood stoves and our maple sugaring program uses a wood fired evaporator to cook […]

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Hi everyone! My name is Katharine Chute and I am the Sustainability Coordinator here at Frost Valley. I am excited to announce a new monthly section on the Frost Valley blog!   “Frost Valley and the Earth” will share stories about our steps towards being the most environmentally friendly camp possible and about how our visitors and staff are such an important part of this. You will be hearing from many different staff voices who are all members of our Green Team, an active committee that helps plan our environmental projects.   Did you know that Frost Valley YMCA has a “Sustainability Statement”?  Our environmental sustainability efforts are guided by […]

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