Frost Valley YMCA is the first and only U.S. site to host Bear Grylls Survival Academy courses, and the program has been a hit with adults and children since 2014. Now in our fourth year offering this exciting program, we’re pleased to announce 2018 course dates!

 24-Hour Family Course (parent and child) Dates:

  • May 19-20, 2018
  • June 2-3, 2018
  • September 9-8, 2018
  • September 15-16, 2018
  • Book today!

24-Hour Adult Survival Course (ages 18+) Dates:

EXTREME! 5-Day Adult Course (ages 18+)

The world’s most recognizable face of survival and outdoor adventure, Bear Grylls, brings the ultimate in self-rescue skills, delivered by his handpicked team of highly trained experts. Many of the Frost Valley instructors, including the program’s director, Jeff Williams, have worked directly with Bear to ensure participants receive an authentic, Bear-Grylls survival experience. And as Bear says, “It may hurt a little!”

This is a rare chance for adventurous outdoor enthusiasts from around the globe to learn and experience firsthand Bear’s survival techniques.  For more information please contact

Frost Valley YMCA

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Frost Valley YMCA

Frost Valley YMCA is a 5,500-acre, year-round camp - There's something for everyone here in the Valley. From group and family retreats to sleepaway camps to horse camps to teambuilding, we've got you covered. School groups love taking a three-night field trip to explore the natural world and learn about the environment and their classmates. Family weekends are the perfect getaway for the young and the young at heart. Teambuilding retreats afford corporate, collegiate, religious, and other groups the opportunity to challenge themselves and effectively work toward common goals. In the summertime we're where kids and teens gain independence, explore the world, and make lifelong friends through various camps such as traditional sleepaway camp, farm camp, horse camp, adventure trips, Bear Grylls Survival camp, and day camp. Call (845)985-2291 or email to learn more today!

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