Have an Extreme Survival Experience!

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.

If your camper is up for a thrilling challenge and wants to learn how to camp primitively, our Adventure Survival Camp is a great option for them. They will focus on how to camp and hike as people did hundreds of years ago, with a deep knowledge and appreciation for the environment around them and without modern gear and equipment. Under careful supervision, your camper will gain valuable outdoor survival skills, as they’re encouraged to grow in scenarios such as:

  • Creating shelters from resources found in nature
  • Foraging for food and learning to set traps
  • Building fire to cook over and stay warm
  • Navigating waterways and rough terrain
  • Employing various methods of self-rescue and rope techniques

Campers are outfitted with essential outdoor gear, so they can experience
simulated, yet very real, survival scenarios in the wilderness. Campers develop grit and resilience as they test the boundaries of their physical and mental toughness. This is the only Frost Valley program where campers rappel down a 50-foot waterfall!

ASC One-Week Program (Grades 5-7)

ASC One-Week Program (Grades 8-10)

ASC Returners Program (Grades 7-10)

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ASC One-Week (Grades 5-7):

Start your Adventure Survival experience off with a one-week course in team-building, stargazing, water crossing, shelter-building, and more. By the end of the week, you’ll be calling the Catskill woods your natural home!

2021 Program Dates:

Session 1B: July 4 – 9
Session 4A: Aug 8 – 13
Session 4B: Aug 15 – 20

2021 Tuition Fee: $1,700

 

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ASC One-Week (Grades 8-10):

For our older kids starting their adventure survival experience, this is your program! Start your Adventure Survival experience off with a one-week course in team-building, stargazing, water crossing, shelter-building, and more. By the end of the week, you’ll be calling the Catskill woods your natural home!

2021 Program Dates:

Session 1A: June 27 – July 2
Session 2A: July 11 – 16
Session 3B: Aug 1 – 6

2021 Tuition Fee: $1,700

 

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ASC Returners Program (Grades 7-10):

If you have done one of our one-week ASC programs, or a similar program, and are ready to take it to the next level, come join us for a two-week ASC camp! You will review and build upon navigation and technical skills learned in the one-week program while you lead your group (under counselor supervision) across and through some of the Catskills most beloved peaks. 

2021 Program Dates:

Session 2B-3A: July 18 – 30

2021 Tuition Fee: $2,600

 

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Financial assistance is available!

To apply, please contact the registrar’s office at 845-985-2291 or Registrar@FrostValley.org