George Floyd should be with his family today.   His life mattered, as did the lives of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and far too many others. Black Lives Matter. These words should go without saying but are still as necessary as ever. But this moment of despair and anguish also commands us to act.   I have spent this past week listening, learning, and asking the question: what is Frost Valley’s role in responding to the unconscionable suffering of the communities we serve?   In response to the 1967 riots in Newark, NJ, Frost Valley responded by formally establishing what is now our Newark Partnerships Program, which provided children respite from […]

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Frost Valley has some exciting news! Since we can’t be together physically just yet, we wanted to bring a little piece of Frost Valley to you. Now you can “virtually visit” our beautiful and iconic locations around our 5,500-acre grounds in the Catskills using fun, custom zoom backgrounds. When you chat with co-workers, friends, relatives, teachers, or classmates on zoom you can share your love of Frost Valley with others and we can all be together in spirit. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to use the backgrounds: Use this link to view Frost Valley’s custom zoom backgrounds – FVYMCA zoom backgrounds folder link  Choose the Frost Valley virtual background […]

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A message from our CEO, Jerry Huncosky: Dear Camp Family, I hope that you remain in good health during this challenging time. I’m sure you and your child have been awaiting an answer about summer camp. With a heavy heart, I share with you that Frost Valley YMCA will not be offering overnight or day camp this summer. After many long days and sleepless nights, our staff and I worked to find solutions to every possible contingency, but ultimately the uncertainties are still too great too late in the season. The final decision came as a board vote on Sunday evening. Frost Valley YMCA summer camp is an experience I […]

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