A message from our CEO, Jerry Huncosky: Dear Camp Family, I hope that you remain in good health during this challenging time. I’m sure you and your child have been awaiting an answer about summer camp. With a heavy heart, I share with you that Frost Valley YMCA will not be offering overnight or day camp this summer. After many long days and sleepless nights, our staff and I worked to find solutions to every possible contingency, but ultimately the uncertainties are still too great too late in the season. The final decision came as a board vote on Sunday evening. Frost Valley YMCA summer camp is an experience I […]

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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 order to give campers and parents an inside look at Frost Valley’s new Young Women’s Leadership Adirondack Hike and Climb Trip, new Adventure Director Tori Staley answered some questions parents and campers might have about the trip. 1. Can you describe the campers this trip would be well suited for? “This trip is ideal for campers who will be going into seventh or eighth grade in September of 2020 and are interested in spending time in the woods and exploring outdoors. Campers who would like to build confidence in a group of her peers will benefit greatly from this trip. Being in a group of all young women encourages […]

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