Frost Valley has added five new Summer Day Camps for 2020 for your curious, creative, and awesome campers. Our new camps include gardening, acting and theatre, adventure, and special  leadership development camps for your tweens and teens. Check out what we have to offer: Little Planters – Session 3A (available for children entering 1st to 2nd grade) Does your camper have a green thumb or a keen interest in gardening?  Campers who attend Little Planters will learn all about where our food comes from by spending quality time in our Main Camp Garden. They will also take a trip to our Educational Farm, and be given the opportunity to start […]

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In order to give campers and parents an inside look at Frost Valley’s New York Farm Tour Adventure Trip, new Adventure Director Tori Staley answered some questions parents and campers might have about the trip. 1. Can you describe the campers this trip would be well suited for? “This trip is perfect for campers going into the 9th – 12th grade who love animals and have an interest in working on a farm and learning about where the food they eat comes from. A willingness to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty, combined with a desire to try new things will really help campers to get the most […]

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Family is more than a collection of people who share DNA; it’s a group of people that intentionally supports and cares for one another, sharing history, resources, and common goals. For Rob Gormly, “family” has come to encompass neighbors and close friends in addition to his blood relatives, and their shared history includes an annual reunion at Frost Valley YMCA. In 1969 the Gormly family was living in Richmond Hill, Queens, NY when a friend of the family who was a Boy Scout leader brought his scouts to Frost Valley on a camping trip so they could experience nature. Soon after, their family along with friends’ families returned for a […]

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Frost Valley YMCA is excited to introduce Tori Staley as our new Adventure Director. Tori grew up in State College, PA. An avid hiker, rock climber, camper, and lover of the outdoors, she worked for four summers over five years at Frost Valley. Tori has been an Adventure Village Counselor, AiT Coordinator, Trips Logistics Coordinator, and then served as a Mental Health Support for Camp last summer. She is thrilled to be moving to Frost Valley full time to serve as the new Adventure Director.  A lifelong nature enthusiast, Tori grew up in a family that valued spending time outdoors. Her family went backpacking in Yellowstone National Park. She been […]

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Crafters will delight in this relaxing Catskill Mountain getaway where you are free to explore your creative side and indulge in your favorite or soon to be favorite craft projects. Get inspired to create your own water color masterpiece! Make all-natural hands scrubs and bath bombs to treat yourself or give as a special gift for a friend. The weekend will also include some Frost Valley favorites including candle making, string art, screen printing, and book folding. Crafts are appropriate for adults and children ages 12 and up. Leave with new skills, beautiful keepsakes, new friends and memories to cherish for years to come!   Enjoy wreath making, including learning […]

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We hope you had a wonderful summer! We have news about our camp program to share with you. After 24 summers at Frost Valley, our Director of Camping Services Dan Weir and his family will be returning to Long Island. Thanks to his advocacy for youth at both the state and federal level, his dedication as an American Camp Association chapter board member, as well as countless other accomplishments, Dan has developed an incredibly strong camp model for his successor.   We’re pleased to announce that Zach Eigenbrodt will be Frost Valley’s new Director of Camping Services. Zach, too, has an impressive career in the field of camping. Born and […]

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There may only be a few weeks left of summer, but there are still plenty of opportunities for your child to have a memorable, educational summer day camp experience. Frost Valley YMCA has a limited number of openings in its Farm Day Camp and its One-Week Try-It Horse Day Camp, which take place August 26 – 30, 2019. Animal lovers can get hands-on experience with horses during Frost Valley’s One-Week Try-It Day Camp, which is available for children entering second grade and up. Designed for campers of all skill levels, this special one-week program will give campers the opportunity to spend half of each day at the barn riding and […]

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Day Camp is in full swing and the campers are having a fantastic time singing songs, swimming in Lake Cole, making tasty, nutritious snacks in the teaching kitchen, playing games, going for hikes, and making new friends. There are still exciting sessions open for anyone looking to enroll their child in an enriching summer camp program. As of August 1st, the programs listed below are filling fast so we recommend that parents register online right away or call 845-985-2291 ext. 306 to secure their child’s spot. Check out our day camp brochure for a full list of available programs. Filling Fast: Explorers – Session 3B – 8 spots remaining Explorers […]

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Just because school is out doesn’t mean children have to experience summer learning loss. Summer is the perfect time to nurture children’s natural curiosity and encourage them to explore new interests. Frost Valley YMCA offers several upcoming specialty day camps including: Happy Hikers, Sports of All Sorts, Mountain Toppers, Sports Sampler, Saddle Up, Maker’s Lab, and Farm Camp. Happy Hikers Day Camp offers children entering grades 1-3 the opportunity to hike several Frost Valley trails, observe natural ecosystems, and follow a map. Mountain Toppers Day Camp, for children entering grades 4-5, will bring campers on some of Frost Valley’s most popular hikes to High Falls and Devil’s Hole. Sports enthusiasts […]

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In August 2019, the YMCA will celebrate 175 years of positively impacting society with a global youth gathering in London – the birthplace of the Y! Hosted by YMCA Europe in partnership with YMCA England, the World Alliance of YMCAs and YMCA of the USA, YMCA175 will bring together more than 5,000 young leaders (ages 16-35) from Ys around the world to connect with one another, to build relationships and strengthen cross-cultural understanding, celebrate 175 years of the YMCA’s impact on youth and communities around the world, and create solutions to address the pressing social issues affecting youth. Frost Valley is excited to be sending five of our CiTs, along […]

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