In the fall of 2016, we hosted the inaugural International YMCA Camp Conference, and I was given the opportunity to meet camp professionals from all over the globe. That experience gave me a better understanding of what the Y does for communities across the world, and I was really inspired to bring that to our guests. Last summer I reached out to the participants that I met and inquired how they celebrate the holiday season. I had been looking to add some programming to our annual Festival of the Holidays and knew that there were several celebrations in the month of December. As responses came in, I did some research […]

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Danielia Barron began working at Frost Valley YMCA in September 2017 as the Group and Family Retreats Director.  Danielia heard wonderful things about Frost Valley and wanted to be a part of this unique facet of the Y movement. One of her first experiences at Frost Valley was facilitating a Girl Scout program and it really stood out for her.  She enjoyed seeing the girls courageously step out of their comfort zones, meet new people, and share their experiences with one another.  It was a prime example of what children are able to accomplish at Frost Valley and it validated her decision to move across the country to work at this special place.   Danielia believes that […]

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Just what the Doctor Ordered A day of rest, relaxation and camaraderie A group of men and women stood in a circle on the lawn outside the Frost Valley Castle, holding one another’s hands and expressing what they were thankful for. Among the group, one woman stood next to her spouse and began to cry. Through her tears, she shared with the group that she was thankful for the opportunity to finally meet people who knew what it was like to walk in her shoes. From the empathetic looks on their faces and the tears rolling down their cheeks, the other participants clearly felt the same way. Caring for a […]

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