I wanted to respond to the article that came out this morning in the New York Times regarding three YMCA camps operating under the YMCA of Greater New York shutting down. While we were deeply saddened to hear about the closing of Camps Talcott, McAlister, and Greenkill, we want to reassure you that Frost Valley YMCA will remain OPEN.
Frost Valley YMCA is independently owned and operated therefore the closing of these camps do not affect our ability to operate summer camp this year (as we are still planning to do) nor any of our family weekends or other programming.
I had been working diligently with the staff and Board of Camps Talcott, McAlister, and Greenkill over the past months trying to help them remain open. Although our collective efforts were not enough, Frost Valley is prepared to reserve spots for some of the displaced campers in our Overnight Camp for summer 2022.
In the year since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Frost Valley like many other non-profits has been dealt a devastating financial blow created by travel and gathering restrictions. In our emergency issue of Frost Valley Life, we shared with you those impacts both to our finances, as well as to the school children, campers, and families who were denied a Frost Valley experience during that time. Today, it’s my pleasure to announce that while the rescue is not yet entirely complete; Frost Valley is in a much better financial position to serve future generations.
It is thanks to you that Frost Valley does not find itself in the same devastating position as Camps Talcott, McAlister and Greenkill who were forced by financial hardship to close their doors. We are deeply grateful for your continued support.
CEO of Frost Valley YMCA