The 2019-2020 school year marks the 50th anniversary of Frost Valley’s School Programs Department. When it was first started, it was known as Environmental Education (EE). The EE program started in 1969, with Bill Devlin as its first director. Around this time, Frost Valley was making a lot of adjustments in order to winterize camp, and make a comfortable environment for year-round programs.  Bill Devlin sought the expertise from others in fields related to EE to develop the program, and the first Frost Valley EE Manual was published in 1972. Contributors included the Ashokan Campus Center, who graciously shared information already found in the pages of their own manual. Staff […]

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My once-every-session game of Geronimo at Farm Camp coincides with the usual return of one or another CIT hiking group. They’ve been out for five days or so and have hiked down from the top of Slide Mountain, down to the Denning side of the trail—which emerges at the Tison property and then they walk a few miles west along the East Branch Neversink Road, past our East Valley Ranch, and to Farm Camp. They typically stop at the Farm and hope for some leftovers from yummy Farm lunch, and then they proceed to hike back over Wildcat Mountain, into the West Branch Neversink Valley, where Frost Valley’s main camp […]

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We have received an abundance of snow over the past couple weeks, and while that does result in a glistening landscape that is simply ideal for cross-country skiing, snowshoe hikes, snow tubing, sledding, and more – it also means a lot of shoveling, plowing, salting, and general cleanup. We want to give a great big Frost Valley THANK YOU to all of our staff who have worked extra hours, put other projects on hold, and have gone above and beyond to keep camp safe, walkable, drivable, and picturesque. Just check out this roving band of Program Instructors that were spotted early this morning getting in some extra shoveling – all […]

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