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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It’s no secret that children who attend summer camp or spend time away from home on a school field trip often excel during the rest of the year for many reasons, but there’s one reason that is often overlooked. Children develop perseverance – a.k.a. grit! – while away from home. Camp experiences are not only a safe option for children to live more independently, but they also provide myriad opportunities for trying new things, overcoming challenges, and achieving goals. At Frost Valley, children in all of our programs are guided by eight core values – caring, community, diversity, honesty, inclusiveness, respect, responsibility, and stewardship. Every activity, from learning archery to cleaning […]

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