Happy Core Values in Action Wednesday all!


Today, I thought to celebrate Honesty with a quote my Dad always says to me whenever I am engaging him in a passionate conversation: “Tell me how you really feel!”



Two of our Summer Camp Staff and Alumni have offered advice to all of you in order to celebrate Honesty and put it into action!

From Alex Draper a past Outpost VC and Assistant Wawayanda Director: “How honest are you with your emotional self? I have looked back at things I said and did in frustration, or at a time of stress, and know that my honest assessment was that I was a jerk and someone deserves and apology. I think honesty in hindsight is a useful idea, looking back with a conscious effort to see more than your own perspective, being open to learning new things from thinking about the past in more than one way. I know I have had to take responsibility (hah!) for my decisions way after things went down, but I had to take a minute to be honest with myself about what really happened.”


From Maddy B, a MAC Girls and Sunburst Counselor:  “I think that one way a camper could use honesty is in the classroom. When they don’t understand something, making sure they speak up to get the help they need.”


If you have put any of the Core Values into Action at home, please email me at lhutchinson@frostvalley.org. I would love to share your stories and send you a Core Values in Action Tshirt!

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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