Those who have come to know the magic of Frost Valley YMCA also know that the camp’s success over the years is in no small part owing to the brilliance, dedication, flexibility, creativity, and capacious vision of D. Halbe Brown. The Executive Director of Frost Valley for 35 years, from 1966-2001, Halbe took a struggling summer camp and created an internationally-acclaimed year-round camping and conference center enjoyed by 35,000 children and families each year. He died in September 2012 and will be missed by the Frost Valley community world-wide.