Frost Valley has some exciting news! Since we can’t be together physically just yet, we wanted to bring a little piece of Frost Valley to you. Now you can “virtually visit” our beautiful and iconic locations around our 5,500-acre grounds in the Catskills using fun, custom zoom backgrounds. When you chat with co-workers, friends, relatives, teachers, or classmates on zoom you can share your love of Frost Valley with others and we can all be together in spirit. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to use the backgrounds: Use this link to view Frost Valley’s custom zoom backgrounds – FVYMCA zoom backgrounds folder link  Choose the Frost Valley virtual background […]

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A message from our CEO, Jerry Huncosky: Dear Camp Family, I hope that you remain in good health during this challenging time. I’m sure you and your child have been awaiting an answer about summer camp. With a heavy heart, I share with you that Frost Valley YMCA will not be offering overnight or day camp this summer. After many long days and sleepless nights, our staff and I worked to find solutions to every possible contingency, but ultimately the uncertainties are still too great too late in the season. The final decision came as a board vote on Sunday evening. Frost Valley YMCA summer camp is an experience I […]

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As you may have heard, Frost Valley YMCA has made the decision to cancel summer camp programs for 2020. You can read more about the details of that decision in this letter from our CEO. When talking to your child about this or any difficult news, first remember that you know your child best. Try to digest the news yourself before talking to your camper. Below are some tips that can help guide you: Acknowledge their feelings. Expect a range of emotions, including disappointment, anger, sadness, or even grief. Most us, including our children, have experienced a lot of cancelled plans, and adding yet another disappointment to the list may […]

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In order to give campers and parents an inside look at Frost Valley’s new Young Women’s Leadership Maine Trail Builders 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 ideal for teens who will be going into ninth through tenth grade in September of 2020 who are interested in giving back on a trail crew, helping nature and working with a group of their peers. This trip will challenge expectations of what a work crew looks like and show young women just how strong and powerful […]

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In order to give campers and parents an inside look at Frost Valley’s new Young Women’s Leadership Adirondack Hike and Climb 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 ideal for campers who will be going into seventh or eighth grade in September of 2020 and are interested in spending time in the woods and exploring outdoors. Campers who would like to build confidence in a group of her peers will benefit greatly from this trip. Being in a group of all young women encourages […]

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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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  • Transform Your Zoom Meeting With Exclusive Frost Valley Backgrounds!

    5/28/20

    Update on Summer Camp 2020

    5/5/20

    Talking to Your Child about Camp Being Cancelled

    5/5/20

    An Inside Look At Frost Valley’s New Young Women’s Leadership Maine Trail Builders Adventure Trip

    4/13/20

  • An Inside Look At Frost Valley’s New Young Women’s Leadership Adirondack Hike And Climb Trip

    4/6/20

    Frost Valley YMCA Announces Immediate Openings in Little Rainbows Daycare For Children of Essential Workers

    3/27/20

    Frost Valley YMCA Delivers Meals For Town of Denning Residents In Need of Assistance

    3/27/20

    Free Online Educational Resources for Children

    3/23/20

  • Overnight Camp Update – March 2020

    3/23/20

    Introducing Marina Esteve Wagstaff as The New Director of Community Programs

    3/10/20

    50 Years of Environmental Education at Frost Valley

    3/6/20

    Overnight Camp Availability Update – February 2020

    2/12/20

  • Frost Valley Announces Heidi Potter as Clinician for Certified Horsemanship Association Standard Instructor Clinic

    1/30/20

    Overnight Camp Availability Update – January 2020

    1/9/20

    Armenian counselors’ reunion to ring in 2020

    1/3/20

    Start The New Year Off Right at Frost Valley’s Health and Wellness Weekend – January 3-5, 2020

    12/19/19

  • Frost Valley YMCA Announces New Summer Day Camps in 2020

    11/22/19

    An Inside Look at Frost Valley’s New York Farm Tour Adventure Trip

    11/15/19

    One Family’s Annual Reunion at Frost Valley Spans 50 Years!

    10/29/19

    Frost Valley YMCA Introduces New Adventure Director Tori Staley

    10/18/19

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