SPECIAL EVENTS

Fourth of July (1st session)

The Fourth of July begins, like all other days, with a flag raising ceremony. But for our Independence Day celebration, the entire camp joins together around the flagpole to sing a rousing Happy Birthday to America. It’s a powerful rendition and pride echoes across the valley. During the day, we host a carnival to celebrate our great country. Later, as many of our summer staff is international, we invite them to participate in a Small World Fair where all cultures share their history and traditions. The day culminates with an evening of fireworks over Lake Cole.

The Olympix (2nd session)

Every summer, the Olympix spirit sweeps through camp when Frost Valley YMCA hosts our annual Olympix championship. Competing countries, varying from year to year—Australia, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Serbia, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, and Wales—are represented by groups of campers. The opening ceremony commences the night before with dances, skits, and songs representing the cultural traditions of each country. Team unity and pride are on full display, but it’s the spirit of Frost Valley that rises strong, pure, and heartening. Let the games begin!

CarniValley (3rd session)

CarniValley is our new Session 3 all-camp activity, the greatest carnival to ever take place at Frost Valley! Frost Valley is rich with tradition and we are starting a new one. At CarniValley, records will be set that will go down in camp history. The competition is always friendly and a wide range of carnival games will be enjoyed by all. Something for everyone! This lively day will wrap up with a lip-sync battle to remember. Each village will spend the week preparing to compete for awards such as “Best Air Guitar” or “Most Enthusiastic”. This red carpet, Core-Values-sponsored event, will be covered by Frost Valley TV. Lights! Camera! Action!

Hirdstock (4th session)

Hirdstock, a camp-wide music festival that rivals the original Woodstock, takes place during the fourth session. Campers participate in arts and crafts, games, an air guitar competition, and other activities on Hirdstock Field. But, the main attraction is always the music. Performances by campers, counselors, and other professional bands draw the positive vibes of all present and the spirit of Frost Valley is palpable as the music soars to the mountaintops.