Tyler first came to Frost Valley as a summer camper in 2006, later becoming a staff member in 2012. As an Outdoor and Virtual Learning Facilitator, and a DIG Committee Member, they strive to be someone that can educate others in ways that are inclusive, supportive, and growth-oriented. Tyler believes that people, specifically kids, need a place in the world where they can truly embrace themselves and be celebrated for who they are. Described by their peers as an asset, Tyler is always willing to do whatever is necessary to keep the organization moving in a positive direction. Congratulations on winning Employee of the Month!

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While the challenges of this year may have been dissuading and discouraging at times, we are further inspired by the unwavering dedication of the camping community to join in solidarity today to reaffirm a simple, beautiful, powerful message: Black Lives Matter. From these words, a seed of change is planted for vital and urgent action. On June 4th, 2020, Frost Valley YMCA planted that seed, and made these commitments: …“to foster discussions among our campers about equity, diversity, inclusion, and racism,” …“to share resources to educate ourselves and our community about antiracism and    augment voices that for too long have been silenced by racism,” …“to pursue new partnerships that promote […]

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Jessie Emmons came to Frost Valley in April 2018. She is drawn to working with kids at camp, specifically with a focus on diversity and inclusion. As Director of Youth Development and Innovation, she helps to create safe spaces for our staff to learn and grow so that they can provide those spaces for our campers and guests. She believes that people, specifically kids, need a place in the world where they can truly embrace themselves and be celebrated for who they are. She is described by her peers as positive, empathetic, caring, a great team-leader, inspiring, and jumps at the chance to help. Frost Valley is a better place […]

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