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 this summer. 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!

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Rocks and Ropes (Grade 6)

The Rocks and Ropes climbing trip is an introductory climbing trip for the camper looking to conquer their fears and build skills as a confident climber. Located in 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

TBD

Tuition Fee: $1,450


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 we learn camping skills like map reading, fire building, low impact camping and many others, the campers will also begin to develop leadership qualities but greater self-confidence. 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

TBD

Tuition Fee: $1,300

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