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. $155 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.
Outdoor Art & Camping Adventure
October 19-21, 2018
Explore the beautiful fall foliage, try your hand at making apple cider, and create your own art in nature. Plus, work toward new Troop Camping badges by learning how to survive in the wild and cook out on the trail. On Saturday night, take a walk through our Halloween Haunted Trail…If you dare!
BADGES* Brownies: Cabin Camper, Outdoor Art Creator, Juniors: Eco Camper, Outdoor Art Explorer, Cadettes: Primitive Camper, Outdoor Art Apprentice, Seniors: Adventure Camper, Senior Art Expert
Nature Art for each badge level, Fire Building, Shelter Building, Night Hikes, Observatory classes, GPS Scavenger Hike, Apple Cider Making, Haunted Trail
Celebrate Juliette Low & Become a Naturalist!
October 26-28, 2018
Girl Scout Founder Juliette Low’s birthday is October 31st. Come and celebrate with us a little early while also working toward your Naturalist Badge. On Saturday evening, walk through our Halloween Haunted Trail…If you dare!
BADGES* Legacy: The Girl Scout Way for all badge levels, plus: Brownies: Bugs, Juniors: Flowers, Cadettes: Trees, Seniors: Sky
Greenhouse Programs, Maple Sugar House tour, Astronomy, Birthday party and cake for Juliette Low, founder of the Girl Scouts
November 2-4, 2018
Take advantage of the fall weather and enjoy the outdoors with your troop. Work toward multiple badges while experiencing all the regularly scheduled Frost Valley programming too. Please note: Horseback riding will be offered to Juniors first for an extra cost and on a first-come, first-served basis.
BADGES* Brownies: Cabin Camper, Hiker, and Outdoor Adventurer, Juniors: Eco Camper, Camper, and Horseback Riding, Cadettes: Primitive Camper, Trailblazing, and Archery, Seniors: Adventure Camper, Adventurer, and Paddling
Guided Hikes, Archery, Boating/Canoeing, Night Hikes, Fire Building, GPS Scavenger Hike,
November 16-18, 2018
April 5-7, 2019
Discover dozens of ways to express yourself during this brand new weekend. From performance to various art techniques, we will cover it all! We invite you to get creative and take advantage of all that Frost Valley has to offer in our final fall weekend.
BADGES* Brownies: Painting, Snacks, Dancer, Juniors: Drawing, Gardener, Musician, Cadettes: Comic Book Artist, Special Agent, Wood Worker, Seniors: Collage Artist, The Science of Style, Game Visionary
Healthy Home Kitchen, Dance Studio, Bucket Brigade, Greenhouse Programs, Soap and
Lip Balm Making
A Healthy New Year
January 4-6, 2019
Start the new year off right by setting goals and getting into a healthy mindset. Plus, meet one of our Frost Valley EMTs to work toward your First Aid badge and gain skills that may help you in an emergency.
BADGES* Legacy: First Aid badges for all badge levels, plus: Brownies: My Best Self, Juniors: Staying Fit, Cadettes: The Science of Happiness, Seniors: Locavore
Learn to Make First Aid Kits, Emergency Preparation Kits, Guided Hikes, Stretch and Relaxation Classes, Lip Balm and Soap Making, Greenhouse Classes, Healthy Cooking Classes
*This weekend has some classroom-style activities.
A Winter Journey
January 25-27, 2019
What will you do to make the world a better place? Bring your Journey Book along to make a plan with us! Plus, get out and explore winter ecology on the trails, and join us for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing (weather dependent).
BADGES* Journey: It’s Your World, Change It! For all badge levels, plus: Brownies: Senses, Juniors: Animal Habitats, Cadettes: Night Owl, Seniors: Sky
Snow Tubing, Cross Country Skiing, Guided Snow Shoe Hikes, Winter Ecology, Night Hikes, Sensory Hikes, Introduction to Catskill Wildlife
Make New Friends!
February 1-3, 2019
Work together with your troop to cook, play games, or make up your own games. Meet other Girl Scouts and participate in SWAPS and team initiatives, all while working toward badges together. Plus, join us for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing (weather dependent).
BADGES* Brownies: Making Friends, My Best Self, Juniors: Simple Meals, Geocacher, Cadettes: The Science of Happiness, Special Agent, Seniors: The Science of Style, Game Visionary
Team Initiatives, Low Ropes, Healthy Home Kitchen, Lip Balm and Soap Making, Mystery Room
Take a Hike & Get Creative Outdoors
March 8-10, 2019
Spring is in the air, and it’s time to get out and enjoy it! Enjoy various hikes, including a trip to our Maple Sugar House where you can learn how we tap the trees to make syrup. Plus, work toward your Outdoor Art Badges and create a masterpiece in the forest.
BADGES* Brownies: Hiker, Art Creator, Juniors: Camper, Outdoor Art Explorer, Cadettes: Trailblazing, Outdoor Art Apprentice, Seniors: Adventurer, Outdoor Art Expert
Guided Hikes, Outdoor Art Sculpture, Map and Compass Skills, Leaf Printing, Music in Nature, Shelter and Fire Building
Get Active & Change the World
April 26-28, 2019
Just after Earth Day, it’s time to think about how you can preserve our planet. Bring your Journey Books and enjoy the spring weather by playing games and sports with your fellow Girl Scouts. Also enjoy line dancing, stretch classes, and various other programs to get active as a troop!
BADGES* Journey: It’s Your Planet, Love It! For all badge levels, plus: Brownies: Fair Play, Juniors: Practice With Purpose, Cadettes: Field Day, Seniors: Circuits
Sports and Games, Tie Dye Team T-shirts, Circuit Classes, Field Games, Greenhouse Programs, Ropes Activities
Troop Camping Adventure
May 17-19, 2019
May 31 – June 2, 2019
Work toward the new Troop Camping badges by learning how to survive in the wild and cook out on the trail. Plus, enjoy the warm weather and work on your outdoor badges. Please note: Horseback riding will be offered to Juniors first for an extra cost and on a first-come, first-served basis.
BADGES* Brownies: Cabin Camper, Outdoor Adventurer, Juniors: Eco Camper, Horseback Riding, Cadettes: Primitive Camper, Archery, Seniors: Adventure Camper, Paddling
Map and Compass skills, GPS Scavenger Hunt, Outdoor Living Skills Classes, Guided Hikes, Archery, Boating/Canoeing, Climbing Tower, Low and High Ropes
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.
*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.