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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After Monday’s night in the woods, Tuesday  brought us to mountain day.  We did some rock climbing, rappelling, hiking, the tyrolean traverse, and of course made ourselves some food in our fire ring.  When we wake tomorrow, we will have breakfast and start our second and final hike into the woods for another overnight.  This will lead us to our final challenge of the waterfall rappel.  The campers are doing great and looking forward to our next activities.

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I thought I would share with you some of the sights we are being treated to up here in the Catskills. Wildlife is all around us, at every turn there is something special to see and we are taking time this session to stop and pause and take in the views and share our space with nature.

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