Although we are saddened that this is Frost Valley’s first summer ever without camp, we see this period of pause as a time to focus on making summer ‘21 more meaningful than ever. Prior to the pandemic, we planned to – during each session’s check-out day – inform our 2020 campers that we would have new village names for next summer. Sadly, without those check-out days, we miss a valuable opportunity to connect with families, chat about all that was learned and experienced during the session, and discuss changes for the coming year, such as this. So, now that we have opened registration for summer 2021, we want to take […]

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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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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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