One of the best things about a community is the way its members look out for one another. Many of us know the simple, yet unforgettable, joy that comes from receiving a warm casserole after experiencing a hardship. Or looking out your window to see that your next-door neighbor shoveled your driveway after a snowstorm. Here at Frost Valley in Claryville, NY, walking next door to help a neighbor with the groceries can be difficult or even impossible. Although we cherish our rural remoteness, many houses can be over a mile from one another. Therefore, we decided we needed to come up with another way! Whether it’s due to financial […]

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At Frost Valley, we believe there’s no better way to celebrate the joys of winter and the holiday season than as a community. As a part of our ongoing Free Community Day events, on December 5th, we welcomed families and neighbors for a day of festive fun at the Festival of the Holidays Community Day. The day was filled with games and activities for all-ages and provided holiday-themed fun for all. The 45 guests in attendance chose from a range of indoor and outdoor activities, including hiking, archery, climbing, holiday crafts and games, and much more. Many families also relaxed by the fireplace with a mug of hot cocoa. The day […]

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The holidays are a wonderful time of the year, spent with family and friends, enjoying each other’s company and delicious food.  The holidays are also the time for giving, which is important to remember, as many people do not have the opportunity to enjoy a holiday feast, receive gifts, or even travel to see their family. Frost Valley YMCA has always believed that every person in this community should be able to celebrate and join the festivities of the holidays.  Which is why we hosted our annual Holiday Community Dinner and Gathering on December 9th.  It was a night for families from the local area to get together and share a nutritious dinner while enjoying games, crafts […]

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