This Sunday saw Hirdstock return to Frost Valley. Incase you somehow missed the previous blog post or the hundreds of photo’s on Smugmug, Hirdstock is our annual summer festival where music fills the mountain air and fun and games are played on Hirdstock hill looking out over the valley and Lake Cole. There are so many highlight’s but one that deserves the spotlight this year was the “Slip n Slide”. Not much explanation is necessary, I’ll let the photo’s do the talking.  

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For the first time ever we had challenge night with Lakota, Outpost and Windsong! The  enthusiasm was electric and the battle for Al’s last old Wawayanda t-shirt was epic. Teams hula-hooped, danced, imitated, wheel-barrow raced, played Simon says, did the limbo and answered trivia all to be crowned winners of Session 4. Team 6 were the victors and Al once again entertained the masses with his traditional activities and of course the night ended with ice-cream sundaes!

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It was Susky village’s over-night on Wednesday and the weather thankfully held off for the occasion. The girls packed out from the Bud Cox trip centre and everyone collected their sleeping bags, water bottles, tarps and everything else needed for a successful night, rainbow cushions included. Cabins camped out at Trickle Brook, Big Tree Field and Saw Mill and there was a smell of campfire all throughout the valley. Pitta Pizzas and S’mores were on the menu and camp stories and songs were the nights entertainment. Over-nights are a lot of campers favourite part of the Summer Camp experience and it’s  really special for the counsellors also. Next week it’s […]

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We’ve had some rainy days up here in the Catskills recently but that hasn’t stopped the fun and games at camp. On Tuesday I got to hang out with the girls from Lakota village who were playing Dance Hall Dodgeball a mixture of Musical Statues/Freeze Dance and Dodgeball, which went down a storm in the dining hall!! Counsellor Ashley was the DJ and referee and the rest of staff divided themselves amongst the two teams, we even had a cameo appearance from Nurse Darlene. Inclusiveness is a core value after all!  

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Ronnie Bruno, the Forest Village Chief took this great shot of his camper Sebastian running away from the camera to avoid documenting the moment he ate an actual vegetable! The boy’s from Hyde and Watson 3 spent yesterday afternoon in the Healthy Kitchen making kale chips  and fruit smoothies. The healthy kitchen program encourages campers to be more mindful of the snacks and food we eat and to have hands on experience of cultivating, preparing and cooking the food. The garden and farm at Frost Valley provide so many fresh vegetable and fruit and we even have our own Frost Valley eggs, honey and maple syrup.   Camp is a […]

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Today one of our International counsellors, Jay from England shared his love of cricket with his Forest campers. Every year Frost Valley hires staff from all over the world and this year approximately 30% of our seasonal staff are Internationals. This Summer we have hired from South Africa, Croatia, Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, Brazil, Columbia, India and Mexico to name but a few countries. Diversity is a core value here in Frost Valley and we believe there’s no better way to learn about diversity than to experience different cultures first hand and we encourage our counsellors to pass on their love of their own countries traditions, sports and games. We […]

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Brother and sister villages, Forest and Susky, combined their creativity today and made up a fun new game that mixed trivia and bowling using a giant inflatable ball and as you may see in the photos, they used their own counsellors as the bowling pins! Creative play is such an important part of programming here in Frost Valley. Using familiar materials and games but in a new and imaginative way is what we encourage as it helps child development and social skills and is a great way to get children to share their thoughts feelings and ideas. The campers in Susky and Forest worked really well together today and their […]

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This is a special announcement from the Wellness Center…Wawayanda officially has Olympix fever! We were so so excited to hear about the 2017 Olympix coaches and countries today after lunch. We even had a dance party to celebrate! Meanwhile, this afternoon, our Susky Forest campers made the best of a thundery situation and moved indoors for their overnight experience. Don’t worry, Susky and Forest still had the chance to try pita pizzas and s’mores while their counselors got creative and hosted a lip sync for Susky and Challenge Night for Forest.   It’s Always Sunny in Wawayanda!

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Session 2 is in full swing and Wawayanda can’t stop smiling! After acing their swim checks this morning, our Lakota Outpost campers participated in Challenge Night with Al. The night’s challenges included the weirdest noise, simon says, the hoola hoop challenge and best counselor impersonation. Here are some photos from the event!  

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Monday Funday! Our Wawayanda campers soaked up the sun by spending their day outside. After waterfront in the morning, Forest exemplified the core value of stewardship by planting trees. Pokey Totem set off for their overnight experience (full of pita pizzas and s’mores!!) Here are some pictures from the day.    

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