Frost Valley YMCA Announces the Retirement of its CEO Jerry Huncosky in 2023

With immeasurable gratitude, Frost Valley YMCA announces the planned retirement of Jerry Huncosky in the spring of 2023 after a successful twenty-year tenure as Chief Executive Officer. Jerry’s unwavering commitment to Frost Valley and the campers, school groups, families, non-profits, and scouting organizations it serves has been the driving force behind the creation of many successful programs and partnerships during the last two decades.

Highlights of Jerry’s leadership include the establishment of Frost Valley’s Farm Camp in 2003, located on a 515-acre working farm in Claryville, NY where children learn to tend to animals and grow and harvest vegetables. He also founded the East Valley Ranch, a girls’ equestrian program where campers ride the many trails of the Catskills and learn to care for horses. Jerry oversaw a capital campaign which funded, among other buildings, a state-of-the-art 16,000 square-foot Wellness Center. This assured the future of the Dialysis Program and Frost Valley’s ability to serve all children regardless of their health conditions.

Jerry achieved all of this and more while facing unpredictable challenges including, among others, a flood of the Neversink River in 2011 which caused significant property damage and these last two years of the COVID pandemic. Through it all, Jerry championed Frost Valley’s commitment to provide 20% of its campers and visitors with financial assistance.

“While Jerry’s retirement comes as no surprise to us, we are faced with the enormous task of filling his incomparable shoes,” says Kate Lewis, president of Frost Valley’s board of trustees. “The legacy he has created will benefit countless future generations of campers and guests.”

Frost Valley’s board of trustees will lead the search for his replacement which will begin in the fall of 2022. The expected start date for the new CEO will be the spring of 2023. To learn more about the position, please contact Jerry Huncosky by phone at 845-985-2291 Ext 220, or email at



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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 overnight 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, survival camp, and day camp. Call (845)985-2291 or email to learn more today!

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