The New Jersey YMCA State Alliance recently held its 18th Annual Recognition Celebration to highlight YMCA initiatives and recognize individuals who have demonstrated leadership and support for New Jersey YMCAs in one of the Y’s three focus areas: Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. Williams Babalola, a Frost Valley YMCA Counselor in Training (CiT) program participant, was one of the individuals recognized at the ceremony on October 15, 2018. The evening honored 25 teens who give back to their neighbors and local communities by volunteering through the YMCA. Helping young people to understand the importance of service to others is at the core of the New Jersey YMCA State […]

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We learned some sad, sad news in the past few hours. Yesterday, Bob Hettler passed away suddenly. Please come back here for more information and a fuller tribute to this remarkable person—a great camp leader at Camp Fitch and Camp Wawayanda, a key camp director turning a pivotal period at Frost Valley, one of the funniest and sweetest people you’d ever meet. He and Kay Hettler were “recruited” by Halbe Brown to come from Halbe and Jane’s beloved Camp Fitch near Erie, PA, and from the Youngstown OH YMCA—in the early 1970s to help bring new leadership to Frost Valley. Bob and Kay served as camp directors of Camp Wawayanda […]

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Winter break is an exciting time for children to relax and play while school is not in session, but it can also be stressful for working parents who need to find childcare. Frost Valley YMCA will be holding a Winter Break Day Camp for children between the ages of four and 16 on December 26-28 and December 31st from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. “Winter is an ideal time for children to explore the great outdoors, get some much-needed exercise, and try new things. Winter Break Day Camp at Frost Valley fills children’s days with healthy activities while also giving working parents the peace of mind that their children are […]

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