After visiting Colombia and getting to experience all the different YMCA’s and their social programs, meeting wonderful people and eating my fair share of fresh food, I couldn’t wait to get back and share it. This place has so much to offer and it was an eye opening experience for me and it was only nine days! I decided to write about all of the different areas that our Gap Program would be going, what our participants would be doing and where we would be staying. Our first stop is Bucaramanga. Bucaramanga is the capital of the Santander department, which is the 9th largest city in the country. It is […]

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Two local products have recently arrived in our dining halls: Frost Valley Farm eggs and Ronnybrook Farm Dairy milk! Both combine great taste and nutrition with farming practices that prioritize animal ethics and environmental stewardship. Chickens have long lived at the Frost Valley Farm (4 miles by foot and 12 by car from Main Camp), but this spring, thanks to careful research by our farm manager, we were able to welcome an additional 200 hens to our existing group of 25. All live in a renovated space at the farm and have been producing steadily: 28,000 eggs between May and September! Farm staff collect the eggs twice daily, wash them […]

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Emily Billig comes off stage after doing an improv performance in front of over 100 people in New York City and feels like she is on top of the world. She walks home to her midtown apartment, and reflects on her show, going through each joke and each response from the audience. It is in that moment that she also reflects back on her time at Frost Valley. The summer of 2002 was one that made a lasting impact on Emily’s life. It was her first year of camp at Frost Valley and she .loved it so much that she returned for the next three summers as a camper, the […]

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