Greetings everyone! Over the last few weeks the weather at Frost Valley has been getting warmer and warmer. Some green leaves have started growing on the trees and there are flowers blooming right and left. This is so exciting and means that summer is right around the corner! It also means that we all need to start paying more attention to staying hydrated. Don’t let the Catskills fool you- though our summer nights are cool and breezy, our days are often hot and humid! Throughout the summer we like to make sure everyone is staying hydrated and cool, especially our campers. Our amazing staff pull out all the stops to […]

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With the snow on its way out and the warmer weather trickling in, it is now the time to dust off our hiking boots and get outside. Being outside has always been an important part of my life and after seeing hundreds of campers come back from backpacking trips physically and emotionally stronger, I thought I would write about a few of the many benefits of being outside! It’s relaxing!! There is this instant feeling of calm when taking a step in to the woods.  The sound of the creek next to you or the wind blowing through the leaves of the towering trees puts a person at ease and allows […]

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New families often ask me the following question when considering Frost Valley YMCA’s summer camp programs for the first time: I’m looking at 3rd session but I’m worried about my child coming later in the summer. How do you handle when a child comes into camp when it has already started? I think one of the strengths of Frost Valley YMCA’s summer camp programs is our focus on building a community and creating lifelong friendships. Here are two ways  we try to set every camper up for success Every session is a new mix of campers! There are a few ways the structure of our dates allows for each cabin make up […]

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