Build confidence and develop leadership skills!

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In our Leadership Track, participants will gain experience and confidence in the technical skills of backcountry camping while developing their leadership skills. From cooking a meal over a stove, reading a map and compass, or managing a campsite, participants will gain a deeper appreciation, comfort, and appreciation for nature and the outdoors. With guidance from our Trip Leaders, campers will begin taking on different roles amongst their trip mates and become decision-makers of the trip. These trips are for campers who have had experience with wilderness camping or have a strong desire to participate in it.

(Entry Level) Adirondack Hike & Climb Trip

(Entry Level) Adirondack Paddler Trip

(Advanced) Adirondack Classic Trip

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Adirondack Hike & Climb
(Entry Level)

The Adirondack Hike and Climb trip is an entry-level trip for the adventurer at heart. Campers will learn backcountry camping skills like orienteering, fire building and backcountry cooking. Campers will also test their limits and find the value of teamwork. They will spend half their time backpacking in the remote wilderness of the Adirondacks, summiting high peaks and camping by pristine lakes, and the other half of their time will be spent learning to rock climb on some of the Adirondacks’ most celebrated crags.

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2021 Dates:

For Grades 7-8:
Session 2: July 11-23
Session 4: Aug 8-20

For Grades 9-10:
Session 1: June 27-July 9
Session 3: July 25-Aug 6

Tuition Fee: $2,100

 

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Adirondack Paddler
(Entry Level)

The Adirondack Paddler is for the water-loving adventurer looking to develop their paddling skills and their leadership. From paddling small streams to large lakes to whitewater this trip offers opportunities to build confidence and teamwork in addition to mastering paddling skills. Campers will get to experience rafting, canoeing, and kayaking. Come join us for the experience of a lifetime making lasting memories and connections while calling some of the clearest waters in the country your home for two weeks. **Participants must be comfortable in water and know how to swim**

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2021 Dates:

For Grades 7-8:
Session 1: June 27-July 9
Session 3: July 25-Aug 6

For Grades 9-10:
Session 2: July 11-23
Session 4: Aug 8-20

Tuition Fee: $2,100

 

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Adirondack Classic
(Advanced Level for Grades 9-12)

This trip, for the adventure camper ready to take on real leadership responsibilities, has it all; backpacking, climbing, and paddling in New York’s biggest state park. As a camper who has built up their leadership skills across other trips or programs, you will have the opportunity to make some of your own route, gear, cooking, and group management decisions while you bond with a small group of campers who will be life-long friends. This trip sets you up well for an AIT experience. 

 *Willingness and interest by the participant to be immersed in nature and the camping lifestyle.  Camping experience at Frost Valley YMCA or similar experience with other programs required. Please reach out to the Adventure Director at adventure@frostvalley.org if you are unsure or interested. *

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2021 Dates:

Sessions 2-3: July 11-Aug 6 (4 Week Trip)

Tuition Fee: $4,270

 

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