Good Afternoon,  I wanted to respond to the article that came out this morning in the New York Times regarding three YMCA camps operating under the YMCA of Greater New York shutting down. While we were deeply saddened to hear about the closing of Camps Talcott, McAlister, and Greenkill, we want to reassure you that Frost Valley YMCA will remain OPEN. Frost Valley YMCA is independently owned and operated therefore the closing of these camps do not affect our ability to operate summer camp this year (as we are still planning to do) nor any of our family weekends or other programming. I had been working diligently with the staff […]

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Frost Valley YMCA is pleased to announce that Kate Lewis has been appointed as the president of its Board of Trustees. Lewis is chief content officer of Hearst Magazines, one of the world’s largest publishers of monthly magazines, with more than 300 international editions and 25 plus U.S brands in print and digital, including “Harper’s Bazaar,” “Cosmopolitan,” and “Esquire.” Lewis was a recipient of the Matrix Award from New York Women in Communications in 2019. She has also been named to Advertising Age’s Women to Watch list, was inducted to MIN’s Digital Hall of Fame, and was named one of FOLIO’s Top Women in Media. In addition to Lewis’ election […]

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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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