Tyler first came to Frost Valley as a summer camper in 2006, later becoming a staff member in 2012. As an Outdoor and Virtual Learning Facilitator, and a DIG Committee Member, they strive to be someone that can educate others in ways that are inclusive, supportive, and growth-oriented. Tyler believes that people, specifically kids, need a place in the world where they can truly embrace themselves and be celebrated for who they are. Described by their peers as an asset, Tyler is always willing to do whatever is necessary to keep the organization moving in a positive direction. Congratulations on winning Employee of the Month!

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While the challenges of this year may have been dissuading and discouraging at times, we are further inspired by the unwavering dedication of the camping community to join in solidarity today to reaffirm a simple, beautiful, powerful message: Black Lives Matter. From these words, a seed of change is planted for vital and urgent action. On June 4th, 2020, Frost Valley YMCA planted that seed, and made these commitments: …“to foster discussions among our campers about equity, diversity, inclusion, and racism,” …“to share resources to educate ourselves and our community about antiracism and    augment voices that for too long have been silenced by racism,” …“to pursue new partnerships that promote […]

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Although we are saddened that this is Frost Valley’s first summer ever without camp, we see this period of pause as a time to focus on making summer ‘21 more meaningful than ever. Prior to the pandemic, we planned to – during each session’s check-out day – inform our 2020 campers that we would have new village names for next summer. Sadly, without those check-out days, we miss a valuable opportunity to connect with families, chat about all that was learned and experienced during the session, and discuss changes for the coming year, such as this. So, now that we have opened registration for summer 2021, we want to take […]

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