From 2007 to 2016, Frost Valley has decreased electricity use by 23%.  How you might ask?  Well, it is all in the light bulb.  Starting in 2008, we replaced many of the lights on camp.  It started with the T-12 lights which are the large tube-shaped ceiling fluorescent light bulbs.  We replaced these with T-8 bulbs which are smaller in diameter and more efficient.  Throughout camp, we also switched all of your lamp- sized incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) which use about 75% less wattage than incandescent bulbs.  Then in 2014 we replaced exterior lights throughout camp with Light-Emitting Diode or LED lights. At Frost […]

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Happy Core Values Wednesday everyone!   This week, in honor of Earth Day, I am inviting all of you to take Action to put Responsibility to work! As people of this planet, we all have the responsibility to protect it. Yesterday, the Frost Valley staff participated in the Roadside Clean Up! We cleaned up the road from the furthest point on Frost Valley Rd all the way to East Valley Ranch. Over 16 miles of road! We also cleaned all of the property on Main Camp, including trails, playing fields, and the roads! It was a beautiful day to be outside and make a difference! So here is my Core […]

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When considering the way that a responsible harvest of trees is planned, it is not a stretch to say that more thought is actually given to growing trees than to cutting trees. This concept is known as silviculture, a word simply defined as, the cultivation or growing of trees.  Frost Valley uses sivicultural prescriptions to manage our forests. Silvicultural prescriptions are just as they sound, literally prescriptions for the forest. Keeping various factors and goals in mind, a prescription can be developed for growing trees in a particular forest stand. Back in 2002, Frost Valley worked with a forestry company to inventory our entire property and come up with a […]

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