Frost Valley is pleased to announce that Tonye Freeman has been named the new Director of Community Programs. Working under the supervision of Jessie Emmons, Director of Youth Development and Innovation, Tonye 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.  Tonye Freeman was born and raised in the Hudson Valley. She graduated from Fallsburg Jr./Sr. High School and received a degree in Graphic Design from SUNY Sullivan. Tonye first started working at Frost Valley in 2015 as a Day Camp Counselor. It was then she realized how much she enjoyed working with kids. After that […]

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Daniel Graham took over the role as Director of Dining Services for Chartwells—Frost Valley’s food service provider in 2020. Despite the challenges this past summer, Dan rose to the occasion, leading his Chartwells team, as well as Frost Valley employees, with a steady demeanor and a ready smile. Under his capable leadership, Frost Valley’s summer campers were satisfied with delicious and nutritious meals. Congratulations on winning Employee of the Month!

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We’re excited to announce our 2022 Summer Adventure Trips Lineup! See the list below: Adirondack Classic – Advanced Leadership Trip: Available July 10-Aug 5 (Sessions 2-3) 4 Week Trip (Boys & Girls, Grades 9-12) Adirondack Hike & Climb – Leadership Trip: Available Sessions 2 & 4 (Boys & Girls, Grades 7-8) Adirondack Paddler – Leadership Trip: Available Sessions 1 & 3 (Boys & Girls, Grades 7-8) Adirondack Paddler – Young Women’s Confidence Trip: Available Session 4 (Girls Only, Grades 7-8) Adirondack Trail Builder – Service Trip: Available Session 4 (Boys & Girls, Grades 9-12) Adirondack Trail Builder – Young Women’s Confidence Trip: Available Session 2 (Girls Only, Grades 9-12) Catskill […]

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Keri-Ann joined the Frost Valley staff in January 2020. As the HR Generalist/Executive Assistant, she assists in many aspects of making sure our staff have the tools they need to do their jobs and offer quality programs and experiences for our guests. As a parent of 3 children who have been a part of Frost Valley programs, she has been impressed and grateful especially with how Frost Valley helped serve the local community during this past year. She’s proud to be a part of an organization with such a wonderful mission and strong core values! Congratulations on winning Employee of the Month!

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Frost Valley YMCA is excited to announce that we were able to open some additional spots for Overnight Camp this summer. This will give more children the opportunity to have the summer camp experience they may have missed out on last year. Available Spots:   EVR 4 Week Program – Session 3-4 Farm Camp – Session 3 – 4 spots available for female campers Slide Mountain Village (Boys Grade 10) – Sessions 3 & 4 Camp Wawayanda (Boys Grades 2-7) – Sessions 3 & 4 Camp Wawayanda (Girls Grades 2-7) – Sessions 3 Graham Mountain Village (Girls Grade 9) – Sessions 3 & 4 Adventure Survival Camp (Girls & Boys/returners) – […]

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Bette Goode joined the Frost Valley staff in February 2010. As the Housekeeping Team Lead, she keeps camp clean, safe, and looking good. She really holds her team together and makes sure Frost Valley looks welcoming to all guests. Bette feels that Frost Valley is a safe place for children to learn about and appreciate nature as well as a great place to develop long lasting relationships with others. Congratulations on winning Employee of the Month!

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In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month we are spotlighting our Tokyo – Frost Valley Partnership. The Tokyo New York YMCA Partnership (TNYP) was formed in 1979 in order to serve the needs of an ever-growing Japanese population in New York, with Tatsuo Honma as its first Executive Director. Eventually, the collaboration between the Tokyo and Frost Valley YMCAs deepened, and in 1991 the TNYP changed its name to the Tokyo – Frost Valley YMCA Partnership (TFYP). The TFYP provides a safe space for Japanese youth and families to connect with peers in a shared language and culture throughout the year, especially at the Summer Camp while enjoying […]

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Since March 2020 with the emergence of the COVID-19 virus, there have been approximately 2,800 acts of hate and violence perpetrated against Asian Americans.* In addition to the recent shooting in Atlanta, which claimed the lives of Daoyou Feng, Xiaojie Tan, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Andre Michels, Soon C. Park, Hyun J. Grant, Suncha Kim and Yong A. Yue, there have been many racially motivated attacks in California, New York, and other states against Asian Americans, which are not only heartbreaking; they are completely unacceptable. Frost Valley YMCA in partnership with Tokyo YMCA condemn ANY and ALL acts of violence, hate, and discrimination against the AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) community. […]

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Ashley Gibson joined Frost Valley in April 2019 as our School Programs and Teambuilding Coordinator. She has since taken on more responsibility and transitioned to the Education, Family and Group Program Coordinator. She has played a huge role in the success of Frost Valley’s programs over the past several months as well as planning for the future. Her peers describe her as easy to work with.  She loves the community among the staff and visitors of Frost Valley, and hopes that everyone who comes here finds some of the magic of connecting in the outdoors. Congratulations on winning Employee of the Month!

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Morgan Theze, alumnus and former Camp Director is hosting the first ever Virtual Hike for Frost Valley on Earth Day – April 22nd, 2021! The money raised through the Virtual Hike will be used to create excitement for Frost Valley’s new village names (which are named after different Catskill Mountains) and to provide campers with additional experiential learning opportunities for summer 2021 that will give them a deeper historical understanding of the colonized land and people of this region. These are not just new village names; they create an opportunity to start a dialogue with campers that will foster a greater appreciation for the land each village is now named […]

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