One of the best parts of the CiT experience is being able to give back to the Frost Valley community. This year one of the ways the CiTs are giving back is by helping rebuild and maintain one of the most popular trails during the summer on Frost Valley’s property. The wildcat trail is used by Pac and Windsong, as well as Farm Camp and EVR. CiTs spend the last full day of their hike helping rebuild the trail and clean up the area around the campsite known as Jurassic Park on Wildcat Mountain. Below is a photo of our last group left on trail this session, hiking back onto […]

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AiT spent the last three days getting their Leave No Trace (LNT) Trainer Certifications in the Adirondacks. With this certification, they can train others in Leave No Trace ethics. The certification process included some practice teaching the principles of LNT, applying the LNT ethics to the real world, and learning more about what it really means to Leave No Trace. Now that their training is over, they are spending the next seven days hiking and climbing in the Adirondack Mountains. Below is a photo of the AiTs and their coordinators proudly holding up their certifications.  

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Today was a big day for the CiT groups on camp! Each CiT has officially started their ‘in-cabin’ experience where they will spend Saturday through Wednesday working directly with campers and practice being a counselor. They will each run an activity for their village, run a devotion for their cabin, and spend each day learning what it means to be a staff member here. Below is a photo of one group after their in-cabin placements were revealed, everyone is so excited to start this experience!

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Another group of CiTs are out on trail! The second group of CiTs and their coordinators left after lunch yesterday and climbed Giant Ledge, where they camped for the night. The group was so excited to spend the next six days working together to conquer six mountains and over twenty miles. Before they left, we made sure to go over the trail, and take some great photos. One of the groups not hiking this session had a great day as well, getting messy during counselor sundaes with Mini Mac, doing specialties with Lakota and Outpost, and playing the friendship game with Susky. Here they are spending some quality time on […]

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Today our first group of CiT’s went out on their hike! Nine CiT’s and their two coordinators are off into the woods for the next six days, hiking over twenty miles and getting some great views of the Catskill Mountains. Tonight, they will be camping at Giant Ledge, a beautiful campsite perfect for views of the sunset and sunrise tomorrow morning. Were excited for them to learn some great hard skills on trail, work together to have a great experience, and come back better than ever! See you guys in six days!

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CITs began their in-cabin experience today! For the next five days our two CIT groups who weren’t hiking will be working hands on as an extra counselor assigned to a cabin. The two groups that returned from their hike these past two days will be beginning their week of community service projects. Both groups will be sure to learn a lot in different ways. We’re super excited to see all the great things they do! Pat Keogh (CIT Director)

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One of our two CIT groups hiking this session returned today! They had a great time seeing some of the Catskills’ most scenic views, learning valuable outdoors skills, and forming close friendships. We’re so glad they had such a successful hike, and we can’t wait for the other group hiking this session to return tomorrow. Pat Keogh (CIT Director)

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The two CIT groups going on trail this session left yesterday and today! Both groups were excited and well-prepared for 5 days of camping in the Catskills. They’ll form deep bonds with each other, learn valuable outdoor skills, and see some great views. We’ll be sure to welcome them back warmly when the two groups return on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

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CITs played an integral role today in our all-camp theme day. Nickelodeon Day, which involved games rotations based on classic 90s cartoon shows, was a perfect opportunity for the CITs to show off their skills and give back. With all of camp participating in the same theme day at the same time, CITs playe an key role today helping staff members run and organize games. This was a great opportunity to work with children, as well as see and assist in the kind of effort that makes the large-scale magic of camp work. CITs really got into the theme, with many of them donning costumes, and everyone had a great time helping […]

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Both CIT groups out on hikes are back at this point, with one group returning today and one group having returned yesterday. All four of our CIT groups are back on camp and really giving 110%, whether it’s working in their in-cabin experience or helping run games and activities. We’re so glad to have everyone back home on camp, and we’re so excited for all the exciting things the CITs will do in this next week on camp. Pat Keogh (CIT Director)

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