The Best Winter Vacation for Your Family is in the Catskills!

snow tubingEvery weekend can be a family weekend at Frost Valley YMCA! We are open to families for weekend retreats from September to June (and we have special theme weekends listed below), but wintertime is when the Catskills really shine! Enjoy snow tubing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, and snowshoe hikes.* You’ll love entering our snow sculpture contests, testing yourself in outdoor survival classes, or playing broomball on our frozen pond. When it gets too cold for you, indoor activities are endless: archery, rock climbing, arts and crafts, pottery, yoga, and more!GetRatesORNG (1)

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

Note: These weekends are all-inclusive from Saturday Breakfast to Sunday Lunch. We provide snacks and beverages upon check in on Friday but no dinner is served. See your Friday Night Dinner Options

Join us ANY Weekend this Winter or Attend a Themed Getaways:

International Festival of the Holidays Weekend winter family

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 tree. Along with our traditional weekend programming, you’ll also be able to enjoy a musical performance by the Bronx Opera before joining us around the fireplace for snacks. International holiday-centered programs complement our traditional camp favorites. This festive weekend will give your holiday spirit a head start, allowing you to enjoy the true meaning of the season – being with your family! Stay two nights in a modern camp-style lodge and pay only $150 per person! This includes meals and programming for the weekend. Learn More

Holiday Family Camp 

Spend quality time with your family in our Catskill Mountain winter wonderland! Along with our traditional weekend programming, You’ll also enjoy the winter scenery on our many cross-country ski trails, go sliding down our tube run, or create a masterpiece in a snow sculpture challenge.* Indoor activities include: archery, the climbing wall, and winter-themed arts and crafts. In the evenings, keep cozy and warm by the fireplace! On New Year’s Eve, join us in the Dining Hall for an exciting party including dancing, trivia, plenty of snacks, our very own ball drop. *Weather permitting. Snow tubes, snowshoes, and cross-country skis are provided. Enjoy 1/2 price rates on modern, camp-style lodging. Learn More Here!

Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend 

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. Take advantage of our cross-country ski and snowshoe trails, ice skating on Lake Cole, ice fishing and snow tube run.* Warm up indoors in our indoor floor hockey arena, climbing gym, archery range, and arts and crafts studio. Come home revitalized and ready to weather the rest of winter after your three-day weekend in the Valley! *Weather permitting. Snow tubes, snowshoes, and cross-country skis are provided. Learn More

Presidents’ Day Weekend winter family snow

Frost Valley YMCA is a snow lover’s dream come true! With our snowshoe and cross-country ski trails, ice skating rink, and snow tube run,* 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. When you’re ready to move indoors, try our climbing gym, archery range, our annual Snowshoe Olympix, or arts and crafts programs. Cozy up next to the fire with a good book and some hot cocoa! Winter at Frost Valley will warm your heart! *Weather permitting. Snow tubes, snowshoes, and cross-country skis are provided. Learn More

Presidents’ Week Family Camp 

Join us for a 2-4 night stay during your children’s school break. This is a wonderful opportunity to bring the family together, and we’ll take care of the details so you can relax and enjoy spending time with one another. Our winter wonderland offers you the experience of new thrills and delights in snow tubing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing,* and more. Test your skills in climbing and archery or enjoy guided nature hikes and arts and crafts, as well as a wide variety of other activities. *Weather permitting. Snow tubes, snowshoes, and cross-country skis are provided. FREE camp-style lodging, plus per person rate starting at: $150 for 2 nights, $199 for 3 nights, and $251 for 4 nights. Learn More

Family Winter Weekends at East Valley Ranch

East Valley Ranch is a glistening landscape of snow and splendor in the wintertime. Try cross-country skiing or a half-day snowshoe hike and explore the true beauty of winter*. Our staff will also teach you survival skills for the cold, including shelter building, how to start a fire in winter, and campfire cooking techniques. Try the ropes courses and soar on the “Pegasus.” Learn to track animals in the snow and how they adapt and thrive in this unique environment. Join us for our family winter weekends and spend time exploring the Catskills. *Weather permitting. Snowshoes and cross-country skis are provided. Learn More