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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Erik joined Frost Valley as a Maintenance Technician in 2019. He is very dedicated to both his position and Frost Valley. He is inspired by our mission to help underserved children come to camp and the inclusive atmosphere. Erik has fond memories of snow tubing at Frost Valley with friends when he was attending school growing up. He does all he can to make sure every job gets done efficiently and is always willing to lend a hand, even with tasks outside of his regular responsibilities. In recent months, Erik has stepped up to help with meals for guests and has also come to the aid of our Equestrian Staff, helping […]

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As we draw closer to summer, more and more programs are filling up. We have limited availability remaining for Adventure Village, Mustang Village, Horse Trails, Wittenberg Mountain Village, Slide Mountain Village, Graham Mountain Village, some of our Adventure Trips, and Adventure Survival Camp. View Our March Availability Report for details on availability by program and session. If your preferred program is already full, we recommend you add your child’s name to a waitlist and we will be using that list when spots become available. We encourage interested families to register online, call 845-985-2291 ext. 203 or email campregistration@frostvalley.org right away to reserve your child’s spot.   

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Good Afternoon,  I wanted to respond to the article that came out this morning in the New York Times regarding three YMCA camps operating under the YMCA of Greater New York shutting down. While we were deeply saddened to hear about the closing of Camps Talcott, McAlister, and Greenkill, we want to reassure you that Frost Valley YMCA will remain OPEN. Frost Valley YMCA is independently owned and operated therefore the closing of these camps do not affect our ability to operate summer camp this year (as we are still planning to do) nor any of our family weekends or other programming. I had been working diligently with the staff […]

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Vicky first came to Frost Valley in May 2007. Today, as the Associate Executive Director, she strives to create positive change in the lives of our guests through the delivery of high caliber programs for all.  “Without a doubt Frost Valley is an organization that lives its mission,” Vicky says. “We don’t transform kids, we create a safe, open, and wonderful space where kids can transform themselves. We instill values and promote hope.” A true leader and mentor, Vicky guides her staff through difficult times by demonstrating a positive attitude and raising the spirits of all those around her. Congratulations on winning Employee of the Month!

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Frost Valley YMCA is pleased to announce that Kate Lewis has been appointed as the president of its Board of Trustees. Lewis is chief content officer of Hearst Magazines, one of the world’s largest publishers of monthly magazines, with more than 300 international editions and 25 plus U.S brands in print and digital, including “Harper’s Bazaar,” “Cosmopolitan,” and “Esquire.” Lewis was a recipient of the Matrix Award from New York Women in Communications in 2019. She has also been named to Advertising Age’s Women to Watch list, was inducted to MIN’s Digital Hall of Fame, and was named one of FOLIO’s Top Women in Media. In addition to Lewis’ election […]

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In order to give campers and parents an inside look at Frost Valley’s Global Citizen Day Camp, Marina Esteve Wagstaff, Community Programs Director, answered some questions parents and campers might have about this specialty day camp. 1. Who is this camp suited for? “This specialty camp is best suited for children entering grades 3-5 in September who enjoy learning about new countries and cultures. If your child is curious about traveling or understanding the wider world around them then this will be a great fit for them.”   2. What kinds of things will campers be learning about other countries? “Campers will ‘visit’ a new country each day. On their travels […]

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In order to give campers and parents an inside look at Frost Valley’s Eco Warriors Day Camp, Marina Esteve Wagstaff, Community Programs Director, answered some questions parents and campers might have about this specialty day camp. 1. Who is this camp best suited for? “This specialty camp is best suited for children going into grades 3-5 in September who enjoy spending time outside learning about nature and planet earth. If your child is curious about climate change or is passionate about reusable materials then this will be a great fit for them.”  2. What kinds of things will campers be upcycling? “Campers will be upcycling household objects that would end […]

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To give parents a better idea of our availability of Frost Valley’s Overnight Camp programs, below is our availability as of February 4, 2021. Adventure Village Boys grades 8-9 – Session 1- only 3 spots remaining, Sessions 3 & 4 only 1 spot remaining for each Boys grades 5-7 – Sessions 1 & 4 spots available, Sessions 2 & 3 – only 2 spots remaining for each Girls grades 8-9 – Sessions 2 – only 4 spots remaining, Session 3 – only 1 spot remaining   Equestrian Camps Mustang Village – Sessions 1-4 Horse Trails – Sessions 1, 2 & 3   Traditional Overnight Camp Wittenberg Mountain Village (Boys grade […]

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Zach first came to Frost Valley in June 2014 as an Adventure Trip Coordinator. Today, as the Director of Camping Services, he strives to create spaces for people to enjoy the great outdoors at their capacity. Whether it is seeing the stars or exploring trails, he feels that it is important for our guests to have meaningful experiences and connect with nature. He is inspired by seeing the effect of camp on campers. Listening to camper’s stories, seeing them full of energy and confidence, and hearing about lessons they’ve learned at camp makes the job worth it for him. Described by his peers as level-headed, a calm force, supportive, ready […]

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