It’s no secret that children who attend summer camp or spend time away from home on a school field trip often excel during the rest of the year for many reasons, but there’s one reason that is often overlooked. Children develop perseverance – a.k.a. grit! – while away from home. Camp experiences are not only a safe option for children to live more independently, but they also provide myriad opportunities for trying new things, overcoming challenges, and achieving goals. At Frost Valley, children in all of our programs are guided by eight core values – caring, community, diversity, honesty, inclusiveness, respect, responsibility, and stewardship. Every activity, from learning archery to cleaning […]

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Emily Billig comes off stage after doing an improv performance in front of over 100 people in New York City and feels like she is on top of the world. She walks home to her midtown apartment, and reflects on her show, going through each joke and each response from the audience. It is in that moment that she also reflects back on her time at Frost Valley. The summer of 2002 was one that made a lasting impact on Emily’s life. It was her first year of camp at Frost Valley and she .loved it so much that she returned for the next three summers as a camper, the […]

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Michelle Webb began working at Frost Valley YMCA in August 2016 as a Program Instructor and has since transitioned to be the Front Desk Supervisor. Michelle was drawn to Frost Valley because she loves the mountains and had heard that it was “the promised land” throughout other Y camping circles. The activity she enjoys most is spending time in the snow. She did not grow up around snow, so she was excited to experience it and partake in skiing and snowshoeing. Michelle believes that Frost Valley is a unique experience that gives students, groups and families a chance to interact in new and profound ways. Frost Valley is important to […]

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