Frost Valley YMCA is situated across about 5,500 acres.  This land is home to vast natural resources in the heart of the Catskills, which are managed by the Natural Resources and Environmental Science Department.  Our land is managed for multiple uses, including recreation, watershed protection, diversity, timber, fish and wildlife, and aesthetics.

Upcoming Events

Here is a rundown of 2019 events. For more details, please view our Events Calendar.

Hunter and Bow Hunter Safety Courses:

Interested in hunting? All first-time hunters are required to complete a hunter education course before they can get a license in New York State. First-time bowhunters are required to complete a bowhunter education course in addition to the hunter education course. First-time trappers are required to complete a trapper education course (not currently offered at Frost Valley YMCA). Trained instructors certified by the Department of Environmental Conservation teach safe and responsible outdoors practices and the important role of hunters and trappers in conservation right here at Frost Valley! All courses are FREE of charge (lunch provided for a fee), but space is limited — sign up early! Register at this link: For more information, contact us at 845-985-2291 ext 217,


April 13: Hunter Safety Course – 9 am-5 pm
April 14: Bowhunter Safety Course -9 am-5 pm


October 26: Hunter Safety Course – 9 am-5 pm – FULL
October 27: Bowhunter Safety Course -9 am-5 pm – FULL

Maple Sugar Open Houses
March 21, 22, 28, & 29; 10 am – 4 pm

3D Archery Shoots*
9 am-2 pm on August 25th and September 29th
(Outdoor Sporting Participants: free, non-members age 16+: $20, age 7-15: $8)