In support of the urgent need for childcare for the families of essential workers who are committed to protecting our communities during the “New York State on PAUSE” executive order, Frost Valley YMCA announces immediate availability of several spots in its Little Rainbows Daycare. Under the executive order signed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, essential workers include employees needed to provide healthcare, food and agriculture, pharmacies for prescription medications, law enforcement, power utilities, and others deemed necessary by New York State Government. Frost Valley understands the difficult decisions these workers are faced with when it comes to caring for their families while also protecting our communities. Everyone at Frost Valley […]

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Frost Valley YMCA’s administration and dining services partner with the Town of Denning to support local families in need of meal assistance. Each year since 2016, local families without much food, elderly individuals living alone, people without transportation, and those with serious illnesses receive nutritious meals through the meal delivery program. Now, with many families being impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, Frost Valley would like to remind all Town of Denning residents who are facing new challenges or know someone in town who is that this program remains available. Participating families and individuals receive frozen meals from the Denning Town Hall. These meals are delivered weekly on Wednesdays for participants to […]

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Frost Valley has created some educational videos that will keep your children engaged and entertained. View them on our YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram channels. In addition, we’ve compiled a list of online resources for your children during this time away from school.  Educational Websites Round Up of 60 Plus Math Websites PBS Learning Media Nat Geo 4 Kids ABCYA Fun Brain Starfall Highlights Kids Wonderopolis BrainPop Phonics Hero Dreamscape Switcheroo Zoo Arts and Cultural Sites Virtual Tours of State Parks Virtual Museum Tours Virtual Tours of NYC Cultural Institutions Watch 15 Broadway Plays at Home E-Books and Audio Books Audible Scholastic Storyline Online Exercise/Dance Go Noodle Activities To Do At […]

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While there’s so much going on in the world right now, Frost Valley’s thoughts are with you—our camper families and guests. We remain optimistic that summer camp will run as planned. Now more than ever, children can benefit from the freedom that camp provides—running and playing in the great outdoors and enjoying the simple pleasures of childhood like swimming, boating, and playing games with friends. Please see the Availability Report below for a list of  programs that still have availability. If you are concerned about the possibility of cancellations or any other COVID-19 concerns, please visit our COVID-19 FAQ page for cancellation insurance options and other information. Download the Availability Report […]

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Frost Valley is pleased to announce that Marina Esteve Wagstaff has been named the new Director of Community Programs. Working under the supervision of Jessie Emmons, Director of Youth Development and Innovation, Marina will oversee all of Frost Valley’s Day Camp programs, School Break Camps, Community Events, and its After School Program at Tri-Valley Elementary School.  “I am very excited for Marina to be a part of our Community Programs Team,” says Jessie Emmons, Director of Youth Development and Innovation. “She has such a big heart and wants to give children a safe and loving experience. Marina has been working in camps for a few years now, but before that […]

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Even though there’s snow on the ground, summer will be here before you know it. Since many of our camp programs are filling up quickly, we wanted to give you an update on Overnight Summer Camp 2020 and which programs are already waiting list only or will be soon. As of February 12, 2020, 26 programs are already waiting list only and 25 have only a few spots left! Many of our programs for Session 2 are either waiting list only or have very few spots remaining. For example our second session of our East Valley Ranch 4-week program is waiting list only, but the first session of this program has […]

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Frost Valley YMCA is excited to announce that renowned riding instructor Heidi Potter will be the Clinician for its Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) Standard Instructor Clinic this year. The CHA clinic, for those looking to become a certified riding instructor in English and/or Western disciplines, will take place May 11-15, 2020 at Frost Valley’s private East Valley Ranch. The clinic will involve teaching at least four practice lessons, a riding evaluation, a written test and participation in workshops on risk management, teaching techniques, professionalism, and herd management. Five levels of certifications can be achieved in the clinic, ranging from assistant instructor to CHA clinician. Certification level is determined at the discretion of […]

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Even though there’s snow on the ground, summer will be here before you know it. Since many of our camp programs are filling up quickly, we wanted to give you an update on Overnight Summer Camp 2020 and which programs are already waiting list only or will be soon. As of January 7, 2020, 17 programs are already waiting list only and 13 have only a few spots left! Many of our programs for Session 2 are either waiting list only or have very few spots remaining. For example our second session of our East Valley Ranch 4-week program is waiting list only, but the first session of this program has […]

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Do you want to focus more on your health in 2020? If so, Frost Valley is the perfect place to help you start the new year on the right foot. Our Health and Wellness Weekend on January 3-5, 2020 will give you plenty of opportunities to bond as a family while participating in healthy activities in our Catskill winter wonderland. Spend time hiking in nature with your family. Explore the beauty of our 5,500-acre property in the heart of the pristine Catskill Mountains. Learn nutritious recipes in our Teaching Kitchen that will inspire your family to cook healthy meals all year long. Depending on the weather, go cross-country skiing or […]

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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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