Frost Valley has some exciting news! Since we can’t be together physically just yet, we wanted to bring a little piece of Frost Valley to you. Now you can “virtually visit” our beautiful and iconic locations around our 5,500-acre grounds in the Catskills using fun, custom zoom backgrounds. When you chat with co-workers, friends, relatives, teachers, or classmates on zoom you can share your love of Frost Valley with others and we can all be together in spirit. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to use the backgrounds: Use this link to view Frost Valley’s custom zoom backgrounds – FVYMCA zoom backgrounds folder link  Choose the Frost Valley virtual background […]

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As you may have heard, Frost Valley YMCA has made the decision to cancel summer camp programs for 2020. You can read more about the details of that decision in this letter from our CEO. When talking to your child about this or any difficult news, first remember that you know your child best. Try to digest the news yourself before talking to your camper. Below are some tips that can help guide you: Acknowledge their feelings. Expect a range of emotions, including disappointment, anger, sadness, or even grief. Most us, including our children, have experienced a lot of cancelled plans, and adding yet another disappointment to the list may […]

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In support of the urgent need for childcare for the families of essential workers who are committed to protecting our communities during the “New York State on PAUSE” executive order, Frost Valley YMCA announces immediate availability of several spots in its Little Rainbows Daycare. Under the executive order signed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, essential workers include employees needed to provide healthcare, food and agriculture, pharmacies for prescription medications, law enforcement, power utilities, and others deemed necessary by New York State Government. Frost Valley understands the difficult decisions these workers are faced with when it comes to caring for their families while also protecting our communities. Everyone at Frost Valley […]

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