Frost Valley YMCA, in partnership with Blue Star Families, is awarding scholarships to 10 first time campers who have a family member that is actively serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. These scholarships were made possible through a grant Frost Valley YMCA received from The YMCA of the USA’s Resident Camp Access Grant Project, also known as the YAccess Grant. The YAccess Grant is a nationwide camp scholarship program with the mission of offering resident camp experiences to new campers whose families might not otherwise be able to afford these opportunities. Thanks to donor support, Frost Valley YMCA was able to provide a matching dollar amount from its scholarship fund […]

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County is currently accepting applications from students in grades 7-12 and teachers in the Catskill region to attend the 2018 Catskills Youth Climate Summit. This free overnight summit will take place Tuesday-Wednesday, October 9-10, 2018 at Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville. The Summit gives students an opportunity to attend presentations and workshops on climate change and sustainability. Additionally, attendees are invited to participate in group discussions and activities that are designed to challenge perceptions, brainstorm solutions, and discover new ways to live more sustainable lifestyles. The Catskills Youth Climate Summit will include meals and an overnight stay in a Frost Valley cabin. Schools are required […]

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With summer camp starting in just a few weeks, we wanted to give you another update on which overnight programs are still available. As of today, June 14th, 37 programs are waiting list only and many others have only a few spots remaining! All of our East Valley Ranch programs are full. However, Mustang Village and Durango Village on main camp still have some spots open! Download the Availability Report to see which programs have space as of June 14, 2018, and then please register right away to reserve your child’s spot. For more information, please visit the camp section of our website! Financial aid is available – apply here!

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For alumna Leesa Cohen Thompson, Frost Valley YMCA wasn’t simply a place she visited. Over the decades, Frost Valley became an anchor in not only her life, but her families’ lives as well. The seasons came and went, the camp evolved and expanded, but what always remained was the camp’s ability to draw them together, even in difficult times. Leesa, a speech pathologist in Peeksville, NY, grew up spending summers as a camper at Frost Valley. Her cousins were from Westfield, NJ and they all went to Frost Valley and encouraged her to go as well. “I went for a number of summers for a week or two and loved […]

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Frost Valley YMCA, in partnership with Tokyo YMCA, is offering local families an opportunity to host children from Tokyo for a weekend of cultural immersion through its Homestay Program. Families are asked to host two or three children between the ages of 8-15 from July 28-29, 2018. Pick up and drop off will take place at Frost Valley’s main camp located at 2000 Frost Valley Road in Claryville. The goal of the Tokyo-Frost Valley Homestay Program is to give children from Japan the opportunity to experience life in an American household. Host families will receive details about the children who will be staying with them prior to their arrival. Frost […]

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Frost Valley YMCA will host 3D Archery shoots (which include a BBQ lunch) on Sunday, August 26th and Saturday, September 29th from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The events take place at 2244 Frost Valley Road in Claryville; just down the road from Frost Valley’s Main Camp. All ages and experience levels are welcome. The events are free for Frost Valley Outdoor Sporting Participants. For non-participants, adults and teens 16 and older are $20, children 7-15 are $8, and children 6 and under are free. Guests are asked to bring their own archery equipment for shooting the course. The 3D archery course consists of a half-mile loop trail with 28 three-dimensional targets […]

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Frost Valley YMCA is offering a camp session this year called Mini Monet with special guest instructor and renowned artist Alexander Kaletski. Your child will have the opportunity to learn hands on with one of the best! Alexander Kaletski escaped Soviet Russia in 1975 to evade the creatively oppressive restrictions enforced on artists at that time. During his first years in America, Kaletski was without money to buy paint or canvas, yet he had no shortage of determination. The artist reclaimed cardboard boxes and other disposable materials to create his works. He remains inspired by this process today and continues to engage with unconventional materials. Kaletski is represented by Anna Zorina Gallery in New York; […]

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We are so pleased to announce that two of our cherished alumni, Eileen Bradley and trustee David Bieler, have agreed to match every donation to the Alumni Fund up to $4,260. This is the exact amount that provides two children a session of camp. And now, thanks to Eileen and David, your gift will be doubled! But time is running out! In order to have your gift matched, please donate by this Monday, May 21, 2018. You can easily make a gift online right now to have your impact doubled! The Alumni Fund is an opportunity for our kind and caring community of alumni to ensure that the immeasurable benefits of camped are passed on […]

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We wanted to give you another update on overnight summer camp 2018 and what programs are still available. As of today, May 15th, over 35 programs are waiting list only and many others have only a few spots remaining! All of our East Valley Ranch programs are full. However, Mustang Village and Durango Village on main camp still have some spots open! Mustang Village has a limited number of spots available for sessions 1, 2, and 4. Durango Village has a limited number of spaces still available for sessions 3 and 4. Download the Availability Report to see which programs have space as of May 15, 2018, and then please register right away to […]

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Frost Valley YMCA invites children and their families to participate in Healthy Kids Day on Sunday, May 20, 2018. 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. Frost Valley hosts this annual event as a part of the Y’s national initiative to improve family health and well-being through sports, fitness, […]

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