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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Here is the program note marking the awarding of the Eric Blum Award for volunteer of the year, 2017. With his characteristic mix of drive and humor, decisiveness and self-effacement, Jim Vaughan, President of Frost Valley’s Board of Trustees, is the ideal volunteer. He devotes great measures of his time, resources, and attention to Frost Valley, and we suspect that a day doesn’t pass when Jim isn’t enthusing to others about our program, reaching out to prospective friends and collaborators, encouraging trustees’ increased engagement, or working with Jerry Huncosky and fellow board members on one vital issue or another. Our Volunteer of the Year for 2017 aptly is awarded to […]

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Here is the program note marking Bob Haines’s induction into the Frost Valley Hall of Fame: When recently asked about his experience as a Frost Valley trustee, Bob Haines characteristically avoided talking about himself and his own work, saying that what most impressed him was the high ethical and intellectual quality of the other board members. Yet, paradoxically, this is precisely why his colleagues this year unanimously voted to induct Bob into our Hall of Fame: it is because his selfless spirit of giving, combined with his rigorous sense of good self-governance and of balances and procedural checks; his belief in carefully written standards and regular order; his strenuous stance […]

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