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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Frost Valley YMCA is excited to introduce you to some of our new and returning Day Camp staff. We’ve put together a fantastic team to work with your campers this year and while this isn’t our full roster, we’ve asked some of our Day Camp staff members to introduce themselves to parents and guardians in their own words. Darby Day Camp Assistant Director   I’m Darby, one of the Day Camp Assistant Directors. This is my 12th summer working for Frost Valley’s Day Camp. A fun fact to know about me is that I’m always dancing.   Rebecca Day Day Camp Assistant Director Hi! My name is Rebecca, but you may […]

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Camp letters and postcards give a wonderful insider’s peek into what camp life is all about.  As an Alumni, do you ever reread your camp letters to remember your time at camp? Frost Valley wants to reminisce with you. We would love to see your camp postcards and letters either to your parents or from your parents while you were at camp. You can share them on social media using the hashtag #FVCampLetters or email them to info@frostvalley.org. Check out these sweet camp postcards from our historical archives.   We may use some photos for an upcoming project. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful memories with us!

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Please excuse our appearance while our brand new hard courts are under construction. They are expected to be completed and available for basketball and dodgeball in early July. It’s incredibly exciting to be getting this new addition to Frost Valley and we believe our campers will be thrilled with new hard courts!

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Frost Valley YMCA is pleased to announce the opening of its Maker’s Lab in time for the start of Summer Camp this year. The Maker’s Lab is a building located on Frost Valley’s camp in Program Village that will be dedicated to providing hands-on STEM-based learning opportunities for campers. The Maker’s Lab will give campers the chance to participate in a variety of activities that promote exploration and learning in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The Lab will house an imagination playground™, a system of foam blocks, as well as an illumination station. Campers will also be encouraged to apply STEM principles to Lego® activities.  Studies […]

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