After the death of their father Frank Ketcham, the Ketcham sons and daughters got together and built a chapel next to Reflection Pond in his memory. Anyone coming to Frost Valley, whether for the first or 100th time, should stop here for the peace and quiet. The very design of this wooden dwelling among the pines conveys the idea the Ketchams had: a site of thoughtfulness and meditation.

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As has been noted in this blog recently, on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at our summertime “Annual Meeting” of trustees and friends of Frost Valley, we will induct Bob Haines, Hunter Corbin, and the late Chuck & Joy White into the Frost Valley Hall of Fame. I will be posting the program notes for all these inductions in the coming days. Here, first, are the notes for Chuck and Joy. * Words will not suffice here to describe—nor will they be the means to convey forward—the lasting legacy of Chuck and Joy White. Several generations of Frost Valley people, many of whom think of the Whites as second parents and […]

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As I walked around yesterday afternoon—temps in the mid-70s, sunny, a little breeze—I noticed a trend. Campers in various parts of camp were quietly talking, reflecting, “hanging out.” Lest people think that camp is all high hilarity, the constant loud flow of games and activities, take a look at some of these scenes. Kids too—not just adults—begin to realize that being outdoors in a beautiful place can inspire calm.

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