Frost Valley YMCA invites children and their families to participate in Healthy Kids Day on Sunday, May 19, 2019. This free event will take place from 1-4 p.m. at 2000 Frost Valley Road in Claryville. This fun-filled day has something for the whole family to enjoy from archery, a climbing tower, arts and crafts, healthy snacks, a bounce house, and educational exhibits. The event encourages children to stay active and engaged during the summer months, and inspires families to create their own healthy routines all year long. “Whether it’s participating in sports like climbing and archery on our gorgeous grounds, making healthy snacks together, or learning about health and safety […]

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In partnership with the Young Adult Institute (YAI), Frost Valley YMCA welcomes children with developmental disabilities to join the wider camp community during supervised daily activities. Our values of inclusiveness, diversity, and respect point the way toward the development of interdependent relationships among our young campers. In integrated groups, children experience the joys of pure play and the abundance of the natural world. Children of all abilities gain a sense of belonging on the shores of Lake Cole, on the playing fields, on the climbing tower, singing songs over lunch in the dining hall and storytelling around the campfire at night. They encourage one another to try new things, and, […]

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With summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time for parents to register their child for summer day camp. Frost Valley YMCA invites all interested community members who want to learn more about its Day Camp Programs to attend a free Open Houses from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 28th, May 19th, or June 9th. From July 1st to August 30th, Frost Valley offers several one-week and two-week Day Camp programs for children in pre-k through tenth grade. A variety of programs keep campers active, engaged, and delighted. In addition to its already popular Day Camp programs, Frost Valley will be offering exciting new programs this […]

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Chloe Bland is a Frost Valley Camper Parent and a Psychology Professor for the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ. who wrote a case study called “Frost Valley YMCA: A Case Study in the Structural Alteration of the Opportunity Gap.”  Her story appeared in the Spring 2019 issue of Frost Valley Life. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this case study belong solely to Chloe Bland. Read the full case study here.

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In order to give campers and parents an inside look at Frost Valley’s Maine AT Adventure Trip, Adventure Director Zach Eigenbrodt answered some questions parents and campers might have about the trip. 1. Can you describe the campers this trip would be well suited for? “The trip is for high schoolers entering the ninth through twelfth grade. The Maine AT Adventure trip is a great opportunity for campers who are looking to take the next step in becoming an outdoor leader because they will each take turns being responsible for everyone in the group while out on the trail. It’s ideal for campers who are extremely passionate about being in nature […]

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On May 31st – June 2nd, Frost Valley Alumni will gather at Frost Valley’s Main Camp and at our Educational Farm for Volunteer Work Weekend to complete volunteer projects that will have a tremendous impact on our incoming campers and guests. One major focus of the volunteer projects will be at the Farm, which is why we spoke with Bari Zeiger, Frost Valley’s Garden Manager and Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator, to get the inside scoop about the projects taking place there. Bari first joined Frost Valley in May of 2018. She oversees the vegetable and fruit production from seed to harvest at the Farm. There are numerous varieties of fruits and […]

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In order to give campers and parents an inside look at Frost Valley’s Female Leadership – Long Trail Adventure Trip, Adventure Director Zach Eigenbrodt answered some questions parents and campers might have about the trip. 1. Can you describe the campers this trip would be well suited for? “The trip is for girls entering eighth and ninth grade. It will give campers the opportunity to challenge themselves both physically and mentally. Campers should be open to trying new things and exploring new parts of the country.” 2. What prior experience or approval is necessary to register for this trip? “There is no approval necessary. It’s beneficial for campers to have experience […]

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In order to give campers and parents an inside look at Frost Valley’s Adirondack High Peaks Adventure Trip, Adventure Director Zach Eigenbrodt answered some questions parents and campers might have about the trip. 1. Can you describe the campers this trip would be well suited for? “The trip is for high schoolers entering the ninth through twelfth grade. The Adirondack High Peaks Adventure trip is a great opportunity for campers who are looking to take the next step in becoming an outdoor leader because they will each take turns being responsible for everyone in the group while out in the woods. It’s ideal for campers who are extremely passionate about being […]

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In order to give campers and parents an inside look at Frost Valley’s Mini Chef Day Camp for campers entering 4th and 5th grade, Community Programs Director Jessie Emmons answered some questions parents and campers might have about this specialty day camp.               1. What kinds of recipes will campers be making? “Some things that campers might make are: stir-fry, pancakes, cookies, quesadillas, etc. We will focus on recipes that don’t take a lot of time, but may give kids experience using things like a burner or the oven with plenty of adult supervision of course!” 2. What precautions are taken if a child has a food […]

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In order to give campers and parents an inside look at Frost Valley’s Female Leadership – White Mountains Hike and Climb Adventure Trip, Adventure Director Zach Eigenbrodt answered some questions parents and campers might have about the trip. 1. Can you describe the campers this trip would be well suited for? “The trip is for girls entering ninth and tenth grade. It will give campers the opportunity to challenge themselves both physically and mentally. Campers should be open to trying new things and exploring new parts of the country, and it’s helpful if campers are not afraid of heights since the trip involves rock climbing.” 2. What prior experience or approval […]

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