When summer camps come up in conversation the focus is on a few things: that it is a great place to make friends, try new things, and make life-long memories. One of the things that is sometimes overlooked is the intrinsic health benefits that are associated with sending a child to camp. I recently visited the New York State Legislature in Albany. The trip was organized by the New York State Camp Director’s Association and the aim was to have discussions with Assembly Members and State Senators about issues that are important to children and to accredited camps in New York state. The camp directors who were present were divided […]

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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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Yesterday and today, the Hoof Beats and Giddy Up kids have taken it in turns to do an activity called outdoor living skills which I explained briefly in the last blog. But basically it is when they go into the woods and down by the river and they learn how to do rock painting, and then they build shelters and test them out for strength and waterproofing for example. Yesterday, Giddy Up also did our ropes activity called Flying Fish which they all loved and even a few who were very nervous to do it, went and ended up loving it! Today the Hoof Beats campers are doing an activity […]

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