Adventure trips for first-time campers!

UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Frost Valley YMCA will not be offering camp programs of any kind for summer 2020. Please read this message from our CEO for more details.

Spending your nights in a tent, this program will introduce you to backcountry camping skills and create opportunities for personal growth and confidence building while making lasting friendships. This program is a great first step into our Adventure Trips!

Rocks and Ropes Trip

Catskill Backpacker Trip

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Rocks and Ropes (Grade 6)

The Rocks and Ropes climbing trip is a one-week introductory climbing trip for the camper looking to grow in confidence and build skills as a proficient climber. While surrounded by the stunning Shawangunk Mountains, campers will learn essential climbing knots, a variety of belay techniques and become skilled climbers. This is a great first trip for anyone looking for an adventure that will take them to new heights.

Level: Beginner
Age: Entering 6th grade
Gender: Co-ed
Duration: 6 days total (3.5 on trail)
Where: Shawangunks near New Paltz, New York
Requirements: Willingness and interest from participant to be immersed in nature and the camping lifestyle.

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2021 Session Dates

Session 2A: July 11 – 16
Session 4A: Aug 8 – 13

Tuition Fee: $1,450

 

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Catskill Backpacker (Grade 6) 

This one-week backpacking trip in our own Forever Wild Catskill Mountains is a trip for the camper looking to develop their skills and themselves. As they learn camping skills like map reading, fire building, low-impact camping and teambuilding, the campers will also begin to develop leadership qualities and a comfortability with the outdoors. Come join us on this adventure for all skill levels.

Level: Beginner
Age: Entering 6th grade
Gender: Co-ed
Duration:6 days total (3.5 on trail)
Where: Catskill Mountains
Requirements: Willingness and interest by the participant to be immersed in nature and the camping lifestyle.

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2021 Session Dates

Session 1B: July 4 – 9
Session 3B: Aug 1 – 6

Tuition Fee: $1,300

 

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