Core Values in Action: Stewardship Challenge!

Happy Core Values in Action Wednesday, everyone!


To continue exploring Stewardship this month, we have decided to challenge all of our campers and families at home to put Stewardship into Action! With the help of Katharine, the Sustainability Coordinator at Frost Valley, we have created 4 different ways for you to practice Stewardship at home! All of these different actions have a positive impact on the Earth, reducing the carbon emissions that are created. We hope that these simple things will make you think about all of the small things that you can do to give back  and be stewards to the Earth!


Here are the four challenges!

  1. Air dry your clothes, rather than putting them in the dryer. This will save the same amount of carbon emissions that your car produces to drive 7 miles!
  2. Avoid using to-go or take-away containers. Instead, bring Tupperware to restaurants, and definitely avoid Styrofoam!
  3. With the help of your parents, switch over your incandescent light bulbs to LED light bulbs.
  4. Use reusable shopping bags! Leave them in the car or in your bike basket so they are always handy!


If you are willing to take part in a small and impactful pledge to put Stewardship into action, please email me, Lindsay, at to share your stories! All challenge participants will receive a Core Values in Action tshirt for using the Core Values at home! I am excited to see what challenges you participate in!


Peace, Love, Bibbley,



Nick Lomauro

Nick Lomauro is a lifetime lover of camp (overnight and day), outdoor recreation, and value-based programs. Nick grew up in the YMCA and discovered his passion for working in youth development as a summer camp counselor. Full of curiosity, Nick graduated from Montclair State University with a degree in General Humanities. Immediately following graduation Nick set off to Spain to hike the 500 mile ancient pilgrimage trail, El Camino de Santiago. Nick then returned to his childhood YMCA in NJ, of over 20 thousand members, as the Director of Youth Development. In this role he designed, developed, and implemented day camp and teen programs. In 2015, Nick returned to Frost Valley and he is now the Director of Camp Wawayanda. This is Nick's 16th summer at Frost Valley.

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