Programs for Scouts at A Catskill Mountain Ranch


East Valley Ranch, just 14 miles from Main Camp, offers both a bed-and-breakfast style lodge that sleeps up to 35 guests, as well as Mongolian yurts that sleep an additional 60 guests. East Valley Ranch has its own dining room, program facilities, and staff who are eager to help your troop have an amazing experience this year! If you don’t find the date or program to suit your scouts, please contact us about availability for other weekend packages. Weekend per-person rates start at $239 for yurts and $299 for rooms in the lodge. All programs and meals are included and served in our lodge’s charming dining room.

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Programs for Scouts:


Adventures in Camping

Develop camping skills such as knot tying, fire building, ropes activities, and campfire cooking, as well as learning about wildlife during both day and night hikes. Winter weekends may include cross-country skiing and other snow activities, weather permitting.

Down on the Farm

Visit our working farm and visit the animals that live there! Learn about animals and their care, and discover how produce is grown, harvested, and prepared to make delicious, garden-fresh meals.

Build Your Own Weekend

Build your own weekend! Troops may tailor programming to accommodate their goals while also providing opportunities for outdoor recreation and team building activities. Choose activities such as candle making, arts and crafts, farm tours, snowshoe hikes, ropes courses, outdoor living skills, and more.

Horsemanship Weekends

Get to know our horses! Learn about veterinary care, herd behavior, grooming, and nutrition. Enjoy a lesson and trail ride, as well as numerous non-equestrian activities.

Mother’s Day Weekend

This is a perfect opportunity for scouts to treat their moms to a relaxing getaway at East Valley Ranch! We take care of everything so moms can rest, relax, and rejuvenate. Highlights include conquering our ropes elements as a team and enjoying horseback riding through the Catskill Mountains. Enjoy guided nature hikes, arts and crafts, delicious freshly cooked meals, and so much more!


Frost Valley YMCA is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Girl Scouts of the USA.


Leaders, designing a weekend retreat for your scouts at Frost Valley YMCA is easy. Our staff will be happy to walk you through every step of the way.


Call 845-985-2291 ext. 450