Our Main Camp offers availability for up to 650 guests, easily accommodating large councils yet also providing a personalized experience for individual troops. Each weekend, as you work towards the badges listed below, you will also have access to our camp favorites – climbing, archery, arts & crafts, and seasonal favorites such as apple cider making, canoeing, cross-country skiing, and snow tubing. $134 per person includes programs, lodging and meals. After completing a Girl Scout weekend, you’ll receive a Frost Valley patch (unique each year, see bottom of this page!) and work toward the indicated badges, which you can obtain from your council.
Camping Adventure — Main Camp Has Filled! See East Valley Ranch Options
May 20-22, 2016
Learn about camping, orienteering, fire building, hiking, climbing, canoeing, and more as we transition into summer weather and work toward the Outdoor and Adventure Skill Building Badges.
October 21-23, 2016
BADGES* Brownie Bugs, Junior Flowers, Cadette Trees, Senior Sky
Explore Frost Valley as a Naturalist through forest and wildlife ecology hikes. Take a trip to the observatory to stargaze and learn about the night sky. Plus, make apple cider and take a walk down the haunted trail…if you dare!
Wilderness First aid & Adventures in Leadership
November 4-6, 2016
BADGES* Legacy – First Aid for all levels
Work on your first aid skills in the wild with one of our Frost Valley medical professionals. Develop effective communication skills as you practice teamwork, decision-making and leadership skills in teambuilding activities.
November 11-13, 2016
BADGES* Brownie Painting, Junior Drawing, Cadette Comic Artist, Senior Collage Artist
Get creative and be inspired by Catskill landscapes as you craft your own unique artwork. You’ll also enjoy hikes and wilderness exploration as we celebrate the end of autumn.
Make A Difference!
January 6-8, 2017
JOURNEY: It’s Your World – Change It!
Start the New Year off with goals for a better you and a better world. Bring your Journey workbooks along, and participate in programs dedicated to helping you achieve each step as you gain personal growth, connect with peers, and boost self awareness.
Wonders of Winter & Cookie Business Institute
January 27-29, 2017
BADGES* Brownie Meet My Customers, Junior Cookie CEO, Cadette Marketing, Senior My Portfolio
Enjoy a snowshoe hike, cross-country skiing, snow tubing, and many other Frost Valley winter programs (weather permitting). NEW! Get a jumpstart on your cookie sales by learning effective sales tactics, marketing best practices, and how to become a successful businesswoman from our very own Marketing Director!
Wonders of Winter & The Girl Scout Way
February 3-5, 2017
BADGES* Legacy: the Girl Scout Way for all levels
Come celebrate Juliette Low’s birthday and all things Girl Scouts – Frost Valley style! Work on The Girl Scout Way while you enjoy all that Frost Valley has to offer in the winter. From cross-country skiing to broomball and tubing (weather permitting), you’re sure to have a blast!
March 10-12, 2017
BADGES* Brownie Snacks and Painting, Junior Detective and Drawing, Cadette Woodworker
and Comic Artist, Senior Game Visionary and Collage Artist
Enjoy the transition from winter to spring by joining us to work on your badges. You will love our many other Frost Valley activities, including hiking, candle making, and our climbing wall.
Naturalist & Camping Adventure Weekend
April 28-30, 2017
BADGES* Brownie Hiker & Bugs, Junior Camper & Flowers, Cadette Trailblazing & Trees, Senior Adventurer & Sky
The spring weather is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors at Frost Valley! Join us to work on your badges, enjoy great hikes, practice your archery skills, or take some time for boating on Lake Cole.
Girls’ Choice: Outdoors
May 19-21, 2017
BADGES* Brownie Outdoor Adventurer,
Junior Horseback Riding, Cadette Archery, Senior Paddling
Our final Girl Scout weekend of the year will feature the newest badges! Join us as we celebrate the beginning of the summer season with fun for all and a variety of outdoor activities, including horseback riding led by our experienced equestrian staff on a first-come-first-served basis at an additional cost.
Leaders, designing a weekend retreat for your Girl Scouts at Frost Valley YMCA is easy. Our staff will be happy to walk you through every step of the way.