Catskill Weekend Family Getaways

Limited Programming Currently Available:

Our typical schedule of programming has been modified due to occupancy restrictions and other limitations that impact our ability to conduct programs in our normal manner. We have selected a few programs that we are able to safely and efficiently run at less than 50% occupancy, with limited staff. For the time being, our Dining Hall is open but is subject to close if state regulations change. Meals will be served in the Dining Hall with social distancing in place or can be made available for pick-up from the Dining Hall. Thank you for your patience as we continue to adjust to the current circumstances.

Please refer to COVID-19 FAQs for Updates

Socially Distant Dining and Meal Pick-Up

To register for any of the following programs or another date for your family, please contact us at reservations@frostvalley.org or via phone at 845-985-2291 ext. 450.


 

Relaxing Winter Family Weekends:

Enjoy an invigorating weekend with your family in the picturesque Catskill Mountains. When you breathe in the fresh mountain air on a self-guided hike, you will rediscover the restorative power of nature. A hike to High Falls, Frost Valley’s own 50-foot waterfall, reveals breathtaking views of the falls covered in sparkling icicles.

Families can choose from exciting outdoor adventures like nature hikes to scenic vistas, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or sledding (provided they bring their own sleds). You can also cozy up indoors with activities like arts and crafts, candle making, and pottery, as well as recharge with a good book by a toasty fire, and challenge your family to a rousing board or card game in your lodge. Wi-Fi hotspots are available around camp to stay in touch with loved ones at home

February 12-15, 2021

February 19-21, 2021

Special Themed Weekends:

PLEASE NOTE THE CANCELLATIONS BELOW!

Father-Child Camping Weekend 
Check Back For September 2021 Dates

Dads, whether you’re looking to introduce the great outdoors to your little one or to explore the woods with your teen, this is the perfect bonding weekend.  We want to make sure every family has the opportunity to spend time outdoors, that’s why you can stay with us for a reduced rate! Learn More

Columbus Day Weekend
Check Back For October 2021 Dates

Enjoy the Catskill Mountain foliage at its finest! You and your family will have a blast hiking, making candles, taking aim at our archery range, and more. Don’t miss our annual boat regatta! NOTE: In taking our health and safety protocols into consideration, the format of this weekend will look a little different this year. Social distancing and mask-wearing (when necessary) will be required. Meals will be delivered to your lodging. Learn More

Halloween Themed Weekends
Check Back For October 2021 Dates

We offer several weekends in October for spook-tacular events! With pumpkin painting, mask making, a costume party, and apple cider making, Halloween has never been so eerily exciting.  Learn More

Crafting Weekend
Check Back For 2021 Dates

Crafters will delight in this relaxing Catskill Mountain getaway where you are free to explore your creative side and indulge in your favorite craft projects. Take part in wool felting, make all-natural hand scrubs and bath bombs, create holiday wreaths and ornaments, and much more. Learn More

Hiking Weekend
Check Back For 2021 Dates

The perfect time to hike Frost Valley’s over 5,000 acres or be shuttled to some of our local trailheads to visit a Fire Tower, crest Slide Mountain, or visit Giant Ledge. Make new friends from a network of hiking clubs. Our mission is to provide outdoor recreational opportunities for all, so for this weekend you can join us for a special reduced rate! Learn More

Festival of the Holidays Weekend
Check Back For December 2021 Dates

The best gift of all is sharing quality time with your family. Kick off the holiday season with a stress-free weekend at Frost Valley YMCA, celebrating with your family beneath the Frost Valley Christmas tree.  Every family deserves time together during the holidays, which is why we are offering a special reduced rate! Learn More

Y-Guide Alumni Weekend
Check Back For December 2021 Dates

Former Y-Guide Dads set aside a special time to be with your children, to relish in the freedom, joy, and power of play. Those moments of quality time together will build a lifetime of trust and connection. Frost Valley’s 5,500 acres are a natural playground that brings out the adventurous spirit in us all. We want to make sure all Y Guides have the chance to return to the place they love, a place that builds character and values, so we’re offering a special rate! Learn More

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA Weekend
Check Back For December 2022 Dates

We provide retreats for cancer survivors and their families to help build a firm path to wellness in Spirit, Mind, and Body. Connect with others who have shared a similar journey and reconnect with friends and family in a spectacular, natural setting. Learn More

Martin Luther King Jr. 3-Day Weekend
January 15 – 18, 2021

MLK Jr. Weekend is ON! For updates about 2021, learn more here.

We know winter well here at Frost Valley YMCA! Martin Luther King Weekend is the perfect time to slow down, relax, and recharge after the holidays. Enjoy a winter wonderland of enjoyment, exercise, and adventure, along with beautiful scenery and nutritious, tasty meals.  Learn More

Presidents’ Day 3-Day Weekend
February 12 – 15, 2021

Presidents’ Weekend is ON! For updates about 2021, learn more here.

Frost Valley YMCA is a snow lover’s dream come true! With our cross-country ski trails, snow tube run, and snowshoe trails* your family will experience an idyllic winter weekend. We also offer ice fishing on Lake Cole, broomball on Reflection Pond, and guided nature hikes to High Falls and other scenic vistas. Learn More

Autism Support Weekend
March 19-21, 2021
 

At present, we are not taking registrations for this programming; however, if you would like your name added to a list, please contact us, and we’ll let you know as soon as we understand whether it is feasible to host this event.

Autism Family Support Weekends at Frost Valley YMCA provide families opportunities for friendship, support, and networking, as well as the potential to relax, play and forget for a few days the pressures of daily life. Activities encourage guests to experience, as a family, new adventures – including sports and games, arts and crafts, climbing, hiking, coining and exploring the Catskill Mountains.  Learn More

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA Weekend
May 7-9, 2021

At present, we are not taking registrations for this programming; however, if you would like your name added to a list, please contact us, and we’ll let you know as soon as we understand whether it is feasible to host this event.

We provide retreats for cancer survivors and their families to help build a firm path to wellness in Spirit, Mind, and Body. Connect with others who have shared a similar journey and reconnect with friends and family in a spectacular, natural setting. Learn More

Mother’s Weekend
May 7-9, 2021

At present, we are not taking registrations for this programming; however, if you would like your name added to a list, please contact us, and we’ll let you know as soon as we understand whether it is feasible to host this event.

Treat mom (or yourself!) to a relaxing mini-vacation. We take care of everything so moms can rest, relax, and rejuvenate. Because all moms deserve a special weekend with family, Mom stays at NO CHARGE with at least one full-paying guest. Learn More

Memorial Day Weekend
May 28-31, 2021

At present, we are not taking registrations for this programming; however, if you would like your name added to a list, please contact us, and we’ll let you know as soon as we understand whether it is feasible to host this event.

Kick-off summer with Memorial Day Weekend a Frost Valley YMCA – the perfect place to welcome the warmer months with outdoor activities for the whole family! End the weekend with our annual staff vs. guests kickball game! Learn More

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA Weekend
June 4-6, 2021

At present, we are not taking registrations for this programming; however, if you would like your name added to a list, please contact us, and we’ll let you know as soon as we understand whether it is feasible to host this event.

We provide retreats for cancer survivors and their families to help build a firm path to wellness in Spirit, Mind, and Body. Connect with others who have shared a similar journey and reconnect with friends and family in a spectacular, natural setting. Learn More

Autism Support Weekend
June 11-13, 2021

At present, we are not taking registrations for this programming; however, if you would like your name added to a list, please contact us, and we’ll let you know as soon as we understand whether it is feasible to host this event.

Autism Family Support Weekends at Frost Valley YMCA provide families opportunities for friendship, support, and networking, as well as the potential to relax, play and forget for a few days the pressures of daily life. Activities encourage guests to experience, as a family, new adventures – including sports and games, arts and crafts, climbing, hiking, coining and exploring the Catskill Mountains.  Learn More

Father’s Weekend 
June 11-13, 2021

At present, we are not taking registrations for this programming; however, if you would like your name added to a list, please contact us, and we’ll let you know as soon as we understand whether it is feasible to host this event.

Surprise your dad with an epic adventure! Discover the joys of nature with your family and celebrate all that Dad does for you. Because all fathers deserve a special weekend with family, Dad stays at NO CHARGE with at least one full-paying guestLearn More 

Sample Activity Schedule

Take a look at the schedule below to see the types of activities and programs that will be offered during the time of your stay. Many surprise activities are added to the schedule each weekend, and special requests can sometimes be accommodated! Your program coordinator will help you plan your weekend so you don’t miss the fun and exciting activities (like zipline and boating) as well as the more relaxing ones (like arts & crafts and stretch & relaxation).

Learn about Our Longer Family Camps here!

Call: (845)985-2291 x450

Email: Reservations@frostvalley.org

Our goal is to ensure that no family is ever turned away for an inability to pay. If you believe you would benefit from financial assistance, please inquire with our reservations department about applying for a scholarship. As always, our mission is to serve all!