Homesickness is a real and normal feeling to experience while away at Summer Camp. At Frost Valley YMCA, most of our overnight campers are at camp for 12 days, making homesickness a very common experience for our campers. With that being said, our staff have learned countless of ways to help our campers overcome homesickness and enjoy the session despite the homesick feelings. Check out our new video to see just how we tackle homesickness at camp, featuring the Frost Valley Staff and Campers!    

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At Frost Valley each camper can choose from among many “specialty” classes, which typically meet each day for four days. Lucky are those who choose the Gardening specialty. Alex the Gardener meets them at the old Forstmann orchard, where there are now raised gardens, full of veggies and flowers and berry bushes planted by campers — and our greenhouse. I stopped by to see the gardeners on the last day of their four-day lesson and found that they were very excited about the large carrot they’d just pulled up from the ground. Soon after I snapped these shots, they were off to wash it off and within a few minutes […]

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