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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Last week I was lucky enough to take a tour of the Frost Valley Educational Farm with Beth Fitzpatrick, our hard-working and talented farm manager. I was amazed by the abundance of produce and by the many small discoveries to be had about even the most familiar foods! During my short visit, I saw pepper plants so loaded with green peppers that they bent over to touch the ground, super-sized green beans by the hundreds, and green speckled pumpkins over a foot in diameter peeking out from beneath their canopy of plate-sized leaves. August has been a month of abundant harvests featuring over twenty varieties of vegetables and berries, kale […]

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Week two has been non-stop here at the farm. Campers have been enjoying a variety of specialties: barn, garden, cooking, archery, cascades exploration, blacksmithing, wool working, Harry Potter improv, and outdoor living skills. The end of the session has crept up on us. On Monday we enjoyed the eclipse and we got to learn about it from our livestock manager who has her masters degree in astrophysics. All staff and campers were given a pair of certified viewing glasses and we relaxed out on the lawn and watched the eclipse happen. Other activities this week have included catching newts, making candles. tie-dying shirts, and playing soccer.

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