Chloe Bland is a Frost Valley Camper Parent and a Psychology Professor for the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ. who wrote a case study called “Frost Valley YMCA: A Case Study in the Structural Alteration of the Opportunity Gap.”  Her story appeared in the Spring 2019 issue of Frost Valley Life. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this case study belong solely to Chloe Bland. Read the full case study here.

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What do trout and maple syrup have in common? They’re the ingredients for a very successful Frost Valley YMCA Volunteer Weekend thanks to the Cadet Fly Fishing Club from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. In 2004, Lieutenant Colonel Ronald Hasz visited Frost Valley’s East Valley Ranch for a trip with the club. They had a phenomenal time fly-fishing on the East Branch of the Neversink River in the scenic Catskill Mountains. So, when it came time to plan a spring fishing trip, LTC Hasz had a vested interest in returning with the cadets. It was as though the stars aligned. Ron was browsing Frost Valley’s spring […]

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The late Eric Blum would send (to a selected few true hard-working people) a “Schlep” t-shirt—usually in September or event October. I received three of these over the years. I considered myself a hard-working volunteer throughout the summers I worked alongside Eric, himself the consummate volunteer. But Eric defined volunteering with an intense narrowness of focus—focus on the grunt work, the work no one else would do, the clean-up stuff, the long boring driving, luggage, litter pick-up, wiping down Pokey-Totem tables, triaging in the health center, putting equipment properly away after the fun was done. That was Eric. So only three times did he consider me in that hard-core category. […]

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