Happy Core Values in Action Wednesday, and happy last Wednesday of the Core Values in Action Year!


Over the past 8 months we have celebrated, explored, practiced, and embraced all 8 of Frost Valley’s Core Values. It has been inspiring and fun to see how the Frost Valley Community has given life to the Core Values throughout the year. In honor of the past 8 months, I would love to highlight some of our favorite stories from the year!


Caring: One of the first and favorite #CVIA stories we received was from our Outpost Campers, who were doing a project for one of their classmates who was sick. Check out the story here: http://frostvalley.org/outpost-campers-put-caring-into-action/



Community: One of our Summer Staff members, Hayley, puts community into action with her peers in music studio! Check out her story here: http://frostvalley.org/community-in-action-staff-story/


Diversity: Some of our Outpost Campers in New York have created Care Packages to send to one of their cabinmates in China! Here is the full story: http://frostvalley.org/friendships-from-around-the-world-diversity-in-action-corevaluesinaction/


Honesty: Check out a fun game that we played at Winter Camp to put Honesty into action! Here is the blog: http://frostvalley.org/january-is-honesty-month-an-easy-and-fun-way-to-put-core-values-in-action/


Inclusiveness: The Year Round Summer Camp Directors made Inclusion Resolutions! Check them out here: http://frostvalley.org/february-celebrates-inclusiveness-core-values-in-action/



Respect: We had many camper quotes from what Respect means to them, including the following from a Lakota Camper: “Personally, I love all the Core Values, but I feel that respect can be the foundation for the rest of the values.” Check out more camper quotes in this story: http://frostvalley.org/respect-in-march-core-values-in-action/

Responsibility: With the help of Frost Valley Alumni, we completed many community service projects on Earth Day, including setting up the tents in Adventure Village! Here is the full story with all of the projects: http://frostvalley.org/corevaluesinaction-responsibility-on-earth-day/


Stewardship: We celebrated Stewardship with a big donation of Books for the Frost Valley Little Libraries! Here is the full story: http://frostvalley.org/staff-stewards-core-values-in-action/



Thank you to everyone who has participated in this project. Putting the core values into action is how the FV community can make a big difference in the world. I am so inspired by everyone who has share their stories with us throughout the year! If anyone has any stories of how they have put the Core Values into practice, please email me at lhutchinson@frostvalley.org to receive your Core Values Tshirt!


We will continue to share stories throughout the summer of how we are putting the Core Values into action at camp! So stay tuned! Happy last day of May, happy almost Summer, and happy core values celebration!

Peace, Love, Bibbley,


Lindsay Hutchinson

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Lindsay Hutchinson

Lindsay is the Camp Wawayanda Director at Frost Valley YMCA. She oversees the oldest overnight camping program in the country, which is for our campers grades 2 through 7. She just finished her fourth Summer at Frost Valley YMCA and is already working on creating the best program for our campers next summer! er favorite parts of camp are waterfront, Hoopla, and the friendships created through devotions. Coming from the great state of Massachusetts, Lindsay has enjoyed every moment working and living here at Frost Valley YMCA. As a Springfield College '13 graduate, Lindsay embraces her degree in Elementary and Special Education by developing leaders in her campers through experiential and environmental education programming. She studied with Semester at Sea during college, traveling to 13 countries in 3 months, which allowed her to embrace the people of the world and everything that we can learn from each other through cultural exchange. Her passions include traveling, cooking, and making music and she is an advocate for world peace, organic gardening, and love.

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