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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Frost Valley YMCA is excited to introduce Tori Staley as our new Adventure Director. Tori grew up in State College, PA. An avid hiker, rock climber, camper, and lover of the outdoors, she worked for four summers over five years at Frost Valley. Tori has been an Adventure Village Counselor, AiT Coordinator, Trips Logistics Coordinator, and then served as a Mental Health Support for Camp last summer. She is thrilled to be moving to Frost Valley full time to serve as the new Adventure Director.  A lifelong nature enthusiast, Tori grew up in a family that valued spending time outdoors. Her family went backpacking in Yellowstone National Park. She been […]

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