Here at Frost Valley, we love working with our Girl Scouts. We are always looking for new ideas and badge programs to incorporate into our weekends, and recently we tried something new. Many Girl Scouts joined us to work on their Girl Scout Way badges and celebrate the Girl Scouts’ founder, Juliette “Daisy” Low. The girls learned out how she started the program and made her birthday cards. Then the ladies learned a variety of new songs to share at a campfire later in the weekend. Throughout the weekend, our Girl Scouts enjoyed a variety of Frost Valley programming, including archery, climbing, creating and painting bisque figurines, projects in the […]

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Back in January, Michelle was looking for a place to host her son, Kristoff’s, 10th birthday party. Kristoff attends summer camp at Frost Valley YMCA, and has always loved his experiences here, so Michelle thought it would be a great idea to have the party there.  Even though it was last minute, we were happy to host the party.  There were 10 people who attended the party with kids ranging from ages 8-16.  The children decided to go cross country skiing,  played Gaga ball, had dinner, enjoyed campfire and Smores then proceeded to Night Tubing. Michelle says she can now see why her son loves Frost Valley so much.  They had a great time and found […]

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Over the past three years, hundreds of people of various ages have experienced the adventure of a lifetime ever since Frost Valley YMCA debuted the Bear Grylls Survival Academy adventure courses for both families and adults, as well as the Bear Grylls Survival Academy Summer Camp just for teens and pre-teens. The camp, open to boys and girls ages 11-17, has brought young outdoor enthusiasts into the Catskill wilderness to participate in Bear Grylls-approved survival training. Campers learn techniques such as water purification, knife safety and use, cooking in the wild, and shelter building, while also building confidence and developing a relationship with nature.  But more importantly, they discover camaraderie among […]

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