Girl Scouts at Main Camp

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Our Main Camp offers availability for up to 650 guests, easily accommodating large councils yet also providing a personalized experience for individual troops. Each weekend, as you work towards the badges listed below, you will also have access to our camp favorites – climbing, archery, arts & crafts, and seasonal favorites such as apple cider making, canoeing, cross-country skiing, and snow tubing. $161 per person includes programs, lodging, and meals. After completing a weekend, you’ll receive a Frost Valley patch and work toward the indicated badges, which you can obtain from your council. If the scheduled weekends we have listed do not work for your calendar, please contact us about availability for other weekend packages. 

View our 2019-20 Brochure for Girl Scouts here

Upcoming Events:

Eco Explorers

October 4 – 6, 2019

Explore the wonders of nature and learn to be a good steward of the Earth while working towards outdoor badges.

*BADGES: Brownies: Outdoor Adventurer, Bugs, Eco Friend, Juniors: Horseback Riding, Flowers, Eco Camper, Cadettes: Archery, Trees, Eco Trekker, Seniors: Paddling, Sky, Eco Explorer

Activities Offered:
Horseback Riding will be offered for an extra cost to Juniors first on a first-come, first-served basis. Eco Programming for each badge level, Fire Building, Shelter Building, GPS Scavenger Hunt, Map and Compass, Bug Hunt, Flower Exploration, Maple Sugar Hike, Observatory, Naturalist Art 

Outdoor Adventure & Wildlife

October 25 – 27, 2019

Challenge yourself with thrilling ropes elements, outdoor sports, and more.
Join us for our Haunted Trail and Halloween Party!

*BADGES: Brownies: Hiker, Senses, Juniors: Camper, Animal Habitats, Cadettes: Trailblazing, Special Agent, Seniors: Adventurer, Game Visionary

Activities Offered:
Outdoor Living Skills, Wildlife Ecology, Night Hike, CSI: Frost Valley, Teambuilding, Rowing/Canoeing, Archery, Hikes, Low Ropes, Flying Fish, Zipline, Haunted Trail, Halloween Party

Explore the Solar System & Change the Earth

November 1 – 3, 2019

Learn all about our solar system while working towards the new Space Science Badges. Plus, learn how you can become a good steward of the Earth.

*BADGES: Journey “It’s Your Planet, Love It!” for all badge levels, plus: Brownies: Space Science Adventurer, Juniors: Space Science Investigator, Cadettes: Space Science Researcher, Seniors: Space Science Expert

Activities Offered:
Haunted Trail, Observatory, Space Science, and Journey time for all badge levels, Night Hike, Low Ropes, Flying Fish, Leap of Faith, Fire Building, Shelter Building, GPS Scavenger Hunt, Map and Compass

Advanced Art & Adventure

November 8 – 10, 2019

Cadettes will especially enjoy participating in advanced art classes such as Paint and Cocoa, String Art, Needle Felting, Creative Book Folding, and much more! Be daring and try our most popular high elements – The Leap of Faith, Giant Swing, and the Zipline.

Winter Exploration

January 3 – 5, 2020

Explore the wonders of winter while hiking our trails, examining animal tracks and habitats, and learning outdoor preparedness skills.

*BADGES: Brownies: Senses, Making Friends, Juniors: Animal Habitats, Simple Meals, Cadettes: Night Owl, The Science of Happiness, Seniors: Sky, The Science of Style

Activities Offered:
Observatory, Night Hike, Teambuilding, Low Ropes, Wildlife Ecology, Winter Survival Skills, Tracking Hike, Mystery Room

First Aid & Stewardship

January 24 – 26, 2020

Learn basic to advanced first aid, plus explore the outdoors and learn about being a good environmental steward.

*BADGES: Legacy: First Aid for all Badge Levels, plus: Brownies: Eco Friend, Juniors: Eco Camper, Cadettes: Eco Trekker, Seniors: Eco Explorer

Activities Offered:
First Aid (classroom-style) and Eco Programming for each badge level, Snow Tubing, Cross Country Skiing, Guided Snowshoe Hike, Broomball, Indoor Archery

Get Creative & Change The World

January 31 – February 2, 2020

Get creative working towards Art badges while discovering new ways that you can make a difference for your community and the planet.

*BADGES: Journey “It’s Your World, Change It!” for all badge levels, plus: Brownies: Painting, Juniors: Drawing, Cadettes: Comic Book Artist, Seniors: Collage Artist

Activities Offered:
Art classes and Journey time for all badge levels, Ice Fishing, Ice Cutting, Cross Country Skiing, Guided Snowshoe Hike, Tubing, Broomball, Indoor Climbing

Get Creative!

March 6 – 8, 2020

Discover new ways to express yourself
and learn new skills while enjoying all of your Frost Valley favorites– climbing, archery, hikes, candle making, arts and crafts, and more!

*BADGES: Brownies: Snacks, Dancer, Juniors: Detective, Gardener, Cadettes: Woodworker, Special Agent, Seniors: Game Visionary, The Science of Style

Activities Offered:
Fire Building, Shelter Building, Map and Compass, Hikes, Arts and Crafts, Candle Making, Indoor Archery, Climbing

Making Friends & Wildlife Ecology

April 3 – 5, 2020

Explore the wildlife of the Catskills. Meet other
Girl Scouts and build friendships through Teambuilding activities.

*BADGES: Brownies: Senses, Making Friends, Juniors: Animal Habitats, Geocacher, Cadettes: Night Owl, Special Agent, Seniors: Sky, Game Visionary

Activities Offered:
GPS Scavenger Hunt, Nature Scavenger Hunt, Greenhouse Gardening, Teambuilding, Mystery Room, Low Ropes

Outdoor Art & Naturalist Weekend

April 24 – 26, 2020

Get outside and enjoy the spring weather! Get creative with art on the trails and work towards the Naturalist badges.

*BADGES: Brownies: Outdoor Art Creator, Bugs, Juniors: Outdoor Art Explorer, Flowers, Cadettes: Outdoor Art Apprentice, Trees, Seniors: Outdoor Art Expert, Sky

Activities Offered:
Outdoor Art Programming for each badge level, Fire Building, Shelter Building, GPS Scavenger Hunt, Map and Compass, Bug Hunt, Flower Exploration, Maple Sugar Hike, Observatory, Naturalist Art

Space & Ecology

May 15 – 17, 2020
May 29 – 31, 2020

Learn how you can be a better environmental steward of our planet. When the sun goes down, study the stars at our Observatory and work towards your Space Science badges.

*BADGES: Brownies: Space Science, Adventurer, Eco Friend, Juniors: Space Science Investigator, Eco Camper, Cadettes: Space Science Researcher, Eco Trekker, Seniors: Space Science Expert, Eco Explorer

Activities Offered:
Observatory, Eco and Space Science time for all badge levels, Night Hike, Low Ropes, Flying Fish, Leap of Faith, Fire Building, Shelter Building, GPS Scavenger Hunt, Map and Compass

 

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

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*After completing a weekend for Girl Scouts, you’ll receive a Frost Valley patch (unique each year!) and work toward the indicated badges, which you can obtain from your council.

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