What We Do:
Each summer, Frost Valley YMCA provides exceptional outdoor experiences for over 4,000 children through day and overnight camp programs that include but are not limited to: equestrian camp, farm camp, the world’s only Bear Grylls Survival Academy Summer Camp, adventure trips, a “Kidney Camp” for children with kidney disease or transplants, and of course the traditional overnight camp that Frost Valley was founded on and has provided since 1885.
During the school year, Frost Valley serves more than 35,000 school children, families, Girl and Boy Scout troops, religious organizations, and others on its 5,500-acre property. Educational school field trips bring science lesson’s to life in the most natural of learning environments – the great outdoors. Teambuilding retreats strengthen bonds while challenging participants to move out of their comfort zones and into their growth zones. Weekend retreats and family reunions provide the foundation for lifelong memories and traditions that span generations. Community programs such as after-school care, seasonal free events, daycare, outdoor sporting programs, and so much more ensure that local residents have ample opportunity for experiences and resources that make living in the Catskills the best choice for families.
Guided by a mission to serve all, Frost Valley provides financial assistance and full scholarships (known as “camperships”) to thousands of children and families who otherwise might not experience the great outdoors. As can often be heard in the dining hall or on the scenic trails of this exceptional camp, “There’s something for everyone in the Valley.”
Our Mission & Values:
We are guided in this pursuit by our eight core values, which serve as pathways for our guests as they bond with nature and each other. They are:
Caring, Community, Diversity, Honesty, Inclusiveness, Respect, Responsibility, and Stewardship.
Learn more about our wonderful programs and view our beautiful grounds in the video below!